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Building Official

Location : Crystal River
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11038614
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10
Required Education : Bachelor's degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Veterans Preference




SUMMARY:
The ideal candidate will be a key contributor to future visioning, regulations, and implementation, specifically at the scale of the individual building or structure.




ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as principal enforcing officer of the building code as mandated under Florida Statutes. Enforces regulations and laws of the State and Federal Government relative to coast lines, seawalls, flood plains and natural resources.




Responsible for building plan review, permitting and inspection activities associated with administration of the adopted Building and Housing Code. Ensure compliance with and provide interpretations and exceptions for building code issues per City ordinances, policies, procedures and accepted practices; and issue permits, certificates of occupancy, etc. as authorized by codes and regulations. Supervises contractor registration and business occupational licensing activities.




Maintain current knowledge, legal standards, trends, developments and best practices in delivery of building and permitting services, effective operations, and means for implementing policies, procedures, processes, forms, etc. Respond to changing conditions or the need to increase efficiency, predictability and customer satisfaction.




Serve as technical expert and adviser regarding building codes and permitting activities and processes. Represents the Company in court proceedings on Building Code violations and with other governmental agencies in cooperative efforts in standards and code compliance proceedings, including the Company's Code Enforcement hearing process.




Assist in the preparation and implementation of the division budget and makes procedural and operational recommendations to Company management through work plans.




Performs field inspections.




Establishes and retains files on property descriptions, building permits, notices, certificates of occupancy, inspections, test results, court documents, building code regulations and other applicable laws and regulations.




Maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with homeowners, property owners, business owners, contractors, architects, engineers and other while enforcing various codes and regulations with areas of responsibility. Represent the Company to community groups, committees, boards and outside agencies as assigned by the Supervisor.




Develop and recommend ordinance, policy, procedure or process changes for the effective management of assigned functions.




Maintain records and prepare and present clear and concise plans, reports and recommendations.




Respond to inquiries, complaints and requests for information.




Attends professional schools, seminars, and/or conferences as needed to stay up-to-date on laws, codes, development issues, and other information pertinent to building safety, design, and code enforcement.




SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directly supervises the Permitting Clerk. Carries out mid-level supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Required Qualifications :

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill behavior and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.




EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree (B.S.) from a four-year accredited college or university in Building Construction or related field. At least ten (10) years experience in municipal inspections or construction management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.




CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION:
Certification as a Building Official and Plans Examiner by the State of Florida. (Must maintain the required certification and license per F.S. Chapter 468; failure to do so will result in termination). Valid Florida Operators Drivers License required for travel.




OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Knowledge of building construction methods and materials. Knowledge of the building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes in force. Knowledge of the general practices and materials of the building trades.Ability to review construction plans and blueprints for compliance with applicable codes. Must be proficient with computers and software applications appropriate to this position.Knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering concepts. Ability to read and understand engineering reports. Ability to work effectively on several projects concurrently.




Physical activities that apply to the Workers in this job:
Climbing, reaching, fingering, repetitive motion, standing, grasping, stooping, walking, kneeling, pushing, talking, crouching, hearing, lifting, driving




Machines, tools, equipment, electronics, software, etc. used by position:
Camera/photographic equipment, Call Phone, Commercial vehicle, Data processing equipment, Headset, Office Equipment (desk, chair, phone, etc.), Office Machine (copier, facsimile, calculator, cash register), PC Equipment (monitor, keyboard, printer, etc.), PC Software.




Disclaimer: The above information is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.




Work Schedule: Full time, hours not specified




Annual Salary: $51,000 - $68,000.00, DOE




We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Skills :
Building and Code Compliance Building Inspector Construction Engineering Management
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