Plan Review Supervisor

City of Portland, Oregon Published: November 27, 2017
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THE CITY OF PORTLAND invites applications for the position of Plan Review Supervisor

  •  Salary: $7,061.00 - $9,406.00 Monthly, Great Benefits!
  • Recruitment Open Now! For Qualifications and to Apply Visit
  • Recruitment Closes: 12/11/17 at 11:59 PM Pacific

To find out more about the Bureau of Development Services visit our webpage at

Are you ready to complete the team, serving in a new role as one of three Plan Review Supervisors who cooperatively oversee a group of highly motivated, professional, and technically knowledgeable staff responsible for safeguarding building occupant's health, safety, welfare, comfort and security?  Do you have experience applying the Oregon Structural Specialty Codes and other applicable construction codes? Are you able to lead people and projects, and work with diverse stakeholders internally and externally?  If you are an experienced collaborator who enjoys building effective relationships with all levels of an organization and its customers, you are probably a great fit for our team!

The City of Portland's Bureau of Development Services is actively seeking a Plan Review Supervisor to plan and direct the work of professional technical staff that review and evaluate residential and commercial building plans, applying building codes to determine compliance with code provisions. In this multi-faceted role, you will evaluate and participate in developing bureau and city policies and procedures, provide staff guidance and leadership, develop and share your technical knowledge and administrative skills with staff in the Bureau of Development Services' Life Safety Plan Review Section.

 About Our Job

As one of three Plan Review Supervisors, you will work cooperatively to oversee a team of highly motivated, professional, and technically knowledgeable staff responsible for safeguarding building occupant's health, safety, welfare, comfort and security.  In addition, these three leaders work together to develop and apply policies and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives, and work standards. Plan Review Supervisors assure that service is delivered in an equitable manner while upholding the bureau's customer service standards.

As a Plan Review Supervisor, you will also:

  • Work closely with Senior Plans Examiners on the team to plan and schedule work, estimate staffing needs, assign and monitor project progress, and establish staff priorities.
  • Provide guidance to staff and permit applicants as they develop solutions to complex permitting issues; be open to developing & implementing creative and innovative solutions and processes.
  • Support staff in accomplishing work in a timely and fiscally responsible manner.
  • Take a leadership role in the Bureau to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion, and participate actively in creating an excellent work environment for all staff.
  • Lead the Plan Review staff to success by supervising, coaching, and mentoring, as well as completing an annual performance review/planning process with staff.
  • In cooperation with the Bureau's Training & Workforce Development Team and the Bureau's Leadership Team, encourage continual professional growth for staff and promote professional development opportunities.
  • Become familiar with the City Human Resource Rules and the Collective Bargaining Agreements, and act in accordance with them.
  • Foster an excellent, service-oriented team that upholds the City's and the Bureau's mission and objectives with enthusiasm and confidence.

Ideal Candidate Profile

A competitive candidate for the position of Plan Review Supervisor will possess the qualifications/competencies identified in the Position Description above and the knowledge, skills and abilities in this Ideal Candidate Profile. Please be sure to provide sufficient information in your responses to the supplemental questions and your resume to display to our subject matter experts the extent of your qualifications

 To qualify the candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Knowledge and experience applying the Oregon Structural Specialty Codes, International Building, Mechanical and Residential Codes and other applicable construction codes.
  2. Knowledge and experience applying engineering principles including static design and strength of materials.
  3. Ability to plan, assign, supervise and coordinate the work of technical staff; and experience reviewing, monitoring and reporting on budgets.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and friendly manner with a diverse population having a wide range of expertise.
  5. Experience using information technology with computer skills applicable to the work of this position.
  6. A valid state driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer Optional Information Sessions that will provide you with details about this position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job, but attending will help you with the application process. You are welcome to join us for an optional session:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

12:00-1:00 p.m.

CH2M Center, Lincoln Room

(2020 SW 4th Ave. Portland, Oregon)

Participate Remotely? For instructions on how to participate via Skype, please contact Madison at or (503) 823-1362 no later than 2:00 p.m. (PST) two business days prior to the informational session date.

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