Plan Review Specialist, Sr - Zoning

City of Atlanta, GA - Atlanta, GA (30+ days ago)3.8

Position Open Until Filled

Salary Range: $47,300 - $63,100

General Description and Classification Standards

The purpose of this job is to review major construction plans to ensure compliance with regulatory zoning codes, ordinances, and laws.

Supervision Received

Works under very general supervision. May work independently or with other skilled or semi-skilled workers with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks. Reports to the Zoning Chief.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

Duties and responsibilities include, but or not limited to: approving building plans and specifications that comply with city zoning codes and regulations; assisting a high volume of architects, engineers, developers, and customers in conformity to zoning code regulations; providing services at a public counter to answer questions and approve plans; answering inquiries regarding zoning code regulations, interpretation of the zoning ordinance and procedures; explaining departmental procedures to customers in order to facilitate permit issuance; directing customers to appropriate divisions for requested services; maintaining accurate records, files of plans, plan review status and work performed. Offers suggestions and direct or participates as a member of a work team.

Decision Making

Follows standardized procedures, zoning codes regulations and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.

Applies organizational polices and codes.

Leadership Provided

Provides guidance and training as required to lower level, interns, temporary employees, etc.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not all exhaustive list.

Prepares periodic updates in the City’s database regarding plans review and other issues.

Confers with supervisors, inspectors, contractors, the general public and others regarding zoning code interpretations, and related issues.

Studies, interprets, and ensures zoning code regulations are adhered to in buildings designs.

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Architectural or Structural Engineering, Building Construction, or related field is required. Three (3) years of zoning, building, plumbing, inspection, code compliance, or related experience, and one (1) year of residential or commercial plan review experience required. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job will be considered under certain guidelines.

Preferred Education & Experience

International Code Council (ICC) Plans Review Certification

Licensures and Certifications

None required.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

Physical and Lifting Capabilities None or Occasionally (Less than 1/3 of work time Frequently
(from 1/3 to 2/3 of work time) Continuously
(over 2/3 of work time)
Climbing or Balancing
Stooping or Kneeling
Crouching or Crawling
Reaching/working overhead
Use or stairs or ladders
Lifting - Up to 20 pounds
Lifting - Up to 50 pounds
Lifting - Up to 100 pounds
Lifting - More than 100 pounds

Sensory Capabilities Color Vision
Near / Close Vision
Distance Vision
Peripheral Vision
Depth Perception
Sense of Smell
Touch or Tactile Sense

Work Environment Distracting Noise
High Noise (Hearing Protection Required)
Outdoor Weather Conditions
Risk of Electric Shock
Exposure to Fumes, Airborne Particles, Toxic or Caustic Substances
Working in a hazardous environment or near hazardous equipment
Working at high elevations