BUILDING DEVELOPMENT PLANS EXAMINER

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					CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FL                                                 Non-Exempt – Grade 27


           BUILDING DEVELOPMENT PLANS EXAMINER/INSPECTOR

Definition: Under general supervision, maintains general control over the permitting process in
accordance with the City Code and ordinances for the City of Pinellas Park or contract work with
Kenneth City and provides inspection services.

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

Tasks:

         Reviews construction blueprints and drawings for commercial and residential
         construction; interprets codes relating to building, engineering, zoning, governmental
         regulations and Life Safety; coordinates reviews with other City agencies and divisions;
         prepares a variety of reports, documents and correspondence relating to building permits
         and code compliance; performs onsite inspections for code compliance.

         Corresponds with engineers, architects, contractors and building owners concerning
         questions related to plan reviews; checks construction documents to ensure conformance
         with minimum code requirements; may, for Kenneth City, maintain logs and respond to
         questions related to flood zones; prepares elevation certificates and flood zone
         determination documents for homeowners; confirms flood zones with FEMA maps.

         Permits simple applications including entering all data into the computer system; checks
         contractors’ certifications and licenses; prepares documents to completion for permits;
         reviews projects on the spot at the front counter; assists customers with questions related
         to building, renovations and prepares project permit; performs inspections in a timely
         manner; responds to inquiries and complaints related to trades inspections.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:

         Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations,
         rules, policies, and procedures.
         Knowledge of the principles and practices of the building industry including residential,
         retail, commercial, and industrial.
         Knowledge of training methods and procedures.
         Knowledge of legal documents necessary to maintain the permitting process in a city
         government.
         Skill in reading blueprints, drawings, schematics, and other architectural/construction
         documents.
         Skill in analyzing information and drawing valid conclusions.
         Skill in developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships.
         Skill in oral communication in one-on-one and group situations.
         Skill in written communications for technical purposes.
         Skill in administering permits.
         Skill in operating computer hardware and software.
         Skill in scheduling and prioritizing projects.
         Skill in handling stressful or confrontational situations.
         Skill in on site inspections of work performed.

Physical Requirements: Work requires on-site inspection of construction projects.




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CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FL                                               Non-Exempt – Grade 27


Building Development Plans Examiner/Inspector – (Continued)


Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Must obtain provisional state certification for
Building Plans Examiner and Building Inspector within three (3) months from date of hire. Must
obtain standard state certification for Building Plans Examiner and Building Inspector prior to
expiration of provisional certifications. Must have five (5) years experience in the construction
industry. Requires a valid Florida Driver’s License.




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