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Hillsborough County Government

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


Performs office and field duties reviewing and inspecting building plans, specifications, and construction of county owned buildings and private dwellings for structural soundness and compliance with applicable codes and specifications, and recommending work needed to bring them into compliance.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Four years of experience in a supervisory capacity in the building construction industry.

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.


  • Considerable knowledge of building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas, and minimum  codes, regulations and standards. 
  • Considerable knowledge of building construction and testing methods and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and county programs related to building renovation and rehabilitation.
  • Skill in developing detailed construction drawings and plans.
  • Ability to prepare specifications and determine costs of construction materials and labor.
  • Ability to work with others.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to use computer terminal to quickly and accurately enter data.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Reviews plans and specifications of proposed building construction or remodeling for conformance to applicable codes, regulations, and minimum construction standards.
  • Inspects building construction in progress for compliance with specifications, applicable codes and, good trade practices.
  • Conducts on site tests to determine the existence of defects and recommends corrective measures.
  • Periodically inspects existing County owned buildings for structural soundness and recommends remodeling or repair.
  • Develops feasibility studies of rehabilitation projects to determine if they can be financially undertaken.
  • Prepares written evaluation reports on inspection results.
  • Enforces compliance with specifications, codes, and regulations through discussions with contractors and members of the building trades and reports violations to the appropriate authority.
  • Prepares cost analysis of renovation or construction projects, and prepares the cases for bid procedures.
  • Holds pre-construction conferences with site managers and contractors to review specifications, drawings, building standards, codes, and regulations.
  • Designs and prepares specifications for small construction projects under the direct supervision of a licensed professional for the applicable work.

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: CONINSGENO; EST: 6/17/1994; REV: 10/7/2011;