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MSD is seeking to hire Plans Examiner

Please use this Application for Employment when applying for all MSD jobs and email it, along with a resume and cover letter to

Under general supervision from the Building Official, Examines and reviews plans and documents submitted for building permits to ensure compliance with all current codes, ordinances, zoning, and State amendment requirements. Issues building permits and completes field inspections on buildings and structures as required to verify code compliance.

Examines, reviews, and confirms all building plans and documents submitted for building permits are in compliance with current building codes, county building ordinances and adopted state amendments. Documents review results and follows through with re-checks and additional documentation submittals.
Calculates and verifies required building permit information, such as square footage, occupant loads, valuation, fees, and other information required for the building permit.
Reviews the building permit application for completeness and accuracy and issues building permits.
Works with planners and other agencies to verify submitted plans meet use and zoning regulations and requirements.
Participates in zoning application review processes.
Reviews business license applications for type of occupancy and potential building code issues.
Explains, discusses, and interprets building codes to builders, architects, engineers, other agencies, or the general public, to ensure understanding of the purpose and intent of the building code requirements as they relate to both new and existing structures.
Handles building code questions from public through front counter interaction, phone calls, and e-mails.
Works with field building inspectors to ensure compliance on both ongoing and future building permits.
Maintains current construction industry knowledge as it relates to building codes.


Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.


Interacts daily and coordinates with District personnel to discuss everyday operating situations.
Frequently collaborate and work closely with external agencies, service providers, and technology resource providers.
Interacts with customers to communicate and respond to their utility service concerns.

International Building, Residential, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fuel Gas Codes.
National Electrical Code.
International Energy Conservation Code.
Other adopted or applicable codes.
Drafting techniques, symbols, and abbreviations.
General construction practices and materials.
Basic principles of structural design and engineering mathematics.
Principles and procedures of record keeping and reporting.
Zoning Ordinances.
Modern office software and equipment.

Three (3) years of experience reading and interpreting blueprints; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
Possession of a Combination Residential or Combination Commercial State ICC Building Certification.
Must possess or obtain a valid Registered Storm Water Inspector (RSI) designation issued by the State of Utah within 60 days of hire.
A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah may be required to operate a vehicle.

Use computers and equipment related to job specific duties.
Perform in highly stressful situations.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Interpret and apply codes judiciously and consistently.
Resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Maintain records and reports.

Exposure to the risks and hazards associated with construction sites. Must be able to work in inclement weather.