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


Class Code:X5423

CHIEF BUILDING CODE INSPECTOR

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is responsible supervisory and administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing inspections and code enforcement work of the Florida Building Code and related regulations.

Work involves the responsibility for administering various programs for the inspection of buildings and their appurtenances, structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations to insure adherence to the Florida Building Code, and applicable standards of construction, maintenance, safety, and environmental protection.   Supervision is exercised over a staff of technical employees.   Work is perĀ­formed under administrative direction, and is reviewed through conferences and reports.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

This classification is distinguished from a Building Code Inspector by the supervisory responsibilities over a staff of technical employees, and by the responsibility for independent operating decisions based on experience and knowledge of operations.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Plans, organizes, and supervises structural, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspectional programs and activities.

Directs the work of subordinates engaged in the following activities: structural, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical and related building construction inspections or code enforcement modifications; confers with inspectors on work problems; occasionally accompanies inspectors to review unusual problems and to provide assistance.

Supervises and participates in the checking of building plans and engineering calculations; interprets policies, governing codes, and regulations to employees.

Confers or corresponds with architects, building owners, the general public, and contractors concerning questions about structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes and regulations; recommends changes in codes and regulations.

Prepares or directs the preparation of complaints for legal action against violators of building codes and related regulations.

Supervises the preparation and maintenance of necessary records and reports.

Attends meetings and conferences concerned with code enforcement.

Performs related work as required.    

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Thorough knowledge of national and local structural, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical codes and regulations as requested by assignment.

Thorough knowledge of the major types of building construction, materials, and equipment, and of the stages in construction when possible defects in the structural, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installations may be most easily observed and corrected.

Considerable knowledge of modern developments, current literature, and sources of information in the field of construction, inspection, and code enforcement.

Ability to understand and interpret plans, diagrams, blueprints, and specifications.

Ability to coordinate and supervise the work of a group of technical and clerical personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

Ability to present ideas clearly, orally and in writing.

Ability to enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.

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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Graduation from high school; two (2) years experience as a Certified Building Code Inspector under the jurisdiction of the Florida Building Code.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

 

Eligible for certification by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals as a Chief Inspector pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Building Code.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                       Government Supervisors Association (GSA)

FLSA Status:                           Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:          No

Work Location:                         Building Code Services

Class Spec. Estab ./Revised:             E10/76 R 02/2005


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