Job Opportunity – Plan Review Engineer II | St. Charles County



Starting Salary:       $ 48,063 through $59,622 per year.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition assistance programs.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Reviews construction plans for residential and commercial building projects to determine compliance with ICC, NEC, FEMA and other applicable codes and state statutes.  Assists Building Director, Building Manager and Building Inspectors as needed regarding plan review matters.  Assists the public in acquiring building permits.  Answers building code questions in person and by telephone. Provides information regarding code requirements for other County departments and the general public.  Notifies permit applicants regarding needed changes for code compliance. Conducts preliminary plan review meetings with developer, architects and engineers.  Consults with architects, builders and developers regarding plan review process and offers appropriate plan changes to meet code requirements.  Reviews paper or electronic plans and specifications for approval of building permits. Imputs plan review information into computer system software, CitizenServe.  Maintains current knowledge of construction standards, applicable codes, plan review process and building permit process.   Calculates construction area to estimate project cost and establish permit fees.  Analyzes project scope and establishes building inspections required for project.  Ensures compliance with guidelines. Participates in on-going training as needed.  Attends training seminars.  Performs Blasting monitoring process for local quarries.   Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:  Requires B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Building Technology or related field with five years of construction code enforcement and plan review experience.  Any combination of related experience and education providing equivalent knowledge, skills and ability will be considered. Requires ICC Plans Examiner Certification or Architect/Engineer License and FEMA flood property retrofitting certification. Requires the ability to read, draft and interpret complicated plans, specifications, and estimates to review construction and site plans and recognize deviations from County codes or accepted engineering practices.   Ability to effectively interact with staff, elected and appointed officials, engineers, contractors, developers and the general public.   Ability to learn and operate a variety of computer software programs such as word processing, email and architectural CAD drafting and/or BlueBeam Revue Software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications. For your convenience, if needed, terminals are available on site at the HR Dept., 201 N. Second St., Room 519, St. Charles, MO  63301  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

To assure consideration, applications must be received by May 25, 2016

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.

Job Opportunity – Multi-Discipline Inspector | City of University City


Department of Community Development

 Pay Range: $43,476 – 55,484, Paid on a bi-weekly basis

Full-time position



Nature of Work

This skilled inspection positon works at ensuring compliance with the various municipal codes including building, mechanical, fire, energy conservation, property maintenance, electrical, plumbing, and other municipal regulations.

Work is performed both in the office and in the field, between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday and involves considerable contact with the public and other persons engaged in building construction or property maintenance activities.  Work may also involve the preparation of permits, reports, and records on findings.  Work assignments and instructions are received orally or in writing from a supervisor.  Employees proceed with their assignments with almost complete independence except in cases of prolonged or very difficult enforcement problems for which they may receive assistance from a supervisor.  Performance is reviewed normally by review of operating reports and records; and through conferences with contractors, builders, or property owners contacted in this work.

Examples of Work/essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Performs on site inspections
  • Determines if construction, maintenance or upkeep is in compliance with appropriate codes
  • Checks quality of materials and workmanship
  • Investigates all complaints including but not limited to work without a permit, illegal occupancy, and hazardous conditions
  • May conduct evening inspections to assure compliance with code requirements
  • Confers with owners, agents, tenants, contractors, and others on matters relating to the appropriate code requirements being enforced
  • Maintains active department files on all work
  • Prepares, reports, and accumulates data for court hearings if corrective measures are not taken
  • Testifies in municipal court, if required
  • Prepares and records daily activities
  • Compiles records on community development hours
  • Serves as liaison between administrative staff and public
  • Explains codes and policies of University City to those with questions
    • Issues commercial occupancy permits
    • Issues certificates of occupancy on new construction
    • Maintains records involving all city elevators
    • Assesses damage from fires/natural phenomena occurring in the city and may prepare related reports
    • Performs plan review as needed
    • Conducts vacant building inspections and maintains associated records
    • Performs other work as required or assigned

    Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred
    • At least three years building experience as engineer, architect, building inspector, construction trade journeyman, contractor, or equivalent
    • International Code Council certifications are preferred


    Required Experience and Training

    • Graduation from high school, preferably supplemented by additional education
    • Prior experience with code enforcement
    • Prior experience with customer service preferred
    • Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Word and Excel or comparable software programs preferred
    • Positive customer-service attitude, initiative, innovation, creative-problem solving skills, and ability to work independently
    • Good oral and written communication skills including good phone etiquette
    • Good driving record and a valid driver’s license
    • Must obtain ICC certification as a Building Inspector (B1) within the twelve months of employment


    Performance Measures

    • Variations between inspectors doing the same job
    • Inspections completed as scheduled
    • Percent absenteeism
    • Effective customer service
    • Percent tardiness
    • Number of inspections completed per day
    • Professional certification
    • Completion of contact hours in subjects furthering professional development and education
    • Number of errors in reports
    • Number of legitimate complaints received
    • Prompt 1-3 day response time to all inquiries from supervisor or general public
    • Prompt 1-2 day reply to all telephone calls


    Physical /Visual Activities or Demands

    • Sitting, talking, hearing, walking (including up and down stairs), reaching, stooping, bending, lifting, and standing for extended periods of time
    • Ability to climb ladders and crawl in tight spaces such as attics and crawl spaces
    • Ability to endure extreme climate changes
    • Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination
    • Regularly moving/lifting of items up to 100 lbs.



    • Telephone, computers desk / tablet, copy machine, printers, scanner, digital camera, personal vehicle


    Physical /Visual Activities or Demands

    • Hearing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, climbing and lifting.
    • Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination.
    • Clarity of vision at 20 inches-corrected or uncorrected.
    • Occasional moving of items up to 80lbs.
    • Ability to work inside and outside in all weather conditions.
    • Ability to work from aerial lifts and raised platforms/ladders.


    TO APPLY:  Interested applicants should complete an application and drop it off at the City of University City Human Resources Department, 6801 Delmar Blvd. University City, MO 63130. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Employment applications can also be downloaded from the City’s website No faxes accepted.  No Phone Calls please



    The City of University City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  The City of University City is a drug and alcohol free work place.  A pre-employment physical is required for this position.


2014 NEC Analysis of Changes (ICC PREFERRED PROVIDER) – May 18, 2016 @ Creve Coeur


The IAEI staff and IAEI representatives on the NFPA NEC Code Making Panels have worked together to develop a quality seminar program that will provide information about code changes covering the safe installation and use of electrical products pertaining to the 2011 and 2014 National Electrical Code.

This course is designed to cover the major changes in the National Electrical Code for the 2011/2014 code cycle.


Attendees registering by May 2, 2016, will have the option to obtain a copy of the IAEI’s Analysis of Changes, 2014 NEC at a cost of $50 (regularly $68.50).


Joseph Wages, Jr., is the Technical Advisor, Education, Codes and Standards for IAEI.  He previously served as the Education, Codes and Standards Coordinator for the past 3 years for the IAEI. He represents IAEI on NFPA’s NEC CMP-3. He also serves on the UL Electrical Council and on several UL Technical Standard Panels. He is an ICC Certified Building Official and holds certifications as building plans examiner, building inspector, chief building code analyst and one and two family dwelling inspector. He is also an IAEI Certified Electrical Inspector for one- and two-family dwellings.  Joseph served on the State of Arkansas Apprenticeship Coordinating Steering Committee for four years.  Prior to his employment at IAEI, Joseph was Chief Electrical Inspector of Siloam Springs, Arkansas for 15 years. He served as Secretary/Treasurer and Education Chairman for the IAEI Arkansas Chapter from 2008 – 2012. Wages is also a past-president for the Arkansas Chapter. He is a graduate of both the University of Arkansas/Fort Smith and the Northwest Technical Institute Arkansas Construction Education Foundation (ACEF) Apprenticeship Program. Joseph holds a master electrical license and has taught electrical apprenticeship training programs for the ACEF and electrical training seminars for the IAEI Arkansas Chapter. Joseph is currently an instructor for the International Office of IAEI.

Who should attend:

  • Code Officials (CEU’s—0.6)
  • Plans Examiners (CEU’s—0.6)
  • Inspectors (CEU’s—0.6)

Where / When:

Creve Coeur City Hall, 300 N New Ballas Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

/ Breakfast: 8:30 am

Seminar: 9 am-4 pm


Seminar Fee: MABOI Members: $65 Non-Members: $100, Book is an extra $48.50.

Includes: breakfast, seminar, lunch, and training book

Pre-registration is required

Seating limited to 100 people


PAYMENTS: Send payments to MABOI, PO Box 698, St. Peters, MO 63376


MFMA Training Opportunity – 2015 Existing Building Code | St. Louis – May 10, 2016

mfma-logo2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)

Instructor: Jared Agee 

May 10, 2016

Chapter 34-Existing Buildings of the International Building Code was removed, forcing jurisdictions to adopt the International Existing Building Code. This comprehensive course was developed to assist the code official in navigating the code, provide an overview of compliance types, and discuss significant concepts. In addition to the technical component of the code, the administration portion of the code will be discussed to provide an understanding on how to overcome potential process difficulties.

For more information, download the flyer: mfma-ExistingBldgCodeClass

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