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FEBRUARY 2021:



  • JOB OPENINGS – AS OF FEBRUARY 17, 2021

    If you are interested in applying for the positions mentioned below, please forward your

  • ·       Cover letter resume and completed application (via email in pdf format) to: sgelvez@bayharborislands- fl.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Shaun Gelvez, HR Manager (305) 607-1327.
  • ·       Unsolicited employment applications / resumes will not be accepted.


ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR / TOWN ENGINEER POSITION TOWN OF BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FLORIDA

The Town of Bay Harbor Islands is hereby actively recruiting applicants for the position of Assistant Public Works Director/Town Engineer.

The Town of Bay Harbor Islands was founded in 1947 by the Shepard Broad family. The Town also known as “The Best Kept Secret on the Water” is a two-island vibrant and progressive community located in the heart of Biscayne Bay, nestled between the cities of North Miami, Bal Harbor and Surfside. The Town holds a residential population of approximately 6,000 and is home to A+ rated Ruth K. Broad Elementary School. The Broad Causeway corridor which runs through the heart of Bay Harbor, boasts exclusive shopping, top notch businesses and fine dining all within a picturesque and charming island atmosphere.

The Town incorporates a Council/Manager form of government. The Assistant Public Works Director/Town Engineer under their dual role capacity works under the direction of the Public Works Director using a highly collaborative relationship. As the Town’s Assistant Public Works Director / Town Engineer, this position will work as the second in command to the Public Works Director for all issues related to the Public Works Department. This role is key in assisting with the administration of Public Works staff, infrastructure projects & oversight of general community development projects for the Town. This position is responsible for assigning and reviewing work of subordinate employees engaged in street and drainage, facility maintenance and parks and irrigation functions. This position will assist the Public Works Director in establishing department policies, department budgets, reviewing technical specifications and plans, drafting bids, negotiating agreements, overseeing capital projects to assure they are completed in a timely manner. This position is charged with keeping projects on task and on schedule and responsible for performing all aspects of construction management including collaboration with consultants as required. The Assistant Public Works Director / Town Engineer will also work closely with the Town’s Grant Writer, Public Works Director and Town Manager to ensure that all available funding for key projects are pursued and that grant funded projects remain in compliance with grant requirements.

The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering discipline along with five (5) or more years of experience in the practice of engineering, design, project management, construction management and maintenance of public works infrastructure. Familiarity with SCADA Systems, managing and reporting N.P.D.E.S. Familiarity with bridges and drawbridge mechanical systems. AutoCAD & GIS Software knowledge is required. The ideal candidate must be registered as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Florida and have experience working with local and state regulatory agencies (i.e. FDOT, DERM, etc.). Must have and maintain a valid State of Florida driver’s license.

The successful candidate must also have the following skills or attributes: excellent oral and written communication, multi-tasker, team player, self-starter, impeccable integrity / ethics, innovative, technological, and forward thinker. The annual salary range for this position is $90  120K depending upon


qualifications. The Town offers excellent benefits such as health, vacation, and pension through the Town’s private retirement system.

Interested individuals should submit (in pdf format) a cover letter, resume, and a completed Town of Bay Harbor Islands Employment Application to Mrs. Shaun Gelvez, Human Resources Manager: sgelvez@bayharborislands-fl.gov. This position is open until filled. The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


(Revised 2/17/2021)


JANUARY 2021:

Structural Plans Examiner - City of Doral

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Salary 

$61,637.31 - $102,171.06 Annually

Location 

City of Doral, FL

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Building

Job Number

08152020

Closing

Continuous

General Purpose

Position is posted on a continuous basis until a sufficient amount of qualified applications are received. 
Applicants who are interested in the position are encouraged to submit an application promptly; notice will not be announced prior to closing the posting.
 

This is advanced professional engineering work in the examination of complex construction plans for building construction projects.  Under occasional supervision, reviews building plans and performs a variety of routine and complex technical work in connection with his/her duty to enforce all of the provisions of the Florida Building Code, Miami-Dade County Code, City Code, and other related codes.  

Supervision Received and Exercised

This position is classified as a non-exempt, full-time position with a 40 hour work-week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Examines commercial and residential construction permit plans to determine structural integrity and compliance with requirements of the applicable codes and regulations.
  • Reviews walk-thru and drop-off residential and commercial construction plans, determines structural adequacy of various types of ratings and structures or buildings, and approves or disapproves proposed plans in accordance with code requirements.
  • Exercises considerable independent judgment in the application of professional engineering knowledge to the examination of complex construction plans, determination of structural integrity, and in the performance of related engineering duties.
  • Approves or disapproves proposed plans in accordance with the code and other regulatory requirements; discusses disapproved items with architects, engineers, contractors, and property owners to obtain plan changes necessary for approval.
  • Makes interpretations of the Florida Building Code and makes decisions concerning the feasibility of deviations from the code under various conditions.
  • Evaluates engineering criteria to enforce control procedures for the fabrication of various building materials and types of construction; makes recommendations for the establishment of departmental policy concerning the use of new building materials.
  • Keeps abreast of methods of new construction; evaluates proposed construction plans in light of the adequacy of built-in life safety features and systems.
  • Orders necessary shop drawings, field tests, soil reports, and special supervision of construction as required to complete plans processing work.
  • Operates the residential and commercial structural help desks.
  • Performs general administrative/office work as required, including but not limited to attending meetings, preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports including building plans, shop drawings, engineering reports, permit applications, job pricing records and reports, code compliance complaints, correspondence, etc.
  • Interacts and communicates with the immediate supervisor, co-workers, other City department personnel, property/home owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, County personnel, general public, etc.
  • Operates a vehicle and a variety of equipment, including a computer, typewriter, calculator, copier, telephone, etc.
  • Enforces and explains pertinent sections of the applicable codes.  
  • Issues verbal and written notices of code violation and citations for code violations.
  • Assists in resolving complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing.
  • Maintains records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions.
  • Researches problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential work and code compliance.
  • Maintains high ethical, honesty and moral standards.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Building Official and/or Chief Building Inspector.

Additional Duties:

  • Performs other related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • A High School Diploma or a GED equivalent, supplemented by six (6) years of experience as a structural engineer practicing within the area of jurisdiction of the Building Code with responsibility for the design of building structures.
  • Must possess a State of Florida Professional Engineer license under the structural discipline. Applicants who were licensed as a Professional Engineer under the civil engineering discipline on or before March 1, 1993 are also eligible. All applicants must be eligible for certification by the Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals as specified in Chapter 8 of the Code of Miami-Dade County. License must be in good standing with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation with no pending complaints.
  • Standard certification by the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as an inspector and plans examiner.  Provisional certification will be acceptable for one (1) year from the date of hire prior to obtaining standard certification.
  • Must meet the licensing qualifications set forth in Article II Chapter 8, Section 8-21 of the Code of Miami-Dade County for Plans Examiner and have or be able to obtain a certificate from the Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals. Must have a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Must possess a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS REQUIRED

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of the Florida Building Code and other applicable codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of the design and construction of modern residential and commercial buildings.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theories and principles of civil engineering.
  • Ability to read, interpret and evaluate architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical details of construction plans against code requirements and sound construction practice.
  • Ability to read, interpret and evaluate complex technical information, engineering calculations, test reports, and engineering specifications.
  • Ability to perform complex engineering computations and calculations in the evaluation of proposed building construction projects.
  • Ability to evaluate new building materials and products and make effective recommendations for their approval or disapproval.
  • Apply technical knowledge and follow proper processing procedures to examine permit documents.
  • Ability to detect deviations from plans, regulations and standard construction practices.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to meet and deal with the public in an effective and courteous manner.
  • Ability to get along with others and work effectively with the public and fellow workers.
  • Ability to make recommendations that impact the budget.
  • Ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • Ability to use computers for data entry.
  • Ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
  • Ability to use highly technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD.
  • Must be fluent in the English language.  Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
  • Applicants must complete all requirements established by the City of Doral for employment.  This may include, but is not limited to, a written examination, a psychological exam, a polygraph examination, a comprehensive background investigation and a job-related medical examination including a drug/alcohol screening test.
  • Must be a non-smoker.
  • The minimum requirements may be waived by the City Manager.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to handle, finger, lift; receive information through oral communication; make rational decisions; make repetitive motions with the hands; express ideas by speaking accurately/loudly/quickly; use visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal or making general observations of facilities.
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.

AgencyCity of Doral

Address8401 NW 53 Terrace

Doral, Florida, 33166

Phone305-593-6725

Websitehttp://www.cityofdoral.com


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