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City and County of Denver - Architect - Residential Plans Review - Community Planning and Development

  • 01/09/2023 12:44 PM
    Message # 13050330

    City and County of Denver

    Job Title

    Architect - Residential Plans Review - Community Planning and Development

    Job Location 

    Denver, CO

    Job Status 


    Job Description / Primary Objective
    Are you professional architect that is passionate about doing work that matters and making a difference by protecting the health, safety and welfare of our communities? Are you looking for a unique opportunity that allows you to be a part of the City’s growth and help shape Building Code? If so, this may be the perfect role for you! We offer w excellent work/life balance, unmatched benefits, and a pension plan for life! Come join the amazing team here at Community Planning and Development!

    Working for the City and County of Denver (CCD) is so much more than a job. It’s a chance to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of people around you. Click here to find out about all the amazing benefits and reasons to work for the city that you love!

    The City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department (CPD) is seeking a highly motivated and organized Architect 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, permitted, 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 Architect is responsible for performing building and zoning code plan review for one and two-family residential units, responding to code and process questions, assisting customers at the permit counter, and serving as a technical lead.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Reviews building and zoning permit applications for the construction of one- and two-family residential buildings and associated accessory structures

    Conducts zoning and building records research to verify zone lots, and existing permitted uses and structures

    Reviews, examines, and interprets a wide range of construction documents and permit application materials for compliance with applicable codes, policies, and standards which include The Denver Building and Fire Code, Denver Green Code, International Residential Code, International Existing Building Code, International Energy Conservation Code, The Denver Zoning Code, and Former Chapter 59 (the “old” Zoning Code)

    Generates plan review notices (comment letters) that clearly outlines deficiencies in the permit application submittal and the corrections that are required to demonstrate compliance. Comments should reference an applicable code and code section

    Updates the permitting system, Accela, according to department procedures and policies, including but not limited to creating and filling out permits, relating records, updating workflow, and invoicing fees

    Assists one- and two-family customers with inquiries at the residential permit counter, via pre-application meetings, and via the general residential phone number and email. This involves advising contractors, architects, engineers, builders, homeowners, and the public on the permitting process and code requirements

    Interprets and explains a wide range of code requirements, permit application procedures, policies, and standards to the public, professional design consultants, project managers, contractors, city managers, and elected officials

    Serves as a building code and/or zoning code technical team lead. Assists plan reviewers and inspectors with difficult or unusual code compliance issues. Develops training materials for internal and external use

    Participates in building code and/or zoning code regulatory projects. Prepares, reviews, and comments on proposed building and zoning code text amendments. Participates in advisory meetings, stakeholder meetings, and committee hearings

    Performs other related duties as assigned

    About You
    Ideal Candidate Summary:

    Experience reviewing and examining construction documents for conformance with either building code or zoning code regulations

    Certification from the International Code Council as a Residential Plans Examiner or Building Plans Examiner preferred

    Proficient with using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Bluebeam, and Adobe Acrobat

    Experience using electronic permitting systems and programs, such as Accela

    Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

    Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing

    Efficiently demonstrates excellent time/work management skills

    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

    Bilingual, Spanish-speaking preferred

    Requirements (Education, Level of Experience, etc.) We recognize 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 Architecture or related field

    Experience: Three (3) years of professional architectural experience performing project, design, and/or construction management work

    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 experience requirements

    License/Certifications: Registration as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Registration at the time of application. Registration as an Architect by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement provided that the applicant has Colorado registration by the end of the probationary period. Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

    To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachment(s) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab):


    Cover Letter about your architectural experience performing project, design, and/or construction management work
    Link to Job / Company Website

    Contact Information for Applicant

    Tracy Stauffer,

ADDRESS: 437 S. Cataract Ave,  Suite 4B,  San Dimas, CA 91773
PHONE:  213-896-9270 | FAX: 213-985-7404 | EMail:

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