Plans Examiner, Leadworker (Residential) – Community Development

  • Clark County
  • Vancouver, WA
  • Mar 25, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

Job Summary

Community Development has a current opening for a Lead Residental Plans Examiner in Building Safety. This position will be responsible for providing technical guidance for the Residential team. The residential team is responsible for reviewing building construction plans and materials to ensure conformance with local zoning, building fire, plumbing, and mechanical codes.

This position directly reports to the Building Plan Review Manager and the Chief Building Official. The Building Plan Review Manager makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines and assists the incumbent with unusual situations or problems that do not have clear precedents.

The Residental lead will work alongside the Commercial lead to plan and carry out the work independently and both are expected to work together to resolve problems in accordance with instructions, policies and accepted practice.

This position is represented by Local 307CO - Washington State Council of County and City Employees.


Education and Experience:

Four (4) years of full-time work experience as a building, plumbing, or mechanical inspector or equivalent.


Must have been fully (current) certified through ICC, IAPMO, IMC or other approved organizations for the following:

Plumbing Inspector or have a Washington State Plumber Journeyman’s Certificate.

Building Inspector
Mechanical Inspector
Building Plans Examiner
Fire Plans Examiner


Must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of hire.

Selection Process

  • Application Review – Incomplete applications will not pass the review; attaching a resume or referring to a resume does not substitute for a completed application. Candidates will be valuated based on the content of their application and resume. Those deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.
  • Certification – In addition to a complete Clark County application, applicants must submit proof of current certifications in the areas mentioned above. If a resume is uploaded, the documents must be added at the same time.
  • Oral Interview – The interview will be job-related and may include, but not be limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement. Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.


An online application is required.  For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

Salary Grade: Local 307.406 ($34.00 - $41.44) per hour
Close Date: Open Until Filled


Local 307.406 ($34.00 - $41.44) per hour