Daly City

Building Plans Engineer (20115782)

Department of Economic & Community Development
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Building
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San Francisco/Peninsula
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Full-Time
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Until filled or until 200 applicants
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$9,585.00-$11,650.00 Monthly
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Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


Location

333 90th Street Daly City, 94015

Description

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number meeting our qualifications have been received.

Interviews: TBA

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completing a city application.

 

DEFINITION

 

Under supervision of the Chief Building Inspector, to review building plans and related documents including geotechnical reports, structural calculations and energy calculations to assure compliance with adopted model, California and Municipal Codes, ordinances, regulations and policies, to provide clear and concise direction in plan review comments, to assist inspectors, contractors, design professionals and the public by providing information and clarification regarding the adopted codes and their application. 

 

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

 

Checks building plans, calculations and submittal documents to assure compliance with applicable codes and ordinances including State of California and Daly City Municipal Code requirements; reviews for compliance of health and safety features, proper materials usage, placement on the property, flood, wind and earthquake provisions, sewer, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy and building code requirements; reviews plans, calculations and data submitted with plans for compliance; communicates construction and code requirements verbally and in writing to architects, contractors, engineers, developers and the general public; coordinates the review of other City divisions and departments by overseeing the routing of plans and assimilating comments; supervises others in the Division who review plans; approves field changes to construction plans and designs; under direction of the Chief Building Inspector, advises building inspectors on structural and building code questions encountered during construction inspection, interprets codes, ordinances, regulations related to plan checking; researches the history of codes and ordinances when problems of interpretation arise; recommends revisions to the municipal code and assists in its revision; reviews building code alternate requests and recommends denial or approval; prepares reports and correspondence; supervises as needed.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Knowledge of: Basic principles of fire and life safety code requirements including use and occupancy, general building limitations, types of construction, fire-resistant materials and construction, fire-protection systems and means of egress; accessibility requirements and regulations; structural engineering including design principles specifically wind and earthquake requirements, materials requirements including masonry, reinforced concrete, steel and wood design, stress analysis and strength design, principles of soil mechanics and foundation analysis, methods of building construction, applicable codes, ordinances and regulations, and plan review procedures.  Individuals must have strong written and verbal communication skills to convey requirements clearly and concisely and strong analytical and critical thinking skills and be able to exercise tact and good judgment in dealing with contractors, design professionals and the public. 

 

Ability to: Read and interpret building plans and specifications; perform complex building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical plan review; detect building code violations; interpret and apply provisions of pertinent codes and regulations; prepare accurate and concise reports; make accurate engineering computations and drawings; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; acquire and demonstrate skill supervising and managing work of others; learn administrative techniques, methods and procedures of personnel management, budget preparation and other skills required to assist in management of the Division; work with, troubleshoot, and assist in developing improvements to computerized Division operation; establish and maintain effectively cooperative working relations with coworkers, the public and employees of other public agencies and private firms interact positively and cooperate with co-workers, respond politely to customers, work as a team member, function under demanding time pressure, respond in a positive manner to supervision, and attend work and perform duties on a regular and consistent basis.

 

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time professional engineering level work involving structural design, analysis, techniques or engineering plan checking, one year of which involved industrial or commercial structures.

 

Education: A Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, from a college or university with a major in Civil or Structural Engineering, architecture or closely related field.

 

License: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.  Possession of a valid International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) or International Code Council (ICC) Certification as a Building Plans Examiner.  A candidate without this certification may be hired, but must obtain it within one year from date of hire.  Registration as a professional Civil or Structural Engineer in the State of California.  Certification as an Energy Plans Examiner, for residential and non-residential buildings, is desirable. 

Ideal Candidate

Experience: Three (3) years of full-time professional engineering level work involving structural design, analysis, techniques or engineering plan checking, one year of which involved industrial or commercial structures.

 

Education: A Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, from a college or university with a major in Civil or Structural Engineering, architecture or closely related field.

 

License: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License.  Possession of a valid International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) or International Code Council (ICC) Certification as a Building Plans Examiner.  A candidate without this certification may be hired, but must obtain it within one year from date of hire.  Registration as a professional Civil or Structural Engineer in the State of California.  Certification as an Energy Plans Examiner, for residential and non-residential buildings, is desirable. 

Benefits

 MISCELLANEOUS/UNREPRESENTED EMPLOYEES

 I      HEALTH & WELFARE

A.    Section 125 Options - Available to all eligible full-time employees.

B.           Cafeteria Plan Options with Lump Sum – Effective December 2019, the City shall contribute to the monthly Cafeteria Allowance allocated specifically for the mandated purchase of insurance coverage as follows:

  • No coverage:  $500.00 (for employees hired after January 1, 2020)
  • No coverage:  $1180.00 (for employees hired before January 31, 2020)
  • Employee Only:  100% of the CalPERS Kaiser Bay Area medical premium (for employees hired before January 1, 2020, the employee only cafeteria allowance shall remain frozen at $1330.00 per month until it equals the employee only Kaiser rate.)
  • Employee +1: 95% of the CalPERS Kaiser Bay Area medical premium.
  • Employee +2: 95% of the CalPERS Kaiser Bay Area medical premium.

                 Mandated:

         Dental/Orthodontia (Eff. 01/01/20) Employee pays full premium: $117.30/mo.

       Maximum Annual Dental Benefit:                  $1,500 Non-PPO/$1600 PPO

       Maximum Lifetime Orthodontia Benefit:       $2,000

         City-sponsored Short/Long Term Disability– The employee pays the full premium of $35.00/mo.

         City-sponsored Group Term Life – Employee pays full premium ($0.235 per $1K)

     (Coverage varies from $25K-$40K) – Majority at $25K

    Coverage

     Amount      Position                                                                                                 
 
$25,000           All Miscellaneous/Unrepresented employees except those reflected under  

                           $40,000 coverage.
$40,000            Assistant to the Director of Public Works, Senior Management Analyst, Management Analyst, Risk Manager, Chief of Operations, Collection & Distribution Systems Supervisor, and Plant & Equipment Maintenance Supervisor.

 

Medical: PERS basic health plans offered and employees may purchase coverage with remaining monies after mandated purchases. If total monthly health premium exceeds amount of any remaining monies, employee pays difference via payroll deduction. Unused monies from applicable monthly amount are applied to wages.
 

Additional Term Life Insurance - Available in $10,000 increments between $1K and $750K not to exceed 5 times Annual Earnings for member. Also available for spouse and children. Rates vary depending on age of the employee.

Voluntary Vision – Superior Vision offers coverage for exams and frames & lenses or contact lenses. Monthly premium varies from $8.14 for an Employee Only plan to $28.40 for an Employee + Family plan.   

C.      Vision Reimbursement Program – Effective 1/1/2020 and each calendar year thereafter, employees and their dependents are eligible for a maximum reimbursement of $200.00 per year for frames or lenses.

RETIREMENT - PERS 3% At Age 60 for classic members and 2%@62 for new members per the Public Employee Pension Reform Act of 2013

 

3% @ Age 60 for Classic Members Effective 01/01/2013; Third Level of 1959 Survivor Benefit, One Year Final compensation, annual cost of living allowance (3%); Pre-Retirement Optional Settlement 2 Death Benefit.

 2% @ Age 62 for New Members Effective 01/01/2013; Three Year Final Compensation

       Employer contribution:           44.159% (includes 7.596% bond) effective 07/01/20

       Employee contribution:          8.00% for Classic Members or 6.50% for New Members

Employee shall pay an additional 0.75% towards the employer share of the PERS contribution.   

The City pays 0% of employee contribution. In lieu, the City provides 414h, a one-time, irrevocable option for employee to elect to have his or her mandated PERS member contribution picked up by the City. Electing this option authorizes the City to designate the mandatory contribution on a tax-deferred basis.

Effective 7/1/2008, a retiring employee shall place 100% of eligible Sick Leave Cash Out into the City sponsored Retiree Health Savings Account. Sick leave cash out is eliminated for all employees hired after July 1, 2020.

The retiree health benefit for all employees hired on or after ratification of this Agreement shall be limited to the PEMHCA minimum.

SICK LEAVE - Full-time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of 12 working days/year. Pay out is 1/2 of employee’s total accrued sick leave hours (up to 1600 hours) and applies ONLY at retirement, death, or abolishment of position. (for employees hired before July 1, 2020)

HOLIDAYS - 11 paid holidays per year

FLOATING HOLIDAYS – Collection System Field Supervisors accrue 11 paid holidays per year (@7 hours per holiday) and receive 40 hours of floating holiday per year.

 VACATION - Employees accrue vacation days after completion of service years reflected below.                     

          Completed                     # Days

          Years of Service            Received

          After 1                                   13

          After 5                                   18

          After 13                                 23

          After 21                                 28

CERTIFICATION/INCENTIVE PAY

 

  Classifications in Department of Water & Wastewater Resources listed below will receive educational incentive pay for possession of certification 4% per grade as indicated below:

Classification:

Lead Plant & Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

CWEA

Mechanical Technologist Grade

 % Effective 9/2017 Max 16% 1 4% 2 4% 3 4% 4 4%

 

Classifications:

Collection System Field Supervisor

Collection System Manager

CWEA

Collection System Maint

 % Effective 9/2017 Max 16% 1 4% 2 4% 3 4% 4 4%

 

Classifications:

Distribution System Field Supervisor

Distribution System Manager

CWEA

Water Distribution

 % Effective 9/2017 Max 16% 1 4% 2 4% 3 4% 4 4%

 

Classifications:

Laboratory Supervisor

Laboratory Technician

CWEA

Laboratory Analyst

 

% Effective 9/2017

Max 16%

 1 4% 2 4% 3 4% 4 4%

 

Classification:

Project Development Coordinator

SWRBC 

% Effective 9/2017

Max 16%

 1 4% 2 4% 3 4% 4 4%

 

Classification:

Safety & Training Compliance Officer

Board of Certified Safety Professional CSP or ARM 

% Effective 9/2017

Max 8%

 1 4% 2 4%

 

The Environmental Resources and Compliance Officer classification shall be eligible for 4% incentive pay for possession of Grade 1 CWEA Environmental Compliance Inspector- and 8% educational incentive pay for possession of NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) Certified Stormwater Inspector – Municipal.

 

          The Safety & Training Compliance Officer shall receive 4% per certification for Certification by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or an Associate Risk Manager (ARM) (maximum 8%)

          The Plant & Equipment Maintenance Manager, Collection/Distribution System Manager, and Chief of Operations classifications are eligible for 5% educational incentive for possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and an additional 5% for possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Per Resolution 20-46, Public Works Maintenance Supervisors shall be eligible for the education/certification pay consistent with the Lead Public Works Maintenance Workers they supervise.

 

MILEAGE – Effective January 1, 2021, reimbursement rate is 56 cents per mile.

Special Instructions

Applications accepted until sufficient number of qualified applications received.

Interviews: TBA

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completing a city application.

Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: 
(650)991-8028
Contact email: