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Plans Examiner

Johns Creek

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Join the City of Johns Creek and make a difference in our community as a Plans Examiner!

As a Plans Examiner, you will review plans, specifications, calculations, and designs submitted for construction, alteration, or repair of buildings and structures for compliance with applicable City and State codes and standards. You will also set up and maintain computer-aided systems for monitoring work in progress.


Community Impact: This challenging and rewarding position offers the opportunity to use your skills and expertise to impact the community.

Competitive Pay: We offer competitive wages of $2,548.14 to $2,901.52/biweekly. This is an exempt position. We offer excellent healthcare options and fantastic retirement benefits, including 12% of your base pay to 401a, $1 for $1 up to 5% match in the 457(b) retirement plans with financial adviser services available at no additional cost (this could be a total of 22%!).


Review plans to ensure that building components (foundations, framing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, energy conservation, life safety, and considerations for the physically challenged) meet the requirements of City building codes, zoning codes, and acceptable City construction practices.

Confer with architects, engineers, owners, contractors, and the general public on all current building or technical code requirements, and City/County/State law for a particular building type or construction compliance.

Receive and process plan review requests; write a detailed report for customers to obtain code compliance.

Perform data entry and operate permitting software system.

Verify the accuracy of project description in permitting software, based on plans; edits if necessary. Edit lists of Required Inspections based on specifics of plans. Indicates which trade work the project involves.

Serve as a relief building inspector, and plans route and field activities or tests as needed

Observe site conditions and enforce all City building regulations, ordinances, and codes.

Issue Stop Work Order when construction, has not been properly permitted, sites are perilous, or violations have not been corrected and/or construction continued beyond an approved point.

Learn new construction standards, methods, and materials approved by various regulatory agencies, and communicates this information to the building community and the public.

Perform routine preventative maintenance and upkeep of assigned department vehicles.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalency.
  • Five (5) years of experience in plan review, architectural design, engineering, or construction.
  • ICC Residential Plan Review certification and ICC Commercial Plan Review certification.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Possession of a valid Georgia Class C driver's license.


  • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or closely related field.
  • Three to five years of experience in inspections, construction, plans review, civil engineering, or related field.
  • Level II Certification from Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

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