Bureau Vertias North America Electrical Plans Examiner/Building Inspector - CAP Government (Miami, FL) in Florida
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City: [[Miami, FL]]
Electrical Plans Examiner and/or Inspector
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Summary: Performs technical inspection work in the enforcement of municipality codes and ordinances regulating building construction, alterations, and repairs. Receives assistance from supervisor on new or difficult inspections; however, most field work is done independently and requires knowledge of applicable codes, rules, regulations, and construction methods combined with skill and tact in explaining standards and reasons for compliance to builders, professional engineers, architects and the general public. Work is subject to periodic checks and inspections.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Makes technical inspection of the installation of new or major modification to old electrical wiring, motors, equipment, and related electrically operated apparatus throughout the City. Checks each project for defects, omissions and other departures from correct procedure. Gives suggestions and recommendations to contractor or owner. Insures that all electrical work conforms to national and municipal electrical codes.
Checks blueprints submitted for electrical work permit. Discusses any necessary modification or changes with contractor or owner.
Conducts inspections to insure that work proceeds in accordance with approved blueprints.
Investigates complaints of defective electrical installations which are reported as fire and other hazards. Notifies responsible person of defects and issues verbal or written instructions for corrections. Conducts re-inspections. Reports violations and occasionally represents the City at court hearings.
Consults with contractors or other interested parties and explains or interprets electrical standards in code. Checks air conditioning installations as to electrical loads.
Qualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques involved in building construction, repair and alteration. Considerable knowledge of possible structural and building defects and flaws in building construction and of effective corrective measures. Knowledge of the Florida Building Code and all other applicable codes, standards and regulations pertaining to building construction and related activities. Ability to detect and locate defective workmanship and material and to ascertain the state of construction when defects are most easily found and remedied. Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices, and to use resourcefulness and tact in meeting new problems. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates and other employees, building owners, contractors, architects, engineers and the general public. Ability to understand and work from plans, drawings and diagrams; prepare complete and accurate records. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or equivalent and considerable experience in one or more of the building construction trades. Minimum five years construction experience in a supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of the Florida Building Code and other regulations pertaining to construction and development.
Knowledge of design, engineering, materials and methods related to residential and commercial construction.
Demonstrate excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to understand and interpret codes and evaluate project proposals and projects under construction to verify conformance with code requirements.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Ability to make appropriate, sometimes unpopular decisions.
Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
Ability to respond diplomatically to angry citizens or clients.
Ability to coordinate activities with other departments.
Knowledge of computer software applications.
License and Certification
Certified Electrical Inspector and/or Plans Examiner by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
At least five years of field experience as a Certified Journeyman Electrician or Master Electrician issued by the Miami-Dade or Broward County Construction Trades Qualifying Board; OR
At least five years of field experience as a state certified Electrical Contractor issued by the Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board; OR
A current license issued by the State of Florida as an Engineer may substitute for three of the required five years of construction experience; AND
Must be certified or certifiable by the Miami Dade and/or the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals (BORA).
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