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Supervisor Plans Review

Posted Monday, March 29


City of Minneapolis




As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose–serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

The Supervisor Plans Review will oversee employees engaged in the review of building plans and materials and interpret Building Codes and Ordinances.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate, supervise and assign activities of Plans Review staff to ensure conformance with department policies and provide efficient service to homeowners, contractors, engineers, architects and other clients. Train staff and create professional development plans. Assist in the development and implementation of a coordinated customer based service delivery program to improve citywide construction services.

Examine building plans for new construction, remodeling and repair to ensure compliance with Building Codes, City Ordinances and other requirements. Establish guidelines for plan examination and fees to recover costs to the department of providing such service and ensure uniform standards. Interpret codes and ordinances to assist engineers, architects and others in meeting code standards and requirements in their submitted plans and direct section staff in uniformly interpreting such standards.

Advise staff on compliance matters to prevent substandard or unapproved construction on new or existing buildings. Evaluate new construction methods and materials, code changes, etc. and other projects as assigned to assist administrative staff in their input or decision-making on such items. Represent the Plans Review in negotiation with owners, developers, attorneys, and design professionals requesting approval for alternate materials; methods of construction and code equivalencies.

Participate in the code development process to improve codes and ordinances and ensure adoption of reasonable codes. Prepare documentation and recommendations for Council Committee meetings to assist in obtaining Council approvals for budget, personnel and ordinance modifications. Assist in budget preparation and business planning activities, including preparing charts, graphs, and other materials to support recommendations.

Respond to queries, requests and complaints from the Mayor, Council Members, other City staff and the general public.

Working Conditions: Office REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Required Education Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, a related field or equivalent. Required Experience Seven years of experience in construction code enforcement or building design and/or construction, which have included a minimum of three years of progressively responsible management experience. Equivalency An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.

Desirable Qualifications — Cultural competency Ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Licenses/Certifications State of Minnesota Building Official Certification International Code Council Certification for Inspector or Plan Reviewer Resume A resume is required and must be attached to your application. Selection Process The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: rating of training and experience, oral examination and/or assessment (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess.

This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number of candidates in any phase of the selection process. Interview Selection The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list.

If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate’s education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

Background Check The City has determined that a criminal background and/or qualifications check may be necessary for this position. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered for the position.

Union Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit. Eligible List The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire upon hire.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage multiple, complex projects and activities. Strong skills working inclusively with diverse stakeholders, including elected officials at the City, County and State, community members, people with lived experience of homelessness, public agency staff, non-profit and private partners to develop equitable policies and programs. (consultation and gathering information). Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to write reports and deliver presentations.

Demonstrated expertise in developing and implementing complex policies and programs through an inclusive process that balances the perspectives of multiple stakeholders, especially those who have been historically left out of the decision-making process, including BIPOC residents (major policies are advanced through the Department leadership with the position providing necessary support as a SME).

Excellent project management skills. Strong research and analytical skills, including familiarity with data analysis, reporting, and visualization tools. Experience working in data systems and relational databases. Good knowledge of public finance fundamentals to work with developers and other stakeholders regarding proposed programs and development.

Working knowledge of Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan and Strategic Racial Equity Action Plan, City housing policy and strategy, and City decision making process. Extensive knowledge of Local, State, and Federal housing policies, and homelessness response systems, affordable housing programs, and related initiatives.

Considerable knowledge of modern supervisory techniques and ability to delegate tasks and assignments. Considerable knowledge of departmental and City regulations, policies and procedures.


Human Resources