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Senior Plans Examiner

Posted Monday, August 30


City of Rochester, MN


Southeast Minnesota

Salary / Compensation

2021 starting salary of $91,748 to $99,844, depending on qualifications, with advancement to $134,923 per year.


Nature of Work: The Senior Plans Examiner is a member of the City Of Rochester Development Services Infrastructure (DSI) Team. The primary responsibility of the position is the review of construction documents, specifications and calculations submitted to DSI as part of the building permit process for new construction, alteration and/or repair of commercial and residential projects to ensure compliance with the State Building Code with an emphasis on structural compliance.

This position may also conduct field inspections of new and existing buildings during construction by comparing actual construction to approved plans and resolve discrepancies by providing technical advice and assistance to architects, engineers, contractors and/or designers regarding code compliance. The position is also responsible for training and advising staff in all applicable structural codes and technological specifications, and meeting with structural engineers to resolve code related issues and interpretations.

The Senior Plans Examiner will also be expected to conduct plan review for non-structural commercial and residential projects. The Senior Plans Examiner is part of the DSI team that promotes an overall positive customer service experience within the development services area and contributes to the City’s vision to create a vibrant, compassionate and innovative team.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or closely related field from an accredited four-year college or university AND five (5) years of full-time, progressively responsible structural design or building plan review employment experience. OR A Professional Engineer (PE) license AND four (4) years of full-time, progressively responsible structural design or building plan review employment experience.

Licenses and/or Certifications Valid driver’s license Must possess or obtain professional certifications related to plan review: State of Minnesota Building Officials Certification AND International Code Council (ICC) Plans Examiner Certification within 1 year of hire as a condition of continued employment. For more information and to apply online, go to: “First-Class City, First-Class Service” Equal Opportunity Employer


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