Plans Examiner Supervisor

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The City of Austin Development Services Dept.


The Development Services Department (DSD) assists homeowners, business owners, and contractors when they build, demolish, remodel or perform any type of construction to ensure compliance with applicable city and building codes. The Residential Plan Review Division reviews new construction, additions, interior remodeling and demolition of single-family, duplex or two-family houses, and/or accessory buildings. Residential Review is comprised of two review disciplines: zoning (compliance with zoning regulations) and technical (compliance with the International Residential Code).

DSD is seeking a supervisor for the zoning plans examiners. At this time, there are (8) plans examiners that report to the Zoning Supervisor. The duties of the Residential Zoning Plans Examiner Supervisor include: manage and mentor the zoning staff; provide options for complex residential zoning code issues; update and maintain program records and generate bi-monthly & monthly performance reports; attend meetings involved with the Board of Adjustments; attend meetings involved with appealed permit applications; consult with contractors, engineers, architects and other City staff to identify and resolve issues and problems; provide a high level of customer service to both internal and external customers; be solution oriented when working with customers to resolve issues; work independently to address problems and escalate to management when needed; develop and implement specific strategies for achieving department’s goals and objectives.

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