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The purpose of this position is to provide technical work reviewing plans and inspecting building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and gas construction, alterations or repairs for compliance with codes, laws and regulations. Duties require sound technical judgment in multiple disciplines and discretions in applying standard trade practices. Building Inspector must be able to perform responsible and skilled work in plan review and the inspection of the following disciplines: building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and gas. Performance is reviewed through observation, oral and written reports, records and conferences.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Performs inspections for all building trades (building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and gas) in residential and multi-family inspections including plan review.

Commercial inspections - performs inspections for all building trades and Code Enforcement inspections.

Speaks with owners regarding compliance,  attends Code Enforcement Board meetings.

Performs plan review and completes various forms and paper work.

Performs occupational license inspections in conjunction with the Fire Marshall for new businesses.

Attends meetings and various seminars to stay up to date and aware of all changes and new code requirements.

Performs related non-essential duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of materials and methods used in building construction, alterations and repair, trade techniques, minimum housing standards, national and local building codes. Thorough knowledge and State “standard” inspector certification in at least three specialty areas (i.e., building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas) including ability to review permit applications and examine plans and specifications to determine compliance with all applicable codes in the specialties for which hired. Provide inspections and technical advice as needed. Ability to: recognize faulty construction, substandard materials, conditions of hazard; to interpret plans and specifications; to prepare reports and communicate clearly, orally and in writing; read and interpret various codes, construction plans and blueprints; prepare and maintain accurate records, and make necessary reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors; engineers and others in the construction trade, as well as the general public; and be physically capable of performing essential duties as required.


High school graduation or GED; preferably with some advanced course work in a related field. An Associate’s degree is desirable. Experience in commercial and residential construction, including four (4) years experience at the supervisory level in the building construction trades, or at least three (3) years at the contractor level and at least five (5) years experience in respective trade; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License. Possession of ”standard” certification by the State of Florida in ALL of the following disciplines: building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and gas, including certification in plan review for those specialties.


PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Physical and dexterity refers to the requirement for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, and lifting much of the time and involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: Environmental hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

The job may risk exposure to extreme heat and/or cold, bright/dim light, dusts and pollen, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, animals/wildlife, fumes and/or noxious odors, traffic, moving machinery, electrical shock, and heights.

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Sensory ability refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell required by the job.

The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, depth perception, and texture perception.


JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS: Judgments and decisions refer to the frequency and complexity of judgments and decisions given the stability of the work environments, the nature and type of guidance, and the breadth of impact of the judgments and decisions.

Requires being responsible to guide others, requiring frequent decisions, affecting the individual, coworkers, and others who depend on the service or product; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures but many variations from the routine.

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