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Building Plans Examiner

Company name
City of San Benito

San Benito, TX, United States

Employment Type

Construction, Bilingual

Date Last Verified
Nov 02, 2020

Posted on
Oct 21, 2020

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The purpose of this position is to perform technical work reviewing plans or blueprints and specifications submitted with a building permit application for the construction of new residential and commercial structures. Other duties include hosting meetings, receiving and resolving staff questions and citizen complaints, performing field inspections, and ensuring compliance with building codes, zoning ordinances, and other City ordinances, and other duties as required.


Advise architects, designers, contractors, and owners on code and design requirements

Assists building inspectors with difficult or unusual code requirements.

Prepare and maintain records and reports

Interpret ordinance requirements, applicable fire regulations, and related codes

Maintain working knowledge of current regulations and limitations of all codes and ordinances enforced by the Code Enforcement Division.

Examine plans and specifications of residential and commercial structural, plumbing, electrical and mechanical installation to ensure code and regulations compliance

ensure compliance with subdivision zoning and setbacks; fill out permit and inspection cards.







Requires a working knowledge of International Building Codes

Work requires the occasional direction/mentoring of assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.

Communications and conflict management skills. Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.







High School Diploma or GED required.

Associates degree, diploma or equivalent from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school preferred.

Must obtain Certification as an International Code Council Inspector within one (1) year of employment.

Must obtain Certification as an International Code Council Plan Examiner within two (2) years of employment.

Requires three (3) years’ experience in reading and interpreting architectural and engineering plans, blueprints and drawings

Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.

Current Texas Driver’s license







demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Occasional outside work. The job has no significant hazards and physical demands are low. Duties may also involve using force equal to lifting about 20 to 30 pounds.



Conflict management skills.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.

Maintaining residential and commercial electrical, plumbing and mechanical licenses and certifications and other duties as required.

Ability to operate general office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

Personal Computers

Copier/Fax Machine


10-key Calculator

Architectural and Engineering Scales

Measuring Tape

The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to give the employee a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. As the City’s demands change so will the essential functions of this position.

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