Nassau County, FL
November 1, 2023
Job Type



Reviews for code compliance all plans and construction documents submitted for permitting for new construction, alteration and repair work on commercial, residential and industrial projects. Provides courteous and professional customer service. Supervises subordinate Plans Examiners.

Examples of Duties

  • Reviews engineered and non-engineered commercial, residential and industrial plans to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal codes, ordinances and laws before, during and after construction, including but not limited to building, energy, handicap accessibility, flood zone, plumbing, gas, electric, mechanical, etc.
  • Approves plans, specifications and standards.
  • Reviews multi-family housing plans for ADA compliance in accordance with the Fair Housing Act.
  • Reviews permit applications as submitted for completeness and accuracy; tracks applications.
  • Reviews mobile home permits for compliance with State requirements pertaining to set-up, set-back and electrical, plumbing and mechanical requirements.
  • Reviews Florida Energy Code forms for compliance.
  • Prepares sketches to detail code requirements.
  • Reviews submitted plans for compliance with adopted Flood Ordinance.
  • Determines Flood Zones in order to certify building elevation certificates and enforcement.
  • Attends Development Review Meetings. Corresponds with comments to ensure compliance.
  • Reviews plats, site plans, construction plans, architectural drawings, engineering plans and shop drawings for compliance with all applicable building codes and regulations.
  • Prepares, processes and submits various documents, including plan review logs, inspection logs, vehicle mileage logs, violation notices, sketches, review notes, memos, correspondence, etc.
  • Researches and obtains evidence and prepares reports concerning violations which have not been corrected. Testifies in legal proceedings as directed.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of all current codes and inspection/enforcement procedures.
  • Maintains required certifications through state-mandated continuing education.
  • Interprets requirements and recommends compliance procedures to contractors, trades-workers, property owners and the general public.
  • Assists customers at the counter.
  • Performs Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Inspections as needed in areas of licensure.
  • Supervises subordinate plan review staff to include selection, disciplinary issues and performance reviews.
  • Provides direction to field inspectors relative to code requirements and processes for specific projects.
  • Attends required meetings, conferences, training courses and seminars to maintain knowledge of industry trends and technology.
  • Performs a variety of routine office duties as required, which include but are not limited to, preparing reports and correspondence, entering computer data, attending meetings, answering the telephone, etc.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as immediate supervisor, building official, co-workers, other County personnel, County Commissioners, complainants, property/business owners, contractors, architects, engineers, various community/civic organizations, various other governmental agencies, vendors and the general public.
  • Maintains assigned vehicle.
  • Offers training, advice and assistance as needed.
  • Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment which include a computer, printer, fax machine, copier, scanner, calculator, telephone, two-way radio, cameras, engineering scales, measuring tools, etc.
  • Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absenteeism and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and leave requests.
  • Performs related duties as required.

(These essential functions are not a complete statement of all duties required of the job. Employees will be required to perform such other related job duties as may be assigned or required.)

Typical Qualifications

High school diploma/GED supplemented by three (3) years experience as a Commercial Plans Examiner and two (2) years experience as a supervisor or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Must possess and maintain a State of Florida Standard Plans Examiner's License and Certification in at least three (3) of the four (4) commercial technical categories (building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing, one (1) must be building category); or

Must be Licensed as an Architect in accordance with Florida Statute 481; or

Must be Licensed as an Engineer in accordance with Florida Statute 471.

Preference will be given to applicants who also hold Inspector Licenses. Must possess and maintain a valid State Driver's License.

Supplemental Information

  • Knowledge of the methods, policies and procedures of the Department and County as they pertain to the performance duties of the Senior Plans Examiner.
  • Knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of the County and other Governmental agencies.
  • Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to plan and schedule inspections.
  • Knowledge of building construction techniques, codes, methods and acceptable practices as required to perform thorough and accurate plans examination.
  • Ability to review construction plans and drawings to determine compliance with codes, ordinances and laws.
  • Knowledge of codes and regulations related to issuing permits for building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and related areas.
  • Ability to offer training and assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required.
  • Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Has good organizational, technical and human relations skills.
  • Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and technology.
  • Ability to use computer for word processing and records management.
  • Ability to perform required mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to read and interpret various materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
  • Ability to assemble and analyze information and prepare reports and records in a concise, clear and effective manner.
  • Knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the department.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with co-workers, personnel in other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.
  • Ability to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.


  • Stooping
  • Sitting
  • Kneeling
  • Bending
  • Crouching
  • Reaching
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Pushing and pulling
  • Climbing on ladders, on steps, on scaffolding or on the ground

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)


  • Work is performed primarily inside and occasionally outside.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the industry.
  • Ability to work effectively despite exposure to extreme weather conditions of heat and cold, wetness, humidity, machinery hazards, electrical current, violence, smoke/dust, odors, dirt/pollen, dangerous animals, traffic hazards, noise extremes and working at heights.


Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will continue to be received until the listed closing date or the position is filled, whichever is earliest. Submission of an application does not guarantee the applicant an interview. Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check.

Nassau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. Nassau County values the service veterans and their family members have given to our country and that the County supports the hiring of returning service members, military spouses, and their family members as such this position is eligible for Veterans' Preference in accordance with applicable laws.

The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, environmental conditions, or qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. This position may be required to work in a safety sensitive capacity at any time based on emergency declaration or other operational need. Nassau County reserves the right to edit or re-write this job description at any time.

An organization is only as good as the people it employs. To attract and retain the best team possible, theNassau County Board of County Commissionersoffers a competitive benefit program. We believe that if we expect our employees to support the County, we must first support the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families, now and as they plan for their future.

BOCC-Contributed Benefits

  • Medical & Prescription Drugs Benefits
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions with a Qualified Plan
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance Program

Optional Benefits

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life & AD&D
  • Supplemental & Dependent Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Benefits Offered By Aflac and/or Colonial
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Program
  • Roth IRA

NOTE: For detailed information regarding available benefits click here.

FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FRS)The Florida Retirement System is a retirement plan designed to provide an income to a vested employee and his/her family when the employee retires, becomes partially or totally disabled, or dies prior to retirement. A defined benefit or defined contribution option may be chosen by the employee. Employees are required to contribute 3% of their salary per Florida Statute.

TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMThe County may provide tuition assistance to cover the cost of tuition and books to County employees requesting tuition reimbursement for courses at an accredited college or university which are applicable to the employee's field of work and/or are of such nature to directly prepare employees for positions of greater responsibility within the County. Contact the Human Resources Office for additional details.

HOLIDAYSThe following, as well as any other days the BOCC may declare, are designated as official holidays for County Employees:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
The Day After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

PTO LEAVE All full-time employees shall accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) Leave in accordance with the following formula:

Years of Employment Hours Per Year
0 through the end of the 4th year 180
5 years through the end of the 10th year 200
11 years through the end of the 15th year 220
16 years and over 240

For additional information please view Nassau County's Policies & Procedures .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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