Company: City of Sanibel
Posted on: November 20, 2022
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.
- 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
- Required to operate a motor vehicle in performance of assigned
- 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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