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Calvin Giordano & AssociatesBUILDING INSPECTOR
Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesThis is advanced technical work in the enforcement of the South Florida Building Code and related regulations. Work involves the performance of inspections in building construction, electrical, plumbing or mechanical installations. Specific area of responsibility depends upon certification and trades experience. Employees inspect buildings and ensures compliance with building plans. Work is performed with considerable independence within established codes, regulations, and technical guidelines, and is reviewed by administrative superiors through conferences and reports. Conducts inspections for compliance with codes and regulations governing building construction, alteration and repair, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical installations, and environmental protection. Reviews code standards and departmental regulations recommending changes when needed; reviews and checks blueprints, plans, and sketches associated with a permit in relation to the actual construction, alteration, or repair; recommends changes and improvements. Confers with contractors, engineers, property owners, and other interested parties; explains and interprets building codes and regulations. Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports. Attends meetings and conferences concerned with code enforcement. Issues citations of violations according to provisions of the South Florida Building Code. Performs related work as required. Will be required to perform other related duties as requested, directed or assigned. Regular Attendance and Punctuality is an essential requirement of the job.
Education & ExperienceGraduation from high school or an equivalent recognized certification; considerable experience in a wide variety of skilled residential and commercial construction which includes building inspection work in the electrical, plumbing, mechanical or building fields depending on area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, and practices used in building construction, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installation, and observes during stages in construction possible defects and violations that must be corrected. Considerable knowledge of possible defects and flaws in building construction, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installation, and of effective corrective measures. Considerable knowledge of the codes and regulations governing building construction, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installations, alteration, and repair, and environmental protection. Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, and blueprints, and to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction process. Ability to explain, interpret, and enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially. Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations. Ability to use personal computers.
Supervisory RequirementsNone. Training/Licensure Requirements Licensed as a Building Code Inspector. Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.
Physical DemandsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Ability and physical stamina to engage in active outdoor activities for extended periods and occasionally under adverse weather conditions, when required by the nature of the assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.
Work EnvironmentReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Required to engage in active outdoor activities.
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