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.
Work involves the review and disposition of applications and plans for building permits to insure that all such construction meets the required standards of the Florida Building Code, National Fire Protection Association, Americans with Disabilities Act 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 Chief Building Official. Work performance is reviewed by 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 building plans review services; coordinates plans review activities in conformance with sound plans review standards; issues inspection reports.
Structural Plans Examiner shall have the power and duties as may be delegated by the Chief Building Inspector or Building Director/Building Official.
Reviews plans/specifications for compliance for Florida Building Code and related Codes and City ordinances.
Reviews plans for compliance with Development Review Committee and reports to Building Director.
Performs inspections of all buildings or structures as to the conformity to conditions of the permit.
Checks to insure that building plans meet with the City's building requirements.
Prepares reports, performs inspections and investigations as required.
Conducts field visits and inspections as required by Chief Building Inspector and Chief Building Official.
Consults and deals with the general public, department officials, contractors, building owners and associates.
Enforces building codes.
Performs duties of Chief Building Inspector during his absence.
Performs inspections, which may require employee to climb ladders or multiple flights of stairs, withstand exposure to heights, walk on steep inclines, such as roofs.
Chairs Advisory Board for the Disabled for the Building Official.
Schedules/holds Pre-construction meetings on specific projects.
This position does not have final procurement authority.
Performs related work as required and as directed. Typical Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of modern building construction practices, methods, materials and equipment.
Considerable knowledge of City, County and State laws and regulations governing building standards.
Knowledge of modern office procedures, practices and methods.
Ability to understand and interpret plans and specifications.
Ability to coordinate and plan inspection 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 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 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 Plans Examiner, such person shall be certified by the State of Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCIA) as a Structural Plans Examiner. (Exception: Florida Registered Architects and Florida Registered Engineers are exempt from BCIA certification only).
Such person shall be certified by the Board of Rules and Appeals and shall meet one or more of the following qualifications:
- A Florida Registered Architect or Registered Professional Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced within the jurisdiction of this Code for at least three(3) years and two (2) years as a structural inspector under the jurisdiction of the building code; or
- Ten (10) years experience as a licensed General Contractor (Unlimited) five (5) years of which shall have been construction experience in the Structural discipline within the jurisdiction of FBC code; or:
- Five (5) years experience as Chief Structural Inspector, Structural Plans Examiner or Structural Inspector, three (3) years of which shall have been with the jurisdiction of this Code.
- 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 ten year experience for the Structural discipline as listed below:
Each of the applicants shall possess a current Certificate of Competency as a General Contractor (Unlimited) issued by:
- Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
- Broward County Central Examining Board of Building Construction Trades (as Class "A" Unlimited General Contractor) Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board, Block proctored, issued on or after January 1, 1968.
- Any other proctored examination graded by an independent testing agency approved by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals.
This classification may be designated as required to work for declared emergencies. Attendance at National Incident Management System (NIMS) training at the appropriate level is mandatory.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous