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Building Inspector

at City of Greenacres

Pay: $22.88 to $34.66/hour
Salary : $22.88 - $34.66 Hourly
Posted: 10/6/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2544117
Keywords: construction

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Building Inspector
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 08/22/19 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Salary:$22.88 - $34.66 Hourly
Job Type:Full-time
Location:5800 Melaleuca Lane, Greenacres, Florida

*The City of Greenacres' Compensation Plan allows for hiring at a maximum rate of up to 20% above the minimum range for the position based on experience, education, training, and specialized or unique knowledge, skills and abilities over and above the minimum requirements.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Greenacres.  At a minimum, you must be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school, or have obtained a State of Florida G.E.D. certificate or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid State of Florida driver's license.
  • Must submit to a post-offer physical examination. The offer of employment will be conditioned on the results of testing and/or examinations.

Individuals with disabilities who will need reasonable accommodation in order to complete a test must inform the City of Greenacres a minimum of 48 hours prior to the administration of the test.  Documentation supporting the need for accommodation must be submitted a minimum of 48 hours prior to the administration of the test.  (29CFR1630.14(a)App.).


A minimum of three (3) professional/personal references must be provided within the application. 

Please upload the following documents to the application:  

  • H.S. Diploma/G.E.D. Certificate
  • College Diploma (if applicable)
  • Veterans Preference documentation (if applicable)

Applications received without required attachments will be considered incomplete.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Position Summary: Technical work performing field inspections of buildings and structures to insure structural safety; checking projects for defects, omissions, and violations of city, state or federal codes and regulations; interpreting plans and specifications; answering questions from contractors, and the general public on the technical requirements of the codes. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:           
(The duties listed are intended to serve as an example of the typical functions performed.  They are not exclusive or all inclusive and will vary with assignments.)
  • Reviews permit applications, plans, and documentation for compliance with City codes and regulations.
  • Inspects structural installations, equipment and components for conformance with laws and ordinances, and technical conformance with local, state and federal codes/ordinances for model standard building codes; makes recommendations for local requirements.
  • Ensures that the contractor has secured applicable permits prior to making inspections.
  • Ensures that licensed, registered contractors perform construction work.
  • Interacts with the general public regarding inspection procedures and requirements.
  • Prepares reports, inputs data entry of inspections, notes, completion dates, stop work orders and maintains records of work performed.
  • Follows up on complaints, violations and their satisfactory completion.
  • Stays informed of code changes affecting building system installations.
  • Issues code enforcement violations and citations concerning property maintenance or other violations of city codes.
  • Appears before the Code Enforcement Board or Special Magistrate to present testimony and evidence pertaining to violations.
  • Prepares and handles Code Enforcement Board and Special Magistrate paperwork including agendas, affidavits and case history recaps.
  • Ensures that commercial, homebased and rental businesses have obtained their required Business Tax Receipts.
  • Perform Business Tax Receipt inspections.
  • Perform  NPDES and illicit discharge inspections.
  • Monitors and obtains the appropriate type and amount of continuing education hours required for all certifications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Building construction methods and practices.
  • Building plans, blueprints and specifications.
  • Municipal ordinances, policies, procedures, and directives.
  • Florida Statutes Chapter 162.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment.
  • Computer software including internet, licensing and certification record keeping.
  • Customer service practices and procedures.
  • Business English, spelling, grammar and arithmetic.
  • Codes and regulations governing the construction industry.
Ability to:
  • Review construction plans, drawings, blueprints, specifications and related documents, and determine their conformance to all relevant codes, ordinances, and standards.
  • Recognize and explain when plans, drawings, blueprints, specifications and related documents are not in conformance with specific codes, ordinances and standards.
  • Consult with architects, engineers, building owners, contractors and others on regulatory and inspection matters.
  • Understand and interpret various City codes and regulations.
  • Handle complaints in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records, reports and files.
  • Research of public records using local, state and federal  resources.
  • Follow safety rules and regulations of the Department and the City.
  • Maintain high standards for professional and ethical conduct.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other City departments, public agencies, and the general public.
  • Support the City's Mission, Values, and Goals.

 Education & Experience:
  • High School Diploma/G.E.D. supplemented with technical training in construction practices.
  • Associate's degree in Construction Management or closely related field is highly desirable.
  • Five (5) years' experience as a building inspector, engineer, architect, superintendent, foreman, or mechanic in charge of construction.
  • Must be certified as a Standard Building Inspector by the State of Florida and maintain certification, or obtain provisional certification within two (2) months of employment and secure standard certification prior to expiration of provisional certification and maintain certification.
  • Must become a Department of Environmental Protection Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector within one (1) year of employment.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License.