City of Boynton Beach, FL
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to inspect construction of new/existing buildings and review permit applications, building plans, and construction documents to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, plans, and specifications. *Depending upon the number of certifications held, this position may be filled at a I, II, III, or IV level. Hourly Range at each level listed below: Inspector/Plans Examiner I: $ 23.48 - $35.22 Inspector/Plans Examiner II: $ 25.06 - $37.58 Inspector/Plans Examiner III: $26.63 - $39.94 Inspector/Plans Examiner IV: $28.20 - $42.30 Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Performs field inspections of new/existing buildings during the construction process for compliance with applicable building codes and ordinances; compares actual work to planned work to ensure compliance with approved construction plans; inspects new/remodeled single-family homes, multi-family homes, commercial buildings, industrial buildings, businesses, and accessory building and improvements. Interprets and enforces the provisions of applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations; follows up on code enforcement violations. Coordinates inspection activities with other departments, property owners, contractors, other inspectors, or other individuals. Investigates structural damage by fire, storm, or accident. Conducts post event damage assessment and provides field evaluation data for tracking and reporting. Issues unsafe structure notices; conducts re-inspection. Determines whether construction work passes or fails inspections; identifies violations of laws, codes, or regulations; identifies construction performed without a permit. Posts/issues violation notices, "not approved" notices, and correction notices as appropriate. Maintains documentation/records of inspection activities and violations. Reviews building permit applications, site plans, and construction documents for completeness and conformance with the applicable provisions of the Building, Plumbing, Mechanical or Electrical codes; ensures that projects have approval from proper agencies; monitors status of pending applications. Provides information and technical assistance concerning building codes, technical requirements, permit requirements; explains the permit application process and associated fees to customers; assists applicants with applications; refers applicants to other departments to facilitate permit issuance; responds to complaints, researches problems, and initiates problem resolution. Determines whether submitted documents comply with applicable codes; writes permit review comments; calculates building fees and impact fees. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, comment reports, statistical reports, charts, or other documents. Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, permit applications, architectural plans, blueprints, surveys, engineering reports, permits, maps, codes, ordinances, policies, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate. Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; maintains computerized files; utilizes word processing, database, or other software programs. Operates/utilizes a variety of equipment, tools, or instruments associated with field inspections, which may include a motor vehicle, scale, tape measure, testing instruments, or drafting instruments. Copies and distributes forms, reports, correspondence, and other related materials; makes microfilm copies; coordinates blueprint reprints. Prepares departmental files; locates, removes, and/or files documents; maintains file system of departmental records; prepares documents for microfilming. Performs research functions as needed; researches flood zone areas, zoning maps, zoning books, and past permits. Answers the telephone; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary. Communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, city officials, code enforcement personnel, law enforcement personnel, architects, contractors, engineers, consultants, agents, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Attends meetings; serves on committees as directed. Maintains a current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new materials, devices, products, and construction methods; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. Assists in providing cross-training to inspectors in other specialties to establish and maintain conformity. Participates in hurricane and other disaster preparedness activities. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Provides assistance or coverage to other employees as needed. Performs other related duties as required COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES The ability to clearly communicate Department and City Goals, Policies, Strategic Plans and other key information to employees and peers using multiple communication platforms including e-mail and social media. Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, utility companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES Knowledge of and the ability to accurately conduct plan review within the applicable disciplines to ensure completeness and conformance with applicable codes. Comprehensive knowledge of applicable federal, State, and local codes, laws, rules, regulations, specifications, standards, policies and procedures. Knowledge of and the ability to examine and identify potential issues with permit applications, business tax applications, and construction plans, documents and specifications. Ability to perform comprehensive and accurate research using a wide variety of resources. Ability to effectively and expeditiously resolve issues and problems related to plan review. Ability to interact and establish effective and harmonious working relationships with a variety of individuals including property owners, contractors, engineers, architects, City officials, supervisors, co-workers, and employees from other City departments. Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the permit application process. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to appropriately and safely operate all work related tools and equipment, including a personal computer and work associated software applications. Minimum Qualifications Inspector/Plans Examiner I Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; and State of Florida Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License or State of Florida Professional Engineer or Architect license; in one (1) of the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, 1-2 Family; or meet the requirements from FS 468 for work experience and be eligible for a provisional Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner license in one (1) of the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, 1-2 Family. Must obtain Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License within one (1) year of employment. Failure to obtain the required Standard Licenses will result in demotion or termination. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. Inspector/Plans Examiner II Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; and State of Florida Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License or State of Florida Professional Engineer or Architect license; in one (1) of the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, 1-2 Family; or meet the requirements from FS 468 for work experience and be eligible for a provisional Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner license in one (1) of the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, 1-2 Family. Must obtain Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License within one (1) year of employment. Failure to obtain the required Standard Licenses will result in demotion or termination. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. Inspector/Plans Examiner III Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; and State of Florida Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License or State of Florida Professional Engineer or Architect license; in any combination of two (2) of the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, 1-2 Family; or meet the requirements from FS 468 for work experience and be eligible for a provisional Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner license in any combination of two (2) of the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, 1-2 Family. Must obtain Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License in any combination of two (2) disciplines within one (1) year of employment. Failure to obtain the required Standard Licenses will result in demotion or termination. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. Inspector/Plans Examiner IV Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent; and State of Florida Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License or State of Florida Professional Engineer or Architect license; in any combination of three (3) of the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, 1-2 Family; or meet the requirements from FS 468 for work experience and be eligible for a provisional Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner license in any combination of three (3) of the following disciplines: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical, 1-2 Family. Must obtain Standard Inspector and Plans Examiner License in any combination of three (3) disciplines within one (1) year of employment. Failure to obtain the required Standard Licenses will result in demotion or termination. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license. Supplemental Information PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : While performing plan examination functions, tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. While performing inspections, tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50 pounds). Sensory Requirements : Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Plan Review essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Performance of inspection functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, bright/dim light, machinery, traffic hazards, toxic agents, or heights. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
City of Chico, CA
Chico, California, United States
Position Information This recruitment is to fill an anticipated vacancy within the department. This Construction Inspector position focuses on the inspection of civil engineering infrastructuresuch as roads, bridges, storm drainage and sewer. The ideal candidate will have previous inspection experience and the ability to communicate with contractors and developers regarding necessary improvement standards. Job Description Definition: Under general supervision, to perform numerous types of field survey work; to inspect various portions of public works construction projects; to perform a variety of paraprofessional drafting, office and field engineering work as assigned; train others in construction inspection techniques; to perform related work as required. Typical Duties: Conduct preliminary surveys in the field for a wide range of public works projects;* Perform stakeouts of construction reference lines and control points for construction projects;* Inspect workmanship and materials used in the construction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, street subgrades, asphalt paving, storm and sanitary sewer construction, and public utility installations;* Perform routine field test on materials; Inspect general subdivision construction for compliance with plans, codes and regulations;* Obtain general field information relating to projects, as directed; Assist in laying out and calculating quantities and cost estimates for public works construction projects;* Prepare charts, graphs, maps, plans and other drawings of existing rights-of-way, utilities, easements, property lines and improvements using field and office notes;* Check and update as-built drawings, train other employees in construction inspection techniques;* Perform related assignments as necessary. *Essential Function Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned." Tools and Equipment Used: Personal computer, including word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software; pipe locator, pressure gauges, testing equipment, engineering calculator, motor vehicle, phone, mobile or portable radio, and density gauge. Physical Demands: Work is performed mostly in field settings. Considerable outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites, or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate testing instruments, computers and various pieces of office and field equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of : Engineering mathematics, including basic trigonometry and geometry; principles and practices of engineering surveying; construction methods and materials; local, State and Federal construction codes and regulations. Ability to : Use field surveying instruments and other engineering equipment relative to construction; read and interpret plans and specifications; establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with various construction personnel, as well as persons of diverse backgrounds; understand and carry out technical instructions as they relate to field survey work and construction inspection; maintain logs and reports as required; learn to perform complex engineering drafting work to reduce, interpret and apply field notes in performance of drafting duties; train other employees. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Experience : Four years of responsible experience in public works inspection and surveying. Education : High school graduation or equivalent supplemented by relevant course work in civil engineering, architecture or other related fields. Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Driver License. Desired Qualifications: Experience : Experience in engineering drafting highly desirable. Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan. Additional Information The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community. APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH THENEOGOVSYSTEM. If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities. Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office. Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process. Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager. Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States. The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made. If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or firstname.lastname@example.org . Closing Date/Time: