Applying To: Senior Plan Examiner

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Department: Community Development Administration


  • Minimum: $57,148.00
  • Maximum: $77,142.00

Normal entry salary is $57,148.

Position Specifications

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.

LicenseMust 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 license upon request. Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application.

Documentation of qualifying educational achievement must be submitted upon request.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

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

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.

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.  

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3471

January 31, 2022
Reopened May 17, 2023


Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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