POSITION: Building Plan Reviewer
DEPARTMENT: Planning, Zoning, & Construction Resources Department
SUPERVISOR: Building Official
LOCATION: John R. Watson Community Resource Center – M119/Harbor Springs
RATE OF PAY: $19.57 (One Inspector Registration)

Responsible for assisting the Building Official with the administration and enforcement of the building code. Responsibilities include performing plan reviews for construction projects to ensure code compliance with the residential code and the commercial building code, as well as monitor compliance with the residential builder license laws (PA 299 of 1980).

• Administration and enforcement of the building codes in accordance with the rules and regulations governing construction in the State of Michigan
• Meet with customers to review current and future projects; provide code interpretations
• Educate customers and public on the requirements and necessity for code enforcement
• Assist customers at service counter with code related questions and interpretations
• Correspond with the customers via mail, email, phone calls, etc and ensures public relations
• Perform building plan reviews to confirm code compliance with plans submitted
• Completes inspection and travel logs for department records when field work is necessary
• Attends educational conferences, public meetings and committee reviews in order to maintain plan reviewer registration requirements and county interests with respect to the building codes
• Keep current with the applicable construction codes and maintains state plan review registration through continuing education programs
• Carries out the directions and decisions of the Department Head
• Other duties as assigned

• Open minded, level headed, non-judgmental
• Personable with contractors and general public

• Knowledge of the building code
• Experience in the construction trade
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work well with others as well as the ability to work independently to organize daily work activities
• Ability to work with computers, tablets, digital camera, cell phone, and fax machine
• Ability to work outdoors, climb ladders, access crawlspaces, attics, and traverse construction sites

• Background and a minimum of 4 years of experience in construction and/or a degree or certification from an institution of higher education in a construction related field, or licensed or registered building inspector or plan reviewer in Canada or another state and possess a current master or certified building official certificate obtained from the International Code Council (ICC)

• Must be registered, or capable of being registered as a plan reviewer within 30 days, in accordance with the requirements of PA 407 of 2016, MCL 339.6001 – 339.6023
• Valid Driver’s License

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.

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