Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline
Tampa Skyline

Certified Code Enforcement Officer/Construction Compliance Inspec

Number of Vacancies: 1

Recruitment #240226-250210-001

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing building inspections, to include existing structures, residential, and commercial structures. Employees are required to have a background in the inspection field and knowledge of applicable codes, ordinances and inspectional procedures. The exercise of reasonable initiative and independent judgment is required in completing assigned tasks. Work is of more than average difficulty involves the inspection of commercial and residential buildings that are existing or are being repaired, remodeled or enlarged. Inspections are conducted to insure the building's structural integrity and to check for compliance with building codes and ordinances. Employees also provide inspections necessary to enforce related tree removal, zoning, site clearing, flood plain, landscaping, and sign ordinances. The operation of a lightweight motor vehicle in traveling to and from work locations is also required. Employees must be tactful and courteous as extensive contact with builders, architects, property owners, and other individuals is involved. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through observation, checks of documentation submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Inspect foundations, concrete slabs, beams, pilasters, steel placement, framing, insulation, roofing, and related construction work for conformance with codes, ordinances, permits, and approved plans; conducts elevation and drainage inspections to ascertain compliance with flood control ordinances.

Inspects exterior walls of buildings prior to their being sided; checks for rotted or termite infested wood; conducts secondary inspections after necessary repairs have been made and final inspections after siding has been placed.

Conducts area inspections to insure conformance with zoning codes and ordinances where directly related to building construction.

Inspects sites for issuance of site clearing and tree removal permits; checks plans, proposed and completed tree removals, landscape work, and site clearing activities for conformance with codes and ordinances.  

Verifies that persons performing work are properly licensed and have secured necessary permits; takes statements from witnesses and gathers other information for prosecution of violators.

Issues notices of violation and citations as necessary to secure code compliance; conducts re-inspections to determine whether or not corrective action has been taken; gathers information and testifies in court for prosecution of violators.

Contacts property owners and contractors to explain the nature of violations detected and to provide building, permitting, and other code information.

Keeps records of inspections and other work preformed; compiles data and submits written reports.

Ensures that radio and automobile are in proper working condition; arranges for other transportation when notified to take car to garage for maintenance.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: building construction methods and materials; building codes and ordinances; inspectional procedures, practices and methods.

Working knowledge of: the layout of the City and its geography.

Ability to: read and interpret construction plans and specifications; enforce applicable codes and ordinances with firmness, impartiality and tact; follow oral and written instructions; prepare and submit clear and concise written reports; perform work requiring moderate physical exertion; operate a lightweight motor vehicle; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school, one (1) year of public contact work, and one (1) year of experience in enforcement of standards and related codes; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of:
  • A valid Florida driver's license  and 
  • An ICC (International Code Council) Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector certificate is required.


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.