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City of Cincinnati

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
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$70,116.80 - $94,244.80 Annually


Ohio 45202, OH

Job Type

Full-time Classified

Job Number



Buildings and Inspections

Opening Date


Closing Date

10/6/2023 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Description
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General Statement of Duties

This employee reviews plans submitted by contractors, developers, architects and engineers, the general public, or other persons to ensure the adherence of projects to state and local building codes, fire and life safety, and applicable zoning ordinances and guidelines. Employee provides assistance and technical support to architects, engineers, attorneys, developers, homeowners, and appraisers seeking preliminary design review, building permit application review, or other building and/or zoning and related information. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (KSAs)

(Illustrative only. Any one position may not require all of the listed KSAs nor do the listed examples include all the KSAs which may be required.)

Knowledge Of

Methods and techniques of building plans analysis. Building design and construction methods.

Principles and practices of surveying, drafting, architecture, and civil engineering

Pertinent local, state, and federal codes, laws, and regulations to include

ICC, Ohio Basic Building Code, Cincinnati Building Code, and related codes and standards, as needed

Skill To

Operate appropriate computer equipment; use properly all related hardware and software. Operate motor vehicle.

Ability To

Interpret, analyze, and review building plans, drawings, and legal descriptions

Establish, maintain, and develop effective working relationships with contractors, industry professionals, community groups, and the general public. Provide effective direct customer service. Analyze, understand, and explain pertinent code books and regulations both in verbal and written format.

Required Education And Experience


Each applicant must be a certified, full-time Building Inspector, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience for a certified non-residential Ohio building department,


Registered Engineer or Registered Architect in the State of Ohio.

NOTE: A graduate architect or graduate engineer may be considered but must meet the Ohio BBS certification requirements for a Building Plans Examiner Trainee.

Other Requirements

Must have or obtain, the Building Plans Examiner and Mechanical Plans Examiner certifications from the State of Ohio within 12 months of appointment.

Must have a valid Driver's License.

Must be an excellent communicator and team builder.

Military Education & Experience Evaluation

Military education and experience may be substituted for college level course work at the lower and upper division baccalaureate and graduate levels and apprenticeship training at the vocational certificate level on a case by case basis based on the American Council on Education (ACE) Military Guide recommendations

Working and Physical Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Indoor office environment; some outdoor site work; exposure to computer screens.

Physical Conditions

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing and walking for prolonged periods of time; light to moderate lifting and carrying; general manual dexterity required; ability to distinguish colors required; must be able to operate motor vehicle. May need to climb ladders and scaffolds.

HR Contact:Crystal Jackson; crystal.jackson@cincinnati-oh.gov

The below information is solely intended as a summary of the benefits available and is subject to change. Not all benefits listed are available for every position. Benefits can vary depending on applicable labor agreements and/or salary plan. For specific questions, contact the HR Contact indicated on the Job Posting.

The City of Cincinnati offers its employees competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package designed to actively attract and retain quality employees' to add additional value to the City of Cincinnati's workforce. A summary of these benefits for full-time employment is listed below. This is a general listing of benefits for all employees and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing for all bargaining units.

The City offers a variety of training programs, ranging from job-specific skills such as computer and equipment instruction, to helping supervisors improve their management techniques.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The City of Cincinnati is dedicated to providing equal employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation or transgendered status, or ethnic, national or Appalachian origin, or on the basis of any other category protected under federal, state and local laws.


The City of Cincinnati has 11 paid holidays annually that include:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Day

President's Day

Memorial Day


Independence Day

Labor Day

Veterans' Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day after Thanksgiving


Health Insurance

The City of Cincinnati 80/20 offers 3 medical plans to all full time City of Cincinnati employees and eligible dependents: the 80/20 PPO medical plan, the HDHP medical plan with an HSA contribution, and a Health Reimbursement Arrangement for those enrolled on another non-city eligible group plan.

Eligible Dependents Include

Legal Spouse or Equal Partner

Child (natural child, adopted child, and/or child who the group has determined is covered under a "Qualified Medical Child Support Order")


Child for whom the employee or employee's spouse/equal partner is a legal guardian

Basic Life Insurance

A $50,000 Basic Life Insurance policy is paid for by the City for certain eligible employees. Full time employees not eligible for the City-paid basic life insurance policy are generally provided a similar benefit through their union group.

Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability, Accident & Critical Illness Insurance

Most full time City employees are eligible to participate in a supplemental life insurance program, a long term disability plan, and accident and critical illness insurance programs at their own expense. Premiums are determined by age, amount of coverage, and various additional factors.

Flexible Benefits Plans

Healthcare Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in the Healthcare Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay out-of-pocket medical, prescription, dental, and vision care expenses for employees and family members.

Dependent Care Flex Spending Account

City employees can participate in a Dependent Care Flex Spending Account that can be used to pay work-related dependent care expenses. Participants can set aside money each year through pre-tax payroll deductions to pay for these expenses.

Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account

City employees can participate in a Transportation Expense Reimbursement Account (TERA) that can be used to reimburse expenses related to traveling to and from work. Participants can set-up a pre-tax payroll deduction up to an IRS regulated amount.

Healthy Lifestyles Program

City employees can voluntarily participate in a wellness incentive program that encourages and rewards employees and their spouses/equal partners for making positive choices for better health. The City of Cincinnati will contribute up to $300/year to a Health Reimbursement Account for each the employee and their spouse/equal partner for meeting specified program goals. These dollars can be used to offset qualified out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Integrated Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

This is a voluntary program that serves as an alternative healthcare option to traditional medical plans. If you have alternate group health coverage available to you through a spouse, equal partner, another job, or a non-city retirement plan, you may be eligible for this plan which reimburses you for the difference in premiums between the plans and your covered out of pocket expenses on the other plan.

Retirement Plan

The City provides a defined benefit pension plan for part-time and full-timeemployees. New hires and re-hired employees are required to participate in the City of Cincinnati's Retirement System (CRS), regardless of previous participation in an Ohio State pension system or any another state or federal pension system. CRS is funded by employer and employee contributions, and investment returns from plan assets. CRS provides retirement and health care benefits subject to eligibility requirements. The following groups are excluded from participation in CRS: Mayor and Members of City Council; Sworn Police & Fire; Police Recruits; and Rehired Ohio Police & Fire Retirees.

Deferred Compensation

As an Ohio government employer, the City offers employees the ability to participate in a 457(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. The City makes an annual match to your 457(b) of up to $750, or as otherwise specified in applicable regulations and union contracts.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree

Do you understand that this is an OPEN and PROMOTIONAL career opportunity and that both current City of Cincinnati employees and external candidates may apply for this posting?
  • Yes, I understand.

If you are a City of Cincinnati employee, what is your CHRIS/Employee ID number? (type "N/A" if not applicable)


Do you have a valid driver's license? (Please attach a copy)
  • Yes, I possess a valid driver's license.
  • No, I do not possess a valid driver's license.

Which of the following qualifications for Building Plans Examiner do you meet?
  • I am a certified, full time Building Inspector. In addition, I possess 5 years' experience for a certified non-residential Ohio building department. (please attach copy of certification).
  • I am a registered architect in the State of Ohio? (please attach copy of certification).

Are you applying to this posting as a graduate architect or graduate engineer? *If you answer yes, please note you must meet the Ohio Board of Building Standards (BBS) certification requirements for a Building Plans Examiner Trainee.
  • No
  • Yes, I am applying to this posting as a graduate architect or graduate engineer with the understanding that I must meet the Ohio Board of Building Standards (BBS) requirements for a Building Plans Examiner Trainee.

Do you understand notifications regarding this position will be sent via email, therefore, it is your responsibility to check your personal email, Government Jobs mailbox, SPAM, JUNK, and CLUTTER FOLDERS for any and all communication sent regarding this position ?
  • Yes
  • No

I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers. My failure to maintain accurate contact information may result in me not receiving information regarding this job announcement and/or may result in me not receiving further consideration for this employment opportunity. To update this information, visit www.governmentjobs.com, click on the "career seekers" link, and follow the prompts. For technical difficulties, contact NEOGOV support at 855-524-5627. Please indicate you have read and agree with this information.
  • Yes, I understand and agree.
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City of Cincinnati


805 Central Avenue Suite 200

Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202