Associate Plans Examiner

Salary: $20.96 - $30.01 per hour (DOQ)
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Recruitment Period: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Please print ALL linked documents below and return to our office in person or mail to:

Human Resources, 201 West Gray Bldg C, Norman, OK 73069

Employment Application

EEO Survey

Waiver and Release

Inclusion Statement


Education and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Minimum five years’ experience in general office practices, procedures and equipment or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Of the five years of experience a minimum three years’ experience should be in a building permitting office environment.

Licenses and Certification:   Must obtain ICC Permit Technician Certification within 18 months of employment.

Knowledge:  Applicable City codes and regulations as they relate to building construction.  Methods, materials, and techniques used in building construction.  Understanding of Building Permitting and Inspection Process’s and terminology. 

Skills:  Excellent interpersonal skills.  Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with general public and co-workers.  Interpreting and applying city codes and ordinances.  Dealing with the public firmly, tactfully and impartially in order to achieve desired goal.  Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.  Using tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.  Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up assignments with a minimum of direction.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Extensive contact with the public to provide and verify information, process transactions and provide services related to a technical area of expertise to review applications permits. Reviews a variety of documents and determines methods for processing building permits.  Reviews and issues storm shelter, accessory buildings, swimming pool, paving, and other types permits including limited single family dwelling permits and determines appropriate fees for permits, logs information into computer system and assigns permit numbers.  Receives permit applications of all types of permits the department receives.  Coordinates with current and perspective permit holders to assist in getting permits issued, understanding the inspection process.  Acts as support to Commercial and Residential Plans Examiner positions.  Serves as the primary position to track and log plans and their reviews in the department.  Coordinates with individuals in and out of the department to expedite the overall review process.  Takes on task and projects as assigned by the Development Services Manager.  May attend meetings both during and after hours and compile minutes and prepare agendas.  Performs other related work as required.

Working Conditions:  Works in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather such as rain, cold, snow, or heat.  Some discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

Mental and Physical Abilities:  Ability to maintain regular, predictable and punctual attendance.  Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail in a potentially noisy environment with constant breaks in concentration associated with answering phones or speaking in person to citizens requiring assistance.  Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, and lifting and carrying light objects from 5% to 50% of work time, depending upon the specific assignment.  Ability to deal with a wide range of people and personalities. 

Additional Information:  Selected applicant must pass background investigation and drug screen.

Planning and Development