Building Inspector I (1300)

General Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
"Building code inspector" or "inspector" means any of those employees of local governments or state agencies with building construction regulation responsibility who themselves conduct inspections of building construction, erection, repair, addition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state law or municipal or county ordinance.
Essential Job Functions:Essential functions are fundamental job duties. They do not include marginal tasks which are also performed but are incidental to the primary functions. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position, nor does every position allocated to the class necessarily perform every duty listed. Personal characteristics required of all employees such as honesty, industry, sobriety and the ability to get along with others, are presumed qualities and may not be listed specifically.
Inspects building in the course of construction, alteration and repair;
Inspects adequacy of foundations and structural safety for conformity with approved plans;
Checks foundation to insure they have been properly dug in good soil according to approved plans and building codes;
Checks location of footings in reference to side boundaries upon which proposed structures are to be erected;
Inspects concrete floor slabs;
Checks hardness to fill type of reinforcing, plumbing and elevation of the finished floor in reference to established criteria for the geographical area;
Makes tie beam inspections of the concrete block of column wall;
Checks for proper depth, amount, size and placing of reinforcing steel;
Makes final inspection of building against approved plans to insure that same has been complied with;
Interprets policies and procedures for adherence to and application of the Development Services Center Customer Service Standards as well as other program guidelines as established at the time of employment or modified thereafter.
Performs clerical work, preparing work sheets and activities reports;
Answers phone questions from public pertaining to building;
Issues verbal and written instructions to contractors and other parties to correct building violations;
Prepares and submits reports of buildings found to be in violation of codes or unsound structurally;
Performs related duties as required.
All employees may have a role in the County's disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts, as may be designated in the County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS: Must be able to operate a motor vehicle to visit job sites; requires walking, stooping , bending and climbing to make inspections; requires moderate lifting up to 40 pounds.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work indoors and outdoors; frequently inspects buildings in process at construction sites.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Materials and methods used in general building construction; building trade and stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be observed and corrected.
ABILITY TO: Recognize faulty construction or hazardous conditions; read and interpret building construction plans and specifications, Florida Statutes, and other related documents;
enforce codes and regulations in a firm, tactful and impartial manner; submit and maintain reports and records; establish and maintain working relationship with employees, contractors, engineers and public; communicate using speaking, hearing and vision skills.
SKILLS: Use of standard testing devises of the building trades; use of computer and related software applications.
Minimum Qualifications:ATTENTION:
We do not accept resumes; therefore, RESUMES should not be submitted. To be considered, please complete the online application and upload your educational documentation (diploma, transcripts, etc.) and/or applicable certifications which are stated below in the minimum qualifications for the position. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected.
Graduation from high school or GED.
1. Must hold a valid State of Florida Standard Building Inspector Certificate ; or,
Meets eligibility requirements according to the following criteria:
a. Is at least 18 years of age; and
b. Demonstrates 5 years combined experience in the field of building construction or building code inspection; or
c. Demonstrates a combination of postsecondary education in the field of construction and experience which totals 4 years, with at least 1 year of such experience in building construction or building code inspection; or
d. Demonstrates a combination of technical education in the field of construction or a related field and experience which totals 4 years, with at least 1 year of such total being experience in construction, building code inspection, or plans review; or
e. Currently holds a standard certificate as issued by the board and satisfactorily completed a building code inspector or plans examiner training program of not less than 200 hours in building code inspection.
2. Must obtain a valid State of Florida Provisional Building Inspector Certificate within six (6) months and a valid State of Florida Standard Building Inspector Certificate within three (3) years of hiring date.
LICENSE: Applicant must have a valid Florida Driver's License at the date of hire and shall maintain said license while employed in this position.
Certificates shall be maintained as required by Florida law. (Chapter 468 F.S.)
Supplemental Information:Applicants must have at least the minimum educational documentation and/or certifications (requested within the job description) uploaded with their application to be eligible for consideration. Documentation may be uploaded at the time of application, scanned and emailed, faxed, or hand-delivered.
Without proper documentation, your application will not be considered. If you have previously applied, you may log into your saved account to view your documents currently on file. Other than this announcement, no further notification will be sent.
NOTE: The information given on your application will be evaluated against the minimum qualifications of the job description. After all applications are evaluated, your name will be placed on the employment list and sent to appropriate hiring authority for consideration.
The online application and complete job descriptions can be viewed at www.santarosa.fl.gov Complete job descriptions may also be obtained at the Human Resources office located at 6495 Caroline Street, Suite H Milton, FL 32570.
Candidates may be asked to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the position during the interview process.
A Drug Free Workplace/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER /Veteran's Preference will be given in accordance with Florida Statutes.

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