Deputy Building Official Job Description

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

Under the supervision of the Code Compliance Director, performs specialized and responsible supervisory work. Incumbent is responsible for general supervision of the Building Division and works with considerable independence within the scope of established policies and procedures. Incumbent coordinates the functions of the entire Building function to ensure completion of the division goals and objectives. Position requires discretion and diplomatic skill in explaining policies and working effectively with City personnel, officials, and the public. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and by results obtained. Incumbent is responsible for the supervision of the Code Compliance Division in the absence of the Code Compliance Director. Performs other work as required.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

A. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

General supervision of the building section inspection personnel and scheduling of all inspection activities of the inspectors as required to ensure compliance with Federal, State and local codes.

Coordinates the activities of the plans examiners to ensure code compliance and an effective communications link with the inspection personnel.

Handles complaints from both citizens and contractors as they relate to construction within the city.

Compiles and prepares reports, searches files and other sources to develop background materials.

Assists in the preparation of recommendations for legislation regarding the regulation of construction in accordance with the applicable state laws and city codes.

Prepares replies to correspondence from dictation, instructions or on own initiative,..

B. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Assume duties of Building Official during absence of the Code Compliance Director.

 

REQUIREMENTS

A. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school graduate or GED. Ten years experience as an architect, engineer, inspector, contractor, or superintendent of construction, five years of which should have been at the supervisory or managerial level or equivalent combination of acceptable education, training, and experience. Certification by the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation with the classification as Building Code Administrator (Building Official) and Standard Inspector (Building) required. Certification by the Office of the State Fire Marshal as a Municipal Fire Safety Inspector is desirable. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License or a valid out of state driver’s license and obtain a Florida Driver’s license within 10 days of employment.

B. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of managerial and supervisory methods and practices.

Knowledge of building construction practices, codes, and laws, and inspection techniques.

Knowledge of fire protection construction practices and techniques.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and review the work of others.

Ability to enforce laws, ordinances, and regulations with tact and impartiality.

Skill in applying the various codes and laws to practical everyday situations.

Knowledge of current procedures and practices in planning and organizing work to meet goals and objectives.

Skill in the use of a personal computer and various applications programs.

Ability to work effectively and courteously with the public and other employees.

C. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to see and read letters, numbers, words, characters or symbols which are both large and small.

Ability to print and draw letters, numbers, words, characters, and symbols - must be legible and understood by others.

Ability to use a computer keyboard and type at a specific rate of speed which requires the use of fingers and hands.

Ability to hear, speak and understand conversation in English in a normal tone of voice and with an accent. Use of senses which include sight and hearing.

Ability to lift, carry, push or pull items which may weigh between one and 50 lbs.

Ability to carry items from one point to the other for a distance which may range from less than 10 feet to not more than 300 yds.

Ability to bend, kneel, or squat and stay that way for periods between one and ten minutes.

Ability to move back and forth and sideways while in a bending, kneeling, or squatting position.

Ability to carry on conversations with public and other staff members.

Ability to work in a busy environment and around noise.


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 - 02/19/2014