The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job changed.


Performs diversified supervisory and administrative duties in developing, implementing and evaluating departmental programs; and exercises a high degree of independent judgement in problem solving issues concerning codes, ordinances, regulations, and statutes. Supervises activities of subordinate technical and clerical personnel. Works under the general supervision of the Community Development Director, or assigned designee.


Provides guidance regarding applicable building and fire codes/requirements to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners, and other interested individuals.

Reviews and coordinates proposed building plans and specifications to ensure proposed construction complies with barrier free requirements; and building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire, design, energy, and other related codes.

Coordinates plan reviews, inspections, and enforcement actions.

Interprets and answers questions regarding building and fire codes/requirements. Resolves complex and sensitive issues; and maintains appropriate records.

Maintains complete and accurate records of all permit applications and plans.

Monitors permitting system, analyzes process, and develops/recommends initiatives to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.

Researches codes/ordinances, and develops/recommends enhancements as appropriate. Investigates complaints and researches problems regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction, and code compliance.

Serves as Acting Building Official during the absence of the Building Official


Serves as a member of various staff committees including, but not limited to, the Development Review Committee (DRC) and the Development and Review of Inspection Process Committee (DRIP).

Performs all other duties as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and general construction codes. Working knowledge of carpentry, electrical, masonry, mechanical, or plumbing trades; and ability to apply knowledge of national building codes; zoning and land use development; general knowledge of zoning guidelines; building administration; and considerable knowledge of both manual and automated record keeping systems.

Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, owners, and the general public.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and ability to perform in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing priorities.


Personal computer including word-processing, permitting and spreadsheet software; calculator; drafting scales; telephone; fax machine; typewriter; copy machine and motor vehicle.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate personal computers and various office equipment. 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 is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various

land use developments and construction sites.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions.

The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, or airborne particles.

The office location is in the City Annex Building. The noise level in the office is usually quiet, and when in the field the noise level is moderate.


High school graduate or equivalent.

Must be certified through the State of Florida, with a standard certificate, to determine plans submitted for purposes of obtaining building and other permits comply with the applicable building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy accessibility and other applicable construction


Possess “State of Florida Standard Certifications per Florida Statute 468” in the following areas, or the ability to obtain all listed certifications within the timeframe outlined in a written agreement between the applicant and the Department Director, or his/her designee:

Building Code Administrator

Building Plans Examiner

Plumbing Plans Examiner

Mechanical Plans Examiner

Electrical Plans Examiner

Experience in dealing with the public.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License. Must also possess the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 within30 days of employment and the ICS-100 and ICS-200 within 90 days of employment. There may be additional NIMS required, which will be scheduled by your Supervisor.