Building Official - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Full time
miami 01/08/2017   Full time 20$/h

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics. 

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions. 

City: Fort Lauderdale 

State: Florida 

Bureau Veritas seeks to hire an as needed Building Official in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area. The Building Official will have responsibility for managing the day-to-day operational performance, P&L, and business development for the Florida market. While experience with fire system inspections is desired, the clear focus of this role is on business growth and performance through service optimization and delivery. 

Plans, coordinates, and manages the operations and activities of a jurisdictional Building Department; oversees the enforcement of all building related ordinances, codes, and regulations; performs plan checks; manages and participates in building inspections; responds to building/code enforcement inquiries and complaints; and supervises assigned personnel. 

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. 
• Leads and/or participates in the development, implementation, administration, and review of the City’s building and code enforcement policies and procedures. 
• Assists in the development and monitoring of the annual building division operating budget. 
• Supervises, trains, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; monitors and ensures staff compliance with departmental policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements. 
• Oversees and provides customer service to the public at the front counter and via telephone. 
• Performs construction plan checks; reviews and monitors plans for compliance with applicable building codes and health/safety regulations. 
• Manages and oversees the inspection of residential, commercial, and public buildings; performs commercial and sub-standard building inspections. 
• Administers and oversees the enforcement of all building, health, and safety codes governing the construction, use, and occupancy of public and private buildings located 
within the City’s jurisdiction. 
• Facilitates the timely and effective resolution of various types of building and code enforcement issues. 
• May provide assistance in resolving zoning issues. 

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Construction Science or Business Management, with 10+ year’s experience managing an fire systems service and inspection operation; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Florida State Qualifier licensing desired. 

• Certification as a Building Official and Building Inspector Certification issued by the International Code Council (ICC) are required. 
• Florida State license as a Building Code Administrator 

Required Knowledge of: 
• Building operations, policies, and procedures. 
• Regulations, codes, and ordinances pertaining to building inspection and code enforcement. 
• Construction principles, methods, techniques, and materials. 
• Principles and practices of drafting and engineering. 
• Processes for preparing and administering budgets. 
• Supervisory principles, practices, and methods. 

Required Skill in: 
• Managing and coordinating the daily operations of building and code enforcement. 
• Interpreting, applying, and enforcing building, health, and safety regulations. 
• Reviewing construction plans and monitoring for regulatory compliance. 
• Overseeing and participating in the inspection of commercial and residential buildings. 
• Responding to public inquiries regarding various building and code enforcement matters. 
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with staff, City departments, outside agencies, community organizations, and the general public. 

Physical Demands / Work Environment: 
• Work is performed in a standard office environment and in the field. 
• Subject to sitting, standing, walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, climbing ladders, utilizing hand tools, and lifting of objects up to 50 pounds. 
• Exposure to variable weather conditions, buildings in various states of construction, substandard structures, hazardous chemicals and materials, infectious diseases, rodents, and potentially hostile members of the public is involved 

25% travel 

16 Hours worked per week 

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