City of Hollywood (FL)
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Structural Plans Examiner (Part-Time)
at City of Hollywood (FL)
- The Position
This is inspection, administrative and supervisory work in securing compliance with the city building regulations, codes and ordinances. An employee in this class is responsible for compliance in the inspection of buildings, structures, and premises for conformance with building code, for assigning and reviewing the work of other building inspectors, and for reviewing structural plans. Work requires the use of technical knowledge and discretion in reviewing plans for and inspecting a variety of projects. Unusual or difficult technical and enforcement problems are reviewed with the Chief Building Official, who also reviews periodic inspection reports and work when necessary.
- The Requirements
High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License. Must be certified as required by the State of Florida, BCAIB as a Structural Plans Examiner and as a Structural Inspector. Architects and Engineers are exempt from BCAIB only. Must be certified by Board of Rules and Appeals and meet at least one of the following qualifications:
Per Chapter 104.8 of the Florida Building Code, Broward County Amendments, to be eligible for appointment as a Structural Plans Examiner such person shall be certified as required by the State of Florida, Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB) as a Structural Plans Examiner and Structural Inspector. Such person shall be certified by Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals and shall meet one or more of the following qualifications:
1. An Architect or an Engineer in the discipline requested and having practiced within the HVHZ for at least three(3) years, and two (2) years as a Structural Inspector;
2. Ten (10) years experience as a licensed General Contractor (Unlimited), five (5) years of which shall have been construction experience in the Structural discipline within the HVHZ, and two (2) years as a Structural Inspector within the HVHZ;
3. Five (5) years experience in the State of Florida Structural Plans Examiner or Structural Inspector, three (3) years of construction experience in the Structural discipline, which shall have been within the HVHZ and certified by the BCAIB.
Note: An applicant for Certification as a Chief Structural Inspector or Structural Plans Examiner under the provisions of this section who is a graduate from an accredited school holding a Bachelor or Associate of Science Degree in Engineering, Architecture or Building Construction may be credited for three (3) years for Bachelor Degree or one (1) year for an Associate Degree of the required ten-year experience for the Structural discipline as listed above. In addition to the education credit, an applicant who is certified as required by the State of Florida, BCAIB as a (Structural) Plans Examiner may be credited for two (2) years of the ten (10) years in section 104.8.2 and one (1) year of the five (5) years as specified in section 104.8.3. Such credit shall not reduce the two (2) year experience requirement as a Structural Inspector to be certified as a Chief Structural Inspector or Structural Plans Examiner. An applicant for Certification as a Structural Plans Examiner under the provisions of this section, who has five (5) years experience as a licensed General Contractor (unlimited), two (2) years of which shall have been construction experience in the Structural discipline within the HVHZ and two (2) years experience as a Structural/Building Inspector. An applicant for Certification as Chief Structural Inspector or Structural Plans Examiner under the provisions of this section, who has passed the BORA HVHZ Competency exam may substitute experience within the State of Florida for the required HVHZ experience requirements as specified in Section 104.8.1, 104.8.2, 104.8.3 and 104.8.5.
Applicants shall possess a current Certificate of Competency as a General Contractor (Unlimited) issued by:
A. Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board.
B. Broward County Central Examining Board of Building Construction Trades (as Class "A" Unlimited General Contractor).
C. Dade County Construction Trades Qualifying Board, Block proctored, issued on or after January 1, 1968.
D. Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as an architect or engineer
Additional education and experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be substituted for the above requirements.
NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to attach a copy of the required certifications with their on-line application submission.
- The Examination
Required Education and Background Information: Look over the announcement carefully to determine your eligibility. Please note minimum education and experience requirements. Closed competitive positions are open only to employees while open competitive positions are open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications for the position. Evidence of a GED test score is required if submitted for high school diploma. Applicants are responsible for clearly documenting work experience and/or providing all relevant information at the time of application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date.
Veteran's Preference: 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 (DD214) and meet eligibility requirements as stipulated by the Florida Statutes.
- Additional Information
- All successful applicants will be required to pass an extensive background which may include criminal history searches, driving history checks, credit report, courthouse searches, education verification, employment verification, professional license verification, or other search methods as deemed necessary for the position. In addition, the applicant will be required to undergo a medical examination, which may include a drug screening, prior to appointment.
EMPLOYMENT OF RELATIVES: The City of Hollywood has an Ordinance which regulates the employment of relatives of City employees. Effective January 28, 2008, a relative may only be hired under the following additional conditions:
- The relative must have competed in an appropriate examination process as determined by Human Resources and be placed on a civil service eligibility list;
- The relative must be among the top three ranked candidates available on the certified eligibility list unless expanded by the Civil Service Board;
- The Department or Office Director and the Director, Human Resources must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the City of Hollywood to hire the relative of a public officer or employee.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Employment Office will make reasonable efforts in the examination and workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources of special needs by calling (954) 921-3216.
All applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, abilities, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational disqualifications).
The City of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity / Equal Access Employer.