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Deputy Building Official

Salary Range:        $24.25-$42.00 (EXEMPT)
Hours:                        Full Time between the hours of 8:30-5:00 M-F (40 hours per week)

Department:          Community + Economic Development
FLSA Status:           Exempt

How to Apply
A completed City of Cape Canaveral Employment Application is required in advance of consideration for City employment. You may include a resume with your application.

Please submit your completed application to the Human Resources Department using any one of the methods listed below.

Click here to download the City of Cape Canaveral employment application.


City of Cape Canaveral
ATTN: Melinda Huser, Human Resources Director
PO Box 326
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Hand deliver:
City Hall
100 Polk Avenue
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Contact the Human Resources Department at (321) 868-1220 or email 

             Community + Economic Development

FLSA Status:             Exempt


To assist citizens, contractors and designers in the development of property and structures consistent with objectives, policies and codes of the City of Cape Canaveral.


  • Assists the Building Official in carrying out assignments related to development of property and enforcement of City Codes, including building, zoning, licensing, housing and property maintenance codes.
  • Supervise building inspection, plan review staff and complete employee evaluations.
  • Acting as Building Official in their absence.
  • Review plans and specifications for proposed construction projects for compliance with City Building and Zoning Codes. 
  • Coordinate commercial and residential projects throughout the plan review process and monitor progress of various construction projects.
  • Provide assistance to property owners, developers, builders, architects, engineers and other customers seeking information on planning, building or zoning matters.
  • Prepare plan review criteria and guidelines.
  • Inspect buildings and properties to insure compliance with approved plans and applicable codes; inspect dwellings for Housing Code violations.
  • Issue verbal and written violations, “stop work” orders and citations.
  • Perform building, structural and zoning inspections; maintain accurate daily records of inspections performed.
  • Knowledge of City Building, Housing, Property Maintenance and Zoning Codes.
  • Knowledge of building construction, safety rules, materials and equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Building Official.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES - Provides strong leadership, supervising employees in accordance with City Policy, applicable laws, rules and regulations. Will participate in hiring process and oversee employee training.  Responsible for appraising performance, recommending performance/disciplinary action, addressing complaints, resolving problems and maintaining an effective and productive working relationship with the public and city staff.

QUALIFICATIONS - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.                                                                                                    

Graduation from high school/GED and five years related experience.

Ability to read, interpret and review building plans and specifications for code compliance. Ability to deal tactfully and fairly with the public and provide good customer service.

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and comprehend a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Graduation from high school/GED.  Holder of multiple State of Florida Plans Examiner and Inspector Certifications. Holder of or ability to become certified as a State of Florida Building Code Administrator within 24 months of date of hire.  Must have a valid Florida Driver’s License.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Extensive public contact precipitating numerous interruptions in work flow. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

E.O.E./ M/F/H/V

 The City of Cape Canaveral is a Drug-Free Workplace Employer

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