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Building Inspector

Company: City of Sanibel
Location: Sanibel
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Description Under general supervision, performs skilled inspection and certification of new, existing, and altered buildings and structures to ensure compliance with the state and City of Sanibel's building codes. Employees in this class possess considerable knowledge of building construction methods, materials, and principles, as well as applicable municipal, regional, and state regulatory practices. Work involves technical examinations and the application of standard trade practices to inspection work. Inspections are conducted independently, but in accordance with established technical standards. Position exercises sound judgment throughanalysis of current and proposed plans/specifications/blueprints. Performs related work as required. Duties

  • Inspects new and existing residence, business, commercial and other buildings and structures for conformance with safety and other requirements of state and city codes.
  • Interprets plans and specifications for new buildings, and remodeling plans in residential and commercial buildings for compliance with established codes.
  • Renders approval or disapproval of inspected sites regarding building code compliance.
  • Performs second inspections and reports for compliance or non-compliance to previous violations.
  • Advises builders, owners, contractors and architects on building and structural problems.
  • Prepares daily records and reports of inspections performed covering conditions found.
  • Attends and participates in workshops, meetings, seminars, and/or training opportunities to maintain certification, acquire current industry knowledge and maintain current knowledge of regulatory developments.
  • Required to operate a motor vehicle in performance of assigned tasks.
  • Consults with Chief Building Official/Director concerning situations requiring more experienced judgment or knowledge.
  • Performs other related duties as required. Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications High school diploma or GED; supplemented by five (5) years of responsible experience in the building/construction field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds. Certification in 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Inspection by the State of Florida is required; OR certification in Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Plans Examiner issued by the State of Florida. Must possess a valid state driver's license or obtain a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days. Supplemental or Additional Information Knowledge of Standard Building, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes and National Electric Code. Knowledge of modern practices and methods employed in building, electrical, plumbing and related construction trades. Knowledge of City and State Laws, regulations, codes and ordinances governing building standards, housing, certification and licensing of contractors. Ability to carry out field inspection of building sites. Ability to prepare reports and maintain records. Ability to consult with contractors, building owners, the general public and to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships on inspectional and regulatory matter. Ability to read, understand and interpret plans, drawings, blueprints, specifications and related construction documents, and identify them to construction in progress. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to prepare concise, accurate records and reports, and written recommendations for changes, revisions, additions or deletions to specifications of structures under construction to meet compliance with industry standards. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the general public and fellow employees. Skill in enforcing conformity with firmness, tact and impartiality .

Keywords: City of Sanibel, Captiva , Building Inspector, Professions , Sanibel, Florida

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