Class Code:PA002

BUILDING OFFICIAL

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to administrate, supervise, direct, enforce, or perform the permitting and inspection of construction, alteration, repair, remodeling, or demolition of structures and the installation of building systems.

This class works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

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.

Ensures public safety and compliance; complies with State statues as required by law; meets with contractors/owners about ongoing construction projects and customer service issues; meets with City/County staff about proposed construction projects.

Oversees subordinate employees; evaluates employees’ performance through daily/monthly and annual reports; confers with architects and engineers on plan review for compliance with the Florida Building Code.

Interprets building codes and ordinances; provides oversight of contracts with cities which includes answering questions and responding to any emergency; creates processes to improve productivity; monitors changes to the building codes and provides updates to the employees.

Monitors construction sites for compliance with the Florida Building Code; reports any issues to supervisors that might occur if immediate actions are not taken; responds to public or other County/City agencies’ inquiries about building codes and ordinances.

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 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 fourteen (14) 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.      

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License and Certificate of Competency 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.