Building Inspector

City of Sanibel
November 9, 2023
Sanibel, FL
Job Type



Under general supervision, performs skilled inspection and certification of new, existing, and altered buildings and structures to ensure compliance with the state and City of Sanibel's building codes. Employees in this class possess considerable knowledge of building construction methods, materials, and principles, as well
as applicable municipal, regional, and state regulatory practices. Work involves technical examinations and the application of standard trade practices to inspection work. Inspections are conducted independently, but in accordance with established technical standards. Position exercises sound judgment through
analysis of current and proposed plans/specifications/blueprints. Performs related work as required.

Required Education, Experience, License, Registration, and Certification Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by five (5) years of responsible experience in the building/construction field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds. Certification in 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Inspection by the State of Florida is required; OR certification in Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, and Plans Examiner issued by the State of Florida.

Must possess a valid state driver's license or obtain a valid Florida driver's license within 30 days.

Supplemental or Additional Information

Knowledge of Standard Building, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes and National Electric Code.

Knowledge of modern practices and methods employed in building, electrical, plumbing and related construction trades.

Knowledge of City and State Laws, regulations, codes and ordinances governing building standards, housing, certification and licensing of contractors.

Ability to carry out field inspection of building sites.

Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.

Ability to consult with contractors, building owners, the general public and to effect and maintain satisfactory working relationships on inspectional and regulatory matter.

Ability to read, understand and interpret plans, drawings, blueprints, specifications and related construction documents, and identify them to construction in progress.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to prepare concise, accurate records and reports, and written recommendations for changes, revisions, additions or deletions to specifications of structures under construction to meet compliance with industry standards.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the general public and fellow employees.

Skill in enforcing conformity with firmness, tact and impartiality .

Benefits for full-time employeesinclude:

  • Health insurance and subsidy for family and spouse coverage
  • Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismembermentinsurance
  • Retirement plan
  • 457 Deferred compensation plan
  • Retirement Health Savings Plan
  • Roth IRA
  • Vacation, medical and personal leave
  • Blood donation leave program
  • 10paid holidays
  • Beach parking sticker at resident rate
  • Reimbursementof co-pays for annual physical and cancer screenings
  • Paid Family Membership to SanibelRecreation Center
  • Unlimited Sanibel Causeway transponder
  • Cape Coral bridges transponder, if applicable
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