Job Vacancy Building Inspector II City of Coral Gables

Job title: Building Inspector II

Company: City of Coral Gables

Job description: Summary

The City of Coral Gables, Florida, The City Beautiful, a progressive, international, coastal and historic City is seeking a highly qualified professional who is inspired by interesting challenges of an established, but dynamic community for the position of Building Inspector II. The City has a population of over 51,000 residents, has a vibrant downtown and is home to the University of Miami. It is proud to be ranked by ninth out of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well and America’s sixth most successful walkable suburb by the Wall Street Journal.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Coral Gables operates under a commission/manager form of government and is well known for its active and involved citizenry. The Building Inspector II perform technical inspection work in the enforcement of the Florida Building Code, City codes and ordinances regulating building construction, alterations, and repairs. Receives assistance from supervisor on new or difficult inspections; however, most field work is done independently and requires knowledge of applicable codes, rules, regulations, and construction methods combined with skill and tact in explaining standards and reasons for compliance to builders, professional engineers, architects and the general public. Work is subject to periodic checks and inspections.

Serves as Chief Building Inspector in his absence.

Inspects buildings under construction for compliance with Florida Building Code, State, County and City code requirements. Ensures that buildings are built in compliance with approved plans and specifications.

Inspects alteration and repair jobs by checking sites and existing buildings.

Maintains records of inspections. Prepares reports, inspections and investigations as required. Secures evidence in cases of violation. Investigates complaints regarding alleged code violations, determines validity of claims and recommends remedial action. Re-inspects as necessary.

Assists and advises architects, engineers, specialty contractors, homeowners and building owners and associates, City officials and the general public.

Testifies in court on code violation cases.

Performs related duties as required.


High School Diploma or equivalent and considerable experience in one or more of the building construction trades.

The individual shall be eligible for appointment as:

  • Chief Building Inspector or
  • Building Plans Examiner and Roofing inspector.

Shall be certified by the Board of Rules and Appeals and shall be one of the following:

  • A Florida Registered Professional Engineer, Architect, or licensed General Contractor having practiced for at least five years within the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County.
  • A currently certified Building Official, Plans Examiner or Inspector having five years of experience, three years of which are within the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County.
  • A currently certified Building Inspector having an Associate of Science Degree in a course of education accepted by the Board of Rules and Appeals and having five years’ experience as a licensed General Contractor, two years of which are within the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County; or three years’ experience as a Building Official, Plans Examiner or Inspector, all of which area within the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County.

Certification by the Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals required.

Miami-Dade County Building Inspector certification (commercial roofing and/or residential roofing) preferred.

Valid Florida Driver’s License

HOLIDAYS: 14 days including 3 floating days.

SICK LEAVE: 96 hours annually.

ANNUAL LEAVE: 80 hours in the first year of employment, increasing up to 188 hours after 25 years. Employees must take 40 hours of annual leave each year.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: 5 or 10 work days for the death of a family member in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement and the City’s Personnel Rules & Regulations.

MEDICAL INSURANCE: Fully paid by the City (HMO Select). Coverage becomes effective 1st of month following 30 days. Employee may purchase coverage for eligible dependents at a cost of approximately 50% of the premium.

DENTAL INSURANCE: Available to all employees through payroll deduction.

LIFE INSURANCE : Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment equal to 1 x annual salary, fully paid by the City (up to $200,000).

VOLUNTARY BENEFITS: Several plans available, such as Short-Term Disability, Life Insurance and Critical Illness policies through payroll deductions.

LEGAL SERVICES: Legal Service plan available at a cost to employees through payroll deductions.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Employees are given the option to defer a portion of their pre-tax salary into the 457 Deferred Compensation Program.

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: $500 annually where required in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: $1500 per semester ($6,000 maximum annually) for approved college coursework.

SAFETY GLASSES: Required safety glasses are provided every 2 years.

RECREATIONAL USE: Employee, spouse and immediate family members seventeen (17) years of age and under are entitled to the benefits below:

– Venetian Pool – No charge for daily admission.

– Tennis Centers – No charge for daily court fees.

– Youth Center – 50% off residential rates for memberships and 50% off camps and other programs.

Golf at Biltmore & Granada:

– Monday through Friday – no charge.

– Saturday, Sunday and Holidays:

– Before Noon – Twilight fees apply

– After Noon – No charge

(cart fees apply at all times)

PENSION: Mandatory employee contribution of 14.5% of salary; 14% effective October 1, 2018. Vesting period is 10 years.


As of 6/14/2016 – DEFINED CONTRIBUTION: 401(a) – Contribution by City of 7% of employee base annual salary. Vesting period 5 years. Employee not required to contribute.

***Note: Benefits subject to change.***

Please refer to the collective bargaining agreement for current benefits.

Expected salary: $74100.27 – 104532.31 per year

Location: Coral Gables, FL

Job date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 00:03:57 GMT

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