Building Inspector (Limited Duration)

Recruitment #1701-BINSLDGENO-002

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

WHAT MATTERS MOST

Hillsborough County Government is guided by our shared values that help us deliver on the promise of effective quality service. We expect and demonstrate:

  • Customer Commitment: Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity: Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence: Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork: Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Possesses 5 years of construction experience
  • A current Standard Building Inspector License Issued by DBPR 
  • A current Plans Examiner License issued by DBPR         
  • An valid Florida Driver license          
  • Ability to communicate effectively in an oral or written environment

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

TIER-1 ($55,168.92 - $64,708.80)

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and possession of Standard Inspector License issued under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes;

(Employees hired based on qualifications listed below must obtain a Standard Inspector license in the applicable trade within 12 months of hire or prior to the expiration of the provisional license not to exceed 24 months from date of hire)

OR 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 must obtain within six months of hire a provisional license as a Standard Inspector in the applicable trade

OR 5 years of experience in applicable construction trade or related field inspection or plans review, and must obtain within six months of hire a provisional license as a Standard Inspector in the applicable trade  

OR  an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and must obtain within six months of hire a provisional license as a Standard Inspector in the applicable trade  

AND Possession of a valid Driver License  

TIER -2 ($57,927.36 - $68,411.20) 

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and possession of Standard Inspector License issued under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes; AND Possession of a related Standard Plans Examiner License issued under Chapter 468 of the Florida Statutes;

AND Possession of a valid Driver License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Majority of the work will be outdoors traveling from job site to job site in county vehicle and using mobile communication devices.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The employee is regularly required to walk, stand, frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, feel, pull, push, reach, crawl, stoop, knee, crouch, climb and bend. Requires the abilty to lift up to 50 pounds.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Working knowledge of State and local codes and laws governing building construction or mechanical, electrical, gas or plumbing system construction and installation.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical construction and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of inspection methods and procedures, and Working knowledge of OSHA construction site safety requirements
  • Knowledge of the materials and methods used in general building construction
  • Knowledge of the applicable building trade and of stages of construction when possible defects and violations may most easily be observed and corrected.
  • Some knowledge of applicable County and office policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans diagrams, blueprints, and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide; interpret graphs; calculate decimals and percentages; utilize algebraic and geometric principles.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to understand established building codes in the applicable trade
  • Ability to recognize faulty construction or hazardous conditions
  • Ability to read and interpret building construction plans and specifications
  • Ability to enforce codes and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, contractors, engineers and the general public

REPRESENTATIVE 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 new and existing buildings for structural, plumbing, electrical, and/or mechanical compliance with codes
  • Performs inspections of constructions, installations and repairs, and issues notices of code violations applicable to the trade in accordance with the Florida Building Codes and Hillsborough County Construction Ordinance.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for proposed construction of buildings and building improvements · Inspects all work upon completion and signs permit giving final approval. 
  • Makes routine and periodic inspections of assigned area to check for violations and hazardous conditions ·
  • Answers questions from the public pertaining to building issues
  • Prepares work sheets and daily activity reports 
  • Prepares and submits reports of buildings in violation of building, plumbing, mechanical or electrical codes. 

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all-inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.  

Conclusion

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

  • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from three health care plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
  • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment.
  • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
  • Holidays: Employees receive up to 12 paid holidays per year.

Visit our Employee Benefits page for more exciting details.

Veteran’s Preference:

Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

Response/Recovery Activities:

Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*