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Building Plans Review Administrator

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 by Leon County BOCC

Tallahassee, FL 32313
Professional/Technical Services
6 Apr 2019
Annual Salary
Full-Time
General Description of Duties Initial salary may be up to 15% above the minimum salary based on verified related education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.
This is responsible technical, administrative, and supervisory work supporting the Building Plans Review and Inspection Division by reviewing submitted applications for conformity to statutory codes, ordinances and conventions and to assist the building and development community to obtain building permits in a timely manner.NOTE: The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ) reflects a more detailed description of the position. Neither the job description nor the JDQ constitutes an employment agreement. Both are subject to change as the needs of the County and requirements of the job change.
ESSENTIAL DUTIESSupervises the Plans Review staff. Coordinates plans reviewer work load, schedules weekly training, coordinates schedules for requested leave time, and reviews and approves timesheets on a bi-weekly basis. Schedules daily Service Advisor assignments. Conducts semi-annual and annual performance reviews and evaluations. Assumes the duties of the Director of Building Plans Review & Inspection Division in his absence.
Provides project management and oversight of the County's Project Dox electronic submittal program. Provides completeness check of all digital building permit applications. Notifies applicants and other Division staff of submittal deficiencies. Coordinates with other Division staff to ensure review approvals prior to permit issuance. Reviews and approves all submitted building plans review documents and completes quality check in Accela prior to permit issuance. Coordinates with special projects coordinator for training and implementation of process revisions and updates for all building plans review staff. Provides support to the Building Plans Review and Inspection Division Director for all public outreach and information initiatives.
Provide a comprehensive examination of building plans through Project Dox for compliance with the Florida residential Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, gas and Swimming Pool Codes, National Electrical Code, the Florida Commercial Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and gas Codes, the Florida Existing Building Code, Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction, Florida Energy Conservation Code and Leon County specific ordinances. Conducts building plan reviews for single family dwellings and associated accessory buildings, commercial, and industrial buildings. Coordinates with Development Services staff to resolve issues with setbacks or other related site specific issues. Reviews engineers' analysis of soils encountered to verify if foundation is adequate. Reviews and approves or denies special engineered foundation designs that are required by the engineer's soil analysis. Reviews energy calculations to certify minimum requirements. Verifies Development Services approval by concurrency, project status or other approvals, and verifies that approval is consistent with the scope of the project. Reviews and approves or denies structural drawings for accepted engineering processes and verifies recommendations by calculation and or standard practice. Determines if flood relief openings are required per FEMA regulations and verifies calculations for required flood relief opening sizes in foundations. Reviews and approves or denies wind analysis from design professionals in compliance with State requirements, and also reviews wind analysis calculations for ground, wall and advertising signs. Reviews plans for compliance with the Florida Accessibility Code for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Reviews and approves or denies plans for compliance with the Florida Swimming Pool Code and other applicable State laws. Reviews plans for compliance with the Leon County Communication Antenna and Antenna Support Structures Ordinance. Verifies building permit application information is consistent with the Bradfordville Sector Plan Design Standards. Reviews and approves or denies engineered skirting details for compliance with the Leon County Manufactured Housing Ordinance. Reviews manufactured housing blocking plans for compliance with Department of Motor Vehicles Manufactured Housing installation standards. Verifies building permit application information is consistent with the State mandated Notice of Commencement. Reviews and approves or denies designs of Florida licensed architects and professional engineers for compliance with the Florida Building Code. Reviews and approves the product approval specification sheet for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Advises building inspectors of potential issues on site and provides backup for field personnel. Provides notes on plans and/or physically identifies potential issues on site plans. Provides assistance for field inspectors by providing engineering analysis by phone, interpreting code sections and doing research for file searches. Provides backup for building inspectors during vacation leave, excessive workload, or absences due to illness. Provides assistance to the general public and staff for specific building code queries, and to telephone and walk-in customers regarding building related questions for all areas of plan review or swimming pool barrier law.
Work directly with architects, engineers, contractors and owners. Provides preliminary project reviews with design professionals prior to permitting to ensure consistent code interpretations. Provides detailed deficiency letters citing code sections for commercial review. Attends association meetings to promote continuity with the professional industry by providing the latest code changes.
Maintain database files for all master permit files, historic code book library, UL listings and national fire codes and standards. Updates all master permit files as necessary. Provides research for staff and design professionals regarding fire codes and UL directory listings. Provides support to inspection staff on building construction projects.
Provides assistance for the County's Code Enforcement Board. Coordinates with Code Compliance staff to identify building code and minimum housing code violations. Attends Code Enforcement Board meetings and provide expert testimony.
OTHER IMPORTANT OR MARGINAL DUTIES
None.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESKnowledge in all phases of the electronic building plans review submittal process. Knowledge of codes (building, electrical, fire safety, mechanical, plumbing, gas, energy, accessibility, pool, zoning and land development). Knowledge of structural and civil engineering. Knowledge of architecture. Skilled in drafting. Knowledge of statutes pertaining to building. Knowledge of math (basic and advanced). Knowledge of construction document and blue line reading, specification layout, map reading. Ability to interpret and enforce codes, including Notice of Commencement requirements on construction sites. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Knowledge of computers and software for the entry and tracking of permitting and inspection data. Ability to read blueprints and contour maps. Ability to develop and maintain relationships with architects, engineers and developers, project owners, staff, suppliers, trades people and contractors.
COMPLEXITY OF WORKDuties consist of a variety of complex tasks requiring decision making that reflects thorough knowledge of the technical codes. Also, duties consist of working through situations that are multi-faceted and require definitive solutions that adapt to many needs. Most duties are performed in accordance with established procedures and regulations with little supervisory review. An employee must exercise judgment when using performance based technical codes and engineering techniques based on known mathematical logic.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CUSTOMER CONTACT
Internal and external contact, including the public, for permitting and licensing issues, scheduling inspections, engineering requirements and consistent Code interpretation.
EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS USEDPersonal computer; word processing software; database software; specialized software such as Accela, AppXtender, Project Dox, FLA/Res (residential energy efficiency program), FLA/Com (commercial energy efficiency program), wind analysis program, BEAM Analysis (wood, steel, and engineered wood beam programs), and GIS; adding machine and basic calculator; oversized plotter/printer; scanner; vehicle or light truck are tools and equipment used in this position.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDSMost work is performed inside. Work involves mostly sitting, standing, and walking. Precaution must be exercised at construction work sites as far as safety issues are concerned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSRequires a high school diploma or an equivalent and one year of college or specialized training and ten years of related work experience, of which five years must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an Associate's degree in Construction Science, Architecture, or Engineering and eight years of related work experience, of which five years must have been in a supervisory capacity; or a Bachelor's degree in Construction Science, Architecture, or Engineering and six years of related work experience, of which five years must have been in a supervisory capacity; or a Master's degree in Construction Science, Architecture, or Engineering, and mandatory State licensure as building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical plans examiner, and five years of supervisory experience.
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Reference: 692127332