This is an exempt position, which is technical work responsible for the inspection/plan review of building construction, plans, alterations, or repairs for compliance with Florida Building Code, laws and regulations for building and licensing.
The employee in this classification involves the review and disposition of applications and plans for building permits to ensure that all such construction meets the required standards of the Florida Building Code, National Fire Protection Association, Americans with Disabilities Act, City of Plantation Ordinance and all related codes as to construction, maintenance, safety and conformance. Work is carried out independently, but employee may receive work orders from the Chief Building Inspector and or the Chief Building Official. Work performance is reviewed by the Chief Structural Inspector and/or the Chief Building Inspector.
Employees are hired as AT WILL employees that serve at the pleasure of the City and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.Examples of Duties
Performs the structural plans review services; coordinates plans review activities in conformance with sound plans review standards; issues inspection reports.
Structural Inspector II shall have the power and duties as may be delegated by the Chief Structural Inspector or Building Director/Building Official.
Prepares reports, performs inspections and investigations as required.
Consults and deals with the general public, department officials, contractors, building owners and associates.
Checks to insure that building plans meet with the City's building requirements.
Performs related work as required and as directed.
Performs inspections of all buildings or structures as to the conformity to conditions of the permit.
Performs inspections, which may require employee to climb ladders or multiple flights of stairs, withstand exposure to heights, and walk on steep inclines, such as roofs.
Enforces building and related City codes.
This position does not have final procurement authority.Typical Qualifications
Considerable knowledge of modern building construction practices, methods, materials and equipment.
Considerable knowledge of modern office procedures, practices and methods.
Considerable knowledge of City, County and State laws and regulations governing building standards.
Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship and operations at any stage of the installation.
Ability to coordinate and plan inspection activities of the City.
Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
Ability to understand and interpret plans and specifications.
Ability to operate a City vehicle and possess the required license.
Ability to enforce inconformity with firmness, tact, and impartiality.
Ability to perform field inspection work.
Ability to consult with contractors, building owners, the general public, departmental officials, and associates to maintain satisfactory working relationships on inspection and regulatory matters.
Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to complete work assignments correctly.
Ability to adhere to tight schedules and still maintain work quality.
Ability to climb ladders or multiple flights of stairs, withstand exposure to heights and walk on steep inclines, such as roof to perform inspections.
Ability to learn computer system for permit activities.
Ability to train subordinates.
Ability to research microfilm/digitizer and operation of systems.
Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other municipal employees, department officials and the general public.DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from a standard high school or an equivalent recognized certificate, considerable responsible experience in the inspection of plans, specifications, construction installation and alterations of various building trades, project or any equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered. To be eligible for appointment as a Structural Inspector II, such person shall be certified by the State of Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCIAB) as a Structural Plans Examiner and Structural Inspector. Exception: ( Architects and Engineers are exempt from BCIAB certification only).
Such person shall be certified by the Board of Rules and Appeals and shall meet at least one of the following qualifications:
a. An Architect or an Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced within the HVHZ for a minimum of three (3) years, and a minimum two (2) years as an Structural Inspector employed by a municipality or private company contracted with a municipality within the HVHZ.
b. Seven (7) years' of combined experience as a license General Contractor (Unlimited), five (5) years of which shall have been construction experience in the Structural discipline within the HVHZ, and a minimum of two (2) years as a Structural Inspector, of which one year may be Florida School Board Inspector experience, employed by a municipality or private company contracted with a municipality within the HVHZ.
c. Five (5) years' experience as a Structural Plans Examiner or Structural Inspector, and three (3) years of construction experience in the Structural discipline, which shall have been with the HVHZ, and certified by BCAIB.
d. An applicant for Certification as a Structural Plans Examiner under the provisions of this section who is a graduate from an accredited school holding a Bachelor or Associate of Science degree in Engineering, Architecture or Building Construction may be credited for three (3) years for Bachelor Degree or one (1) year for an Associate Degree of the required seven (7) years of combined experience for the Structural discipline.
e. An applicant for Certification as a Structural Plans Examiner under the provisions of this section, who has passed BORA HVHZ Competency exam may substitute experience within the State of Florida for the required HVHZ experience requirements as specified in Section 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.Each of the applicants shall possess a current Certificate of Competency as a General Contractor (Unlimited) issued by at least one of the following entities:
- Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
- Broward County Central Examining Board of Building Construction Trades (as Class "A" Unlimited General Contractor)
- Miami-Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board, Block proctored, issued on or after January 1, 1968.
- Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as an Architect or Engineer.