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BUILDING INSPECTOR - Applications Due: 2/3/23

  • Category: Full-Time
  • Application Closing Date: 2/3/23, 5:00 p.m.
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Working in the City’s Building Department, performs technical field work inspecting and enforcing the state adopted Florida Building Codes for Building, Residential, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical, as well as City ordinances and related regulations.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $22.94 Per Hour Minimum
  • Annual Step for Performance Pay Plan
  • 12 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • 12 Vacation Days Minimum, Earned Per Year
  • 12 Sick Days Earned Per Year
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits
  • 401(a) Retirement Plan and Social Security Coverage
  • Flexible Education, Training, and Development Opportunities
  • Education/Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program – to include Mental Health Assistance/Services

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Essential Job Functions:

Reads plans and specifications; interprets drawings and setbacks and inspects construction for compliance with the approved plans, specifications, City regulations, and state adopted construction codes. Inspects footers, slabs, beams, columns, framing, roofing, insulation, masonry work, landscaping, parking and drainage areas to evaluate compliance with building codes and specifications. Inspects soil lines, pipe sizes, locations of fixtures, water supply lines and materials, waste lines, vents, shut offs and sewer connections to ensure compliance with plumbing codes and specifications.  Inspects grounding, wiring, conduit installation, equipment installation, device installation, etc., to evaluate compliance with electrical codes and specifications.  Performs final inspections of swimming pools, manufactured homes, signs, and other properties to evaluate code compliance.  Conducts code enforcement inspections as required to ensure City code compliance. Communicates official programs, policies, and procedures to the general public; interprets codes and changes to contractors and homeowners.  Operates a City vehicle to travel to various locations to perform work.  Prepares oral and written reports related to assigned work. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive listing of essential job functions; the performance of other essential functions may be required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the materials, methods, and practices used in construction trades.
  • Knowledge of the codes and regulations governing building construction, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing installation, alteration, repair, and environmental protection.
  • Knowledge of possible defects and flaws in building construction, electrical, plumbing or mechanical installations and of effective corrective measures.
  • Ability to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction process.
  • Ability to explain, interpret, and enforce regulations and codes with firmness, tact, and impartiality.
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • Must have an accredited high school or acceptable equivalency diploma and a minimum of five years’ experience in the building construction profession or or trade.
  • An Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in building trades preferred.
  • Must be able to qualify for state certification in all building and construction related inspection categories as defined in Florida State Statute 468.
  • State certification as an inspector or plans examiner is preferred.
  • A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications with the exception of the required licensure.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to qualify for state license in a variety of inspection categories.
  • Immediately upon employment, incumbent must possess a current license as a One and Two Family Dwelling Inspector and Building Inspector from Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and qualify to obtain a Provisional license as an Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector.
  • Any and all Provisional licenses must be converted to Standard license in the time allowed by DBPR.
  • Failure to obtain and maintain the required license may be cause for termination.
  • Must have a valid Florida drivers’ license and have a good driving record as determined by the City of Winter Haven.
  • Absence of non-prescribed controlled substances in the applicant’s system as verified by a laboratory approved by the City of Winter Haven.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

  • Must have the physical ability, strength, and flexibility to perform the job functions in the work environment.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

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