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Job Title: Plans Examiner
Category: Professional/Technical
Status: Open


April 27, 2017


The City of Fernandina Beach has an opening for a:


Title:                Plans Examiner

Department:    Community Development

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Reports to:      Building Official

Pay Grade:      136 ($20.61 – $32.47)


Minimum Qualifications

A.        Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED and five (5) years of building inspection experience or equivalent experience required. Associates degree with concentration in construction/engineering preferred.  A comparable amount of training, education, or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


B.        Certifications:

Must possess a current State of Florida, Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation Standard Plans Examiner License in all four technical code categories or as a One & Two Family Dwelling Inspector.  Valid Florida Driver’s license required. 


C.        Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Must have a thorough working knowledge of City codes and ordinances, all technical codes related to new and existing construction, principles and practices of building construction and plans review.  Must have ability to physically perform complete inspections of job sites.  Ability to work with the general public in enforcing codes and ordinances in a professional manner required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills required. 


General Description

Under the direction of the Building Official, this position is responsible for the direct regulatory administration of plan review, enforcement, or inspection of building construction, repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance.


Essential Functions

  1. Reviews construction plans for compliance with flood zone and adherence to all adopted codes.
  2. Inspects construction projects to ensure structural and architectural components are in compliance with all building construction and fire codes.
  3. Checks on-site compliance with construction height and setback requirements.
  4. Records documents and maintains records as required.

  1. Provides information and assistance to architects, engineers, contractors, public, and other employees concerning structural, mechanical, and architectural issues.
  2. Provides interpretation of codes and makes recommendations of alternate methods of construction, if necessary, to meet the intent of the related code.
  3. Keeps superiors appraised of all plans review activities. Advises management of actions and potential risks.
  4. Attends and participates in administrative meetings as required.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.


Essential Physical Skills

Acceptable eyesight, hearing (with/without correction), ability to communicate (orally and in writing), driving, moderate lifting and carrying (up to 25 lbs.), reaching, pulling, pushing, walking, climbing, sitting, standing, kneeling, and bending.  Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.


Environmental Conditions

Works inside in an office environment and outside in various weather conditions.




Any qualified applicant who is interested in applying for this position should submit a General Application to:


City of Fernandina Beach

Attention: Human Resources Director

204 Ash Street

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Publication Date/Time:
4/27/2017 8:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
Open Until Filled

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