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Employment Opportunities
Building Official
Posted Date:
Wednesday December 06, 2017
Due Date:
Wednesday January 31, 2018 12:00 PM
Job Details:

The Town of Longboat Key

501 Bay Isles Road

Longboat Key, FL  34228

(941) 316-1999

FAX: (941) 316-1656

Website:  www.longboatkey.org

 

 

 

 

 

The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy.

 

 

Position Title:     Building Official                                                                                Position   # 55023

Date Posted:        December 6, 2017                                                                             Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Range:     $64,417 - $87,256 “At Will”                                                            Pay Grade: 122

 

                               

The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Full-Time Building Official in our PZB Department at Town Hall (address referenced above).  An employment physical will be required, except for current employees who have met this requirement.           

 

FUNCTION

 

Under the direction of the Planning, Zoning & Building Director, performs management and administrative work for the Planning, Zoning, and Building Department.  Specifically responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Florida Building Code and the Town's codes, ordinances and regulations and of the code inspection program relative to the construction, alteration, fire protection, and repair of buildings and structures.  Coordinates plan examinations, supervise office procedures and field inspectors, and perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

·                     Serves as Town Building Official as defined by Florida Statute.

 

·                     Directs the permitting and inspection program relative to the construction, alteration, and repair of all buildings and structures in the Town, to determine their adherence to required standards of construction, maintenance, and safety, as set forth in the building, HARV, zoning, fire, housing, electrical, plumbing codes, flood, vegetation and related ordinances, regulations and policies.

 

·                     Responsible for interpretations of, and making recommendations for, changes in legal provisions governing building, housing, zoning, fire, electrical and plumbing codes and code enforcement ordinances. 

 

 

·                     Sets and monitors objectives and management indicators relative to inspections, plans review, permit issuance, and inspection activities.

 

·                     Ability to manage the workflow and safety levels to ensure the staff is adequate and responsive in meeting the requests for permits, licenses, inspections, re-inspections, and  enforcement activities.

 

·                     Evaluates the work of subordinates and contract staff, and when necessary initiates appropriate corrective actions.

 

·                     Recruits personnel and communicates data in a timely manner to subordinates for their action.

 

·                     Ability to coordinate the functions of the department with other departments and agencies to maintain good working relationships with related trade groups representing developers, builders, contractors, architects, and engineers, so they are informed of and supportive of Town policies.

 

·                     Ability to analyze problems related to the department's operations, recommend solutions, and implement the selected solution.

 

·                     Ability to supervise the activities of technical and clerical employees engaged in inspections and recording of data pertaining to code compliance.

 

·                     Prepares reports and presents findings to the Director, Town Manager and Boards and Commission.

 

·                     Consults with technical personnel; aids with code interpretations in the review of plans and specifications for industrial, commercial, and residential construction; and assists in decisions relative to technical, fire, zoning, housing, electrical, and plumbing codes and code enforcement.

 

·                     Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, and owners concerning questions arising in analyzing plans and buildings under construction.

 

·                     Report to work as required by the Disaster Plan Recovery Guide and regular attendance during normal work schedule other than excused or job related absences.

 

·                     Any other functions deemed essential by the Town and communicated to the employee by his/her supervisor or department head.

 

OTHER TASKS

 

Every incidental duty connected with this position cannot be specified in the job description and an employee, at the discretion of the Town, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description.

 

JOB PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

 

Considerable knowledge of the building, zoning, electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning ordinances and codes.  Considerable knowledge of ordinances and other laws relating to code enforcement, construction and building inspection.  Considerable knowledge of building construction methods, trade procedures, and construction methods and practices.  Knowledge of possible building construction and/or mechanical defects, and ability to be firm in requiring remedy of these defects.

 

Ability to read and interpret construction plans and blueprints.  Ability to maintain clear and adequate records, and to make required written and verbal reports and presentations.  Ability to correctly interpret code requirements and render decision with little supervision.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and the general public.  Ability to deal with public relations problems effectively, courteously, and tactfully.

 

Knowledge of the principles of management and their application to local government.  Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.  Knowledge of basic budgetary principles and procedures.

 

Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret federal, state, and local laws and policies applicable to coastal zone management, zoning and subdivision and land use control.

 

Ability to review building and site development plans for compliance with Town codes and ordinances.

 

Ability to effectively plan, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate professional, technical, and clerical staff.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic leaders, public officials, contractors, developers, and the general public.

 

Ability to make public presentations clearly and concisely and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

 

Ability to assess budgetary needs.

 

Ability to make decisions in a timely manner.

 

Effective time management and organization skills.

 

Strong customer service attitude.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

General office with significant public contact in and outside the office.  Travel to and from work locations. Fieldwork on active construction sites. Potential encounters with hazardous materials on construction sites or after a significant weather event.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

PREFERRED Registered in the State of Florida as a Division 1 general contractor, or residential contractor. Bachelor degree in building construction, architecture, civil engineering or related field.

 

REQUIRED Possess an active Building Codes Administrator License from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).  Ten year experience in inspections and/or codes and ordinance administration. Extensive experience and knowledge related to zoning, building, plumbing, electrical, and housing codes and code enforcement.

 

A comparable amount of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted for the minimum qualifications; however, experience and education will not substitute for possession of a Building Codes Administrator License through Florida DBPR.

 

Successful completion of an employment physical and drug screen to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement); signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Drug Free Workplace Policy” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties.

 

The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in § 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code).  State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

 

TRAINING REQUIRED CODES (equal to Job Title record)

01  All

02  FT Full Time

06  Department Managers (responsible for a department, may report to Director or TM)

07  Supervisors (have supervisory responsibilities)

11  Safety - Directors, Department Managers, Supervisory & Non-Supervisory Office Staff



 Reclassified 9/03 – Changed from Grade 120 to 122

Reclassified 6/08 – “At Will” position

Removed Laundry Allowance and Car Allowance – 01/01/13

Director Updated 02/03/17 – Required Qualifications

Director Changed Job Title from CAD to BO – 12/6/17

History:  5/99 CSDD title changes; 12/98 - created position. Job description created 10/98 reviewed by consultant to confirm grade.  When this position is created and activated, the BO and the SCEO will be eliminated. Updated 3/99 DFW

 

 

 
 
Town of Longboat Key    -    501 Bay Isles Road Longboat Key, FL 34228    -    Phone: (941) 316-1999 Fax: (941) 316-1656
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