Located on the western shore of
Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee
provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city
hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee
has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm
with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions,
professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great
City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to
providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for
being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the
The Plan Examiner Specialist provides primary service to
walk-in customers who are seeking building permits and certificates or
information regarding City of Milwaukee building and zoning codes.
and approve plans and permit applications for the construction or installation
of architectural and related mechanical systems, pursuant to State and City
codes and other regulatory agency requirements.
approve, and process applications for certificates of occupancy.
and process applications for zoning statements.
denials of applications for proposed projects and uses that require approval
from the Board of Zoning Appeals or the Standards and Appeals Commission.
in the maintenance of permit records, building and zoning code regulations, and
other data necessary to provide a uniform flow of plan processing and issuance
of permits in a timely manner.
ways to improve departmental efficiency, such as reducing the time required to
review, approve, and process applications for certificates of occupancy.
timely, professional and courteous customer service by responding to customer
inquiries in-person, over the telephone and via email regarding the building
and zoning code and the development and permitting process.
the issuance of permits with other City departments and governmental agencies.
departmental policies to customers.
qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and
will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the
Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.
Conditions of Employment
be able to perform light physical work, including lifting and moving objects
weighing up to 10 lbs.
comply with the departmental dress code.
be able to work in an office environment daily.
- Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, building
construction, or a related field from an accredited college or
Four years of experience as a building construction inspector, construction trades inspector, construction superintendent, contractor, journey-level carpenter, mason, steamfitter, or sheet metal worker or code enforcement official. Code enforcement experience will be considered only for the time period it is accompanied by certification as a UDC Construction Inspector.
State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) certification as a UDC Construction Inspector and UDC HVAC Inspector within six months of appointment and throughout employment.
combinations of education and experience may also be considered.
NOTICE: Please do not attach
your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department
will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process
prior to extending any job offer.
certification as a commercial building code inspector, a building construction
inspector, and HVAC inspector of 1- and 2-family dwellings.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
of the building and construction field, including the materials, methods, and
tools involved in the construction or repair of houses and other buildings to
ensure the safety of the public.
to read and interpret documents such as laws, regulations, and technical publications.
to read and interpret technical plans, blueprints, drawings, models, and maps.
to evaluate plans to ascertain whether they comply with building and zoning
to use job-specific computer applications such as the Land Management System
(LMS) and standard programs such as spreadsheet, database, and word processing.
to learn, retain, and apply work rules, practices, and policies.
and Customer Service
of principles and processes for providing excellent customer service.
to serve customers in a courteous, professional, and calm manner on the phone
and in person.
skills to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, City
managers and officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the public.
awareness and sensitivity; ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and
fairly with co-workers and customers whose backgrounds may differ from one’s
communication skills, including the ability to write error-free correspondence
to effectively communicate with diverse individuals regarding inquiries about
listening skills and patience.
thinking skills to resolve complex issues and implement solutions on a daily
to effectively plan work, manage multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines.
of continuous improvement methods and the ability to take steps to improve
to represent the department honestly and ethically.
to work efficiently and independently.
skills and the ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
to perform work with a high degree of accuracy and to be highly organized.
to serving the public with the utmost honesty and professionalism.
The current salary range (Pay Range 2EN) for City of
Milwaukee $65,989-$69,534 annually,
and the residency incentive salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $67,969-$71,620. Appointment
above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other
qualifications and is subject to approval.
The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program
that includes the following:
· Defined Benefit Pension Plan
· 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
· Health and Dental Insurance
· Paid Parental Leave
· Comprehensive Wellness Program
· Onsite Clinic Services
· Onsite Employee Assistance Program
· Alternative Work Schedules
· Long Term Disability Insurance
· Group Life Insurance
· Tuition Benefits
· Paid Vacation
· 12 Paid Holidays
· Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
· Flexible Spending Arrangement
· Commuter Value Pass
For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee,
please visit http://city.milwaukee.gov/Benefits.
THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the
following: an evaluation of education, experience, and/or responses to supplemental
questions; a written or performance test; a structured interview; or other
assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to
call only the most qualified candidates to structured interviews and
performance examinations. Structured interviews may include written exercises.
Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of
INITIAL FILING DATE - The selection process will be held as soon as practical
after the application deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be
discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However,
recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified
applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the selection
process components. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee
will not provide alternative selection process dates or times. The applicant is
responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time
and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.
- Applications can be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.
- If you would like assistance completing an application, please
contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or email@example.com.
- The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall,
200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202
The City of
Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.