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Posted June 08, 2024.

Plans Examiner

Plans Examiner

$79,063 - $97,017 Annual Salary Range

Excellent Benefits

The City provides a comprehensive benefit package that is largely employer paid including Medical/Dental/Vision, FSA/HSA, WA State PERS, Life/AD&D and generous paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave Programs. The City also offers optional 457 and Roth (up to 2% City match), LTD and Supplemental Life plan participation.

Essential Job Functions

- Performs complex and thorough commercial and residential pre-construction plan review for compliance with codes and ordinances.

- Represents the building/fire division in pre-application meetings.

- Performs inspection of residential and commercial buildings.

- Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners and the public. Advises on areas of non-compliance and actively assists in resolving issues.

- Works collaboratively with code compliance officers, building and fire inspectors, permitting staff, planners, engineers and other City staff so that all aspects of a project can be well coordinated. Consults effectively with staff on processes, projects, interpretations and inquiries.

- Maintains complete and accurate records of approved plans and correspondence for each project.

- Provides guidance to customers for the permit application process. Tracks documents submitted for review. Monitors application progress. Assists in calculating review fees.

- Updates and maintains handouts, brochures and technical data sheets to provide accurate and up to date information on regulations.

- Assists and advises departmental and interdepartmental staff on technically difficult and complex aspects of building code and fire code compliance.

- Provides research and input on codes and amendments.

Qualification Requirements

- Bachelor Degree in construction management, architecture, engineering or closely related field.

- Three years of experience in building and/or fire code inspection and plan review.

- Must possess ICC Building Plans Examiner (B3) certification and maintain through employment.

- Must obtain ICC Residential Inspector (B1) certification within one year of hire and ICC Fire/Plans Examiner (F3) certification within two years of hire and maintain both through employment.

- Lawful and active driver license. Must obtain WA State license within six months of hire.

- Bilingual, English and Spanish, language abilities preferred.

City of Wenatchee Government

The City of Wenatchee is a full-service City employing 190 employees. In addition to Community Development, other departments include Public Works, Police, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology. The City operates under a Strong Mayor form of government with seven council members. Active boards and commissions advise the City Council with governance.

The Community

The City of Wenatchee is home to 35,405 people with 116,178 living in the greater Wenatchee area. Located in a beautiful valley at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers and on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range, the city enjoys abundant sunshine with four distinct seasons. The average rainfall is a mere 10 inches per year making the region a focal point of Washington State for outdoor recreation. Wenatchee is the largest city in rural North Central Washington and thus provides a small-town atmosphere with big city amenities striking a great balance between rural and urban qualities of life.

Why Wenatchee is Such an Attractive Place to Live and Work

The City is surrounded by the Cascade foothills. These foothills have been largely preserved as open space with trail systems for public use. The City also has a wonderful historic downtown area adjoining a world class waterfront park and trail system. Renowned resort towns of Leavenworth and Lake Chelan are a scenic 30-minute drive away. Wenatchee serves as a medical, retail, technology, governmental and professional service hub for the largely agricultural area of North Central Washington. Combining these core regional services with a strong fruit and wine agricultural industry yields a relatively stable economy. Many people have moved to our valley to take advantage of the outdoor recreation mecca and beautiful natural environment that makes the City an amazing place to live. People moving to Wenatchee find that the citizens are very community minded with many active service organizations. Additionally, public parks, quality arts programs and cultural experience opportunities are more plentiful than comparably sized cities. Suburban sprawl is nearly non-existent and thus commute times rarely exceed 15 minutes. For those desiring occasional amenities of major metropolitan areas, Seattle is a short scenic 3-hour drive or 30-minute flight away making Wenatchee very attractive to many people and families relocating from the Puget Sound area.

A Comprehensive View of our Region Find out more about the City at Tourism highlights of the region can be viewed at, and

Must See: “We Are Wenatchee Part I" “We Are Wenatchee Part II" “We Are Wenatchee Part III"

Our historic downtown is a nationally recognized Main Street with an active downtown association

How to Apply

Please visit the City of Wenatchee website to view the full job description and complete an online application:

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