INSPECTOR I - ELECTRICAL

  • CITY OF PLANTATION, FLORIDA
  • 400 Northwest 73rd Avenue, Plantation, Florida
  • Oct 13, 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 the Florida Electrical Codes and City Ordinances at accepted standards governing the installation and operation of electrical systems and equipment.

An employee in this classification is responsible for the maintenance of standards of electrical work so as to assure the standards of quality, material, workmanship and safety as established by the Florida Electrical Codes, National Electric 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 Electrical Inspector and/or the Chief Building Official on the more difficult or unusual cases. Work performance is reviewed by the Chief Electrical 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

Inspects new and existing wiring and electrical installation in residences, businesses, public and other buildings during construction and completion for workmanship and materials and for conformance to City codes and approved plans and specifications.

Checks plans and workmanship to see that electrical complies with ordinances and regulations, and recommends use of such installations.

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 mechanical plans meet with City requirements.

Performs related work as required and as directed.

Performs inspections which may require employee to climb ladders or multiple flights of stairs, withstand exposure to heights.

This position does not have final procurement authority.

Typical Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of the modern practices involved in constructing, installing maintaining and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment and appliances.

Considerable knowledge of possible defects and faults in electrical wiring and appliances and of standard testing devices and effective corrective measures.

Considerable knowledge of the Florida Building Codes and the National Electrical Code 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 operate a City vehicle and possess the required license.

Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.

Ability to enforce conformity with firmness, tact, and impartiality.

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 learn computer system for permit activities.

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

Ability to detect and locate defective electrical wiring and construction.

Ability to consult with contractors, electricians, building owners, the general public, departmental officials, and others to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships on inspectional and regulatory matters.

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

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Considerable experience as master electrician; preferably including work on a wide variety of construction and installation jobs. Graduation from a standard high school or any equivalent recognized certificate, including or supplemented by courses in electricity and mechanics, or any equivalent combination of experience and training may be combined.

To be eligible for appointment as an Electrical Inspector, such person shall be certified by the State of Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCIAB) as an Electrical Inspector. (Exception: Florida Registered Architects and Florida Registered 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 Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced for at least three (3) years.

(b) Either five (5) years construction experience in the electrical discipline in the supervisory capacity or five (5) years construction experience in the electrical discipline and five (5) years as an active State Certified Electrical Inspector.

(c) An applicant for Certification as Electrical Inspector under the provisions of this section who is a graduate from an accredited school holding a Bachelor or Associate of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering may be credited for three (3) years for Bachelor Degree or one (1) year for an Associate Degree of the required five (5) years' experience.

Exception: Prior to certification by BORA, persons applying for certification as an Electrical Inspector with an Electrical Journeyman license shall comply with the following:
  • Be a Certified Electrical Journeyman for not less than five (5) years and shall have no less than seven (7) years of practical electrical experience.
  • Possess a Standard Inspector license (Electrical) from BCAIB.
  • Be approved to take one (1) of the following three (3) exams and pass it within two (2) years after being certified by BORA:
    • The Florida Electrical Contractor license from ECLB or
    • A Certificate of Competency as a Master Electrical Contractor from Broward County Central Examining Board of Electricians or
    • A Certificate of Competency as a Master Electrician from Miami-Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board, Block proctored, issued on or after January 1, 1968.

(d) Each of the applicants shall possess a current Certificate of Competency as a Master Electrician Contractor or an Electric Contractor or a Journeyman Electrician issued by at least one of the following entitles:
  • Florida Electrical Contractors Licensing Board
  • Broward County Central Examining Board of Electricians
  • 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 Engineer.
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 Incident 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