City of Tampa

Building Maintenance Inspections Specialist (#643000) 032

$32.02-$45.63 Hourly / $5,550.13-$7,909.20 Monthly / $66,601.60-$94,910.40 Yearly


This is technical inspection work involving municipal buildings and facilities management, with primary emphasis on inspection of roofing and painting contract work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class works under general supervision performing a variety of diverse tasks necessary to the efficient and effective operation of a building and facilities maintenance program. Work is of more than average difficulty and requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment in making periodic inspections of city buildings and facilities to determine their repair and maintenance needs and in monitoring work of contractors on city buildings and facilities for conformance with plans and specifications. Work is reviewed through conferences, observation, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Conducts detailed inspections of city buildings and facilities to determine their physical condition and maintenance needs; maintains and updates building structure inventory; advises management on maintenance, renovation, and alteration needs of building and facilities as necessary to maintain structures at an acceptable level; monitor/inspect all contractual work related to life support systems ie: fire sprinklers, fire alarms, elevators, and emergency generators.

Meets with contractors and sub-contractors interested in bidding on city jobs relative to painting and roofing projects; explains nature and scope of work to be performed, special requirements and procedures to be followed [e.g. use of specified materials; methods of gaining entry to property; storage location areas for materials/equipment; work schedule limitations; etc.]; monitors projects awarded from start to finish to ensure compliance with plans and specifications; compares progress to projected schedules; identifies plan discrepancies or deficiencies and reports to supervisor with proposed solutions; may make minor field changes that do not alter the scope and cost of work; meets with manufacturer’s and contractor’s representative where appropriate to ensure that the work results in the city receiving designated warranties; submits reports to supervisor on completion of work so that final payment can be authorized.

Develops and maintains painting, roofing and damage control logs; maintains a history file on each building showing associated maintenance and construction, including photos; takes photos, downloads and maintains photo library of all buildings and structures.

Works with service and maintenance contractors for fire alarm systems, elevators, fire sprinklers, generators, etc.; escorts contractor personnel in city buildings and facilities to monitor their activities; prepares reports of service and maintenance activities.

Interacts with city employees and supervisors in various departments to provide information concerning the status and schedule of planned and on-going building and maintenance activities by contractors; confers with contractor and workers to explain and interpret plans and expectations.

 Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: methods, practices, materials, tools and equipment of building maintenance and repair work; a variety of building construction trades [e.g. carpentry, masonry, etc/] with particular emphasis on painting and roofing; methods and techniques used in evaluating maintenance and repair needs of buildings and related facilities.

Knowledge of: records keeping.

Ability to: read and understand plans, diagrams and specifications; diagnose defects and hazards in old existing buildings and structures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other city employees, contractors and their workers, and with the general public; inspect construction work to detect poor workmanship and or violation of plans and specifications; climb ladders and work at heights; operate light automotive equipment; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and prepare reports.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and three (3) years of experience in maintenance, repair and construction of buildings, including building inspection and/or estimating of building maintenance and repair needs and six (6) months experience in inspections of fire alarms, fire sprinklers, generators, and elevators; any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 643000; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;