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Plans Examiner

City of Kyle Texas
Kyle, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Please apply directly to our City of Kyle website here!GENERAL STATEMENT:

Under the general supervision of the Building Official, the purpose of the Plans Examiner is to examine building, sign, structure, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing plans and specifications (or some combination of any or all of these disciplines) to ensure proper adherence to applicable building codes and other regulations for the approval of construction or alteration work by means of interpretation and application of such codes and ordinances. This position requires the evaluation of plats, site plans, civil drawings, building construction plans, specifications, and architectural standards submittals, and the ability to interpret these for compliance. The examiner is responsible for advising property owners, architects, builders, and engineers on matters regarding building code compliance and zoning ordinances.

  • Ensures compliance with life safety issues, including such items as determining fire sprinkler/fire alarm requirements, exiting requirements, occupancy and construction type determinations, and applying various other adopted code regulations to submitted construction plans.

  • Performs full plan review of all plans and documents, both residential and commercial, for overall compliance with all applicable adopted codes including but not limited to the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Energy Code, International Fuel Gas Code, National Electric Code, American National Standard of Accessibility, City ordinances, State requirements relating to barrier-free review, and asbestos surveys.

  • Determine compliance with State requirements relating to construction plans; verifies construction plans comply with local amendments.

  • Provides on-going training for permit department personnel regarding interpreting and applying code and ordinance requirements in the field, including but not limited to International Codes, Architectural Standards Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, Site plan processing and other related permit staff applications.

  • Responsible for updating digital project application submittals and entering other data into the system.

  • Responds to customer inquiries via telephone and email regarding codes and code interpretation.

  • Reviews sign permit applications, input plan review data to prepare for permit approval and/or issuance, calculates permit fees, and notifies customer of permit approval and associated fees due.

  • Reviews fence and irrigation plans for permit, reviews new permit submittals related to swimming pools, accessory use structures, irrigation systems, and sub-division entry features.

  • Prepares and submits various reports regarding permits to outside agencies as needed.

  • Provides technical assistance to developers, architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, utility providers, and City staff on matters regarding codes, ordinances, permit submittal process, accessibility, and permit fee calculations.

  • Reviews and approves applications for co-locating antennas and accompanying equipment cabinets as needed.

  • Attends meetings with City staff prior to applicants submitting site plan approval and/or building permit (pre-application meetings).

  • Assists the Building Official with determining which local amendments the City of Kyle should adopt and support, agenda items, fee schedules, and special projects as needed.

  • Perform related work as required, including but not limited to occasional field review/inspections for construction compliance as needed.

  • Maintains and updates files and systems.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Must exemplify the Team Kyle Core Roles as an Employee by:

  • Knowledge - Knowledgeable in all aspects of job and City operations; maintains high quality of work; follows health and safety guidelines.
  • Yes-Attitude - Demonstrates superior customer service; treats other employees and citizens with kindness; promotes goodwill; solves conflict with tact.
  • Leading Edge - Continually looking for areas to improve upon; decisive and adaptive; supports new ideas; a driver for change. Innovative
  • Employee Accountability -Actively seeks and gives performance feedback in order to determine developmental opportunities; uses feedback as an opportunity for continuous improvement.

  • Building and Construction Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, and buildings.

  • Knowledge of technical and administrative aspects of all phases of building plan reviews, inspections, codes, contractor licenses and qualifications necessary to obtain them.

  • Must be able to interpret and apply various codes and regulations pertaining to building safety.

  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.

  • Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to utilize principles of fractions.

  • Ability to interpret graphs; read and comprehend construction plans and specifications.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, and people to whom service is provided.

  • Judgement and Decision Making - weighing the relative costs and benefits of the potential action.

  • Writing and information gathering - communicating effectively with others in writing and verbally as indicated by the needs of the audience and knowing how to find information.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills. Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands while meeting deadlines.

  • Critical thinking - using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

  • Completion of a High School Diploma or Equivalent required; Completions of an associate degree or 2-year college/technical school in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or related field preferred; and
  • A minimum of two (2) years of commercial, residential, and component plans examining experience.
  • Prior experience as a commercial and/or residential builder, or as a commercial and/or residential building inspector with ICC Commercial and/or Residential Combination Inspector licenses preferred.

  • Or an equivalent combination of training and/or experience which evidences a comprehensive knowledge of required job duties and expectations.

  • Possess or obtain both ICC Residential and Commercial Plans Examiner certification within eighteen (18) months of employment required.

  • Spanish bi-lingual written and verbal communication skills highly preferred, but not required.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Texas Driver's License and be eligible for coverage under the City of Kyle vehicle insurance provider.

Any individual who poses a direct threat to the health and safety of himself/herself or others in the workplace will be deemed not qualified for this position.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hand and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk; hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty (20) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Any corrective eyewear required while operating a motor vehicle must be always worn while working. 

Working Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud depending on office or construction site setting.

This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions. This description is no intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The City of Kyle retains and reserves any or all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete, from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

Please apply directly to our City of Kyle website here!

City of Kyle Texas


Kyle, TX
78640 USA



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