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Village of Schaumburg, Plans Examiner


Human Resources Department

101 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193


The Village of Schaumburg is a thriving community of 78,723 residents located 11 miles west of O’Hare International Airport and approximately 26 miles northwest of Chicago. Not only is Schaumburg the twelfth-largest community in the State of Illinois, but it is also home to the second-largest concentration of retail, office, and commercial activity. Notable village distinctions include being rated as an excellent or good place to live by 95% of respondents in the National Community Survey; having multiple highly-awarded and accredited departments; being selected as a Best-In-Class-Employer by Gallagher for midsize employers and being recognized as a Better Business Town by The Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.


The village employs approximately 600 employees in 12 departments, including police, fire, engineering and public works, communications, community development, cultural services, economic development, finance, general government, human resources, information technology, and transportation. Our employees work to serve the residents and strive to make Schaumburg the best community it can be.



Plans Examiner (Community Development)


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.  This position will remain open until filled.


STARTING PAY RATE:  $34.08 – $37.97 per hour based on a 40-hour workweek.  Salary dependent on qualifications.  The salary range for this position is $34.08 – $49.67,  This position is represented by a union; you may refer to the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement available on our website.


Please attach as part of your application all necessary documents verifying that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.



This position reviews and approves plans for residential, commercial/industrial construction, and fire systems submitted to the department which requires a permit for compliance with international building codes and local ordinances.  iI this role applicants will need to effectively and clearly communicate to a full range of people, inside and outside the organization.  We are looking to add a team member capable of finding solutions and processing change efficiently, while prioritizing requests and responsibilities with accurateness.



  1.  Reviews and approves or disapproves plans submitted to the department that require a permit for compliance with all building and allied codes and ordinances by reviewing and marking up plans is electronic means.
    2.    Reviews plans for such construction as single-family homes, townhomes, room additions, garages, and other residential construction.  Review plans for commercial and industrial buildings. Conducts building, mechanical, electrical, and fire plan reviews with the support of other ICC-certified colleagues.
    3.    Reviews plans for both construction and planning purposes; approves permits if acceptable.
    4.    Verifies licensure of a professional who submitted plans, where applicable.
    5.    Develops a daily schedule based on work requirements.
    6.    Answers questions from homeowners and developers about permit requirements, building and zoning codes, and related questions.  May periodically serve as a village representative to resolve differences between homeowners and builders.
    7.    Designs address maps to assign and record addresses properties and individual tenant spaces throughout the village.  Updates applicable village property databases by coordination with the village GIS Manager.
    8.    Reviews and resolves citizen and other complaints.  As necessary, locates and submits any related code sections and attempts to resolve said complaint or code infraction informally between all parties involved, as directed by the Building Supervisor.
    9.    Performs other duties as assigned.

1.    Associate’s degree in architecture, construction engineering, or a related field.
2.    A minimum of five years of experience in reading, interpreting, and/or designing drawings and prints, as gained in an office of architecture, builder, or general contractor.
3.    International Code Council (ICC) Certifications as identified and required by the Department Director (such as Commercial Plans Examiner, Residential Plans Examiner, Electrical Plans Examiner, Mechanical Plans Examiner, Fire Plans Examiner, etc).   Current ICC Residential, Commercial, and Fire Plans Examiner Certification is a plus, or a commitment to obtain remaining certifications within one year of employment with the Village.
4.    Possession of a valid driver’s license.
5.    Proficiency with current computer technology, job-specific software, and customer service systems.

The Village of Schaumburg has a competitive benefit package with coverage that begins on the first day of employment and includes: flexible benefit Section 125 plan including health, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and a retirement plan through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.  The Village also provides paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave, tuition reimbursement, succession development, and more.



Candidate screening process may consist of an application review, skills testing, employability assessment, interviews, reference checks, and other job-related testing or verifications.  Chosen candidates will be subject to a background and criminal history investigation, and qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug screen (including cannabis).




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