CITY OF MARGATE
JOB TITLE: CHIEF STRUCTURAL INSPECTOR
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general direction of the Director of Building/Building Official, is responsible for supervising and performing inspections of a wide variety of installations and alterations to determine and secure compliance with the Florida Building Code. Work involves technical examinations and the application of standard trade practices to inspection work. Inspections are conducted independently but in accordance with Building Department regulations and established technical standards. Position analyzes current and proposed plans and specifications for the purpose of ensuring compliance. Performs related work as required.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Supervises the work of subordinate building inspection personnel where applicable.
Inspects new and existing construction systems and installations in residences, businesses, commercial and other buildings for conformance with safety and other requirements of the Florida Building Code.
Examines plans and specifications for new systems and remodeling plans and installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings for compliance with safety and other requirements of the building codes, and the issuance of permits.
Investigates complaints of installations which are reported as potential hazards, notifies responsible persons of defects, and issues oral and written instructions for correction.
Performs second inspections and reports violations, and assists in representing the City at court hearings.
Advises builders, owners, contractors, and architects on the application of the Florida Building Code, and interprets and reviews codes, standards and departmental regulations, recommending changes when needed.
Prepares daily and monthly reports of inspections performed covering conditions found, actions taken, and recommendations made for further action, as well as names of owners, builders and address of inspections.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs Emergency Response duties as assigned.
Performs related work as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED with certification as required by the State of Florida, by the Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB) as a Structural Plans Examiner and Structural Inspector. Such person shall be certified by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals (BORA) and shall meet one or more qualifications pursuant to the most recently adopted edition of Section 104 of the Florida Building Code, Broward County Administrative Provisions. Copies of this section are available from the Human Resources Department or Building Department.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Physical Requirements: Tasks involve frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping; some lifting and carrying objects of moderate to heavy weight (20 - 50 pounds).
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving and receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of technical materials relevant to building regulatory practices of moderate to complex levels. Requires the ability to read various discipline languages, i.e. engineering, mechanical, electrical.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to analyze and interpret complex problems, and draw valid scientific conclusions in regulation, analysis, and interpretation. Requires the ability to utilize principles of synthesis.
Verbal Aptitude: Must communicate efficiently and effectively in Standard English. Must speak with poise, confidence, and voice control.
Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; calculate decimals and percentages; perform algebraic and geometric equations.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes accurately for inspection tasks and report preparation.
Manual Dexterity: Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors or shades of colors.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people from a variety of departments in both giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to perform tasks under considerable stress.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and/or hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging information by means of spoken words: hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
Environmental Requirements: Tasks require infrequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Has thorough knowledge of the materials, methods, and practices involved in construction, installing, and operating a variety of systems, installations, and equipment.
Has thorough knowledge of possible defects and faults in systems and installations, or standard testing devices, and of effective corrective measures.
Is skilled in both written and oral communications for effective expression of concepts and proposals, and clarity in task assignment.
Is able to detect and locate defective system and installation construction, and to ascertain the stage of installation when defects are most easily found and remedied.
Is able to read and accurately interpret wiring diagrams and specifications for systems and installations, and to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction process.
Is able to enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
Is able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, property owners, representatives from other agencies, employees, and the public.
Is able to supervise subordinate personnel effectively.
Is able to analyze, organize, and review work for efficient results and accuracy.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Competitive staring salary range $67,370 - $80,947. Total salary range $67,370 - $94,520. Excellent benefits. The City of Margate is a participant in the Florida Retirement System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Employment applications are available in Human Resources or may be down loaded from our web site, www.margatefl.com. Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Margate City Hall, 5790 Margate Blvd., Margate, FL. This position is open until filled.
Date of posting: October 20, 2016