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INSPECTOR I (MECHANICAL)

Recruitment #A1804-A0-o24438

Introduction

Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

 

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

 

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team

MAJOR FUNCTION

Performs entry-level technical work inspecting building construction or the installation of plumbing, electrical, or gas systems or mechanical equipment for compliance with state and county codes, laws and ordinances.

MAJOR DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility incumbents in this position may perform some or all of the duties described below.
  • Inspects mechanical equipment for compliance with state and county codes, laws and ordinances.
  • Issues notice of non-compliance where work is not in compliance with the Florida Building Codes and Hillsborough County Construction Ordinance.
  • Inspects all work upon completion and signs permit giving final approval.
  • Makes routine and periodic mechanical inspections of assigned area to check for violations and hazardous conditions.
  • Investigates complaints of defective building and trade installations and reports findings and recommendations to appropriate staff.
  • Inputs and retrieves data in researching violations and scheduling mechanical inspections.
  • Explains and interprets applicable codes and regulations to contractors and property owners.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of State and local codes and laws governing building construction or mechanical, electrical, gas or plumbing system construction and installation.
  • Working knowledge of inspection methods and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA construction site safety requirements.
  • Some knowledge of applicable County and office policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans diagrams, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Ability to work outside in a subtropical climate in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel or crouch in confined spaces.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to maintain current certifications.
  • Ability to properly and safely operate a motor vehicle.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and

Successful completion of a State of Florida Building Code Administrator and Inspector Board (BCAIB) approved vocational training program in a related construction field; and

Possession of a valid Driver License

 

or

 

Five years of technical experience in a mechanical field; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.

 

or

 

Possession of a Standard Mechanical License issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes as an Inspector; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.

 

APPOINTING AUTHORITY REQUIRES

Persons hired based on experience or through the approved vocational training to obtain a current Provisional License issued by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes within the probationary period and obtain a standard llicense within one year of obtaining the provisional license.

 

Employees to maintain the continuing education, as required by the state.

 

Conclusion

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

 

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

 

NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.

 

NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.

 

EXAMINATION: Applicants will be competitively rated on the basis of their training and experience. 


 

 
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