• Building Official

    Posted: 09/01/2019

    $2,823.16 - $4,234.74 Biweekly 
    $73,402.16 - $110,103.34 Annually

    Direct regulatory administration and supervision of plan review, enforcement, and inspection of building construction, erection, repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, and alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by the Florida Building Code, state law and municipal ordinance. Work is performed under the administrative direction of the department director. 


    • Assists the Director in planning, directing, managing, supervising and evaluating all building, zoning, and code compliance programs and staff. 
    • As assigned, represents the Director and interprets the Division to the City Manager, City Commission, trade associations and similar groups, community based groups, various public forums, and elsewhere as required.
    • Assists in budget preparation and administration, monitors and controls expenditures and performance objectives. 
    • Recommends code revisions as necessary. May act as member of various building and examining boards. Investigates complaints and resolves public relations problems. 
    • Examines plans, construction documents and specifications for adherence to established codes and requirements. 
    • Trains and supervises inspectors in the enforcement of the adopted codes and regulations. Conducts field inspections as needed.
    • Manages division damage assessment operations and flood plan management regulations of the Florida Building Code. 

    • Knowledge of regulations, ordinances and codes of State, County and City standards.
    • Knowledge of methods of construction, materials and techniques involved in construction.
    • Knowledge of budgetary development and administration.
    • Knowledge of administrative principles and practices, including computer applications and various software programs. 
    • Skilled in customer service, including the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both in writing and in person. 
    • Skilled in the use of small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
    • Skilled in using computers for data entry, word processing and accounting purposes. 
    • Ability to perform inspections and investigations work and to write clear, concise and accurate reports and papers. 
    • Ability to plan, organize and use mature judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions in accordance with established policy. 
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public.
    • Ability to effectively design, direct and evaluate work of assigned staff. 

    Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree is required. Master's Degree is preferred.
    • Seven (7) years of work experience as an architect, engineer, inspector, 
    superintendent or construction or any combination of these for five (5) years of which have been in responsible charge of work.
    (A comparable amount of relevant training, education and/or experience may be substituted for the above qualifications.) 

    Licenses and Certifications: 
    • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license by date of hire. 
    • Possession and maintenance of certification as certification Building Official
    through the International Code Council and licensed as a Building Code
    Administrator through the State Department of Business and Professional
    • Additional certifications and licenses as plans examiner and inspector preferred.

    The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the 
    essential functions. 
    Working Conditions: 
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to changing goals, priorities, and needs. 
    Work typically requires occasional exposure to one or more disagreeable conditions (i.e. irate customers, outdoor weather conditions, excessive noise, extreme heat, odors or dust). 
    Risk/Safety Conditions: 
    This position requires minimal exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to environmentally hazardous material, heavy equipment, assault and battery, communicable disease, etc.) 
    Physical Activities: 
    The work is sedentary: exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and negligible 
    amount of force constantly to move objects. Additional requirements include: 
    balancing, bending, climbing, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, talking, visual acuity, and walking. 
    Position requires the operation of a City vehicle and various types of industrial and 
    residential cleaning equipment, general hand tools, and basic construction and repair materials. 

    Applicants apply on the City website.

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