Under the direction of the Community Services Director, performs administrative technical work directing employees and activities of the Building and Permitting Division. The Building Official is responsible for the administration and enforcement of various codes, laws and ordinances regulating construction, alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, use or occupancy of buildings, structures and lands, local business tax receipts, flood damage prevention and fire protection and prevention in assuring that the safety and health of the public is maintained through adherence to those requirements established by law. Employee also performs work with considerable independence and latitude in supervising proper applications of the technical codes, but is subject to the executive direction of the City Manager.
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Supervises and coordinates activities of the division and develops policies and procedures for building and fire codes, local business tax receipts, flood damage prevention, cash receipts and computer software administration of the Building and Permitting Division.
Reviews all plans and specifications for commercial, industrial, multi-family and development projects to assure compliance with all city, state and federal laws and regulations.
Supervises plan review by personnel, inspections of all permitted installations and construction to ensure compliance with approved plans and specifications.
Secures evidence of code violations for the proper and legal prosecution or condemnation of a structure, to correct or remove an unsafe condition, which also includes making presentations to the Board of Adjustment and Code Enforcement Board.
Coordinates activities among other city, county and state agencies.
Proposes, creates acceptance of, and maintains standards for construction licenses and local business tax receipts to provide a safe and positive quality to the community.
Administers decisions related to all code problems and interpretations.
Prepares and maintains, in coordination with the department director, the division budget and exercises control over expenditures.
Responsible for the overall training, education and evaluation of department personnel.
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared or undeclared emergency.
Performs other related job duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of modern practices and methods employed in building trade.
Knowledge of laws and regulations as related to administration of building codes.
Skill in the use of computer, calculator, testing and inspection devices.
Skill in the use of a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Office, GIS or CAD and various other office equipment.
Skill in the use and/or repair small/light equipment.
Skill in spotting, evaluating and correcting defects in building structures.
Ability to coordinate, plan, direct and supervise inspection and plan review activities of the city.
Ability to enforce conformity with firmness, tact and impartiality.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Education and Experience:
Associate's degree (Bachelor's degree preferred) with ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience as an architect, engineer, building code inspector, plans examiner, contractor, or superintendent of construction; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
For positions requiring the operation of City vehicles, must possess a valid current Florida driver's license, or be able to acquire one within 45 days of hire. Must be a certified building official and a licensed Building Code Administrator in the State of Florida.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS
The work is generally medium and may require exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:
Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, or slippery surfaces.
Climbing: Ascends or descends ladders, stairs, scaffolding, or ramps.
Crawling: Ability to move on hands and knees or hands and feet.
Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Feeling: Ability to perceive attributes of objects by touch.
Dexterity: Primarily with fingers, as in picking, pinching, or typing.
Grasping: Applying pressure with the whole hand.
Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working with the whole hand.
Hearing: Ability to hear and understand at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Lifting: Ability to lift and move objects
Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions.
Pulling / Pushing: Ability to occasionally move objects up to 50 pounds.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
Speaking / Talking: Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and concisely through speech.
Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Visual Acuity: Ability to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading, operating motor vehicles; including color, depth perception, and field vision.
Walking: Moving about on foot for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Work is performed in an environment requiring regular decision-making that could lead to major community or organizational consequences if timely and appropriate decisions are not made.
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