Broward County Government


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The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified candidates for Plans Examiner - Plumbing with the Building Code Division.

This announcement will remain posted until sufficient number of applications are received.

General Description
Enforces regulations relating to buildings, structures and their appurtenances.
Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires one (1) year experience as a Certified Building Code Inspector - Plumbing under the jurisdiction of the Florida Building Code, which includes preparation for review of building blueprints, plot plans, sketches and/or surveys.

Special Certifications and Licenses Required
Certified as a Building Code Inspector and Plans Examiner by the State of Florida, or eligible for certification by the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals and the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a Plans Examiner, pursuant to the requirements of the Florida Building Code, depending on area of assignment.

Certificate of Competency as Master Plumber, Plumbing Contractor, Journeyman Plumber or Engineer.

Possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License for duration of appointment.

Preferences Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's Degree in relevant field
Building Official/Building Code Administrator license from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB)
Plumbing Certification
Florida Association of Code Enforcement Officers (FACE)
Fluent in Spanish and/or Creole
Experience with Virtual Plan Review software


The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Serves in a lead supervisor or advisory capacity in the work of a technical staff engaged in reviewing and processing plans and permits.

Reviews building plans under the current code for residential, commercial, fire sprinkler, irrigation, site drainage, and inspects same; interacts with customers at building department and job sites; meets with contractors, building officials, engineers, and architects; meets with fire inspectors on job sites for inspections; provides structural plans examination.

Performs front desk duties such as taking in permit applications, entering data, and filing in the plan room for examination by other disciplines; answers phone calls and questions for all of Broward County; tracks in all permits through the plan review process.

Reviews plans and specifications for all building and related structural construction and alteration for compliance with building codes, zoning ordinances and other related codes; recommends changes to meet code standards.

Confers and corresponds with architects, builders and the general public with respect to regulatory standards governing the construction, alteration, maintenance and repair of commercial structures.

Liaises with officials from other departments and State and Federal agencies in connection with their responsibilities involving building construction and alteration.

Performs related work as assigned.


Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

Involves routine and frequent exposure to traffic; moving machinery.


County Core Competencies

All Broward County employees strive to demonstrate the County's four core behavioral competencies.

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Customer focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Instills trust: Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Values differences: Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with the Professional Standards/Human Rights Section.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers. County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Broward is a dynamic county that offers an exciting, stable career with incredible employee benefits such as 12 annual holidays, accrued annual/vacation and sick leave, FRS retirement, $25,000 of free life insurance, training and development, and participation eligibility in a deferred compensation (457) plan. In addition, Broward County offers a Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH), Pharmacy coverage, Dental insurance, Vision insurance and Section 125 Flexible spending accounts for Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. Part-time 20+ benefit eligible employees receive the benefits described above at a reduced amount. .

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