Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton is seeking a Plans Examiner.
The Plans Examiner is responsible for the review of routine residential and commercial architectural and engineering plans and related documents to verify compliance with the International Codes and amendments adopted by the City of Littleton.
The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America's best small cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees, such as:

  • Generous leave including
    • 16 days (128 hours) paid vacation leave annually during the first 5 years of employment, incrementally increasing after 5 years
    • 12 days (96 hours) paid sick leave
    • 9.5 paid holidays, PLUS 40 hours of floating holiday annually
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Comprehensive health and retirement benefits including:
    • A zero deductible health plan with low cost premiums, including a dedicated employee clinic blocks away from Littleton Center that is 100% FREE for enrolled employees and dependents, including FREE prescriptions
    • Zero cost (no premium) dental and vision for employees
    • Retirement benefits with employer matching on 401a and 457 plans
The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at or above market pay and career development opportunities.  In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position and the City of Littleton.
Starting pay is at or near $32.31/hour.
Salary Range: $24.67 - $39.94
Candidates are encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible. Although this posting will remain open until filled it may close once a qualified pool has been established.  

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Reviews plans and specifications during inspections to verify that work complies with approved documents
  • Coordinates plan reviews with Public Works, Engineering and Planning staff
  • Prepares reports and correspondence related to plans examination results and requirements of the International Codes and amendments
  • Assists in in solving issues related to building process and provides technical assistance to inspectors, permit technicians and customers
  • May assist at Permit Center answering phones, issuing permits and contractor licenses, and providing customer service through various activities
  • Prepares letters to customers regarding plans examination results and model code requirements;
  • Helps to solve complex issues concerning building process and provides technical guidance to inspectors, assistant plans examiner/building inspector, permit technicians and customers on difficult/complex issues;
  • Helps to develop materials to distribute to applicants to facilitate the building permit process;
  • Assists with the coordinating the archival of building permit documents;
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker;
  • Performs other similar assignments and projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma, or GED and
  • Three (3) years of plans review experience required, or
  • An equivalent combination of qualification and experience to perform the essential duties of the position may be considered.
  • Requires possession of the following current International Code Council certifications:
    • Current I.C.C. (B3) Building Plans Examiner certification.
    • Current I.C.C. (R3) Residential Plan Reviewer certification.
  • Requires a valid Colorado Driver's License.

  • Associates degree in Architecture, Construction, Engineering or closely related field
  • Additional Certifications and 4 or more years of experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Advanced knowledge of and the ability to read and interpret construction plans and blueprints; reads, understands, and effectively interprets building codes in order to determine compliance of proposed construction with the requirements of all applicable uniform model codes and the City codes;
  • Advanced knowledge of all and maintains knowledge of updates to all building construction techniques and major types of construction;
  • Requires advanced knowledge of Littleton City Code and all updates to state and national statutes and building codes related to codes and construction;
  • Advanced knowledge of principles of government regulation and the ability to read, interpret, apply, and communicate the requirements of selected provisions of the City code, model codes, and applicable regulations to perform the essential duties of the position.
Computer terminal and office software, telephone, photocopy machine, fax, office files, may be assigned City vehicle, two-way radio, and extension ladder.
  • The majority of the assigned work is performed indoors in a standard office environment minimal work is performed outdoors and includes performing building inspections as required. 
  • Physical activities involve occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 10 pounds with or without assistance.

Application Instructions

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