Code Compliance Inspector (Building) I Job Description

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Under the general direction of the Code Compliance Director, performs a variety of specialized inspection tasks to enforce the City building and related codes. Incumbents perform technical work in the inspection of new and existing buildings and structures to enforce conformance to building and zoning laws and approved plans, specifications, and standards. Works independently in the field making decisions. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports, and results obtained. Performs other work as required.




May inspect all construction, residential, commercial and industrial, during and after construction for compliance with applicable codes and the approved plans.

Identifies code violations; issues correction notices and stop work orders.

May 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.

May conduct investigations, prepare special reports, and maintain activity records.

Acts as mediator to resolve minor disputes between owners, builders, and developers.

May inspect houses for compliance with the Standard Housing Code; performs initial and final inspections for rehabilitation projects; also may recommend condemnation of properties and structures.

May survey the City for code violations such as overgrown lots, trash, debris, and abandoned vehicles; researches to secure name and address of owner; prepares correspondence notifying owner of the violation, requesting resolution under terms of the ordinance, and follows up to ensure compliance.

Handles responses to complaints received by the department; researches and notifies complainant of resolution.

May prepare and present cases before the City's Code Enforcement Board.



Ability to use a computer to perform database functions.



High school diploma, GED, supplemented with a minimum 5 years certifiable experience working in the construction field,.

Must possess or obtain within 90 days of employment, provisional licensing as a Building Inspector through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Must obtain Certification as a Building Inspector through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation within 12 months of employment.

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License, or possess a valid out of state driver’s license and obtain the State of Florida within 10 days of employment.



Knowledge of the City code of ordinances.

Knowledge of the geography of the City.

Ability to explain and enforce the state codes with firmness and tact.

Ability to handle complaints in a courteous and efficient manner.

Ability to work independently and to make sound decisions based on well established procedures and municipal regulations.

Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.

Skill in interpreting and applying codes to field problems and situations in a fair and impartial manner.



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) yds.

Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl and squat periodically.

Ability to work irregular hours.

Ability to use hands, wrists, and fingers to write and type.

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 - 03/29/2018