Manager, Inspection Services

County of Sarasota, FL

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As the Manager, Inspection Services with the Building Division Inspection Services Team for Planning and Development Services you will have a high level of customer interaction, will build, and foster positive working relationships, perform code interpretations, conduct conflict resolution, and maintain an excellent customer service standard when interfacing with both internal and external customers.
Provide overall leadership and management of operations relating to Inspection Services for the Building Division.
Plan, organize, and direct the activities of the Inspection Services professional, technical, and clerical personnel engaged in the compilation, analysis, interpretation, and enforcement of codes relating to building, electrical, mechanical, gas, plumbing, etc.
Prepare interpretations for implementation and enforcement of codes with the Building Official.
Resolve code disputes among various parties related to code and ordinance compliance.
Promote and educate the community on the Florida Building Code.
Develop and maintain proactive, effective, and trustworthy working relationships with community partners, as well as other external and internal customers.
Provide information to contractors, developers, engineers, architects, owners, and the public concerning building practices, building codes, and permitting requirements.
Contact contractors, developers, design professionals or property owners for the purpose of providing recommendations for corrections/modifications related to inspections, temporary or final certificates of completion, temporary or final certificates of occupancy, business use permits, etc.
Provide and maintain an excellent customer service standard in answering questions from the public pertaining to building issues, codes and ordinances and interface positively with peers, co-workers, and other customers across the enterprise.
Attend industry meetings, such as Building Officials Association of Florida, Master Plumbers Association Meetings, Building Industry Association, Homeowner & Civic associations, etc.
Prepare and present presentations on various topics related to the construction codes.
Attend code meetings and seminars to assure that required certifications are kept current.
Perform reports and records maintenance duties (i.e.: applications, rejection reports, projects completed, production reports and case studies).
Determine inspections required to bring about compliance and for permit issuance.
Prepare, coordinate, present and participate in training programs and staff meetings (Inspectors, Plans Examiners, and/or Permitting Inspections) for staff.
Inform and instruct subordinates in the application & interpretation of codes and code provisions.
Provide technical assistance & guidance to inspectors in the performance of their duties.
Prepare employee performance appraisals for construction inspectors and others.
Participate in the interview, hiring, discipline and termination of building codes inspectors.
Fleet and maintenance manager for all fleet vehicles in the Building Division.
Manage proactive assessments of fraud awareness, prevention, detection, and risk mitigation activities in area of responsibility; oversees financial, compliance, operational and performance audits; reviews audit findings and ensures appropriate controls are established and implemented.

E-Work/Hybrid Work: Currently this position is eligible to e-work up to 2 days per week! After you complete your first six months, contingent on work requirements and other factors, you’ll be eligible for this fantastic benefit.

Subject to Passing Substance Screening: This position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening. An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five (5) years.

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About You
To thrive in this position, you must have-

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field and four (4) years of related experience.
Associate degree in Construction Management or related field and six (6) years of job-related experience.
Year-for-year experience may substitute for the college degree.
Two or more years of supervisory experience required based on the job and noted on the job description.
Valid Florida driver’s license
Must have Standard Inspector License (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical or Residential) AND one of the following licenses: Standard Plans Examiner License (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Electrical or Residential) (Licenses listed above must be issued by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation – DBPR); or Fire Safety Inspector I (Issued by the State of Florida Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Standards & Training)

Preferred qualifications-

Advanced professional certification
Minimum five (5) years supervisory experience in a building department.
Multiple Standard Inspector licenses with the State of Florida DBPR licenses as follows: Building, Residential, Plumbing, Electrical and/or Mechanical Inspector. Prefer Certified Building Official license.

About Everything Else
Starting Pay Range: $78,000.00 - $86,000.00 annually based on experience.


Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more! Starting January 2024, choose one of three great medical plans, including one with a $0 premium option, with completed preventative visits!
For more information about employee benefits, please click this link or visit for additional information.
Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.
Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)​​
A different blend of voices prompt better conversations, choices and results for everyone. Sarasota County – Many Voices, One Team.

We celebrate and value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths that make us different.

Our vision is to attract, develop, retain and engage a talented workforce broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great customer service – internally and externally.

A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.

Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities. View the complete policy at (keywords: ADA Compliance).

Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco-Free/Drug-Free Workplace.

How to Apply


Job Details

Job Function
Other Entry to Mid-Level
Position Type
Full Time

County of Sarasota


1660 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34236-6808
United States

Form of Government
County Council-Administrator/Manager


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