The City of Portland Oregon Invites Applications from Plan Review Professionals

City of Portland, Oregon's Bureau of Development Services Published: May 7, 2017
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The City of Portland Oregon, invites applications for the positions of;


Residential Plans Examiner

SALARY: $28.58 - $33.07 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 05/08/17 Closing Date 05/22/17


Commercial Plans Examiner

SALARY: $34.74 - $40.22 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 05/08/17 Closing Date 05/29/17


For details and how to apply visit


The Mission of Portland’s Bureau of Development Services is to promote safety, livability, and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.



Plans Examiners with the City of Portland review plans of building types specific to their position, including residential or commercial, for compliance with State building codes and other applicable City and State regulations. Duties include advising design professionals, owners and builders of minimum code requirements during all phases of design, identifying possible solutions, working with City inter-agency partners, and helping guide applicants through the building permit process as smoothly as possible towards their goals. Both Residential and Commercial Plans Examiners are able to effectively communicate in person and in writing to a diversity of customers with wide ranges of technical expertise.  This position carries out individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills. This position will also meet the bureau's expectations of providing excellent customer service in an equitable manner to meet the growing needs of the City of Portland's diverse community. Fluency in a second language is desirable, but not required.

These classifications are represented by the District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU).  To view this labor agreement, please go to and click on the appropriate link.


To view qualifications and apply visit prior to the recruitment close date.  Please note the Residential Plans Examiner recruitment closes one week earlier than the Commercial Plans Examiner.



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


CH2M Center
Lincoln Room
2020 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201
At the corner of 4th Ave & Lincoln Street

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For instructions on how to participate remotely, please contact Lorena Ramirez by 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time within two business days of the informational session date by email, Lorena.Ramirez@PortlandOregon.Gov, or by phone at a503-823-5333.

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