CITY OF MARGATE
JOB TITLE: STRUCTURAL PLANS EXAMINER/INSPECTOR
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general direction of the Director of the Building Department, is responsible for performing plans examination and inspections of new, existing and altered buildings and structures for compliance with the State of Florida Building Code. Work involves technical examinations and the application of standard trade practices of inspection work. Plans examination and inspections are conducted independently but in accordance with Building Department regulations and established technical standards. Performs related work as required.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Inspects new and existing residences, businesses, commercial and other buildings and structures for conformance with safety and other requirements to established state and local codes.
Examines plans and specifications for new buildings and structures, and remodeling plans in residential, commercial and industrial buildings for compliance with safety and other requirements with established codes, and with the issuance of permits.
Investigates complaints of defective projects which are reported, 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 in court hearings.
Advises builders, owners, contractors and architects regarding structural problems.
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 addresses of inspections.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs related work as required.
Performs emergency response duties as necessary.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED with certification by State of Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board as a Structural Plans Examiner and Inspector. Must be eligible for appointment as a Structural Plans Examiner and must be certified by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals, must have (5) five years construction experience in structural discipline and possess current Certificate of Competency as a General Contractor (unlimited) issued by one of the following: Florida Construction Industries Licensing Board or Broward County Central Examining Board of Building Construction Trades (as class A) Unlimited General Contractor or Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board, Block proctored, issued on or after January 1, 1968 or Florida Department of Business and Professional as a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARD REQUIRED
TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Physical requirements: Tasks involve frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping; some lifting and carrying objects of moderate 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 instruction, 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 apply principles of influence, rational systems, and synthesis functions.
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; interpret graphs, calculate decimals and percentages; perform algebraic and geometrical equations.
Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read different types of 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 and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people from a variety of departments and backgrounds in both giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to perform under stress of frequent deadlines.
Physical Communications: 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 building and structural construction.
Has thorough knowledge of possible defects and faults in building and structural construction, of 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 defects in construction, and to ascertain the stage when defects are most easily found and remedied.
Is able to read and interpret plans, diagrams and specifications 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 and the public.
Is able to analyze, organize and review work for efficient results and accuracy.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Competitive starting salary range $62,955 - $75,643 and excellent benefits. Total salary range $62,9551 - $88,327. The City of Margate is a participant in the Florida Retirement System and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
HOW TO APPLY
Employment application are available in Human Resources or may be down loaded from our web site, www.margatefl.com. Completed applications must be returned to Human Resources, Margate City Hall, 5790 Margate Blvd. Margate. Position is open until filled.
Date of Posting: October 20, 2016