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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:P5425

BUILDING OFFICIAL

NATURE OF WORK

This is technical and administrative work in the enforcement of the Florida Building Code and related regulations.

Work involves directing and supervising the County building inspection and code enforcement programs. Work includes responsibility for the development and maintenance of policies and procedures related to the enforcement of all applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations. The employee attends meetings of Examining Boards and Board of Rules and Appeals. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of program effectiveness.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Supervises and coordinates through subordinates the enforcement of the Florida Building Code; confers with staff members on work problems; occasionally accompanies staff in the field to review unusual problems and to give general assistance.

Supervises approval of applications for building permits; confers or corresponds with architects, building owners, and contractors concerning questions involved in the enforcement process.

Coordinates activities of the County inspection section with municipal and state agencies as needed.

Attends and participates in the activities of various boards and commissions dealing with matters relating to the   Florida Building Code; makes recommendations for changes in ordinances and regulations relative to construction.

Supervises the formulation of written procedures for the building inspection section.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of engineering principles as applied to the design and construction of a broad range of building structures and facilities.

Thorough knowledge of current literature, trends, and developments in the field of county building inspection, plan review and code enforcement.

Thorough knowledge of the Florida Building Code.

Thorough knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization, and administration.

Ability to plan, direct, and coordinate the work of subordinates.

Ability to express 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 BrowardCounty'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, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering, architecture or related field; six (6) years experience in building trades or inspectional work including four (4) years experience in the supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Certified as a Building Official by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Building Code.

Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                      Government Supervisors Association – (Professional Unit)

FLSA Status:                           Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:          No

Work Location:                         Building Code Services

Class Spec. Estab ./Revised:                                                      E10/1976  R 01/2005

 


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