NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced technical and supervisory work in the enforcement of Chapter 399 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Building Code and other related regulations pertaining to elevator construction and maintenance.
Work involves planning and organizing the work of the Elevator Section; supervising Elevator Plans Examiners, Elevator Inspectors and assigned subordinate staff; reviewing elevator installation plans, blueprints, specifications, and materials lists to determine compliance with applicable standards and regulations; and coordinating contractual service agreements. Work is performed with considerable independence within established codes, regulations, and technical guidelines, and is reviewed by administrative superiors through conferences and reports.
Develops work plans, supervises staff and reviews work for compliance with applicable codes, standards, and regulations within the assigned area of responsibility; ensures adherence to policies and procedures.
Assists in the interpretation of law, discussion of difficult problems, and review of work reports and violation reports; answers code questions and participates in code committees.
Confers or corresponds with contractors, engineers, property owners, municipal building department staff and other interested parties.
Coordinates contractual service agreements for the Elevator Section, as required.
Provides for or conducts in-house training classes to subordinates to maintain or introduce technical updates and procedures.
Produces reports and provides for maintenance of files and records as required.
Oversees reviews of elevator installation plans, blueprints, specifications, and materials lists to determine compliance with applicable standards and regulations; reviews recommendations of methods, materials, equipment and alterations to assist in compliance with accepted materials.
Supervises inspections of elevators, escalators and other lifts by examining cables, safety devices, safety electrical contacts in connection with safety interlocks, cable shackles and their connections and overhead construction.
As required, detects and investigates reported and unreported hazards, possible safety violations or inadequate conditions and violations. Enforces relevant national, state, and local laws, codes, ordinances and regulations by issuing warnings and written notices.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of national, state, and local laws, codes, ordinance, and regulations regarding elevator installation, operations and maintenance.
Considerable knowledge of building design and construction. Considerable knowledge of good construction practices.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, drawings, specifications, and diagrams to determine conformance with established standards.
Ability to read, understand, explain and apply regulations.
Ability to make technical inspections and render valid decisions.
Ability to supervise and coordinate the work of subordinate personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to organize and plan.
Ability to present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to create, develop and conduct training programs or provide for training classes which will facilitate the continuing education of staff.
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; post secondary formal mechanical, electrical, electronics or related training and six (6) years of experience in performing elevator maintenance, jurisdictional, acceptance, and accident/incident inspections, and elevator/escalator repair to include two (2) years of progressively responsible administrative and supervisory experience and one (1) year of experience in the plan review and inspection of elevator and escalator installations.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Certification as an ANSI/ASME Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) with the ability to obtain a Supervisor Level QEI certification within 12 months of hire.
Possession of a Certificate of Competency as an Elevator Inspector issued by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Possession of a Certified Inspectors License as specified in Chapter 399, Florida Statutes.
Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Work location: Building Code Services Division
Class Spec. Estab/Rev: E10/2004