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Pay Grade: 246
Starting Range: $61,068.80 to $93,204.80
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:
The Building Official reports to the Development Services Director and is responsible for planning, overseeing and directing the operations and services of the City’s Building Department. This Department has 4 full time employees and a proposed FY 17/18 operating budget of $385,178. The Building Official must be well-versed in the Florida Building Code and be able to enforce compliance in a customer-friendly manner. Candidate Profile The following characteristics are needed: • Ability to work effectively with department heads, city employees, outside agencies, community groups and the general public. • Ability to exemplify and promote the City’s core values of Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Results, Involvement and Teamwork (S.P.I.R.I.T.). • Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to manage multiple functions within the Department; • Ability to be a participatory manager and a consensus builder. • A desire to be held accountable, as well as to hold employees accountable. • Ability to be innovative and to look at problems from all perspectives and explore alternative solutions. • Extensive knowledge of construction that brings confidence and a willingness to flexibility to permit the use of alternative approaches to achieve compliance with minimum requirements. • Demonstrate a high level of energy and enthusiasm, and a positive attitude. • Ability to relate effectively with a diverse population within the organization and the community. • Impeccable integrity, professionalism and leadership abilities; • Maturity, professional stature and personable style. • Demonstrated managerial skills including the ability to develop and administer a budget and business plan. • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate complex issues clearly and concisely. • A flexible style, serious when necessary and a sense of humor when appropriate—approachable and friendly, not aloof. • Willingness to share information and promote new ideas and initiatives among staff. JOB CHARACTERISTICS The employee has considerable responsibility for reviewing, evaluating and issuing City building permits, in compliance with established City codes and ordinances, and in accordance with the Florida Building Codes. The employee is also responsible for the overall administrative functions of the department and for the distribution of work to subordinate personnel. The employee works according to accepted principles and conformity with general City policies and the recommendations. This employee has hiring and firing authority, subject to approval by the Development Services Director and the City Manager. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS – • Accepts management responsibility for the Building Department and related activities and services; • Directs and participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of goals and objectives, priorities, policies, procedures and work plans; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures for improving organizational performance, enhancing services and meeting goals; identifies and resolves problems and/or issues; ensures that goals are achieved; • Directs and participates in the preparation, management and coordination of the departmental budget; prepares forecasts of necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies; presents and justifies programs, operations and activities; monitors and approves expenditures. • Participates in the selection and recommendation of personnel; provides for in-service training and coordinates with educational agencies for formal training programs; identifies and resolves staff deficiencies; evaluates the work of subordinate personnel; enforces departmental rules and regulations and fulfills disciplinary procedures, as needed; • Serves as a technical resource and advises management and employees regarding all matters pertaining to the Building Department, including application of organizational policies and Federal and State laws and statutes; • Meets with contractors, developers and property owners to discuss and interpret the Florida building codes, as well as city codes and ordinances; • Reviews building plans for commercial and residential construction for conformance with the Florida building codes and National Electric Code, as well as city codes and ordinances; • Performs field inspections of all new and renovated residential and commercial buildings to determine compliance with the Florida building and National Electric codes, as well as State, County and City codes and ordinances, fire and safety restrictions; makes decisions and recommendations on interpretations and technical problems related to the Florida building codes; • Reviews permit applications for code compliance; prints and issues all building construction permits; calculates fees for permits; • Reviews, develops and implements a comprehensive record keeping system for the Building Department; • Supervises the collection and analysis of statistical data for departmental reports; prepares, reviews, and approves reports, as required; • Serves as departmental spokesperson at various meetings, if required; • Investigates complaints and works with management to resolve public relations problems; • Reviews and evaluates existing codes and regulations and recommends amendments & revisions; • Serves on various advisory boards; • Assists the City in the preparation for and aftermath of a major emergency such as a hurricane or other storm or disaster, as needed; works on-call, as needed, during emergency situations such as hurricanes, severe weather, etc.; • Performs other related duties as required. Salary Range – $61,073 – $93,195 (DOQ); excellent benefits. Benefit information is posted on city website at, or call Human Resources at 352-483-5472. Only applicants with the most job related qualifications will be selected for interview and further consideration. Additional consideration may be given to applicants with more extensive education, training, or experience. Final candidates 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, & medical exam. CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL CLOSED BY CITY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT CITY OF EUSTIS P.O. Drawer 68 (109-A E Orange Ave) EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Eustis, Fl 32727-0068 Minorities/Females/Disabled Phone - 352-483-5472 Florida Drug Free Workplace FAX – 352-483-0492 E-Mail – 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. 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. 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). 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 Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday. For more information, please visit Human Resources at or call us at 352-483-5472. Under Fla. Law, all application materials are public record and subject to public scrutiny.

REQUIREMENTS - Knowledge, Abilities and Skills – Extensive knowledge of the materials and methods used in general building construction, alteration and repair and the building, electrical, plumbing, fuel gas, and mechanical trades; considerable knowledge of national and local building codes, laws and ordinances; knowledge of the legal procedures involved in building inspection; knowledge of FEMA floodplain requirements and familiarity with the National Flood Insurance Program. Ability to read and interpret building construction plans and specifications; significant ability to meet and work with contractors, developers, property owners, and other City departments to enforce compliance with building codes and ordinances; ability to inspect construction; ability to assemble, organize and analyze data and report them in the context of written and oral reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees; ability to drive a vehicle; ability to work on-call, if required, including nights, weekends and holidays; ability to remain at a city work shelter, before, during and after a hurricane or other storm or disaster, if asked. Minimum Qualifications – Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture or Engineering, or eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in Building Inspection, Design, or Construction, and a standard certificate as a Building Code Administrator from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in accordance with FS Ch 468, Part XII; Certification as a floodplain manager through the Association of State Floodplain Managers is preferred and will be required to be obtained within six months of employment. A valid Fla. Driver's License with an acceptable driving record required.

Physical Demands:
Some light physical effort is required: sitting for long periods; frequent walking, sitting, standing, climbing, stooping, reaching, bending; good finger/hand dexterity & hand/eye coordination; good eyesight, hearing, & speech; working in adverse environmental conditions periodically; regular driving of vehicle.

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