Plan Review Manager - SC

Job Information
Job Status: Full-Time
Job Title: Plan Review Manager
Job Location: York County, SC

Job Description: York County is located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina, between the Broad River and the Catawba River. Its diverse landscape is home to family-friendly towns/cities, a progressive urban region and lakefront communities. The Planning and Development Services Department oversees all aspects of land development in the unincorporated areas of York County, including long-range planning, zoning, permitting, and environmental compliance. The department is responsible for developing and implementing plans and policies for land development; administering the building, planning and development, zoning, subdivision, floodplain damage prevention, and stormwater management and sediment control ordinances; issuing building and land disturbance permits; and enforcing all ordinances applicable to land usage.

Mission Statement – York County provides quality public services in an open, efficient, and responsive manner.

Vision Statement – York County provides an environment where all citizens and businesses can thrive and succeed.

We are excited to hire a full-time, exempt Plan Review Manager to join our team in the Planning and Development Services Department, Land Development Division. The primary purpose of this position is to manage five (5) plan review staff and provide for administration and training. Additionally, you will coordinate infrastructure and stormwater compliance reviews of project plans, calculations, studies / reports for public and private development, including processing, issuance, and tracking of permits, in compliance with standards established within the Flood Damage Prevention, Stormwater Management and Sediment Control, and Land Development Codes of the York County Code of Ordinances.

This position will also serve as the County’s Community Rating System (CRS) Coordinator responsible for assembling, coordinating, and maintaining necessary documentation in support of York County’s CRS rating, including any and all modifications, cycle verification visits, and annual recertification in compliance with SCDNR and FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements. You will also assist the York County Floodplain Administrator in the administration of the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. This position will report directly to the Development Services Engineer / Stormwater Administrator.

Job Requirements: 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages Infrastructure and Stormwater Compliance Plan Reviewers including coordinating, training, assigning, reviewing, and planning staff workload, maintaining compliance with ordinances and design standards, assisting in talent acquisition as well as performance management including recommendations for employee discipline and discharge.

  • Provides technical assistance and oversight for subordinate plan reviewers, when needed, in the areas of infrastructure and stormwater compliance including water utilities, sewer, transportation, stormwater, erosion and sediment control, wetlands, and floodplain management.

  • Reviews sediment and erosion control, stormwater, water quality plans, and stormwater calculations/engineer reports for compliance with the County’s Stormwater Management and Sediment Control Ordinance.

  • Reviews commercial and residential subdivision plans for transportation and water and sewer design and compliance with the County’s Land Development Code, the South Carolina Department of Transportation and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control specifications.

  • Obtains and maintains necessary trainings, certifications and familiarity with FEMA’s Nation Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) including the Community Rating System (CRS) operation, prerequisites, and credited activities.

  • Assembles, coordinates, and maintains the documentation for York County’s CRS rating including any applications, modifications, cycle verification visits, and annual recertification. Completes and signs York County’s CRS Activity Worksheets.

  • Serves as point-of-contact for the SCDNR and FEMA pertaining to CRS matters.

  • Coordinates verification visits with the SCDNR and FEMA ISO/CRS Specialists. This includes scheduling and coordinating additional department support for audit verification of credited CRS activities.

  • Works with property owners, local insurance agents, real estate agents, and other private and/or non-profit sector groups that are involved in floodplain management activities in the community pertaining to CRS matters.

  • Coordinates with Engineering and Public Works Departments, subordinate staff, and applicant developers, engineers, and consultants to discuss review comments, design standards and resolve disputes.

  • Drives to attend meetings, events, hearings, workshops, and conferences for the purpose of attending presentations, discussion, investigations and evaluations with private property owners, builders, developers, design professionals, government agencies and/or elected officials. They will also need to drive for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining professional certifications and continuing education hours.

Other Duties:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or related degree and five (5) years of related experience reviewing construction plans, managing projects, supervisory experience, and speaking in public and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certifications & Licenses:

Must possess the following:

  • A valid State Drivers License is required.

  • South Carolina Certified Stormwater Plans Reviewer (CSPR).

  • National Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

  • Complete FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute Class EO 273 – Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program, and; EO 278 – National Flood Insurance Program/Community Rating System certifications/ licenses are required.


  • Completed resume preferred.

  • South Carolina licensed Engineer-in-Training (EIT).

  • Architect-in-Training certification preferred (AIT).

Applicants with equivalent experience and/or education may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Attributes


  • Knowledge of flood hazard, watershed, water resource, environmental and natural resource science, policy and administration, including applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes, regulations, and ordinances.

  • Knowledge of stormwater, erosion and sediment control, utilities, transportation, site development standards, and permitting pertinent to construction activities.

  • Knowledge and ability to perform specialized administrative, professional and technical work assisting in the development, implementation and participation in the NFIP’s CRS Rating Program as part of the County's Flood Damage Prevention Program.

Skills, Abilities & Attributes:

  • Ability to review and analyze data and information to confirm compliance with policies and standards.

  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to customers and others on how to apply procedures, standards, and policies to specific situations.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and remain focused in the field and in an open office environment with periodic interruptions.

  • Ability to perform complex calculations, including but not limited to descriptive statistics, advanced geometry or algebra.

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and interpret engineering plans, legal documents, policies, codes, and other technical documents.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret various forms of data.

  • Ability to express ideas and communicate clearly, orally and in writing.

  • Ability to effectively manage, supervise, and mentor Plan Review Staff to obtain optimal performance results and meet expectations.

  • Ability to clearly communicate with a diverse customer base (general public, owners, builders, contractors, engineers, etc.) and resolve potential conflicts.

  • Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers. Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.

Physical & Dexterity Requirements: Requires work involving: standing, walking, gripping or feeling with hands, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling under 1/3 of the time; sitting 1/3 to 2/3 of the time; talking or hearing over 2/3 of the time; lifting up to 50 pounds under 1/3 of the time and up to 10 pounds 1/3 to 2/3 of the time.

Vision Requirements: Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point), Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships), Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).

Disclaimer: York County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. The County seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, a qualified and diverse workforce, will be affirmed. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Salary Information: Starting minimum salary for this position is $60,934.57 (Grade 24) with increases based on qualifications.

How to Apply: Application should be made to York County through this website.

Organization Information
Organization: York County 
Point of Contact: Mark Boland, PE, CFM
Address: PO Box 96
City: York
State: SC 
Zip Code: 29745
Phone: 803-909-7243
Email: [email protected]