• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jul 11, 2020
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $73,632.00 - $114,129.60 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

The Department of Sustainable Development's Building Services Division is seeking a Senior Mechanical Inspector.

The Senior Mechanical Inspector inspects new and existing mechanical installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. In conformance to the Florida Building Code, safety standards, laws, ordinances and other County, State and Federal regulations. Reviews building plans and specifications of proposed mechanical installations in detail for compliance with the Florida Building Code, City Code of Ordinances and other applicable rules and regulations effective in the City prior to the issuance of building permits.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!

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This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.


  • Inspects new and existing air-conditioning, mechanical ventilation systems and refrigeration installations in residential, commercial and industrial buildings for conformance to the Florida Building Code and local ordinances
  • Occasionally reviews building plans and specifications of proposed mechanical installations in detail for conformity with the South Florida Building Code, City Code of Ordinances and other applicable rules and regulations effective in the City prior to the issuance of building permits
  • Confers with architects, engineers, general contractors, attorneys, property owners and others regarding inspections, building materials and practices
  • Inspects alteration and repair jobs involving mechanical systems
  • Investigates complaints relating to mechanical systems in construction, repair, alterations ; interviews property owners, tenants and complainants to determine nature of violations and recommends corrective measures
  • Enters sites under construction, which may involve climbing, crawling or accessing areas where limited space is available
  • Prepares inspection reports and maintains records of work performed
  • Occasionally reviews and evaluates drawings and specifications of prefabricated building components to determine minimum code compliance for mechanical installations
  • Answers inquiries concerning building code requirements as they relate to mechanical systems


  1. High School Diploma or equivalent. Qualifying work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
  2. Must be certified as required by the State of Florida, Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB), as a Mechanical Plans Examiner and as a Mechanical Inspector, and
  3. Must possess a current Certificate of Competency as a Mechanical Contractor, Class "A" Air Conditioning Contractor, Class "B" Air Conditioning Contractor or
  4. Must have five (5) years construction experience in the mechanical discipline in a supervisory capacity or five (5) years construction experience in the mechanical discipline and five (5) years as an active State Certified Mechanical Inspector, or
  5. Must possess a Certificate of Competency with at least five (5) years' experience as a Certified Mechanical Journeyman, with at least (7) years of practical mechanical experience, issued by at least one of the following entities:
  1. Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
  2. Broward County Central Examining Board of Mechanical Contractors and Specialty Mechanical Contractors
  3. Miami-Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board, issued on or after January 1, 1968,
Or, Must be certified by the State of Florida DBPR-FBPE as an Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced for at least three (3) years
  • Possess a Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record, or be able to obtain one by date of hire.

Special Requirements:

Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204) at time of application.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).

Established Date: 11/18/2018 Revised Date: N/A
Management Category: N/A Classification Level: Advanced
FLSA: Non-Exempt Classification Status: Classified
Job Code: TM115 EEO Code: 1 - Official/Administrator
Pay Grade: TG11
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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