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Lakeland Electric Building Inspector/Plans Examiner I, II, or III in Lakeland, Florida

This is specialized technical work inspecting construction work and reviewing building construction plans. An employee in this classification is responsible for performing various technical activities of average difficulty, including conducting inspections of construction work and conducting reviews of residential, commercial and industrial building construction plans and specifications submitted for review and approval by the Building Inspection Division. Assignments are of considerable difficulty requiring that the employee possess considerable knowledge of construction methods, materials and principles, and the ability to apply that knowledge in examining building construction plans and inspecting construction for required conformance. Responsibility extends to determining conformance with current building codes, local flood control regulations, and the City’s zoning ordinance. An employee in this classification is also responsible for maintaining complete, accurate and up-to-date records of plan reviews and inspections, as well as contacts with customers including engineers, architects and contractors. Under general supervision of the Chief Inspector, an employee in this classification performs assignments requiring the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment in interpreting building codes, zoning and flood control regulations and ordinances. Performance is reviewed through periodic written and verbal reports, and through evaluation of results obtained. This position is for a Building Inspector/ Plans Examiner III; however, it may be filled at the level of Building Inspector/ Plans Examiner I or II. * ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS: * Conducts routine and complex inspections which could include building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, one and two-family dwellings and sign applications 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, approved plans and issued permits. May additionally include 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. * Examines residential, commercial and industrial construction plans and specifications to determine conformance with current building codes, zoning regulations, and flood control regulations. * Makes final approval of plans as required for issuance of building permits. * Reviews preliminary plans with architects, engineers, contractors and owner to provide information on code requirements in order to minimize problems with subsequent plans review. * Ensures 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. * Contacts 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 plan reviews completed and other work performed; compiles data and submits electronic and/or written reports. * Interprets and explains the assigned ordinances and codes to the general public, property owners, businesses, builders, contractors and other interested parties. * Exercises considerable tact and courtesy necessary in explaining needs for successful plans review and inspection, and to assist customers in altering plans and/or construction methods to meet code requirements. * May be required to work overtime or alternate hours as necessary for the efficient operation of the department including evenings and weekends. * Position is designated as Mission Critical. *This posting reflects the essential functions and knowledge, skills, and abilities for Building Inspector/ Plans Examiner III; however, applicants may view the complete job description for Building Inspector/ Plans Examiner I or II on the City of Lakeland's employment page. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: * Performs related work as required. QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE) AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * High school diploma from an accredited school or its equivalent. * Demonstrates 5 years of combined experience in the field of construction or a related field, building code inspection or plans review; OR * Demonstrates a combination of post-secondary education in the field of construction or a related field and experience which totals 4 years, of which at least 1 year is experience in construction, building code inspection or plans review; OR * Demonstrates a combination of technical education in the field of construction or a related field and experience which totals 4 years, of which at least 1 year is experience in construction, building code inspection, or plans review. * Must meet the requirements of Florida State 468.609 section (c) as outlined below: Inspector/Plans Examiner I * Must possess a Standard Class certificate from the Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board in any one (1) of the following trades: One and Two-Family Dwelling Inspector, Building, Commercial Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, Electrical Plans Examiner, Plumbing Plans Examiner or Mechanical Plans Examiner; OR * Immediately upon employment, the selected candidate shall have ninety (90) calendar days to obtain provisional certification as: (1) a One and Two-Family Dwelling Inspector, or (2) a Building, Commercial Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical Inspector or Plans Examiner from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board. Failure to obtain a provisional certification within ninety (90) days may be cause for termination. * Within one year of employment, the selected candidate shall convert the provisional certificate to a Standard Class certificate. * Failure to acquire and maintain a standard certification/license may be cause for termination. Inspector/Plans Examiner II * Must possess a Standard Class certificate from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board in any two (2) of the following trades: One and Two-Family Dwelling Inspector, Building, Commercial Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector or Plans Examiner. * Failure to maintain required certification may be cause for termination. Inspector/Plans Examiner III * Must possess a Standard Class certificate from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board in any four (4) of the following trades: One and Two-Family Dwelling Inspector, Building, Commercial Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector or Plans Examiner, provided, however, that at least one (1) of the four (4) certificates must be as a Plans Examiner. * Failure to maintain required certification may be cause for termination. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: * Must possess a valid state of Florida driver’s license. * Must maintain a valid telephone number. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: * Considerable knowledge of building codes. * Extensive knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques involved in building construction, repairs and alterations. * Considerable knowledge of inspection processes and techniques. * Considerable knowledge of federal, state and local legislation affecting building standards. * Working knowledge of safety equipment and procedures utilized in conducting construction inspections. * Ability to read and interpret building construction codes, zoning ordinances, flood control regulations, 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 use digital files, upload, download, insert, attach, and send electronic files, and digital photographs. * 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, iPads, printers, scanners and related software such as Microsoft Office.) WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:* * * Requires light work that involves walking or standing some of the time, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis. It is necessary to climb ladders/scaffolding, etc. and to 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. The City of Lakeland is a drug free workplace. This position is considered a mandatory testing position, which is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. All City of Lakeland positions are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing. As a condition of employment you will be required to pass the pre-employment drug test in accordance with Florida Statute 440.102. THE CITY OF LAKELAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER AND A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE Job Title: Building Inspector/Plans Examiner I, II, or III Closing Date/Time: Continuous Salary: $25.46 - $43.55 Hourly $2,036.80 - $3,484.00 Biweekly $4,413.07 - $7,548.67 Monthly $52,956.80 - $90,584.00 Annually Job Type: Full Time Regular Location: City of Lakeland, Employment Services, 500 N. Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, Florida Department: Building Inspection 1203000000

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