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Pay Grade: 38
Hourly Rate: $17.98 to $27.41
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description:
The City is seeking a trustworthy, responsible individual who, under general direction, will perform technical building inspection to determine and enforce compliance with State and City laws, codes and ordinances in relation to structural building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and housing. Although new employees receive assistance on new or more difficult inspections, most work is performed independently with considerable use of technical judgment and discretion. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Performs site inspections of the building, alteration and repair of single-family and duplex structures during the course of construction, as required; • Determines compliance with state 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 laws; • Assists with compliance; performs site re-inspections and follow ups; • Issues deficiency write-ups and violation notices; • Reviews blueprints and building plans in the course of inspections; • Issues building permits; • Reviews, researches and evaluates existing codes and regulations; • Advises contractors and homeowners of building code requirements; • Collects and analyzes data for departmental reports; • Prepares and maintains various departmental records; • Answers telephone inquiries; • Performs other related duties as required. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: • Assists the City in the preparation and aftermath of a major emergency such as a hurricane or other storm or disaster, as needed Working Hours – Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Salary Range – $17.99 - $27.41/hr ($37,412.07 - $57,010.10/yr); EXCELLENT benefits (Note: Benefit information is posted on city website at, or call Human Resources at 352-483-5472). Applicants should expect a starting salary of $17.99/hr. 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 may be 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 (if applicable). CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL CLOSED BY THE 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 Veterans Preference Employer 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 – Thorough knowledge of the materials and methods used in general building construction, alteration and repair and the building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical trades; knowledge of State 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 Minimum Qualifications – High School Diploma or recognized equivalent; valid Florida Driver's License with an acceptable driving record. Must possess a Standard or Provisional Certificate as a 1 and 2 Family Dwelling Inspector; or Standard or Provisional Certificates in each category as a Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Inspector. Applicants who hold Provisional Certifications must successfully complete certification exam(s) within one (1) year of hire date.

Physical Demands:
Some physical effort is used in this position. Requires 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.

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