• 25 Jun 2019 9:12 AM
    Message # 7654886

    Salary Range:

    $75,339 - $101,708

    Starting Salary Negotiable Upon Offer

    Department / Division:

    Community Development / Building Safety

    Job Type:

    Full-Time Regular


    Monday – Friday

    7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Job Number: 


    The City of Tempe participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined Benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 11.80%.  ASRS pension plan includes a Long-Term Disability Benefit.  We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday and short-term disability.  Our employees have generous insurance options for medical, dental, vision and life.  For more details, visit:


    Work Experience:

    Requires five years experience: 

    • Minimum of four years experience working as a plan reviewer in a government or government contract agency including at least one year reviewing both complex residential multi-family projects and commercial projects, including high-rise buildings.

    • Minimum of 1 year of responsible building construction or design experience with commercial, industrial, multi-family and residential projects, including experience in general building code review including structural components, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

    Previous lead or supervisory responsibility and experience in code administration and enforcement is preferred.

    Years of experience are based upon a full-time work schedule (2,080 hours per year).  The sum of an applicant’s full-time and/or part-time qualifying work experience must meet or exceed the stated minimum qualification. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience. 


    Requires the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical engineering or degree related to the core functions of this position or equivalent related job experience.

    The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours).

    Certifications, Licenses, and/or Registrations:

    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.


    • Possession of and maintains current, ICC certifications as a Building Plans Examiner; a Certified Building Official or Master Code Official; and two additional certifications as listed below, or equivalent certifications as determined by the department:

    Electrical Plans Examiner, Plumbing Plans Examiner, Mechanical Plans Examiner, CombinatioPlans Examiner, Commercial Building Inspector, Commercial Combination Inspector, CertifiedBuilding Official, Master Code Official, Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector or Structural Masonry Special Inspector.

    •  Registration as a professional engineer (PE) or architect in the state of Arizona may substitute as an additional certification.


    Successful completion of initial probationary period is contingent upon passing an FBI background investigation.  Based on position, referred applicants may be subject to additional testing which may include pre-employment polygraph, physical and drug screening.


    For the complete job description go to:

    This position is FLSA Exempt – not eligible for overtime compensation and/or compensatory time.

    Employees in this position are represented by the Tempe Supervisors Association (TSA)

    EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:  The City of Tempe is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status.  Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at 480-350-8276.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

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