Class Code:BA005

BUILDING CODE INSPECTOR

General Description

Inspections in building construction, electrical, plumbing or mechanical installations.

Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Performs government building inspections on all types of structures.

Performs building plans reviews at site.

Investigates fraud complaints against licensed/unlicensed contractors and tree trimmers.

Enforces licensing requirements for industries regulated by Broward County.

Investigates violations of, and enforces the provisions of Florida Senate Statute 489, and Broward County Code of Ordinances Chapter 9 (Contractors).

Generates and processes complaint case files.

Attends and testifies in administrative, and criminal court hearings.

Participates with various local law enforcement agencies, State Insurance Fraud Investigators, and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation in undercover sting operations against unlicensed contractors.

Attends, presents, and prosecutes cases against licensed contractors before various Licensing Boards.

Assists other agency sections such as auto repair/auto body, code enforcement, as needed to provide expertise regarding licensing, and other pertinent local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

Negotiates reimbursement of money from licensed/unlicensed respondents to complainants, holds funds as needed, and disburses with generated releases of lien and/or prosecution.

Performs administrative work such as inspection resulting, uploading photos of construction and violations, e-mail, phone calls, attending work related meetings, and providing customer service.

Performs code enforcement duties.

Inspects and signs building permits cards.

Enters time and activity in computer for daily activities and for payroll.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time and also involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to electrical shocks; heights.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires five (5) years supervisory experience in residential/commercial construction in either the structural, mechanical, plumbing, or electrical discipline depending on area of assignment.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Certified as a Building Code Inspector by the State of Florida, or eligible for certification by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Building Code Inspector, pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Building Code, depending on area of assignment. 

Certificate of Competency as General Contractor, Master Contractor, or Contractor depending on discipline.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License based on area of assignment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies. 

All Broward County employees must 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, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.