Orange County - Division of Building Safety
Orlando, Florida, United States
Member Company
30+ days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Min Experience
3-5 Years
Min Education
H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Required Travel
Job Function
Inspector - Building


General Functions

Conducts inspections and witnesses testing in the assigned specialty area to enforce compliance with the Florida Building Codes, referenced standards, County Ordinances, applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Work is performed with considerable independence under the general direction of the assigned supervisor. Performance is reviewed through observations, conferences, reports and results achieved.

This position may be required to assist with emergency support functions in the event of a declared emergency and/or any other emergency duties as assigned.

Representative Duties /Assignments

Duties may vary based on area of assignment. The following are representative duties, it is not the intent to capture all duties performed by this classification.

  • Conducts inspections for compliance with adopted codes, County Ordinances and State Statutes.
  • Reads and interprets construction plans and blueprints.
  • Informs the public of building code changes and explains code to contractors, architects, engineers, and homeowners.
  • Maintains accurate records of inspection activities and violations.
  • Utilizes mobile data computer system and various Office programs.
  • Assists other county departments with code related interpretations/enforcement when requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Building - Inspects construction for compliance with adopted building codes, plans and specifications. Inspects footings, slabs, beams, columns, roofing, concrete work, Florida Accessibility Code, fireproofing, exits for life safety, and rated assemblies for compliance with pertinent County Code and State Statutes. Investigates unsafe and unpermitted construction. Conducts use permit inspections for Certificate of Occupancy, which includes current code requirements. Checks landscaping, parking, sidewalks, energy efficiency issues, and lot drainage. Checks survey corners for setbacks and reviews floor elevations. Investigates and follows up on complaints or violations with customers and or supervisors. Keeps a record of inspections and violations.


Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent and four (4) years of experience in the construction industry. An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a related field may substitute for up to three (3) years of experience with a minimum of one (1) year of construction experience.

Note: Experience must be verified, in the form of an affidavit, by a licensed contractor, fire marshal, architect, engineer, or building official during first week of employment.

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's License.

Mandatory Requirement

Must qualify for provisional inspector licensure pursuant to Florida Statute Chapter 468, Part XII for applicable discipline(s): Building, Mechanical, Electrical and/or Plumbing. Employee must obtain provisional inspector license within 120 days from date of hire and a standard inspector license within two (2) years from the date of receiving a provisional inspector license and maintain said license throughout employment.

Note: Employees that are unable to obtain the required license(s) within the established timeframe will be required to forfeit their position as an Orange County Inspector.

Must be able to effectively communicate with customers and staff, verbally and in writing.

Job ID: 73493274
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