Plans Review Specialist II – Community Planning and Development

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About Our Job
The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly motivated and organized Plans Review Specialist II with plan review and zoning experience to join our Residential Plan Review Team in the Development Services Division.


Development Services staff helps to make the city’s vision a reality.  This is where building projects are reviewed, green-lighted and inspected. It’s also the home for neighborhood inspections, ensuring quality-of-life standards for Denver’s communities. Through each of these critical roles, Development Services helps to implement the city’s vision for an outstanding Denver.


The Plans Review Specialist II is responsible for performing building and zoning code plan review for one and two-family residential units, providing front line services to residential customers, responding to code and process questions, and processing over the counter residential permits.


Key responsibilities will include:

Review applications for the construction and/or remodeling of one and two-family residential buildings and associated accessory structures.

Review, examine, and interpret a wide range of construction documents and complex zoning and use permit applications for compliance with applicable codes, policies, and standards which include the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, The Denver Zoning Code, and the former Chapter 59 (the “old” Zoning Code)

Assist customers at the Single-family/duplex walk through permit counter and is responsible for customer inquiries within a 24-hour period. This involves advising contractors, architects, engineers, builders, and the public on areas on non-compliance, researching solutions to non-compliance issues that meet code intent and requirements, and authorizing the release of approved construction documents for building and/or other applicable permits

Interpret and explain a wide range if code requirements, permit application procedures, policies, and standards to the public, professional design consultants, project managers, contractors, city managers, and elected officials.
Please include a cover letter and resume in a single PDF with your application.


At Community Planning and Development, we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver. Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring that all buildings are safe. Community Planning and Development plays a role in growing our world-class city, while keeping its beloved features intact. From the skyscrapers of the Central Business District; to the walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods of Stapleton; to the charming Victorian effects of the Baker district, the staff at Community Planning and Development works to make Denver a great place to live, work and play. The department’s three primary functions are planning, permitting and inspections.  Learn more about how we’re “BUILDING COMMUNITY” at and

Interested?  At the City and County of Denver and CPD you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by clicking the ‘Apply’ button at the top of this posting and/or visit www.denvergov/jobs



About You
Our Ideal Candidate will have:

Two years of experience in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Building Construction, or Construction Project Management performing building and/or zoning plan review in a municipal/public sector for conformance with code regulations

A valid Residential Plans Review Certificate form the International Code Council (ICC)

Experience using automated project tracking systems such as Accela or any other electronic permitting systems and programs

Experience working in a fast-paced, high volume customer service environment

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing

Efficiently demonstrates excellent time/work management skills

Works well under pressure and able to multitask

Problem solver that can envision various outcomes and plan accordingly to mitigate risky outcomes

Strong attention to detail and highly organized

Self-motivated and motivated to help others

Ability to work as part of a team to support both internal and external customers

Dependable and can maintain confidentiality
We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, or a related field.

Experience: Three (3) years of plans review experience reviewing blueprints and plans for zoning and construction projects with regard to the compliance of zoning and construction codes and regulations.

Education/Experience Equivalency: One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.
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Position Type


Pay Range

Pay Range $29.14 – $42.54


Community Planning & Development

Assessment Requirement


The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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