Under the general direction of the Building Director, performs skilled inspection work securing compliance with building codes, other City codes and related rules and regulations. Employee must check plans and specifications for proposed installation to ensure the codes and ordinances have been followed, but must exercise independent judgment in applying these standards to a variety of work situations. May be required to perform inspections of existing construction for violations for adopted codes on behalf of the Building Department and/or Code Enforcement, as well as attend and testify at Special Magistrate Hearings as needed. Work may also involve responding to man-made or natural disasters to assist in recovery efforts as needed.

Performs on-site inspections of buildings in the process of construction for compliance with the Florida Building Codes and City Code of Ordinances.

Inspects buildings or structures in the process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with adopted building codes, approved plans, and construction safety practices. Examines plot plans, structural components, energy efficiency, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas and general arrangement of building facilities for sufficiency of design and materials. (Depends on level of certifications of the inspector.)

Checks new construction activity to insure permits have been secured. Checks for possible violations of unlicensed contracting laws and rules.

Maintains records of building and inspection activity, and enters results of inspections in computer database. Notifies permit holder of correction notices.

May be called upon to respond to complaints of potential code violations relating to building occupancy, nuisances, hazardous sidewalks or other site conditions, housing conditions, construction, land use, zoning, noise, dumping, clearing, grading, filling, polluting, other code related matters as needed.

Reviews and studies building code regulations to stay informed of changes in building codes and ordinances; completes necessary classes to maintain required inspection certification.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, be of good moral character with a high school diploma or GED required.

Must be able to demonstrate 5-7 years of hands-on experience in commercial or residential construction; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess at least one standard certification as a building inspector that is currently valid, issued by the Florida Dept. of Business & Professional Regulation; OR

Must possess a combination of construction related hands-on experience that equals 5 years; OR

Must possess either a construction related post-secondary degree or vocational degree which totals 4 years and possess one year of construction related hands-on experience; OR

Must possess a valid inspector certification issued by the International Code Council and possess either a construction related vocational or college degree and/or construction related hands-on experience that may be substituted for up to three years and enter an approved internship program; OR

Meet any of the inspector/plans examiner eligibility requirement outlined in FS 468.609.

Must have the ability to pass the state administered building inspector exams within one year.

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's License and maintain a safe driving record throughout employment.

Multiple Inspector certifications, Plan Review or Fire Inspector certification is a PLUS.

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H.S. Diploma/Equivalent

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Building Inspector Located At Fl, Sebastian - Job Post By: City Of Sebastian

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