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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:N5426

ASSISTANT BUILDING OFFICIAL

NATURE OF WORK

This is technical and administrative work assisting in the enforcement of the Florida Building Code and related regulations.

Work involves fulfilling Building Official duties as assigned by the Building Official and special assignments by the Director.

Work involves assisting with directing and supervising the County building inspection, plan review and code enforcement programs. Work includes assisting with the development and maintenance of policies and procedures related to the enforcement of all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations, pertaining to construction in BrowardCounty. The employee attends meetings of the Central Examining Boards, the Board of Rules and Appeals, the Code Enforcement Board and the Unsafe Structures Board. Work is reviewed by the Building Official or the Director through conferences, reports and observation of program effectiveness.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Supervises and coordinates through subordinates the enforcement of the Florida Building Code; confers with staff members on work problems; occasionally accompanies staff in the field to review unusual problems and to give general assistance.

Supervises the review and approval of applications submitted for building permits; confers or corresponds with architects, building owners, and contractors concerning questions involved in the enforcement process.

Assists with the coordination of activities of the County inspection section with municipal and state agencies as needed.

Attends and participates in the activities of various boards and commissions dealing with matters relating to the Florida Building Code; makes recommendations for changes in ordinances and regulation relative to construction.

Assists with the formulation of written procedures for the building inspection and code enforcement sections.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of engineering principles as applied to the design and construction of a broad range of building structures and facilities.

Thorough knowledge of current literature, trends and developments in the field of county building inspection, plan review and code enforcement.

Thorough knowledge of the Florida Building Code.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

Ability to understand and interpret plans, diagrams, blueprints and specifications.

Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates.

Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Completion of two years of college level course work in civil engineering, architecture or related field; six (6) years experience in building trades or inspection work including four (4) years experience in the supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Certified as an Assistant Building Official by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Building Code, and by the State of Florida as a Building Code Administrator. Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                  Unrepresented

FLSA Status:                      Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:     No

Work Locations:                   Building Code Services

Class Spec Estab ./Revised:        E 06/1996   R 01/2005


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