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Chief Building Inspector 

Category Development Services  


Highly responsible administrative and professional work in coordinating, overseeing and performing building inspections, plan examinations, and permitting operations for the purpose of enforcing codes, regulating building construction, , general code enforcement, and related activities. Inspection, plan examination and permitting duties are performed in all certification categories (building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical). Responsible for the supervision and management of the building inspection contractors.


  1. Assist the Building Official in the daily oversight and supervision of plans examination, building inspections and permitting activities. Direct work assignments for building inspection contractors.
  2. Provides assistance in the coordination of activities with the Development Coordinator related to building permitting, code enforcement, and contractor licensing activities.
  3. Inspect buildings, plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, and mechanical installations in the process of construction, expansion, alteration or removal and assure that such work is done in conformance with applicable codes, approved plans and permits. Identifies violations of the Florida Building Code, County Code of Ordinances, and other applicable rules and regulations and enforce correction of defects. Maintain records and make reports. Upon completion of construction, assist with final inspections to verify full compliance with codes and approved plans to achieve Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Completion.
  4. Confer with architects, engineers, contractors and general public regarding code requirements and provide technical information.
  5. Assist Building Official in the enforcement of contractor licensing ordinances.
  6. Serve as lead inspector for code enforcement activities.
  7. Assist Building Official in the supervision and management of private contractors for building services.
  8. Review plans, specifications and other data submitted to ensure conformance with building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, life safety and other codes and laws. Attempt to resolve code problems related to construction drawings.
  9. Provide advice and assistance to office and field staff regarding code interpretations. Assure consistency in interpretation of codes among staff members. Conduct field inspections as necessary to complete plan review and resolve code compliance issues.
  10. Assist Building Official in maintenance of code books and literature on approved building materials/processes, staff development and certification and other technical files.
  11. In the absence of the Building Official assists in that capacity as directed by the Building Official.
  12. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least 1 year immediately preceding application and maintain same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  13. Regular attendance.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as required.)

Position Requirements


  1. Knowledge of department plans examination, building permitting and inspection policies and procedures.

  2. Knowledge of structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical construction methods, procedures and materials.

  3. Knowledge of the building codes and ordinances relating to construction plan review, permitting and inspections in the County.

  4. Knowledge of possible building construction and mechanical compliance issues.

  5. Ability to be firm in requiring remedy of building construction compliance issues.

  6. Ability to read and interpret construction codes, plans and specifications.

  7. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and necessary reports.

  8. Ability to supervise a team of employee

  9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and others in the construction trade.


  10. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate degree in Business, Public Administration, Engineering, Construction, Architecture, or a related field..

  11. Five (5) years experience in the trades as a Building Inspector, Contractor, Engineer, Architect, Superintendent, Foreman or competent mechanic in charge of construction.


  12. Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to insurance provider.

  13. Must possessState of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Standard Inspector Certifications in all of the following fields: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, Residential Electrical and Commercial Electrical.

  14. Must possess Level 1 Code Enforcement Certification from the Florida Association of Code Enforcement or other equivalent or greater code enforcement certification.

  15. Possession of State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Standard Plans Examiner Certifications in the fields of; Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Residential Electrical, and Mechanical is preferred.

  16. Certified Floodplain Manager within one (1) year of employment.


  17. Acceptable vision (with or without correction)

  18. Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)

  19. Moderate lifting and carrying (up to 45 pounds)

  20. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing

  21. Ability to enter data into a computer.

  22. Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods of time.

  23. Crawling

  24. Kneeling

  25. Bending

  26. Balancing

  27. Stooping

  28. Climbing of ladders

  29. Able to operate a motor vehicle


  30. Tetanus Within sixty (60) days of employment


  31. Works inside and outside in varying weather conditions with noise, slippery surfaces, and uneven surfaces.

  32. Heights (up to 50 feet)

  33. Some stressful situations.

  34. Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
  35. FLSA Exempt Status
  36. Revised 10/01/2017
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range Salary Range $22.90 - $32.71. Commensurate with experience and licenses/certifications. Benefits package.  
Closing Date July 31, 2018  
Position Chief Building Inspector  
Division Development Services  
Post Internal Days 0  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 7/11/2018  
Location Building Services  

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