Inspection Services Manager

  • 102109

SUMMARY: Under general direction, provides highly responsible technical and administrative work in ensuring compliance with city electrical, plumbing, mechanical, gas and building codes, federal and state ordinances and statutes regulating public health, welfare and safety. Coordinates the work of the inspection services division; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Which are not in any hierarchical order.)
  1. Interprets building codes, statutes and regulations dealing with construction of structures.
  2. Supervises technical and administrative staff in the enforcement of various city ordinances related to building codes.
  3. Monitors training and certification records to ensure that all inspectors maintain the requisite specialty license and the required training for license renewal.
  4. Make periodic inspections to review work of subordinates both in the office and in the field and assists with more difficult assignments as required.
  5. Supervises staff in enforcing various city ordinances including noise and the demolition program.
  6. Interprets policies and advises developers, contractors, builders and the general public on city and departmental policies and procedures necessary for compliance.
  7. Coordinates with all city departments in cases involving enforcement of building codes and ensures that all cases are properly presented before the Code Enforcement Board.
  8. Establishes and enforces regulations for the State Threshold Program and Resident Inspector program.
  9. Interviews and selects firms or individuals to work as special inspectors.
  • Knowledge of modern practices and methods employed in building, gas mechanical, electrical, plumbing, energy, ADA accessibility, and related codes.
  • Knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques of inspection and plan review activities, civil engineering, and architecture.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of city and state laws, and regulations governing all phases and types of construction.
  • Skill in problem solving.
  • Skill in enforcing building codes and regulations in a tactful and impartial manner.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly through oral and written reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate work generally in an office setting. There is frequent need to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle or feel, lift (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma and ten (10) years of progressively responsible building code enforcement experience including five (5) years supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation licensure as a Building Code Administrator, or ability to obtain such licensure within one (1) year of employment. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision: October 2001
Overtime: No
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