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City of Pittsburgh Open Positions
Pittsburgh, PA, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
City of Pittsburgh Open Positions
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


Reviews applications, including submitted construction/building plans, specifications, reports and related documents for compliance with the City Code and all applicable construction codes and referenced standards. Identifies plan discrepancies and areas of non-compliance. Prepares appropriate plan review records/correction lists, and approves compliant permit applications prior to permit being issued. Provides technical assistance/information to inspectors, architects, engineers and builders regarding code interpretation, plan preparation and engineering submittals.


  • Examines construction applications, drawings, plans, specifications and all related documents for compliance with the City Code, Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and sound engineering practices.
  • Performs plan review for new construction in accordance with the EPA’s MS4 permit requirements and the Stormwater Ordinance Title 13 amendments of city code. 
  • Approves compliant permit applications.
  • Consults with architects and engineers regarding code interpretations and ordinance requirements. 
  • Provides information to the public regarding code and ordinance requirements.
  • Consults with Department inspectors regarding construction issues encountered in the field.
  • Provides technical assistance and training.
  • Recommends revisions to codes, fire codes and/or Department rules and regulations.
  • Acts as advisor to the Board of Standards and Appeals. 
  • Retrieves information and issues construction permits both manually and through automated methods.
  • Makes construction site visits.
  • Maintains records and prepares accurate reports, correspondence, etc.
  • Assists City emergency response as Department 24-hour emergency on-call representative approximately one week per month on a rotating basis.
  • Performs activities and functions of related personnel and other related tasks and duties.



General Application Requirements:
You must submit or show proof of all of the following at the time of filing your application (unless otherwise indicated below) or your application may be disqualified.  Disqualifications based on any of these General Application Requirements are not subject to a Civil Service appeal.

  • A completed online City of Pittsburgh Employment Application, including your online Employment Profile Data (Education and Work Experience).
  • A resume, to be submitted online.
  • Completed online City of Pittsburgh Supplemental Form questions for this position.
  • Applicants must become residents of the City of Pittsburgh prior to employment and remain a resident throughout employment. Click here to view a map of City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. 
  • A current, valid Class C Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's License at the time of filing application or prior to appointment, which must be maintained throughout employment.  Written requests for a special accommodation on the basis of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be considered by the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service on an individual basis.
  • Applicants must comply with the City of Pittsburgh's COVID-19 vaccination mandate. 

NOTE:  The City of Pittsburgh, as a matter of policy, conducts pre-employment and promotional background investigations on all candidates being considered for positions.  The background investigation includes but is not limited to criminal background, driver's license and City of Pittsburgh real estate tax payments.  Candidates may be disqualified from consideration from employment based on the results of their background investigation (as it relates to the job for which the applicant is being considered).
NOTE:  Candidates being considered for employment will be required to submit official transcripts to verify of their post-secondary education (college/university, trade school, etc.) prior to being hired by the City of Pittsburgh.  Transcripts must be submitted at the time of any/each job interview you have with the City of Pittsburgh.  
Qualifying Requirements:
Your City of Pittsburgh application will be reviewed and your work experience and education/training will be evaluated to determine if you meet the qualifying eligibility requirements listed below for this position.  You will be sent an eligibility letter regarding your eligible/ineligible status.

  • WORK EXPERIENCE: The application must clearly show two (2) years of full-time experience as an Architect or Engineer.  (Full-time is defined as 32 hours or more per week.  Less than full-time experience will be calculated on a pro-rated basis.)
  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: The application must clearly show a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Engineering.
  • EQUIVALENCY:  Education/training and/or work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis if the application clearly shows the required number of years to meet the Total Qualifying Requirement for this position (based on the sum of work experience and education/training listed above).  The Total Qualifying Requirement is six (6) years.
  • Note:   A Master Code Professional (MCP) Certification will be accepted in lieu of both the education and experience requirement.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64915786
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name For Job: City of Pittsburgh Open Positions
  • Position Title: Construction Plans Examiner
  • Job Function: Plans Professional - Plans Examiner
  • Job Type: Full-Time

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