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Division Manager of Plans Examination

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11062741
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : High SchoolDiploma or Equivalent
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference

This is a professional staff position and is responsible for management and operation of inspection and plans examination divisions. Functions of this position include train, coordinate, support, and manage inspectors and plan examiners in all aspects of the application of the Florida Building Code. This position is required to be the acting Building Official when the director is not available via telephone, text, email, etc. for more than a 24-hour period. All work is performed under the direction and control of the Director of Building Safety.  

The following statements describe the principal functions and scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Responsible for direct administration and management of inspection and plans examination, regarding construction, erection, repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, or alteration projects that require permitting indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state laws, rules or statutes and county ordinance.

  • Provides a positive example for staff under charge regarding work ethic, attitude, professional ethics, technical knowledge of the codes, interpersonal interactions.

  • Participates in the development and goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the department.

  • Participates in the development of the department annual budget, as needed.

  • Assigns workloads, performs inspections and plans examination as necessary to assist division staff in completing missions.

  • Facilitates professional development and implement training of division staff.

  • Maintains a program to acknowledge staff performance; monitors and evaluates personnel for effectiveness and efficiency. Follows disciplinary policies and guidelines.

  • Anticipates and solves problems facing the division, staff employees, administration and customers that result from or are affected by the operation of the division.

  • Communicates with contractors regarding staff, change in codes or policies.

  • Coordinates inter-agency inspection and plans examination.

  • Assists in presenting cases to the License Review Board, as needed.

  • Participates in professional, technical, and business associations and groups, including The Florida Association of Electrical Contractors and Marion County Building Industry Association, as directed by the Director of Building Safety.

  • Monitors expenditure of division funds to including staffing levels, overtime, fixed assets, supply requirements.

  • Implements the organizations guiding principles and core values. 

Performs other duties as assigned.  

This is a front-line position for providing excellent customer service to members of the general public and other County employees. Personal contact occurs with other employees of the unit, employees of other departments in the County, citizens, and customers of the department. Service is provided in person, phone contact or any other media outlet available in a professional manner. 

Responsible for directly supervising a large workforce. Includes assigning, directing, evaluating, and reviewing work of subordinate employees. Responsibilities include providing on-the-job training; evaluating job performance; recommending selection of new staff members; promotions; status changes; discipline; planning; scheduling; and coordinating work operations. 
Required Qualifications :
Education and Experience 
High School graduate or GED. Must show evidence of a minimum of five (5) years of either construction and/or inspection experience or evidence a combination of post-secondary education in a related field and experience which totals five (5) years for the position sought. Meet the requirements of F.S. 468, Part XII, for Inspectors, Plans Examiners and Certified Building Code Administrators.  

Requires a valid Florida Driver License for required travel. Requires Standard License through the State of Florida as a Building Code Administrator. Requires a minimum of (3) Standard Licenses, through the State of Florida, as an Inspector and/or Plans Examiner. 

No certifications required. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, customers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills 
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area circumference, and volume. 

Problem Solving Ability

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Develop plans, policies, specifications, and programs for the good of the organization,

  • Functions independently as an expert in matters of specialized code, rules, policy, analysis, or complex scientific/technical systems.

Specialized Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the methods and practices involved in modern construction and of standard testing devices and procedures.

  • Construction background and thorough knowledge of multiple construction disciplines.

  • Ability to read and interpret maps, construction diagrams, plans, blueprints, and specifications.

  • Ability to write legibly and communicate tactfully and courteously with members of the general public.

  • Ability to train and coordinate the schedules, workload and priorities of division staff charge and knowledge of management and administrative principles and techniques.

  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Ability to take a teamwork approach to the job by cooperating with others, offering to help others when needed, and considering larger organization or team goals rather than individual concerns. Includes the ability to build a constructive team spirit where team members are committed to the goals and objectives of the team.

  • Knowledge of advanced data entry and Microsoft applications required.

Machines and Equipment 
This employee will be required to operate a computer. Employee will be required to use PowerPoint, Excel and other programs in fulfilling these duties. Employee will also be required to operate a calculator, telephone, cell phone, fax machine, copy machine, and other general office equipment, as well as drive a vehicle, in the completion of the tasks of the position. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and to lift up to fifty pounds; will regularly be required to sit, talk or hear, and to lift up to twenty-five pounds; and will frequently be required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. Vision requirements are close distance, color, and peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and will frequently be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. Must perform extensive driving from one location to another. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but work in the field may occasionally expose the employee to very loud noise levels. 

Work Schedule: Full Time, hours not specified 

Salary: $33.65 - $51.98 per hour, DOE
Skills :
Management Mathematical skills Microsoft Office Plans Examiner Problem-Solving Train staff
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