Class Code:NA066

ASSISTANT BUILDING OFFICIAL

General Description

Performs technical and administrative work assisting in the enforcement of the Florida Building Code and related regulations.

Works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

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.

Coordinates the routing of inspections and plans review in the cities; provides building official supervision; performs inspections and plans review in cities; attends and leads meetings with contractors, designers, and home owners.

Supervises and coordinates through subordinates the enforcement of the Florida Building Code; confers with staff members on work problems; occasionally accompanies staff in the field to review unusual problems and to give general assistance.

Supervises the review and approval of applications submitted for building permits; confers or corresponds with architects, building owners, and contractors concerning questions involved in the enforcement process.

Assists with the coordination of activities of the County inspection section with municipal and state agencies as needed; attends and participates in the activities of various boards and commissions dealing with matters relating to the Florida Building Code; makes recommendations for changes in ordinances and regulation relative to construction.

Assists with the formulation of written procedures for the building inspection and code enforcement sections.

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 work that involves walking or standing most of the time and involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis, or skill, adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs on repetitive operation of mechanical or electronic office equipment or tools within moderate 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 traffic; moving machinery.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires ten (10) years’ experience in residential/commercial construction and as a Chief Inspector, a certified Building Code Inspector and certified Plans Examiner in either the mechanical, structural, plumbing or electrical discipline under the jurisdiction of the Florida Building Code including two (2) years of supervisory experience.            

Special Certifications and Licenses

Certified as a Building Code Administrator 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 Administrator, pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Building Code, depending on area of assignment. 

Certificate of Competency depending on discipline.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver’s License for the duration of the appointment.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 Ethics 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, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.