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City of Boca Raton Building Inspector I - Full-Time - Structural in Boca Raton, Florida

Building Inspector I - Full-Time - Structural

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Building Inspector I - Full-Time - Structural


$29.55 - $49.65 Hourly


200 North Building, FL

Job Type


Job Number



Development Services


Code Compliance 15/06101

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/31/2023 11:59 PM Eastern



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Job Description

Do you want to be a part of the team that helps make the City of Boca Raton one of the best places to live, work and play? We provide world class services, parks, beaches, and public safety. This can only happen when the best, brightest, and most committed individuals come to work for our City. We encourage like-minded individuals to apply and be part of our team! Come join us #WorkforBoca




This position performs technical work inspecting building construction for compliance with approved plans and applicable city and state codes. Under supervision of the Chief Inspector, this position performs field inspections of work in progress or completed work, issues notices of violations for non-conformance, and re-inspects when deficiencies are corrected. A "Building Inspector I" is sub-classified per trade qualifications as either "Structural", "Electrical", "Plumbing" or "Mechanical".


  • Inspects buildings in the process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with applicable City, County, and State code requirements;

  • Ensures that materials are installed and that buildings are built in substantial compliance with approved plans and specifications;

  • Makes inspections on existing building for hazardous conditions; where it is determined that hazardous conditions exist, issues appropriate notices and follows up to insure that the conditions are abated in accordance with the applicable codes and regulations;

  • Makes final inspections; issues warning and stop-work orders as necessary where construction is not being made in compliance with regulations as to methods and/or materials;

  • Testifies in court on code violation cases;

  • Answers telephone inquiries from the public regarding codes and ordinances;

  • Answers questions from citizens, contractors, and builders;

  • Prepares reports and maintains records of work performed;

  • Investigates complaints and takes appropriate action; follows up on same;

  • Assists in the review and evaluation of building plans for compliance with all applicable codes.


  • General knowledge of all types of building construction, building construction materials, construction methods and at least one area of technical expertise in either the structural, electrical, mechanical or plumbing fields;

  • General knowledge of City and State building codes and related laws and ordinances;

  • Ability to detect poor workmanship, inferior materials and hazards that endanger life and property;

  • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints of ordinary complexity quickly and accurately and to compare them with construction in process;

  • Ability to read, understand and interpret building codes and to assist in the evaluation of building permit application documents for compliance with those codes;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with building owners, contractors, other city employees and the general public;

  • Ability to enforce codes and regulations with firmness and tact;

  • Ability to organize and write reports and to maintain paper and computer based records.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required;

  • Six (6) years of experience in one or more of the building construction trades required;

  • State of Florida certification or registration as a contractor qualified to supervise and perform construction work in one or more of the technical sub-classifications or current licensure as an Architect or Professional Engineer in the State of Florida preferred.


  • Possession of a valid Standard Inspector Certifications in an appropriate sub-category from the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Building Code Administrator's and Inspector's Board in accordance with the requirements of Florida Statute Chapter 468 required; or

  • The ability to obtain provisional certification within ninety (90) days of employment required.

Individuals employed as provisional inspectors shall remain in a probationary employment status until such time as Standard Certification is obtained or for a period of one year, whichever is longer.


Possession of a valid State of Florida Class "E" driver's license.


When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration that a state of emergency exists, employees in this classification will be deemed essential by the City. For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work.


  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like;

  • Moving self in different positions to accomplish tasks in various environments including tight and confined spaces;

  • Remaining in a stationary position, often standing, or sitting for prolonged periods;

  • Moving about within the immediate area to accomplish tasks;

  • Moving from on worksite to another;

  • Adjusting or moving objects up to 40 pounds in all directions;

  • Communicating with others to exchange information;

  • Repeating motions that may include wrists, hands, or fingers;

  • Operating a computer and other equipment using motions requires manual dexterity or fine motor skills;

  • Operating machinery and/or power tools;

  • Operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment;

  • Assessing the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of the work assigned;

  • Ability to observe details accurately and identify variances;

  • Life/Carry objects 40 pounds or less;

  • Push/Pull objects 40 pounds or less;

  • Working in a normal office environment with few physical discomforts;

  • Working in an area that is somewhat uncomfortable due to drafts, noise, temperature variation of the like;

  • Working in an area that is very uncomfortable due to extreme temperature, noise levels, or other environmental conditions;

  • Working in an outdoor area where exposure to animals, reptiles and/or insects may occur;

  • Working with equipment or performing procedures where carelessness would probably result in minor cuts, bruises, or muscle pulls.


The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check

  • Employment Verification

  • Reference Checks

  • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) Check

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Physical

  • Drug and Alcohol Screen

Job description specifications are intended to present an illustrative description of the range of duties, the scope of responsibility and the required level of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to describe the primary functions of the job. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed by the employees in each position assigned to the class. Individuals may perform other duties as needed, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work p

The City of Boca Raton is an Equal Opportunity (https://www.myboca.us/1226/Equal-Employment-Opportunity) , Inclusive, Veteran's Preference Employer and Drug Free Workplace. It is the policy of the City of Boca Raton to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Full-Time Non-Bargaining Employees

ANNUAL LEAVE: Shall accrue prior to an employee attaining permanent status in the classified service, and may be used after six (6) months of employment at the sole discretion of the Department Head, but it shall not be paid out upon resignation or termination unless the employee has attained permanent status (one full year). The maximum accrual is 360 hours.

Year of Service Accrual

0 to 5 full years 8 hours per month

5 to 10 full years 10 hours per month

10 to 15 full years 12 hours per month

15 full years and over 14 hours per month

CASH OUT OF ANNUAL LEAVE: Employees who have attained permanent status shall be permitted to cash out up to forty (40) hours of accrued and unused Annual Leave, either in a single lump sum payment or two or more partial payments, each fiscal year.

SICK LEAVE: 8 hours per month. Any hours in excess of 960 will be paid off annually at 50%. Upon retirement, employees with a minimum of 5 years continuous service will receive 50% of sick leave balance. Termination for reasons other than retirement shall be entitled to payment for accrued, but unused sick leave, as follows:

Years of service Percentage

Less than 2 full years 0%

2 to 5 full years 10%

5 to 10 full years 20%

10 full years or more 30%

Retirement (normal, early or disability) 50%

HEALTH INSURANCE (Premiums): Employee Medical (Base Plan) - Paid 100% by City. Employee contributions are required for the buy up employee coverage plans. Employee Dental (DHMO or Basic PPO Plan) & Vision (Basic Plan) paid 100% by City. Employee contributions are required for the Employee + Dependent(s) for the Medical, Dental, & Vision Plan.

CONTINUOUS SERVICE BENEFIT: As of December 1 each year - Paid during the month of December.

Year of Service Benefit

5 to 10 full years $600 annually

10 to 15 full years $800 annually

15 full years and over $1,100 annually

RETIREMENT PLANS: The two pension/retirement options are listed below:

  • An option to enroll in a Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. The Defined Contribution Retirement Plan will not require a mandatory contribution. The City will contribute seven (7%) percent of the annual base wages annually. The vesting period for this plan shall be one (1) year from date of hire in the classified service, which coincides with your one-year probationary period.

  • An option to enroll in a Defined Benefit Retirement Plan option is available. There is a ten (10) year vesting period with a multiplier of 2.00% at normal retirement and a mandatory seven and three-quarters (7.75%) percent employee contribution.

  • The two (2) options will be fully explained prior to an irrevocable selection.

Optional: 457 Deferred Compensation Savings Plan is available.

HOLIDAYS: 14 per year: 11 recognized holidays and 3 floating days which are allocated for the fiscal year beginning October 1, to all 8 hour per day employees. Employees hired between October 1 and March 31 shall receive 3 floating holidays. Employees hired between April 1 and September 30 shall receive 1.5 floating holidays. Floating holidays must be used within the fiscal year. Non-task employees working 10-hour days receive 10, 10-hour paid holidays but do not receive floating holidays.

FUNERAL LEAVE: Up to 3 workdays - In State; Up to 5 workdays - Out of State

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: Full-time employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement as outlined in the City’s Tuition Reimbursement Policy which is available in Human Resources and subject to the availability of departmental funds.

MILITARY LEAVE: Members in military reserve units who attend annual training are entitled to paid leave not to exceed 30 days each calendar year.

EAP: Employees, spouses, and eligible dependents have access to five (5) face-to-face sessions with a counselor through Cigna's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Services include assistance with legal, financial, parenting, elder care, pet care, and identity theft.