Combination Plan Review Specialist (code Specialist Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$63,213.07 - $105,355.12 Annually
Posted
Sep 25, 2021
Closes
Oct 09, 2021
Ref
21-01995
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of almost 1.2 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protect the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 30,000 building and site plan submissions, issuing nearly 70,000 building permits, and conducting over 220,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

This position evaluates residential and fast track commercial plans, review specifications for building permit approval, including new single family dwellings and commercial interior alterations to ensure compliance with the Virginia uniform statewide building code (USBC) and county regulations. Acts as subject matter expert providing technical assistance and guidance to inspection/plan review staff and customers on residential, multifamily and light commercial construction. Analyzes building systems and/or components using engineering principles and calculations to determine compliance with related codes and regulations. Duties will encompass work in inspections, plan review and training. Position requires incumbent to operate A motor vehicle to drive to/from construction sites, offsite meetings, training and/or conferences.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field of study directly related to the industry being regulated such as engineering, architecture, urban planning, biological or environmental science, public administration, law enforcement, legal studies or a related field; plus two years of progressively more responsible complaint resolution and/or code enforcement experience in the industry being regulated.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Extensive experience in the application of the VA Uniform Statewide Building Code in at least one of the following areas of the code building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing. Five years of practical commercial residential code enforcement. Two or more years of experience reviewing plans and/or inspections.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Driver's License -Required
  • Residential Building Inspector -Required within 18 months
  • Residential Electrical Inspector-Required within 18 months
  • Residential Mechanical Inspector-Required within 18 months
  • Residential Plumbing Inspector-Required within 18 months
  • Commercial Building Inspector-Required within 18 months
  • Commercial Electrical Inspector -Required within 18 months
  • Commercial Mechanical Inspector-Required within 18 months
  • Commercial Plumbing Inspector-Required within 18 months
  • Any 2 of the following: Residential Building Plans Examiner, Commercial Building Plans Examiner, Commercial Mechanical Plans Examiner, Commercial Electrical Plans Examiner, Commercial Plumbing Plans Examiner-Required within 18 months


NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driver's license check and pre-employment medical evaluation to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift 50 pounds with assistance. Ability to operate key-board driven equipment and use large platform monitors to review plans. Ability to climb stairs in commercial and residential buildings. Ability to distinguish colors of wiring. Ability to work in adverse weather. Ability to perform sedentary tasks. Ability to drive. Ability to climb step ladders and ladders up to 40 feet with required safety equipment. Ability to crawl, crouch, stoop, and work in uncomfortable conditions. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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