Applying To: Senior Plan Examiner

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  • Minimum: $55,484.00
  • Maximum: $74,906.00

Normal entry salary is $55,484.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for examining commercial and private building plans and inspecting construction sites to ensure compliance with building code regulations. Examples of duties include: reviewing plans for complex construction projects and conducting field inspections; conducting preliminary conferences with architects and engineers for new construction, alterations and repairs to existing buildings and coordinating with other City and Federal agencies and testifying before the Board of Building Appeals.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Senior Plan Examiner

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or closely related field from a nationally accredited college or university; plus three years of professional experience in plan review, building design or construction. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Registration:  Registration as a Professional Engineer or Architect in the State of Missouri or registration in another state with eligibility for reciprocity in Missouri.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of filing application and be able to present it at time of the Oral Interview.  Applicants who do not have a Missouri driver’s license will have to present a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of the Oral Interview.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted at the time of the Oral Interview.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application.  Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment on the application.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2899
January 31, 2019
Reopened 03/06/19
4234-15G (No Wav)

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