Job Details

Building Development Inspector - Plumbing
City of Pinellas Park, FL
Job Description

The City of Pinellas Park offers a competitive benefits package with generous paid time off; paid holidays; insurance for health, dental, vision, and life; pension; and more. Visit our website for more information and to apply:

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $21.93 /hour

Job Description: Under general supervision, provides inspection services of buildings, facilities, and structures to protect the residents of Pinellas Park and Kenneth City in each of the various fields of construction: electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), engineering and general construction.


High school diploma or GED required. Five (5) years experience in the construction industry.

Must obtain provisional state certification license for a building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing inspector and plans examiner (other than building) within three (3) months from date of hire. Must obtain standard state certifications prior to expiration of provisional state certification license.

Employees are required to pass the National Incident Management System (NIMS) training courses identified for their position and listed in the most recent version of the NIMS Training Guide; within one year of placement into this position. Requires a valid Florida driver license.

This position is assigned the status of Emergency Essential Personnel for the purposes of work assigned before, during, and after a disaster-related event unless otherwise agreed

Examples of Tasks:

Inspects work for local, state, and national code compliance; reviews plans or documents for local, state, and national code compliance; consults and relays both oral and written results to contractors for proper corrections of code violations; drives from office to construction sites in two cities to make inspections; responds to complaints; enters into computer systems data indicating results of inspection and review.

Makes appointments with contractors; checks for old permits in the filing system; explains rejected inspections to the contractor and/or owner; fills out daily sheet and files them.

Provides professional guidance in the protection and enhancement of the City’s urban forest pertaining to proper management, selection, planting, and maintenance of trees; administers those sections of the City Land Development Code pertaining to the specific area of inspection specialty; inspects installations to assure safety and compliance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics:

Knowledge of the applicable Code for each of the specialty areas within the construction industry (e.g. plumbing).
Knowledge of the individual city and their regulations.
Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, statutes, regulations, rules, policies, and procedures.

Skill in interpreting architectural, blueprint, schematic, and diagrammatic drawings.
Skill in following oral and written instructions.
Skill in operating computer hardware and software.
Skill in developing and maintaining effective interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral communications in both one-on-one and group situations.
Skill in written communications for both administrative and technical purposes.

Physical Requirements:
Requires travel throughout the City and work within an office environment. Work involves a moderate amount of physical effort; regularly required to reach, kneel, stoop, pull, climb a ladder, and lift/carry objects up to 60 pounds without assistance.

~EOE/DFWP/Veterans Preference/AT-WILL~

Job Details
Job Function:
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Pinellas Park
PO Box 1100
Pinellas Park, FL 33780-1100
United States
Population: 54,000
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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