Job Opportunity | Plans Examiner | Creve Coeur, Mo

Plans Examiner

Salary Range: Min. $52,272 Max. $73,140 (Grade 10) – (Plans Examiner)
Min. $58,524 Max. $81,888 (Grade 11) – (Senior Plans Examiner)

Starting Salary: Determined on Qualifications (DOQ)

The City of Creve Coeur, Mo. seeks a Plans Examiner to review in accordance with the city’s
adopted building and zoning ordinances submitted construction blue prints and plans for
residential and commercial projects. The Plans Examiner meets with architects, engineers,
contractors, residents and staff to explain and resolve code issues to ensure safe and lawful
construction in the City of Creve Coeur. The successful candidate has the potential to be
classified as a Senior Plans Examiner based upon qualifications and past professional
Creve Coeur is an affluent, diverse community in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area with a
Charter/Home Rule/City Council/City Administrator form of government. Successful candidate
will earn a competitive salary determined on qualifications with a comprehensive benefits
package including health, vision, dental, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, a
defined benefit retirement plan through Missouri LAGERS, with paid holidays, personal,
vacation and sick leave, a voluntary deferred compensation plan, employee assistance
program, tuition assistance, and complimentary golf and ice skating.
Successful Candidate Qualifications:
• Associates degree in construction management, architectural drafting, construction trade
or related field.
• Two plus years of experience on construction plan review, building inspection, code
enforcement, architectural plan preparation and drafting.
• Valid Driver’s License.
• ICC Building Plans Examiner certification required or must be obtained within six (6)
months from date of hire.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others by
communicating professionally and clearly both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work effectively.
• Ability to solve problems and make effective decisions; thinks quickly and rationally;
remains calm in difficult situations.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance to drive to different construction
sites as needed.
• Ability to work at computer for several hours a day; able to walk, stoop, bend, push, pull,
grab and climb as needed.

Essential Functions:

• In a timely manner, conducts plan reviews in accordance with adopted building and
zoning ordinances on submitted construction blueprints and specification to ensure safe
and lawful constructions within the City of Creve Coeur. Responsible for gathering all
required information. Generates plan review letters to applicants. Will schedule and
meet with responsible parties as needed.
• Assist the city’s building inspectors and code enforcement personnel to discuss and
analyze code issues. Will be required to conduct field inspections as needed and
determine compliance with approved plans at inspectors’ requests to ensure smooth
community development operations for the City of Creve Coeur.
• Will meet with architects, engineers, contractors, and residents to discuss proposed or
projects in progress to resolve code compliance issues.
• Researches and analyzes existing city structures in relation to proposed renovations or
expansions by compiling information from archives, owner’s plans, and field inspections
• Demonstrates a commitment to his/her public duty and presents oneself as a credible
and knowledgeable representative of the city to maintain public trust by following the
principals of “Our Commitments to Character-Driven Professionalism”; builds and
maintains positive relationships while serving all internal and external customers using
effective communication and teambuilding skills; seeks to actively listen and provides
prompt assistance to others; equally treats others with dignity and respect; problem-solves;
accepts responsibility for self and work product.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter of interest and resume to Human Resources, 300 N. New Ballas Road,
Creve Coeur, MO 63141 or [email protected]. Submission review begins immediately and
position open until filled. For more information, visit
The City of Creve Coeur is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.