NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced technical work in the enforcement of the Florida Statute 399 and related regulations.
Work involves the performance of inspections in elevator construction regarding electrical and mechanical installations. Specific area of responsibility depends upon certification and trades experience.
Employees inspect elevators and ensures compliance with plans and code references. Work is performed with considerable independence within established codes, regulations, and technical guidelines, and is reviewed by administrative superiors through conferences and reports.
Conducts inspections for compliance with codes and regulations governing the construction, alteration, repair and continued operation of new and existing elevators, escalators and lifts; observes during stages in construction possible defects and violations that must be corrected.
Reviews code standards and departmental regulations recommending changes when needed; reviews and checks blueprints, plans, and sketches associated with a permit in relation to the actual construction, alteration, or repair; recommends changes and improvements.
Confers with contractors, engineers, property owners, and other interested parties; explains and interprets elevator codes and regulations.
Prepares and maintains necessary records and reports.
Attends meetings and conferences concerned with code enforcement.
Issues citations of violations according to provisions of the Florida Statute 399, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, and practices used in elevator construction regarding electrical and mechanical system installation, depending on area of responsibility.
Considerable knowledge of possible defects and flaws in elevator construction regarding electrical and mechanical system violations, and of effective corrective measures.
Considerable knowledge of the codes and regulations governing elevator construction regarding electrical and mechanical system installations, alteration, and repair of new and existing elevator facilities.
Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, and blueprints, and to recognize deviations from such plans in the construction process.
Ability to explain, interpret, and enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
Ability to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or gender identity and expression.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; four (4) years experience in a wide variety of skilled residential and commercial elevator construction which includes elevator inspection work in the electrical and mechanical fields; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Possession of certification as an ANSI/ASME Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI)and a valid Florida Drivers License.
Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec.: Estab./Revised: E 10/2000 R 11/2009