Responsible for the plan review of commercial and residential construction projects to determine compliance with federal, state, and local codes, ordinances, and approved construction documents. Consults with contractors, design professionals, developers and homeowners relating to compliance with construction requirements. Work is performed under minimal supervision with considerable latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment. Position relies on experience to determine the best approach by using and interpreting policies and procedures. Reports to the Building Official.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Reviews commercial and residential permit applications to determine compliance with building codes and ordinances; informs applicants if information is missing or incorrect; prepares completed permits for processing
Provides information and assistance to the public, contractors and other departments
Consults with the public, contractors, architects, engineers and property owners regarding permitting, inspections, building codes, City ordinances, special requests and any other questions or concerns
Meets with developers, architects, engineers, and contractors to review proposed projects prior to permit application; identifies potential code requirements to expedite the permitting process
Conducts pre-construction meetings with architects, engineers and contractors
Assists the code enforcement staff as needed
FBC – Minimum 2 Plans Examiner Certifications of which 1 required to be 1&2 Family Dwelling
FBC – Minimum 2 Inspection Certifications
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by four or more years’ progressively responsible experience in building inspections, plans examination, and zoning and code compliance; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience. Must have a valid Florida driver’s license. Must have or be able to obtain, Plans Examiner licenses issued by the state of Florida. May be required to have or obtain additional industry certification(s).
In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed above, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions in order to perform this job successfully.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Advanced knowledge of federal, state, and local codes and ordinances regarding commercial and residential building projects
Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of building construction
Advanced knowledge of building, plumbing, mechanical, gas, and electrical codes
Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Ability to correct defects in building construction and enforce codes
Ability to interpret technical designs and blueprints
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to deal effectively with the public
Ability to follow oral and written instructions
Ability to operate a computer using Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, and Excel) and applicable department/organization specific software
Ability to organize work for timely completion
Ability to regularly attend work and arrive punctually for designated work schedule
Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort usually involving some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 20 pounds). Usually involves some climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, walking or standing.
Tasks are regularly performed inside and/or outside with potential for exposure to adverse environmental conditions (e.g., dirt, cold, rain, fumes).
Tasks require sound and visual perception and discrimination. Tasks require oral communications ability.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Rockledge and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
The City of Rockledge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with United States Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Rockledge provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
SIGNING BONUS $1,500
Health Insurance covered 100%
Dental and Vision Insurance 50%
$20,000 life insurance policy
Defined Retirement Plan
Paid vacation, sick time, holidays
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