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Hillsborough County Government

Inspector I (#INSP1GENM) GENM
$17.23-$27.35 Hourly / $2,986.53-$4,740.67 Monthly / $35,838.40-$56,888.00 Yearly


Performs entry-level technical work inspecting building construction or the installation of plumbing, electrical, or gas systems or mechanical equipment for compliance with state and county codes, laws and ordinances.


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;


Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and


Possession of a valid Driver License.



  • 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.


  • Working knowledge of State and local codes and laws governing building construction or mechanical, electrical, gas or plumbing system construction and installation.
  • Working knowledge of inspection methods and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA construction site safety requirements.
  • Some knowledge of applicable County and office policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans diagrams, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • 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.


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 this position may perform some or all of the duties described below.
  • 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.
  • Issues notice of non-compliance where work is not in compliance with the Florida Building Codes and Hillsborough County Construction Ordinance.
  • 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.
  • Investigates complaints of defective building and trade installations and reports findings and recommendations to appropriate staff.
  • Inputs and retrieves data in researching violations and scheduling inspections.
  • Explains and interprets applicable codes and regulations to contractors and property owners.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Persons hired based on experience or through the approved vocational training to obtain a current Provisional License issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes within the probationary period and obtain a standard llicense within one year of obtaining the provisional license.


Employees to maintain the continuing education, as required by the state.


CLASS: INSP1GENM; EST: 11/10/2009; REV: 7/31/2013;