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Building Official

at City Of Casselbury

Pay: $71200.00 to $89000.00/year
Salary : $71,200.00 - $89,000.00 Annually
Posted: 1/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2573863
Categories: Other/General

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Building Official
Salary:$71,200.00 - $89,000.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-time
Location: City of Casselberry, Florida
The Building Official performs a variety of routine and complex administrative, supervisory and technical work processing, applying, and enforcing building plans, permits, and related codes. The Building Official's responsibilities include the inspection and enforcement of codes and statutes for all new and modified building and site structures, construction sites, and permitted activities working within the limits of local and state established policies. The Building Official works under the general supervision of the Community Development Director or their designee.
 Examples of Essential Functions:
  1. Manages the Building Safety Division of the Community Development Department. (95%)
    1. Manages and supervises operations to achieve goals with available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates, and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes if needed.
    2. Reviews initial plans for construction sites, new structures and modifications, to determine compliance with building and zoning codes including site plans, floor plans, energy calculations, solid sample test results, and similar data.
    3. Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans. Gathers, interprets and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations. Coordinates department activities with other department agencies; including keeping the City current with the Insurance Services Office (ISO) ratings.
    4. Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are achieved within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget request; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
    5. Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow; studies and standardizes procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
    6. Enforces a variety of codes, including Florida Building Code, Florida Mechanical Code, Florida Plumbing Code, National Electric Code, Florida Fire Prevention Code, Florida Existing Buildings Code, and any and all related codes to achieve development, including and not limited to sprinkling, nuisance, clearing, grading, filling, and zoning, etc. Issues correction notices and citations and may condemn properties.
    7. Explains, interprets, and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes to property owners, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, and other interested parties in a professional and courteous manner.
    8. Recommends changes in City ordinances relating to building restrictions to maintain integrity of City building and Code Compliance programs and policies. Ensures that Building Safety Division staff maintains knowledge of current State and municipal codes and statutes.
    9. Administers the permitting function, including application, fee assessment and collection, permit issuance, inspection, and occupancy.
    10. Coordinates plan reviews, inspections, and enforcement actions.
    11. Responds to requests and makes site inspections at various stages of construction or modification to ensure compliance.
    12. Analyzes buildings for conformance with state and local fire protection requirements relating to construction and life safety.
    13. Completes forms; writes reports, and assists in developing plans for special assignments.
    14. Explains, interprets, and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes within area of responsibility.
    15. Verify complaints to determine if violations have occurred.
    16. Brings to conformity any building violations and condemnations through mediation or through the Code Compliance process.
    17. Additional Duties and Responsibilities (5%)
      1. Performs all duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core values of the City, and consistent with City and department policies.
      2. Adheres to laws, regulations and policies of the City and of the assigned department.  Follows instructions provided by department director or their designee.
      3. Follows safe working practices and has a working knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
      4. Acts as additional support to other divisions of the Community Development Department.
      5. Generates monthly and quarterly reports of permit status in preparation of payment for Seminole County Impact Fees, Fire Department fees and inspection activity and certificate of occupancy listing.
      6. Reviews contracted third party invoices for approval.
      7. Completes the identified required or assigned training timely and applies acquired knowledge and/or skills.
      8. Participates in department meetings, staff meetings and other related activities.
      9. Maintains, preserves, retains, and disposes of public records pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.
      10. Emergency Management Role
        1. Participates as a member of the City staff as required to take action in the event of an emergency.
        2. Acts in the assigned role to support the City in disaster preparation and/or disaster recovery efforts as described in the City of Casselberry Emergency Management Plan, supervisor or designee.  As a member of the Community Development Department may be assigned to the Damage Assessment Team to make surveys of the disaster area and provide information back to the City and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). (These essential and additional job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job related marginal duties as assigned.)
         Typical Qualifications:

        To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
        1. Education and Training: A minimum of an AA or AS degree in building sciences, construction, structural engineering, land development, urban planning, or business administration a related field is required.
        2. Experience: A minimum of five (5) years progressive experience in construction or a related trade including code enforcement and at least three (3) years are supervisory.  A combination of training, experience, or certification may be considered.
        3. Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver's license and a Building Code Administrator or Building Official certification is required.  A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check will be made to determine acceptance of past driving record.
        4. Security Clearance: Florida Department of Law Enforcement background clearance.
        5. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
        • Knowledge (intermediate to advanced level) of uniform building and general construction codes; considerable knowledge in electrical work, carpentry work, concrete work, and plumbing, and skill in applying knowledge of national uniform building codes, zoning, and land use applications. Skill in operation of listed equipment.
        • Knowledge of: Florida Building Code, Florida Plumbing Code, Florida Mechanical Code, Florida Gas Code, National Electric Code, Florida Prevention Code, and any other applicable codes. Must be able to read and interpret construction plans, blueprints, and drawings.
        • Knowledge (intermediate level) of local, State and Federal regulations affecting work.
        • Knowledge of departmental rules, policies and procedures.
        • Knowledge of SunGard/NaviLine or similar work management software suite.
        • Skill in effectively working with the public and other agencies in a courteous, tactful and impartial manner.
        • Ability to establish effective working relationships with contractors, developers, architects, engineers, owners and the general public; ability to read and understand complicated plans and blueprints; and an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
        • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
        • Ability (intermediate to advanced level) to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, e.g. Outlook, Word, and Excel.
        • Ability to learn and follow City building and zoning permit policies, practices, services and charges.
        • Ability to maintain accurate financial records and reports.
        • Ability to support the mission statement of the City of Casselberry: The City of Casselberry is a community that provides high quality service through dynamic leadership, strategic thinking, prudent resource management, and effective partnerships with its citizens and businesses.
        • Ability to support the core values of the City of Casselberry.
        • Ability to support the vision of the City of Casselberry of a vibrant, affordable, diverse, and progressive community where citizens feel safe, enjoy their neighborhoods, and access their city government.

         Supplemental Information:

        The work environment and physical demands described here are representative and not intended to be all-inclusive of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made when requested to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        A.  Work Environment: This position performs the duties in an office setting.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate and consistent with an office environment. 
        B.   Physical Demands: The primary functions require frequent periods of time sitting at a computer, standing, walking, bending and using hands to handle, feel and reach with arms.  In addition, this position may be required to occasionally lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds with or without assistance of another person or utilization of lifting equipment.  This position is regularly required to use vision, speech and hearing, with or without assistive devices.
        C.  Equipment/Tools and Technology Used: This position utilizes the following tools and equipment while performing the duties of the job: Desktop computer, desk phone, desktop scanner, copier, fax, and printer. 
        D.  Employee Infection/Exposure Risk Classification:  Category III: Employee performs tasks that do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).  Persons who perform these duties are not called upon as part of their employment to perform or assist in emergency medical care or first aid, or to be potentially exposed in some other way.  Tasks that involve handling of implements or utensils, use of public or shared bathroom facilities or telephones, and personal contact such as handshaking are Category III tasks.