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115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B5427

PLANS EXAMINER

NATURE OF WORK

 

     This is advanced technical work in the enforcement of the Florida Building Code, Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Broward County Ordinances and all other regulations relating to buildings, structures and their appurtenances.

     Work involves the application of these regulations as applied to the review of building construction documents.   Work is performed with considerable independence within established codes, regulations, and technical guidelines, and is reviewed by administrative superiors through conferences and reports.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Conducts examination of building permit applications, including blueprints, specifications, surveys, product approvals and shop drawings and all other required documents for compliance with the Florida Building Code and other regulations relating to building construction.

Provides clear and concise commentary on all code violations found in building permit application documents giving all required code sections.

Approves, with signature, all building permit applications found to be in compliance with all relative codes and regulations.

Meets with design professionals, contractors and other interested parties to discuss technical code issues which arise during the plan review process.

Prepares and maintains all required records and reports.

Inspects buildings and other facilities for compliance with the Florida Building Code and all other related regulations as required by the supervisor.

Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

     Considerable knowledge of materials, methods and practices used in building construction.

     Ability to read and interpret construction plans, surveys and other documents for compliance with the Florida Building Code and other regulations.

     Ability to explain, interpret, and enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.

     Ability to present ideas effectively, both 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 BrowardCounty’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, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

     Skill in the use of personal computers, and the use of software contiguous to producing reports, spreadsheets, graphs and other required documents.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

     Graduation from high school; two (2) years experience as a Certified Building Code Inspector under the jurisdiction of the Florida Building Code.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

 

     Must be able to attain and maintain certifications to perform plan review and inspections from the State of Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board and the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals.   Must meet all requirements as specified in the Florida Building Code as amended by BrowardCounty.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                   Blue Collar

FLSA Status:                       Non-Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:      No

Work Locations:                    Building Code Services

 

Class Spec. Estab./Revised:        E1/91   R 01/2005


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