Building Official/Codes Administrator

  • Longboat Key, Florida
  • May 13, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Building and Safety Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $85,000 - $99,500 USD

Job Description

The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans.

Position Title: Building Official/Codes Administrator
Posted: May 12, 2022
Salary Type: At Will
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary: $85,000 - $99,500
Director Days: 80 Hours/Calendar Year
Pay Grade
: 222
Probation Period: Six Months

The Town of Longboat Key is accepting applications for a Full-Time Building Official/Codes Administrator in our Planning, Zoning, & Building Department. An employment physical will be required, except for current employees who have met this requirement.

Expectations for All Employees

Supports the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors:
  • Be Service Minded
  • Value Teamwork
  • Be Professional
  • Have the Utmost Integrity
  • Demonstrates Mutual Respect
  • Bring a Positive Attitude to Work
  • Embrace Continuous Improvement

The Town's values support the theme of "Premier Community, Exceptional Service."


Under the direction of the Planning, Zoning & Building Director, performs management and administrative work supervising and leading the Building Division within the Planning, Zoning, and Building Department. Specifically, responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Florida Building Code, FEMA Floodplain Management requirements and the Town's codes, ordinances and regulations and of the code inspection program relative to the construction, alteration, fire protection, and repair of buildings and structures. Coordinates plan examinations, supervises office intake staff field inspectors, plans examiner, and performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

Essential Functions

  • Serves as Town Building Official as defined by Florida Statute.
  • Directs the permitting, plans review and inspection program relative to the construction, alteration, and repair of all buildings and structures in the Town, to determine their adherence to required standards of construction, maintenance, and safety, as set forth in the building, HARV, zoning, fire, housing, electrical, plumbing codes, flood, vegetation and related ordinances, regulations and policies.
  • Responsible for interpretations of, and making recommendations for, changes in legal provisions governing building, housing, zoning, fire, electrical and plumbing codes and code enforcement ordinances.
  • Sets and monitors objectives and management indicators relative to inspections, plans review, permit issuance, and inspection activities.
  • Ability to manage the workflow and safety levels to ensure the staff is adequate and responsive in meeting the requests for permits, licenses, inspections, re-inspections, and enforcement activities.
  • Evaluates the work of subordinates and contract staff, and when necessary initiates appropriate corrective actions.
  • Recruits personnel and communicates data in a timely manner to subordinates for their action.
  • Ability to coordinate the functions of the department with other departments and agencies to maintain good working relationships with related trade groups representing developers, builders, contractors, architects, and engineers, so they are informed of and supportive of Town policies.
  • Ability to analyze problems related to the department's operations, recommend solutions, and implement the selected solution.
  • Ability to supervise the activities of technical and clerical employees engaged in inspections and recording of data pertaining to code compliance.
  • Prepares reports and presents findings to the Director, Town Manager and Boards and Commission.
  • Consults with technical personnel; aids with code interpretations in the review of plans and specifications for industrial, commercial, and residential construction; and assists in decisions relative to technical, fire, zoning, housing, electrical, and plumbing codes and code enforcement.
  • Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, and owners concerning questions arising in analyzing plans and buildings under construction.
  • Report to work as required by the Disaster Plan Recovery Guide and regular attendance during normal work schedule other than excused or job-related absences.
  • Any other functions deemed essential by the Town and communicated to the employee by his/her supervisor or department head.

Other Tasks

Every incidental duty connected with this position cannot be specified in the job description and an employee, at the discretion of the Town, may be required to perform duties that are not included in this job description.

Job Performance Knowledge and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of the building, zoning, electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning ordinances and codes. Considerable knowledge of ordinances and other laws relating to code enforcement, construction and building inspection. Considerable knowledge of building construction methods, trade procedures, and construction methods and practices. Knowledge of possible building construction and/or mechanical defects, and ability to be firm in requiring remedy of these defects.

Ability to read and interpret construction plans and blueprints. Ability to maintain clear and adequate records, and to make required written and verbal reports and presentations. Ability to correctly interpret code requirements and render decision with little supervision. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors and the general public. Ability to deal with public relations problems effectively, courteously, and tactfully.

Knowledge of the principles of management and their application to local government. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration. Knowledge of basic budgetary principles and procedures.

Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret federal, state, and local laws and policies applicable to coastal zone management, zoning and subdivision and land use control.

Ability to review building and site development plans for compliance with Town codes and ordinances.

Ability to effectively plan, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate professional, technical, and clerical staff.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic leaders, public officials, contractors, developers, and the general public.

Ability to make public presentations clearly and concisely and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to assess budgetary needs.

Ability to make decisions in a timely manner.

Effective time management and organization skills.

Strong customer service attitude.

Working Conditions

General office with significant public contact in and outside the office. Travel to and from work locations. Fieldwork on active construction sites. Potential encounters with hazardous materials on construction sites or after a significant weather event.

Minimum Qualifications


Registered in the State of Florida as a Class "A" contractor, or architect, or engineer; certified as a Code Enforcement Administrator Professional by the Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI), or Council of American Building Officials (CABO). Bachelor degree in building construction, architecture, civil engineering or related field.


Possess certification as a Building Official by the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF). Possess an active Building Codes Administrator License from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Ten years’ experience in inspections and/or codes and ordinance administration. Extensive experience and knowledge related to zoning, building, plumbing, electrical, FEMA Floodplain Management and housing codes and code enforcement.

A comparable amount of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be substituted for the minimum qualifications; however, experience and education will not substitute for possession of a Building Codes Administrator License through Florida DBPR.

Successful completion of an employment physical and drug screen to confirm the ability to perform the essential functions of the job (waived for promoted or transferred Town employees who have previously met this requirement); signed Acknowledgement for the attached “Drug Free Workplace Policy” must be provided prior to assuming Town duties.

The Town is a Drug Free Workplace, in compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, in &sect 440.102, FS and Rules 59A-24 F.A.C (Florida Administrative Code). State and federal laws and regulations may subject certain employees to additional drug testing requirements. Any employee who violates the program is subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

The Town of Longboat Key is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, who provides hiring preference to eligible veterans and their family members, and has a strong drug free workplace and alcohol abuse policy. Additionally, where appropriate, the Town may waive post-secondary education requirements for certain service members and veterans.

Closing Date/Time: Until Filled

Job Address

Longboat Key, Florida United States View Map