NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced technical work in the enforcement of the Florida Building Code and related regulations.
Work involves the performance of inspections in building construction, electrical, plumbing or mechanical installations. Specific area of responsibility depends upon certification and trades experience. Employees inspect buildings and ensure compliance with building plans. Work is performed with considerable independence within established codes, regulations, and technical guidelines, and is reviewed by administrative superiors through conferences and reports.
Conducts inspections for compliance with codes and regulations governing building construction, alteration and repair, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installations; observes progress during stages in construction for possible defects and violations that must be corrected.
Reviews code standards and departmental regulations recommending changes when needed; reviews and checks blueprints, plans, and sketches associated with a permit in relation to the actual construction, alteration, or repair.
Confers with contractors, engineers, property owners, and other interested parties; explains building codes and regulations.
Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports.
Attends meetings and conferences concerned with building code enforcement.
Issues citations of violations according to provisions of the Florida Building Code.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, and practices used in building construction, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installation depending on area of responsibility.
Considerable knowledge of possible defects and flaws in building construction, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installation, and of effective corrective measures.
Considerable knowledge of the codes and regulations governing building construction, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installations, alteration, and repair, and environmental protection.
Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, and blueprints, and to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction process.
Ability to explain and enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
Ability to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; four (4) years experience in a wide variety of skilled residential and commercial construction which includes building inspection work in the electrical, plumbing, mechanical or building fields depending on area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Certified as a Building Code Inspector by the State of Florida and the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Building Code.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 10/1976 R 08/2010