NATURE OF WORK
This is specialized technical work enforcing County Ordinances and Regulations.
Work involves the dissemination of information concerning Ordinances of Broward County and conducting field inspections to determine whether there are any violations of the Ordinances. The employee is required to work independently and is available to give advice and assistance to fellow inspectors concerning unusual or difficult problems. Work is reviewed by an administrative superior by observation and through an analysis of work reports.
This classification is distinguished from a Consumer Protection Inspector I by the responsibility for independent decisions based on experience and knowledge of operations.
Answers inquiries from representatives, law enforcement and the general public as to the provisions of County Ordinances.
Inspects records to determine if a company has a current license to operate and has decals issued.
Issues citations or Notices of Violation if companies are not in compliance with applicable Ordinances.
Testifies at hearings presided over by a Hearing Officer who is a member of the Florida Bar when citations are appealed.
Testifies before the Consumer Protection Board when the Division determines that prosecution is warranted.
Inspects company sites to determine that all equipment, postings, and staff meet the requirements of the Ordinance.
Inspects company manifests to determine if information requires by applicable Ordinance is included.
Checks company records to determine if they have been kept as required by Ordinance.
Inspects private properties to for various County code violations and/or to determine if signs meet the size and location requirements required by applicable Ordinances.
Maintains and submits reports of inspections performed, and conducts other administrative functions accounting for field work, orders and citations issued.
Conducts and provides food inspection services to licensed/registered childcare businesses throughout Broward County to ensure adherence to industry accepted food and nutrition standards; conducts initial and follow-up inspections and enforcement as necessary.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Considerable knowledge of licensing and regulating Ordinances of Broward County.
Considerable knowledge of the geography of the County.
Ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of the legal, administrative, and procedural regulations applicable to the area of assignment.
Ability to meet the general public and to explain and enforce regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially.
Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to maintain and submit reports.
Ability to 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.
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, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.
Skill in the use of a personal computer to access and retrieve information.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; four (4) years experience conducting inspections and enforcing rules, regulations and/or ordinances; including six (6) months experience in a staff or administrative capacity appropriate to the area of assignment, or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Possession of a valid Florida driver's license at time of appointment.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Financial Disclosure Required: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 01/1991 R 10/2012