Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501


Job Title:

Announcement #:2508
Location: Community Services Department / Licenses & Permits Division
Beginning Salary:      $1,183.20 bi-weekly
Closing Date: 5 pm August 25, 2014
Status: Full-time     

Position Purpose

Performs a variety of routine and complex technical work in the review and approval of building plans.

Job Duties/Knowledge

Explains, interprets, and provides guidance regarding applicable codes to interested parties. Reviews current trends and developments in the field of construction, and prepares revisions to codes, ordinances and local regulations. Examines building proposals of all types to determine compliance with code requirements and related regulations.  Reviews and evaluates proposed building plans, specifications and blueprints to insure that proposed construction complies with building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire, environmental, flood hazard, design, energy, barrier free requirements, landscape, and clearing, grading, filling and related codes. Applies valuations and permit costs for new projects based on codes, regulations and policies. Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions. Coordinates plan reviews, inspections, and enforcement actions Maintains complete and accurate records of permit applications and approved plans. Performs the duties of a building, mechanical, plumbing, or electrical inspector, as qualified and required.  Thorough knowledge of IBC and other applicable building codes and electrical codes, plumbing codes, mechanical codes, general construction codes and a thorough knowledge of carpentry; working knowledge of electrical, carpentry, cement, mechanical, or plumbing work, and skill in applying knowledge of IBC building codes, zoning and land use applications. Skill in operation of personal computer, including word processing and permitting software; calculator; ruler; copy machine; phone; two-way radio, fax machine. Ability to establish effective working relationships with others; to read and understand complicated construction specifications, plans and blueprints; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Requirement-Education & Experience

Graduation from a standard high school or GED equivalent supplemented by two (2) years of post secondary college or technical instruction in building technology, construction management, mechanical, electrical, plumbing or building construction and two (2) years of experience in general construction or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid driver’s license.   Nationally recognized certification as a plans examiner within 24 months of employment.






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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.