BUILDING INSPECTOR / SR. BUILDING INSPECTOR (S091, S039)

  • City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Apr 29, 2019
Full Time Building and Safety Code Enforcement and Inspections Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $31.57 - $48.94 Hourly

Job Description

The Building Services Division at the Department of Sustainable Development is seeking a Building Inspector (or Senior Building Inspector).

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees.  Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service.  Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission:  We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.  Would you fit in?  Apply now.

BUILDING INSPECTOR:

SALARY RANGE

$31.57 - $48.94 Hourly or $65,674.48 - $101,801.81 Annually

This is inspection work of average difficulty in securing compliance with the City of Fort Lauderdale Ordinances, the Florida Building Code, and other County, State and Federal regulations.  They are responsible for inspecting new and existing structural installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for compliance with the Florida Building Code, safety standards, local laws, local ordinances and other County, State and Federal regulations.
Work is subject to periodic checks and inspections, reports are reviewed, and complaints investigated by a supervisor.  The employee may be assigned to the Building Services Section or the Building Compliance Section of the Building Service Division.
 
SENIOR BUILDING INSPECTOR:

SALARY RANGE
$35.05 - $54.33 Hourly or $72,912.68 - $113,009.35 Annually

Inspects new and existing building installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for compliance with the Florida Building Code, High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ), safety standards, laws and ordinances. Reviews building plans and specifications of proposed building installations in detail for compliance with the Florida Building Code, City Code of Ordinances and other applicable rules and regulations effective in the City prior to the issuance of building permits. Reviews plans, deals with the public and responsible for field assignments as necessary.

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NOTE:  The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This job classification is 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.
 
The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!
 
Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan!
That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale!   Please visit StudentAid.gov/ publicservice for more information or to see if you qualify.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).
 
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse poses a threat to the health and safety of City's community builders and to the security of the City's equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.
 
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job . In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
 
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.
 

JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS AS A BUILDING INSPECTOR:
  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must possess a Florida Building Inspector's License (BN) and
  3. Five (5) years of construction experience, with a minimum of two (2) years experience in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ).
  4. Possess a current Certificate of Competency as a General Contractor issued by the Broward County Central Examining Board, State of Florida, or an equivalent issuing agency
  5. Possess a Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record, or be able to obtain one by date of hire.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS AS SENIOR BUILDING INSPECTOR:
  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.  Qualifying work experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
  2. An Architect or an Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced within the area of High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) for at least three (3) years, or
  3. Five (5) years construction experience in the Structural discipline in a supervisory capacity of which at least two (2) hears shall have been within the jurisdiction of the HVHZ code, or
  4. Five (5) years construction experience in the Structural discipline and five (5) years as an active State Certified Structural Inspector of which at least two (2) years shall have been within the jurisdiction of the HVHZ code.
  5. Also, must possess current BCAIB certification as a structural/building plans examiner (PX license) with 2 years' experience as a Structural/Building Inspector (BN license) in the HVHZ.
  6. Possess a Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record, or be able to obtain one by date of hire.
 
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.

NOTE:    Required certifications must be kept current to continue employment in this class.

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.
 
BUILDING INSPECTOR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Established Date: 11/18/2018      Revised Date: N/A
Management Category: N/A         Classification Level: Advanced
FLSA: Non-Exempt                       EEO Code: 1 - Official/Administrator
Job Code: TM015                         Pay Grade: TG10

SENIOR BUILDING INSPECTOR SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Established Date: 11/18/2018      Revised Date: N/A
Management Category: N/A         Classification Level: Advanced
FLSA: Non-Exempt                       EEO Code: 1 - Official/Administrator
Job Code: TM109                          Pay Grade: TG11
 
Closing Date/Time: Continuous