Residential Plan Review Supervisor

City and County of Denver City and County of Denver Employer:
Denver, CO, USLocation:
Tue, Nov 7 '17Posted on:

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play.  Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver: people who want to make a difference, give back, be at the heart of this city, and have a hand in creating our future.  When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole.  Be a part of the city that you love. Where Denver Works. 

At Community Planning and Development (CPD) we envision, enable and ensure a better Denver.  CPD is responsible for visionary city planning and ensuring safe, responsible, sustainable building.  CPD 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 style of the Baker district, the staff at CPD 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

About Our Job

Metro Denver has an enviable quality of life that makes it simply one of the best places in the U.S. to live and work; because of this Denver development is booming.  Our Residential Plan Review work group is directly responsible for shaping the course of how our great city will look for decades to come.

Our team reviews more than 20 residential projects every day, making sure that Denver is growing in the best way possible!  If you are interested in building a career within one of America's most beautiful cities, while at the same time leading a team that provides a better environment for the public, this may be the ideal opportunity for you as our new Residential Planning Supervisor!
Some of the day to day opportunities:
Your primary task will be to coach, mentor, and inspire and otherwise support a team of top performers including architects and design professionals, who provide residential plan review services to a diverse range of customers.

You will develop goals, objectives, policies and priorities that foster engagement and personal growth for the Residential Plan Review work group.

You will be the champion for continuous improvement, including devising new strategies and new opportunities within the team.

You will have the opportunity to develop and implement performance metrics for the Residential Plan Review team including measures for staff workload, on-time reviews, quality assurance, customer satisfaction, etc.
You will evaluate the effectiveness of existing codes, standards, regulations, methods, and/or procedures in achieving desired city goals and will recommend improvements, and make code interpretations in less defined areas of codes.
You will act as a liaison to the Building Official, Zoning Administrator, other Directors, Managers, Supervisors, staff from the Planning Services Division, (including Landmark Preservation), other work groups within CPD, the City Attorney's Office, developers, owners, consultants, and other customers.

About You:

Our ideal candidate has:  

Previous supervisory experience within a fast-paced Plans Review environment

Project management skills and experience 

Senior level professional experience as a Plans Review Engineer or Architect that includes reviewing, examining, interpreting, and approving a wide range of complex residential and/or commercial construction plans
Possession of the Residential Plans Examiner certificate (R3) issued by the International Code Council
Experience that demonstrates a multi-disciplinary approach to development review  
Working knowledge of zoning regulations, especially form-based codes.
Working knowledge of building code, especially residential.
We realize that your time is valuable, so please only apply if you possess at least the following:

Bachelor Degree in City or Regional Planning, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, Public Administration, or a related degree.
Three years of experience at the type and level of a Senior Engineer or Senior Architect. 
Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application.
A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements. 

Licensure and/or Certification:  

Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers at the time of application. Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) by another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement providing the applicant is registered by the State of Colorado by the completion of the probationary period.


Registration as an Architect by the Colorado State Board of Registration at time of application. Registration in another state will be accepted in lieu of this requirement, provided that the applicant have Colorado registration at completion of probation.

Professional Planner that is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of application.
Completion of the Office of Human Resources supervisory training courses prior to completion of the probationary period is required.

About Everything Else:

Classification Title:  We call this job a Residential Planning Supervisor. The official job classification title is Engineer / Architect Supervisor. 
Assessments/Testing: This position requires an online assessment. You will receive an email from with further information about the testing process after the position has closed. Please add to your safe sender list and check your spam or junk mail for this email. For a list of positions that require testing and more information about our testing process, click here.
Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six-month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

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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