MECHANICAL PLANS EXAMINER (S145)

  • City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $38.90 - $60.30 Hourly

Job Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees.  Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service.  Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission:  We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action.  Would you fit in?  Apply now.
 

The Sustainable Development Department's Building Services Division is seeking a Mechanical Plans Examiner.
SALARY RANGE
$38.90 - $60.30 Hourly
$80,915.04 - $125,426.80 Annually
 
GENERAL SUMMARY
 
The City of Fort Lauderdale community builders possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.
 
Inspects mechanical blueprints and permit applications to determine whether plans, specifications, and materials conform to legally established requirements including the Florida Building Code and all local laws and ordinances. Reviews plans and deals with the public, but also responsible for field assignments as necessary.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
 
Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.   The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Performs detailed review of mechanical diagrams, blueprints, plans and sketches for compliance with the Florida Building Code and local regulations  prior to issuance of building permits for proposed mechanical, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration installations
  • Discusses technical requirements of plans with engineers, contractors, builders, or owners and approves or disapproves; suggests modifications, recommends corrections to plans as necessary, returns plans for corrections and resubmission
  • Computes and inputs data in order to calculate building permit and impact fees
  • Assists in establishing policies, practices and procedures for the plan review area and ensures they are implemented with the approval of an immediate supervisor
  • Occasionally assists with inspections of mechanical installations in process for compliance with plans submitted, permit applications and building code requirements
  • Assists in the investigation of complaints regarding violation of applicable codes and ordinances and assists with the prosecution of violators when necessary
  • Assumes responsibility for the activity in the absence of the Chief Mechanical Inspector
  • Prepares and submits status reports of mechanical plans review activity
  • Performs related work as required
This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!

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JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.  Additional qualifying work experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required education, at the division manager's discretion.
  • Must be certified by the State of Florida, Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB), as a Mechanical Plans Examiner and as a Mechanical Inspector and
  • Must have seven (7) years of combined experience as a Mechanical Contractor or Class "A" Air Conditioning Contractor or Class "B" Air Conditioning Contractor or Mechanical Journeyman, five (5) years of which shall have been construction experience in the Mechanical discipline and a minimum of two (2) years as a Mechanical Inspector employed by a municipality or private company contracted with a municipality or School Board within the State of Florida, and
  • Possess or be able to obtain Certification as a Chief Mechanical Inspector from the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals.
  • Must possess a current Certificate of Competency as a Mechanical Contractor or Class "A" Air  Conditioning Contractor or Class "B" Air Conditioning Contractor issued by at least one (1) of the following entities:
    • Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board
    • Broward County Central Examining Board of Mechanical Contractors and Specialty Mechanical Contractors
    • Miami-Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board, issued on or after January 1, 1968
  • Or be licensed by DBPR-FBPE as an Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced for a minimum of five (5) years in the State of Florida, or be licensed by DBPR-FBPE as an Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced for a minimum of three (3) years and a minimum of two (2) years as a Mechanical Inspector employed by a municipality or private company contracted with a municipality or School Board within the State of Florida
  • Possess a Florida driver's license with an acceptable driving record, or be able to obtain one by date of hire.
                                                      
Special Requirements:
 
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.
 
Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.
 
NOTE:  Required certifications must be kept current to continue employment in this class.

HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION:
Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method.  Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify.  All successful applicants may be required to take a medical examination and/or pass a drug screening prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes.  To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J204) at time of application.
 
Closing Date/Time: Continuous