Master Plans Examiner – Posted May 16, 2023

Salary: $36.85 – $55.27 Hourly
Location: Varies by position
Job Type: Full-time
Job Number: 23-1116-V2
Department: 43 Department of Building and Zoning Services
Division: Building and Zoning Services
Opening Date: 05/10/2023
Closing Date: 6/9/2023 11:59 PM Eastern


Under direction, is responsible for reviewing building plans and other related plans and specifications for commercial and residential structures to determine conformance with governing codes, requirements and relevant ordinances; performs closely related duties as required.

Examples of Work

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)

Reviews building plans and other related specifications prepared by architects and engineers to determine conformance with governing codes, requirements and relevant ordinances;

Reviews and processes applications for permits to alter existing buildings or to erect new buildings;

Reviews and files project layout drawings or approved plans;

Confers with building officials and/or other superiors and recommends solutions to various problems concerning building plans and specifications and related provisions of building construction codes;

Responds and provides information to property owners, architects, contractors or others concerning building code related problems and inquiries;

Prepares correspondence for the signature of superiors as required;

Initiates correspondence such as plan approval letters or correction letters;

Consults with architects and engineers on preliminary reviews of new building plans to ensure conformance with governing codes, requirements and relevant ordinances;

Attends required training sessions or classes in order to maintain a valid certification as a Building Plan Examiner; keeps abreast of ongoing changes in the building industry;

May provide assistance in reviewing building plans for compliance with the Residential Code of Ohio as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a valid State of Ohio Certificate of Competency as a Master Plans Examiner, valid State of Ohio certification as a Residential Plans Examiner (or Residential Building Official), and possession of a valid professional registration as an architect or engineer. Substitution(s): A letter of interim approval as a Master Plans Examiner from the State of Ohio may substitute for the above referenced certifications. When the letter of interim approval is substituted, a valid State of Ohio Certificate as a Master Plans Examiner and Residential Plans Examiner must be obtained by the end of the probationary period.

Test/Job Contact Information

Recruitment #: 23-1116-V2
Employment Type: Full-Time (Regular)

Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:
Cara Flannery
Department of Building and Zoning Services
111 N. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
P: (614) 645-7898
E:  [email protected]


The City of Columbus seeks to promote compensation strategies that maximize the recruitment, performance, development, and retention of quality employees in support of the City’s Covenant and strategic plan.  In addition to a competitive pay plan, the City offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes the following:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short-term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Wellness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Specifics about these benefit opportunities and eligibility can be discussed with one of the City’s human resources professionals at the time of your interview or by contacting the Department of Human Resources, Labor Relations Office at (614)645-7206 for further information.

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