City of Portland - Code Enforcement Officer/Plan Reviewer


Permitting and Inspections Department

Join a growing, dynamic team that helps enhance the safety and quality of life of Portland’s residents, visitors, and workers.  The City’s Permitting and Inspections Department is seeking a full-time plan reviewer to assess permit applications for compliance with the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC), Americans with Disability Act (ADA), and other applicable building codes and standards.  This self-motivated individual will work both independently and as part of a team to review residential and commercial construction plans and specifications, communicate effectively with applicants to resolve deficiencies, and issue permits.  This is primarily an office-based position, but the plan reviewer may conduct field inspections to verify compliance and ensure that complex projects are progressing within the terms of the permit.  Candidates must have excellent customer service skills to be able to work with a diversity of property owners, architects, engineers, contractors and the general public.   The preferred candidate will have education, knowledge, and/or experience in building code administration and enforcement, residential and commercial plan review, and the principles and practices of building construction.  The candidate must have Maine Code Enforcement Certification in legal issues, land use, internal plumbing, subsurface wastewater disposal, and building, energy, and ventilation standards, or the ability to obtain these within six months of hire.  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 range starting at $966.38/week ($25.77/hour). 

Deadline for applications for this position is Friday, February 4, 2022.  

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City Benefits -

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 13 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 questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

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***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***     As a condition of employment, you must demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment.  If you cannot get vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation.  Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in your exclusion from employment with the City of Portland. 




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