City of Portland - Life Safety Code Enforcement/Plan Reviewer


Permitting and Inspections Department - Seeking a self-motivated, skilled individual to review residential and commercial building plans and issue building permits.  This is a full-time position that will be responsible for reviewing applications, plans and specifications for compliance with all National Fire Prevention Association and other applicable codes, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, and then issues permits for building construction and alterations.  This position may conduct field inspections to ensure compliance, and works closely with property owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the general public to ensure building safety.  Considerable experience in life safety code administration and the enforcement of building safety regulations; thorough knowledge of principles and practices of building construction engineering.  Previous Plan Review experience preferred, as well as code enforcement experience.  Must have or obtain basic State certification as a Code Enforcement Officer, Building Standards, and Certified NFPA Plan Reviewer within six months of appointment.  Must have a valid State of Maine Class C driver’s license, access to a vehicle for daily work use, and must have and maintain a good driving record.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.  Pay rate starting at $966.38/week. 

Deadline for applications for this position is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.


City Benefits

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For more information or to apply online visit the Job Opportunities page of the City’s website at

Send cover letter and resume to the

City of Portland, Maine

Human Resources Office

389 Congress St., Room 115

 Portland, ME 04101

Email to / Fax to (207) 874-8937

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