Building Operations Manager

at City of Miami Beach
Location Miami Beach, Florida
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Nature of Work

This position is responsible for the daily operation of building and accessibility, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, flood, code compliance and structural plans processing, and enforcement functions of the Building Department while supervising a team comprising professional and non-professional personnel.

The Operations Manager assists the Building Official : (a) with the operations of the Department's plan review and inspection services (b) giving direction to Trade Chiefs in implementing the strategic goals of the Department (c) resolving problems with industry and private citizens as these relate to the Board of Rules and Appeals and other boards and government agencies (d) determining priorities for the efficient utilization of resources required for reviewing construction drawings and performing inspections in a thorough and efficient manner.

In times of natural disaster, the Operations Manager coordinates the securing of building sites prior to the event and in conjunction with several government agencies monitors recovery efforts after the event so as to ensure that properly licensed designers and contractors effect repairs in compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations thereby insuring the safety of the public and the restoration and use of property as expeditiously as possible.

Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties

Oversees the Building and Accessibility, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Flood, and Roofing Trade Chiefs with regard to operations of the plan review and inspection activity of the department in order to facilitate thorough, prompt, consistent and courteous review of permit applications, plans and inspections:

Serves as the City's Building Official in the absence of the Building Official
Assists the Building Official with the following:
Planning and directing department activities
Assigning subordinates to investigate and resolve complaints received regarding alleged code violations
Reviewing and approving large scale building and development plans in the preliminary and final stages of review
Meeting with builders, engineers, architects, developers, attorneys, real estate agents, and the general public to hear code concerns to resolve complaints
Reviewing and approving all certificates of occupancy
Approving all occupant load content requirements
Assigning Chief Inspectors, when needed, to various special projects
Fosters and improves the policies and procedures affecting plan processing, permit issuance and certificates of occupancy/completion
Coordinating with other City regulatory agencies plan processing procedures and priorities
Ensuring that employees adhere to the City's commitment to excellent customer service standards

Disseminates information relevant to the City's Plan Review and Inspection processResolves problems and/or disputes that arise between Plan Examiners, building staff and permit applicantsClarifies the Building Code where helpful to the construction industry and the general publicAssigns, prioritizes and tracks the work load of projects needing review by the various disciplines in the Building Department and ensures that projects are reviewed in a timely manner consistent with the goals as defined in the City's strategic planConducts meetings with Plan Examiners and Inspection staff to brief, educate, train and update staff on plan review policies and proceduresCommunicates with members of the public, contractors, engineers, architects and developers regarding interpretation of the roofing and building provisions of the Florida Building Code and other applicable codes to resolve disagreements and complaints; prepares responses for approval and signature of appropriate City officialDevelops and submits recommendations to the Building Official for revisions of the Florida Building Code or Ordinances of the City of Miami Beach to ensure adequate levels of public safety in a cost effective mannerAttends meetings; provides input for decisions, and monitors findings of the Board of Rules and Appeals as directedby the Building OfficialPrepares reports relating to inspection, enforcement and plans processing activities through collection, review and interpretation of dataImplements Work Rules and ensures that inspection staff adheres to ethical standards and complete assignments within established deadlinesTrains, supervises, coordinates, disciplines, and evaluates the performance of professional, paraprofessional, and clerical employees to ensure the accomplishment of departmental objectivesConducts special projects when requiredPerforms related work as required Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in building construction management or technology, architecture or structural engineering, or a related field
Experience may substitute for education on a two (2) to one (1) year basis
Must have and maintain all necessary State of Florida Certifications to serve as a Building Official/Building Code Administrator within one (1) year of appointment
Demonstrates 10 years' combined experience as an architect, engineer, plans examiner, building code inspector, registered or certified contractor, or construction superintendent
Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in the Public Sector and meets all the requirements for certification as FS 468.609


Previous public sector experience as a Building and /or Code Compliance Director preferred
Experience in the building trades
Knowledge of the Florida Building Code
Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills
Have a current certification, as a Building Official/Building Code Administrator as defined by the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County
Experience working in historic preservation and high rise construction


Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through personal contact, telephone, or e-mail
Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment such as but not limited to computers, computer software, calculator, and copier
Must have the physical ability to bend, crawl and climb over construction sites and within buildings

For all positions:

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, coworkers, the press the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of all city ethics and conflicts of interest policies. Strong understanding of ethical behavior is required.
Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
Performs related work as required
Reports to work as directed during an emergency as an essential employee of the City of Miami Beach

For all technical, professional, supervisory and managerial positions:

Ability to develop innovative and creative solutions to issues consistent with the City's strategic plan.

Applicants must detail any related work experience on the application or risk disqualification. It is the applicant's responsibility to update their NEOGOV profile with work experience, education, certifications and personal contact information when submitting each application, failure to do so will result in ineligibility. City of Miami Beach employees must reflect their current position and detail their work experience on the application to avoid being disqualified.

Veterans Preference:Veterans Preference is awarded in accordance with Florida State Statute 295.07. If veteran's preference is being claimed, it must be indicated on the application form and proper documentation, including all forms DD-214 (either Member 2 or Member 4), as well as the final Department of Defense Disability Letter (dated within one year)must be submittedwith the applicationMust be able to drive an automobile and perform on-site inspections at locations which may not be accessible to the physically handicapped

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