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Hillsborough County Government

Chief Building Inspector (#CHFBINGENS) GENS
$25.69-$40.78 Hourly / $4,452.93-$7,068.53 Monthly / $53,435.20-$84,822.40 Yearly


Performs supervisory and administrative work with mastery technical knowledge directing the inspection of 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.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Five years of experience as a licensed Inspector under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes; including

Three years in a supervisory capacity; and

Three years experience reviewing construction plans for compliance with the Florida Building Codes and Hillsborough County’s Construction Ordinance; and Possession of a related standard Plans Examiner License issued under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes; and Possession a valid Driver's License.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • 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.


  • Extensive knowledge of State and local codes and laws governing building construction or mechanical, electrical, gas or plumbing system construction and installation.
  • Considerable knowledge of inspection methods and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of construction plan examination methods and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable County and office policies and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of OSHA construction site safety requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Civil Service rules.
  • Working knowledge of the County performance management process.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans, diagrams, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to train others. Ability to objectively rate employee performance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Ability to work outside in a subtropical climate in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel or crouch in confined spaces.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to maintain current certifications. Ability to properly and safely operate a motor vehicle.


  • Supervises subordinates by planning, assigning, directing, and reviewing their work; providing training and counseling; and evaluating performance to ensure that all work activities are carried out properly and in accordance with governing directives.
  • Confers with building official on general policies related to departmental policy, special assignments, and on matters relating to the Florida Building Code.
  • Inspects building construction or the installation of plumbing, electrical, or gas systems or mechanical equipment for compliance with state and county codes, laws and ordinances.
  • Reviews plans and specifications submitted for building permits, checking for compliance with existing State of Florida Building Codes and Hillsborough County Construction Ordinance.
  • Explains and interprets building Codes and specifications to inspectors, contractors and other interested parties.
  • Prepares and maintains technical records and reports.
  • Explains and enforces the flood protection and flood plain management, regulations and ordinances.
  • Explains and interprets the Energy Code, as it relates to the building envelope and all phases of energy conservation in building construction.
  • Inspects construction sites for inspector compliance issues and makes final decision on code compliance.
  • Assesses code inspection complaints and takes appropriate action.
  • Attends Code compliance cases with the Construction Board of Adjustment and Appeals.
  • Issues citations or notices of violation for non-compliance of Florida Building Codes or Hillsborough County Construction Ordinance.
  • Testifies before the Board of Adjustment and Appeals or in a court of law when subpoenaed.
  • Audits inspector certifications periodically to ensure they are current.
  • Schedules vehicle maintenance and informs inspectors of scheduled date to ensure vehicles are properly maintained and operational ready.
  • Schedules Continuing Education Unit (CEU) classes for inspectors to ensure State requirements are met and certifications are kept current.
  • Attends industry meetings to address upcoming Code issues.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

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.

CLASS: CHFBINGENS; EST: ; REV: 10/10/2017;