Capt Craig Freeman


DeKalb County (GA) is accepting apps for BUILDING & FIRE PLANS EXAMINER LEAD.  Until Filing will remain open until vacancies are filled.  Filing may close without further notice. Salary $46,928 – $72,739. annually  For details about this career and over 3,400 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


DeKalb County (GA)

is accepting applications for:


Position Information
Building & Fire Plans Examiner Lead
Job Term: Full-Time
Department: Fire & Rescue Services
Closing Date:
Annual Range: $46,928 – $72,739
POSITION SUMMARY:Supervises and assigns the work of the building/fire plan review staff.  Ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; performs the more technical and complex tasks associated with review of building construction and site development plans for compliance with the adopted codes and standards for structural, building, fire & life safety, and accessibility.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining and completing employee performance management plans.*
  • Participates in the selection of assigned staff; provides or coordinates staff training; and works with employees to correct deficiencies. *
  • Establishes schedules and methods for providing diverse services; identifies resources needed; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; and allocates resources accordingly.*
  • Provides leadership and works with staff to ensure a high performance, customer-service oriented work environment that supports the department and County mission, objectives and values. *
  • Participates in the development of program budget, forecasts funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; and recommends budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures.*
  • Performs the more technical and complex assessment of building plans, site plans, and fire protection system plans for compliance with building code, fire code and life safety criteria; and serves as a technical resource to staff.*
  • Provides information on code application, code interpretation and internal office procedures to Permitting and Inspections staff and Fire Rescue division personnel.
  • Coordinates plan review information with County staff and departments, Fire Prevention Bureau, State Fire Marshal’s Office, local utilities, and other concerned parties.*
  • Reviews applicable codes and recommends changes and revisions as necessary.*
  • Refers complaints regarding code violations and unsafe structures to Code Compliance and Fire Rescue division personnel.
  • Receives and responds to requests for information, complaints, interpretation of code requirements, and technical assistance from architects, engineers and developers and other concerned parties
  • Attends meetings with architects, engineers, developers and owners to discuss plan review procedures and comments. *
  • Prepares and maintains necessary reports, records and other related documents.

* Indicates an “essential” job function.


Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Fire Science, Fire Science Technology, or related field; four years of experience in commercial plan review, fire protection engineering technology, fire prevention service, architectural technology, building design and construction, commercial field inspection or a related field.  Must have two of the following: ICC Building Plans Examiner, ICC Fire Plans Examiner, NFPA Certified Plan Examiner or ICC Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner Certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.


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