BUILDING INSPECTOR/PLANS EXAMINER
Pay Grade: 244
Starting Range: $52,374.40 to $79,788.80
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Under general direction, performs technical building inspection to determine and enforce compliance with State, County and City laws, codes and ordinances in relation to building and housing, as well as plumbing, electrical and mechanical, as licensed. Although new employees receive assistance on new or more difficult inspections, most work is performed independently with considerable use of technical judgment and discretion.
EXAMPLES OF MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED - City vehicle; blueprint machine; camera; basic cartographic tools; general office and computer equipment
SUPERVISION RECEIVED - Building Official
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Performs site inspections of the building, alteration and repair of single-family, multi-family and commercial structures during the course of construction, as required;
• Determines compliance with State, County and City building laws, codes and ordinances, fire and safety restrictions, Building Codes and Energy Codes;
• Meets with contractors, developers and property owners to explain and interpret the laws;
• Assists with compliance;
• Performs site re-inspections and follow up;
• Issues deficiency write-ups and violation notices;
• Examines building plans for compliance with applicable state and local codes;
• Issues building permits;
• Reviews, researches and evaluates existing codes and regulations;
• Recommends amendments and revisions;
• Advises contractors and homeowners of building code requirements;
• Collects and analyzes data for departmental reports;
• Represents the department on various advisory boards;
• Prepares and maintains various departmental records;
• Answers telephone inquiries;
• Performs other related duties as required.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS –
• Assists the City in the preparation for and aftermath of a major emergency such as a hurricane or other storm or disaster, as needed
Salary Range – $52,377.90 - $79,794.00 (DOQ); EXCELLENT benefits (Note: Benefit information is posted on city website at www.eustis.org, or call Human Resources at 352-483-5472). Only applicants with the most job related qualifications will be selected for interview and further consideration. Final candidates are required to pass a drug test and are offered a conditional offer of employment contingent upon satisfactory results of a thorough background check including criminal history, driver’s license check (if DL required for position) & medical exam.
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
IMPORTANT: The City of Eustis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship, genetic information or any other factor protected by law. The City provides Veteran’s Preference per FS 295.07. Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must complete a City of Eustis application identifying themselves as an eligible veteran and submit FDVA form VP-1, VP-2, or VP-3 along with documentation, as soon as possible (contact HR for forms). When a preference-eligible applicant receives notice of a hiring decision and believes that he or she was not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, the applicant may file a written complaint requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint shall be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice is received by the preference-eligible applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation to the extent provided by law. If accommodation is needed for applicant testing, please inform the City, prior to the testing date.
Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 12:00 midnight on the closing date. The City may close positions that are posted with an “Open” closing date at any time, without prior notice. While we highly recommend that applicants use our online Job Application Builder, we also have printable applications available for download at www.eustis.org. Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday. For more information, please visit Human Resources at www.eustis.org or call us at 352-483-5472. Under Fla. Law, all application materials are public record and subject to public scrutiny.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Thorough knowledge of the materials and methods used in general building construction, alteration and repair and the building trades; knowledge of national and local building codes, laws and ordinances; knowledge of the legal procedures involved in building inspection.
Ability to read and interpret building construction plans/blueprints and specifications; significant ability to meet and work with contractors, developers, property owners; ability to maintain accurate records; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in verbal and written form; ability to assemble, organize and analyze data and compose written and oral reports; ability to drive a vehicle; ability to remain at a City work shelter, before, during and after a hurricane or other storm or disaster, if asked.
High School Diploma or recognized equivalent, (5) five years building construction or building code experience; and a valid Florida Driver’s license. Certified Plans Examiner from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in accordance with FS Ch 468, Part XIII and a Standard, or Provisional Certificate as a Commercial Inspector, holding at a minimum, building, electrical, and two other categories. An employee with a Provisional Certificate will be required to obtain a Standard Certificate within two (2) years from date of hire.
Note: All City employees are required to assist the City in the preparation for and aftermath of a major emergency such as a hurricane or other disaster. If asked, this person would be required to stay at a city work shelter during such emergency in order to be readily available afterwards.
Some light physical effort is used in this position. Requires sitting for long periods; frequent walking, standing, climbing, stooping, reaching, bending; good finger/hand dexterity and hand/eye coordination; good eyesight, hearing and speech; working in adverse environmental conditions periodically; regular driving of vehicle.
Printable Job Application
While we highly recommend that potential applicants use our online Job Application Builder, we also have printable versions of our job applications available for download.