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Come explore the world of career opportunities with the City of Venice.

 All employees serve the City with PRIDE:

  Productive, Responsible, Innovative, Dedicated, Ethical.

The City of Venice promotes diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Successful candidates must pass a drug/nicotine use screen and pre-employment physical exam. In accordance with the Immigration Reform Act, appropriate identification documents verifying eligibility for employment will be required.


Building Inspector, 1 Full Time and 1 Potential Part Time (20-40 hours week)

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$51,650 - $63,492/Annual
  • Posted Date:09/05/2018
  • Deadline to Apply:08/19/2019 3:59 PM

Department:           Development Services Department



Division:               Building                                                          


Pay Grade:                                                            FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

                                       Level II (AFSCME) 134

                                                Level III (AFSCME) 136           

                                                Level IV (AFSCME) 138

                                                Level  V (AFSCME) 140




General Statement of Job


Performs administrative functions and technical inspections of new construction, remodeling and repair of structures for compliance with all applicable codes and standards.


City Expectations:


All City of Venice employees are expected to demonstrate PRIDE in their jobs by being Productive, Responsible, Innovative, Dedicated and Ethical.


In addition, certain essential city services are required to be maintained in any civil emergency. Depending upon the type of emergency, any and all employees may be activated as essential employees in the event of an emergency.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:


  1. Inspects construction work for compliance with applicable Federal, State and City codes pertaining to all inspector licenses maintained.


  2. Examines and approves plans and specifications.


  3. Makes recommendations as necessary for conformance, structural soundness, safety and efficiency.


  4. Approves inspections, issues “stop work” orders as warranted, conducts follow-up inspections as needed and dispenses final approvals of appropriate permits upon completion of construction.


  5. Responsible for staying current with all applicable codes, standards and licenses.


  6. Accurately and legibly completes and maintains records, reports, forms, and other required documentation.


  7. Safely and efficiently drives and operates city vehicles as required.  Transports supplies, tools, or other material to and from job site.


  8. May be assigned code enforcement responsibilities as deemed necessary.




    Responsible for the determination that construction projects covered by codes and regulations are in compliance with City Codes and Ordinances.  Responsible in work to the Building Official.

    Minimum Education and Training

    Level II (Grade 134)


    Must possess and maintain one (1) Inspector license in Building as required by Florida Statute 468.601-468.633 and Chapter 61G19 Florida Administrative Code.


    Level III (Grade 136)


    Must possess and maintain a Building Inspector license and one other in Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical as required by Florida Statute 468.601-468.633 and Chapter 61G19 Florida Administrative Code; or a Building Inspector license and a Plans Examiner license.


    Level IV (Grade 138)


    Must possess and maintain three (3) Inspector or two (2) Inspector and one (1) Plans Examiner license(s): Inspector license(s) in Building, Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical; or any Plans Examining license(s) as required by Florida Statute 468.601-468.633 and Chapter 61G19 Florida Administrative Code. Alternatively, must possess and maintain a One- and Two- Family Dwelling Inspector license.


    Level V (Grade 140)


    Must possess and maintain four (4) Inspector or Plans Examiner licenses: Inspector license(s) in Building, Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical; or any Plans Examining license(s) as required by Florida Statute 468.601-468.633 and Chapter 61G19 Florida Administrative Code. Alternatively, must possess (1) one of these licenses and possess and maintain a One- and Two- Family Dwelling Inspector license.





    Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required




    Skill Requirements:


    Knowledge of applicable construction regulations, ordinances, codes and building inspection principals and practices. Ability to work independently of direct supervision and capable of sustaining regular and predictable attendance.  Capable of examining plans for conformance with codes and ordinances. Ability to conduct inspections of construction sites for new buildings, additions, manufactured home installations, swimming pools, boat lifts, etc.  Awareness of occupational  hazards and safety precautions.  Capable of prioritizing and completing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, handle the pressure of deadlines and deal with difficult people with courtesy and self-control.  Ability to render consistent and accurate interpretations of codes and regulations and to communicate same to contractors and affected property owners.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, government officials, contractors and the general public. Possess a valid Florida Driver’s license (or valid out-of-state driver’s license), free of any serious violations. Out-of-state applicants have 30 days from start of employment to attain a valid Florida Driver’s License.


    Requires a working knowledge of the current version of Microsoft Office Professional software suite including proficiency with Word and Excel.  Must have a basic understanding of the current version of the Microsoft Windows operating system.  Familiarity with Superion Software applications based on an iSeries system is preferred.  Working knowledge of the current versions of Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer is also highly recommended.   Ability to learn specific computer applications used in the Department.


    Physical Requirements:


    Ability to sit, stand, climb, bend, kneel, stoop, reach, push, pull and lift.  Ability to walk on rough ground (sand, woods, overgrown areas) and work both indoors and outdoors.  Must have good vision with or without corrective lenses. Reasonable accommodation will be considered for individuals with physical disabilities.


    Working Conditions:


    Works in both an office environment and outdoors in all kinds of weather.




    It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations enumerated in the job description is not always specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the City, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions.





    SALARY RANGE:       $51,650.56-$75,408.32 ANNUAL     Level II (Grade 134)

                                  $55,329.04-$80,779.92 ANNUAL     Level III (Grade 136)

    $59,269.60-$86,533.50 ANNUAL* - Level IV (Grade 138)

    $63,492.42 - $92,696.03 ANNUAL* - Level V  (Grade 140)






              $51,650.56 ANNUAL Level II (Grade 134)

                                  $55.329.04 ANNUAL Level III (Grade 136)

    $59,269.60 ANNUAL * Level IV (Grade 138)

    $63,492.42 ANNUAL * Level V  (Grade 140)


    This position pays an incentive bonus based on years of work experience up to $7,000 Annually and a one-time, sign-on bonus in the amount of $2,500 (repayable if employee leaves within a year.)


    PLEASE NOTE:  Any interested applicant must complete a City application either online at www.venicegov.com or on paper at the Administrative Services Department.



    Applicants (with the exception of current city employees) given a conditional offer of employment will be subjected to physical examination, drug, tobacco/nicotine screening, review of driver’s license record, criminal background, and references from previous employers.


    The City of Venice is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 A job applicant who requires reasonable accommodations to participate in the selection process, should contact the Human Resource Department. 

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 For further information regarding the recruitment and selection process, contact the Human Resources Department, at (941) 882-7371;  or visit us at City Hall, 401 W. Venice Ave.

Thank you for your interest in the City of Venice. 

We look forward to hearing from you.