The purpose of the class is to perform technical work in the examination of plans, blueprints, and specifications pertaining to the construction of commercial, industrial, and residential projects to ensure structural soundness and compliance with all applicable building/construction codes and ordinances. The class is responsible for examining plans, providing revision recommendations, assisting Building Inspectors, enforcing codes, and reporting. The class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines; independently plans and implements projects; reports progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. This position involves electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural inspections and general enforcement of the building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and structural codes. Requires a High School Diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED); and five (5) years’ experience in the field of building construction, building inspection or plans review; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Considerable knowledge of State and local codes and laws for commercial, industrial and residential building construction. Prior Building Department plan review/inspection experience is a plus. Knowledge of appropriate codes and ability to interpret the codes. Ability to read and interpret complex building/construction plans, diagrams, blueprints, and specifications. Ability to travel within the assigned area will be required for inspections and/or managing assigned projects. Working knowledge of inspection methods and procedures. Working knowledge of office computer software - Microsoft Office®™© applications (i.e.: Microsoft Word®™©, Microsoft Excel®™©, etc.). Requires a valid State of Florida Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
The following Licenses (Provisionals) will be required within six (6) months of employment:
• Commercial Building plans examiner
• Commercial Electrical plans examiner
• Commercial Mechanical plans examiner
• Commercial Plumbing plans examiner
• State of Florida Fire Inspector 1 – may count as one of the required 3 licenses – will be required within 18 months of employment