Plans Examiner

The City of Hardeeville, South Carolina is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic professional to serve as Plans Examiner for one of the region’s highest growth areas. Hardeeville is in the heart of the Lowcountry and is strategically located between Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC.

 Responsible for providing assistance to the Building Official and Deputy Building Official.   This position is the first point of review for all building permits.   Examines residential and commercial plans, blueprints and drawings for new construction, alterations, and repairs for code compliance. Includes Framing, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy and Accessibility components, as well as local ordinances. Communicates and interacts with the public, engineers, architects, surveyors, homeowners and construction industry professionals and provides technical guidance as needed.


The ideal candidate must have:

  • Considerable knowledge of Building, Zoning, State and Federal regulations concerning building issues
  • Thorough knowledge of architectural and engineering principles, terminology, and analysis
  • Knowledge of prescriptive and alternative methods and materials used in construction and the ability to analyze and interpret complex construction plan details 
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of local and state laws and regulations concerning the issuance of building permits

For a detailed job description please see below.

The salary range for this position is $53,517 to $80,275 DOQ with an excellent fringe benefits package. Interested applicants should send completed City of Hardeeville Application for Employment found on the website, resume (including references) and cover letter to:

Lori Pomarico, City Clerk

205 Main Street, P.O. Box 609

Hardeeville, SC 29927

or e-mail Accepting applications until filled.

The City of Hardeeville is an EOE and E-Verify user.  All applicants considered for employment must submit to a background check and urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to offer of employment.  Due to volume of applicants only those qualified will be contacted.

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