Lakeland Electric Building Inspector I in Lakeland, Florida

This is professional technical inspection work involving construction and related code enforcement. An employee in this class of work is responsible for performing various technical activities of average difficulty. Most tasks involve the inspection of new buildings which are under construction and existing buildings which are being repaired, remodeled or enlarged. Commercial and residential buildings are inspected during various stages of completion to insure their structural integrity and to check for conformance with Building Codes and Ordinances. Extensive contact with builders, architects, property owners, and other members of the public is involved which requires tactfulness and courtesy. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.

*There are two (2) vacant positions, one (1) building inspection and one (1) electrical inspection. *

Example of Duties:

  • Conducts routine and complex inspections; these inspections could include building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and or one and two family dwellings depending on the needs of the Division and the certifications of the inspector.
  • Building inspections include but are not limited to inspections of foundation, concrete slabs, bond beams, tie beams, lintels, plasters, steel placement, columns, framing, insulation, roofing and related construction work for conformance with codes, ordinances, permits and approved plans.Conducts inspections of mobile homes and accessory buildings and structures for placement, height foundation, setback and anchorage and additional inspections as required by code.
  • Electrical inspections include but are not limited to inspection of underground, rough and final electrical systems including grounding, bonding, proper sizing of conductors and the right use of material and additional inspections as required by code.
  • Plumbing inspections include but are not limited to the inspection of underground sewer and water lines, rough and final plumbing inspections as well as the installation of other plumbing devices and equipment and additional inspections as required by code.
  • Mechanical inspections including but not limited to the inspections of rough and final inspection of mechanical equipment and ductwork and additional inspections as required by code.
  • Conducts inspections to insure conformance with the City's construction codes and ordinances; checks complaints and writes violations if warranted.
  • Checks to see that persons performing work are properly licensed and have secured necessary permits.
  • Issues "Stop Work" notices if construction work is not properly permitted or is not conforming to the City's codes and ordinances, State Statutes or is not within the scope of a contractor's license.
  • Contact property owners and contractors to explain the nature of violations detected and to provide building, permitting, zoning and other code information.
  • Maintains records of inspections and other work performed; compiles data and submits written reports. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs related work as required. Qualifications:

  • High school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent

  • Meet the requirements of Florida State 468.609 section (c) as stated below:
  • Meets eligibility requirements according to one of the following criteria:
  • Demonstrates 5 years' combined experience in the field of construction or a related field, building code inspection, or plans review corresponding to the certification category sought.
  • Demonstrates a combination of postsecondary education in the field of construction or a related field and experience which totals 4 years, with at least 1 year of such total being experience in construction, building code inspection, or plans review.
  • Demonstrates a combination of technical education in the field of construction or a related field and experience which totals 4 years, with at least 1 year of such total being experience in construction, building code inspection, or plans review.
  • Must possess at time of employment a "Standard" Building Inspectors Certificate in one (1) category and a "Standard" Plans Examiners Certificate in one (1) category issued by the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board, or qualify to obtain a "Provisional"Building Inspectors Certificate in one (1) category and a "Provisional" Plans Examiners Certificate in one (1) category from the above Board and obtain the "Standard" Class Certificates within twelve (12) months of the date of employment.

Required Documents: GED, High School Diploma, College Diploma or Unofficial Transcripts


  • Must possess a valid state of Florida driver's license.
  • Must maintain a valid telephone number.
  • Must possess a Standard Certificate in one (1) of the following areas, Residential Combination Inspector (one and two family dwelling), Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Building within the first year of employment.
  • Must possess a Standard Certificate as a Plans Examiner in one of four (4) categories; Building, Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical within the first year of employment.
  • May be required to work overtime, or alternate hours, as necessary for the efficient operation of the department.
  • Position may be designated as Mission Critical by Department Director. Supplemental Information:

  • Extensive knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques involved in building construction, repairs and alterations.

  • Working knowledge of Federal, State, and local building, energy, accessibility, zoning, and related codes and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of safety equipment and procedures utilized in conducting construction inspections.
  • Working knowledge of code compliance inspection procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
  • Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship and materials.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public.
  • Ability to enforce applicable codes and ordinances firmly, tactfully and impartially.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to prepare and submit clear and concise reports.
  • Skills in using common computer hardware and software to perform tasks (e.g., PCs laptops, tablets, I-Pads, printers, scanners and software such as Code Enforcement Application and Mobile Application and Microsoft Office Suites.) WORKING ENVIRONMENT/CONDITIONS:

  • Light work that involves walking or standing most of the time, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis.It is necessary to climb ladders/scaffolding, etc and crawl under buildings.

  • The job risks routine exposures to dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, traffic, electrical shock, and heights.
  • The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception, and texture perception.

All City of Lakeland positions are subject to testing (e.g. written, oral, performance, computerized, interview, and/or any combination). Candidates selected for testing will be notified via email or telephone. Please check your e-mail and telephone messages regularly, including "junk" folders. Test times and locations to be announced.


Job Title: Building Inspector I

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $24.00 - $37.24 Hourly $1,920.27 - $2,978.97 Biweekly $4,160.58 - $6,454.43 Monthly $49,927.00 - $77,453.16 Annually

Job Type: Part Time Temporary

Location: City of Lakeland, Civil Service, 500 N. Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida

Department: Building Inspection 1203000000