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Hillsborough County Government

Building Inspector (#BLDINSGENO) GENO
$19.60-$31.11 Hourly / $3,397.33-$5,392.40 Monthly / $40,768.00-$64,708.80 Yearly




JOB OVERVIEW

Performs technical work inspecting building construction or the installation of plumbing, electrical, or gas systems or mechanical equipment or reviewing and interpreting approved plans and specifications for compliance with state and county codes, laws and ordinances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

TIER-1

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and possession of Standard Inspector License issued under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes;

(Employees hired based on qualifications listed below must obtain a Standard Inspector license in the applicable trade within 12 months of hire or prior to the expiration of the provisional license not to exceed 24 months from date of hire)

OR Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate and successful completion of a State of Florida Building Code Administrator and Inspector Board (BCAIB) approved vocational training program in a related construction field; and must obtain within six months of hire a provisional license as a Standard Inspector in the applicable trade

OR 5 years of experience in applicable construction trade or related field inspection or plans review, and must obtain within six months of hire a provisional license as a Standard Inspector in the applicable trade

 OR Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and must obtain within six months of hire a provisional license as a Standard Inspector in the applicable trade

 AND Possession of a valid Driver License  

TIER -2

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and possession of Standard Inspector License issued under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes; AND Possession of a related Standard Plans Examiner License issued under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes;

AND Possession of a valid Driver License

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

• Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service

• Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.

• Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.

• Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Working knowledge of State and local codes and laws governing building construction or mechanical, electrical, gas or plumbing system construction and installation.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical construction and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of inspection methods and procedures, and Working knowledge of OSHA construction site safety requirements
  • Knowledge of the materials and methods used in general building construction
  • Knowledge of the applicable building trade and of stages of construction when possible defects and violations may most easily be observed and corrected.
  • Some knowledge of applicable County and office policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans diagrams, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; interpret graphs; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize algebraic and geometric principles.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to understand established building codes in the applicable trade
  • Ability to recognize faulty construction or hazardous conditions
  • Ability to read and interpret building construction plans and specifications
  • Ability to enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, contractors, engineers and the general public

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

 

· Inspects new and existing buildings for structural, plumbing, electrical, and/or mechanical compliance with codes

· Performs inspections of constructions, installations and repairs, and issues notices of code violations applicable to the trade in accordance with the Florida Building Codes and Hillsborough County Construction Ordinance.

· Reviews plans and specifications for proposed construction of buildings and building improvements

· Inspects all work upon completion and signs permit giving final approval.

· Makes routine and periodic inspections of assigned area to check for violations and hazardous conditions

· Testifies before the Board of Adjustment and Appeals or in a court of law when subpoenaed.

· Answers questions from the public pertaining to building issues

· Prepares work sheets and daily activity reports

· Prepares and submits reports of buildings in violation of building, plumbing, mechanical or electrical codes. 

 

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.  

 


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