Senior Plans Examiner

City of Chico
Until Filled

The City of Chico, California, is hiring for the position of Senior Plans Examiner.

One vacancy currently exists in the Community Development Department.

Union: The Senior Plans Examiner is covered by the Chico Management Employees (CME) labor group.

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations where appropriate so qualified employees can perform the essenntial functions of the job.

  • Assist the Building Official in the supervision of Building Division plan review operations.
  • Perform work in plan checking residential, commercial and industrial building construction and equipment installation plans and drawings for compliance to building, structural, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning code applications and related structural engineering requirements.
  • Determine valuation, occupancy and Building Division fees.
  • Check calculations and test reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist contractors, architects, engineers and others in the solution of complex building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and related problems with interpretation of the building codes and ordinances.
  • Maintain cooperation with other departments concerned with building and related code compliance.
  • Develop and conduct training programs for Building Division personnel.
  • Assist in budget preparation.
  • Assist in making policy decisions and code interpretations.
  • Act as Building Official when so assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Knowledge of:

  • Principles of civil engineering with emphasis in structural engineering is desired; building construction codes, ordinances and enforcement requirements related to structural, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and related installations.
  • State and Federal regulations related to building construction, accessibility, and energy requirements.
  • Principles and techniques of building inspection work.


    Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds.


    For more information, including the full job description, and to apply online, please visit the City of Chico Employment Opportunities page at:

    Questions? Give us a call! City of Chico HR: (530) 879-7900.

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