INSPECTOR I - STRUCTURAL

  • CITY OF PLANTATION, FLORIDA
  • 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $57,464.00 - $94,816.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

This is an exempt position, which is skilled inspection work in securing compliance with structural codes, laws and regulations governing existing and new structural installations.

The employee in this classification is responsible for the inspection of all construction to ensure that the required standards of quality, material, workmanship and safety as established by the Florida Building Code, Florida Fire Prevention Code, and City Ordinances. This employee normally works independently on field inspections, making decisions requiring the use of technical judgment and discretion, however, consults with the Chief Structural Inspector and/or the Chief's Building Official on the more difficult or unusual cases. Work performance is reviewed by the Chief Structural Inspector and/or the Chief Building Official.

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 building inspection services, coordinates inspection activities in conformance with sound inspection standards; issues inspection reports.

Structural Inspectors shall have the power and duties as may be delegated by the Chief Structural Inspector or Chief Building Official.

Prepares reports, performs inspections and investigations as required.

Consults and deals with the general public, departmental officials, contractors building owners and associates.

Checks to insure that all buildings comply with the City 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.

Enforces building and related City codes.

This position does not have final procurement authority.

Typical Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of modern practices and methods employed in structural inspection.

Considerable knowledge of City 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 inspectional activities of the City.

Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.

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 and to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships on inspectional 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 a roof to perform inspections.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other municipal employees, departmental officials and the general public.

Ability to learn computer system for permit activities.

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 buildings, trades, projects or any equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered.

To be eligible for appointment as a Structural Inspector or Limited Structural Building Inspector, such person shall be certified by the State of Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCIAB) as a 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 area of HVHZ for at least three (3) years or
b. Either five (5) years construction experience in the Structural discipline in a supervisory capacity of which at least two (2) years shall have been within thejurisdiction of the HVHZ code or five (5) years as an active State Certified Structural Inspector of which at least two (2) years shall have been within the jurisdiction of HVHZ code. An applicant for certification as Structural Inspector under the provision of this section, who has passed BORA HVHZ Exam may substitute experience within the State of Florida for the required HVHZ Experience.
c. An applicant for Certification as a Structural Inspector 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 five year experience.

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 Regulations as an Architect or Engineer.

Exception: Individuals holding licenses as a residential contractor and/or building contractor, with a current Certificate of Competency issued by the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board or Broward County Central Examining Board of Building Construction Trades, may be certified as Limited Structural Building Inspector or Limited Structural Residential Inspector with duties limited to the type and size of work for which they are certified to build. Inspectors employed under this Exception shall be required to attend the first available formal educational course as approved by BORA immediately following employment.

For those who are hired without certifications, upon obtaining them, they would receive a $3000 increase in pay. Individuals who already have certification upon hire would be brought in above the minimum at the level of $60,464.00, incorporating that $3000 increase up front. Additionally, it is recommended that those who receive the bonus after certification be required to stay with the City for at least two years or be required to pay this money back upon separation.

Supplemental Information

This is a designated "Recovery" classification in the City's Emergency Operations Plan and will require the employee occupying this position to work for declared emergencies. Attendance at National Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida United States View Map