CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASSUnder the general supervision of the Code Compliance Director, is responsible for enforcement of local and state building codes. Conducts building code inspections as licensed. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and results obtained. Performs other work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Inspects new/existing buildings during and after construction to ensure compliance with the Florida Building Code and approved plans.
Identifies code violations, issues correction notices and stop work orders. Writes reports of inspections and/or hazards.
Requires that violations be corrected and construction be performed in accordance with approved plans and manufactures’ requirements, or that plans be revised as necessary before approving inspections.
Read and interpret construction drawings, continuous study of updated codes and changes in local, state, and federal laws as they relate to construction and inspection.
Acts as mediator to resolve minor disputes between owners, builders, and developers.
Ability to use a computer to perform database functions.
A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma, GED, or other certificate of competency recognized by the State of Florida, supplemented with more than 5 years certifiable experience in the building construction field. Must possess at least a Standard Building Code Inspectors License in at least one category. . Blueprint reading skills are required. Basic knowledge of the Florida Building Code is required. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license, or possess a valid out-of-state driver’s license with the ability to obtain the Florida driver’s license within 10 days of employment.
B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of Florida Building Codes.
Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with the public to secure compliance with codes.
Knowledge of various building trades and the ability to become certified in other code inspection categories.
Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and other drawings.
Ability to work effectively with others.
Ability to fairly and impartially interpret and enforce the appropriate codes.
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job.
C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to work in heat, cold, around noises and other undesirable weather conditions.
Ability to operate motor vehicles, including small trucks, vans or cars.
Ability to hear and comprehend conversations spoken at various tones of voice and various speeds.
Ability to operate a portable radio (pac-set) or base station.
Ability to see, read, write, speak and comprehend conversation and symbols in English.
Ability to operate a camera, which requires dexterity in hands and fingers.
Ability to walk, stand and sit for periods of time not to exceed four (4) hours consecutively.
Ability to climb steps and ladders to a height of twenty-five (25) feet in order to perform inspections.
Ability to lift weights not to exceed fifty (50) lbs. and carry for distances not to exceed fifty (50) yards.
Ability to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel and squat periodically.
Ability to work irregular hours.
Ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers to type and write.
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE POSITION. WHILE IT IS INTENDED TO ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY, ADD OR REMOVE DUTIES AND ASSIGN OTHER DUTIES AS NECESSARY. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT.
Revision Date - 12/9/14