The City of Fort Lauderdale employees 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 Development Services Department's Building Services Division seeks a Building Inspector.Come and join our Team!!!
The Building Inspector
inspects new and existing structural installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for compliance with the Florida Building Code (FBC), safety standards, local laws, local ordinances and other County, State and Federal regulations.NOTE: 1. You must have practical construction experience in Miami-Dade or Broward counties in Florida to qualify for this position; persons with experience outside of these counties in Florida will not qualify. 2. The duties of this position will include all duties set forth in the official job description.
Both of these job classifications are 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.
"In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants)." Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769. The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary. The City offers participation in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which will require a 3% contribution from employees. Anyone hired after Jan 1, 2021 will be automatically enrolled in FRS. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position. BUILDING INSPECTOR:Starting Pay Rate for Building Inspector: $68,326.96 annual or $32.85 per hour (plus any overtime worked)
JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Inspects new and existing building permitted installations (and enforcement) in residential, commercial and industrial buildings within the city limits to ensure adherence to the FBC, High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ), safety standards, local laws and ordinances
- Confers with architects, engineers, general contractors, attorneys, property owners and others regarding inspections, building materials and practices, and code enforcement matters
- Inspects alteration and repair jobs; checks roof and foundation connections for building additions
- Cites applicable codes to enforce compliance of the violation with corresponding building code and ordinances; Issues Stop Work Orders for work without permits and posts unsafe structures
- Electronically prepares reports and maintains inspection records of work performed and properly enters inspection data, including documents and images using provided hardware and software systems and equipment Posts Notices of Violation on properties, issues warning and citation notices of violation of City Ordinances and the FBC
- Performs related work as required
- Have graduated from a standard high school or vocational school or possess a G.E.D. certificate from a recognized issuing agency. Qualifying work experience may be substituted for the High School or equivalent education requirement on a year-for-year basis
- Possess or be able to obtain a valid State of Florida driver's license within 30 days of hire
- Certified as required by the State of Florida, Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB) as a Standard (Building/Structural) Inspector OR be a Florida Registered Architect or Florida Licensed Professional Engineer (PE). (Required certifications and license must be kept current to continue employment in this class)
- Engineers are exempt from BCAIB certification.
- Certification by the Broward County's Board of Rules and Appeals (BORA) by meeting one of the following (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 two (2) years for Bachelor Degree or one (1) year for an Associate Degree towards the combined experience requirements (An applicant for certification as Structural Inspector under the provisions of this section may only substitute the required two-year HVHZ experience with two years of statewide experience by passing the BORA HVHZ exam):
- Florida Registered Architect or a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer in the discipline requested PLUS two (2) years of HVHZ experience OR
- BCAIB certified Standard Inspector in the Building/Structural discipline with five (5) years of experience within the State of Florida, of which, two (2) years shall have been within HVHZ. (An individual qualifying through this path shall be required to acquire a General Contractors (GC) license by exam, within one (1) year of initial certification as an Inspector) OR
- Licensed GC with at least five (5) years of experience within the State of Florida in the Structural/Building discipline where two (2) years of which were within the HVHZ OR
- Five (5) years construction experience in the Structural/Building discipline in a supervisory capacity of which at least two (2) years shall have been within the jurisdiction of HVHZ. An individual qualifying through this path must acquire an Unlimited GC license by exam, from the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) OR Broward County Examining Board OR the Miami-Dade Construction Trades Qualifying Board within one (1) year of initial certification as an Inspector OR
- Ten (10) years construction experience in the Structural/Building discipline of which at least two (2) years shall have been within the jurisdiction of the HVHZ. An individual qualifying through this path must acquire an Unlimited GC license by exam, from either the CILB OR Broward County Examining Board OR the Miami-Dade Construction Trades Qualifying Board within one (1) year of initial certification as an Inspector
: Inspectors holding a Certificate of Competency in any area of construction shall not use their Certification to engage in free enterprise competing against persons or firms that may do business within Broward County whose work they may also inspect, nor may they allow their Certificate of Competency to be used by another person or firm.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. PHYSICAL STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The position involves medium physical demands, such as exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Ability to lift, carry, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, walk, push, pull, grasp, stand and access heights or areas where limited space is available.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION
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
. NOTE: This posting will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.