The City of Gainesville, located in the North Central Florida region, is the county seat of Alachua County. The City encompasses approximately 62 square miles and is home to more than 131,000 residents (2016 Census). Named the Top Tech City in Florida, Gainesville is a national hub for Green and Health technologies and home to one of the nation’s leading research universities, as well as one of the nation’s premier healthcare systems. The City of Gainesville has recently embarked on a new and exciting transformative initiative to remake the civic experience through human-centered design, encouraging citizens to become “co-designers” of policies and practices of city government. One such change included creating the “Department of Doing”, a one-stop shop that reorients processes, such as obtaining permits, opening a business or developing real estate, to provide citizen-centered outcomes.


The Department of Doing is currently seeking high-energy, innovative, and creative individuals for the position of Building Inspector IV, who reports to the Chief Inspector and is responsible for conducting inspections of construction, alteration, repair, remodeling or demolition of structures and the installation of building systems, when permitting is required to ensure compliance with the Florida Building Code. The Building Inspector IV has an emphasis on compliance inspecting, specialized knowledge of construction, Florida Building Codes and Florida Fire Prevention Codes, and the enforcement of these code requirements with contractors and owners, as well as, exercising individual discretion in the interpretation and enforcement of the codes.


Requirements include a high school diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma and must have five (5) years of trades-related work experience in construction. The selected candidate must also have a Florida Standard Inspector License in all of the following trade categories: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing. A current Florida Standard Inspector for One and Two Family Dwelling is desired, along with a State of Florida Standard Plans Examiner in one of the following categories: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing. Must obtain a certification as a Municipal Fire Inspector from the Florida State Fire College within three (3) years from start date. Experience with mid-level to high-rise building inspections is a plus.


The salary range is open, dependent upon qualifications, and an excellent benefits package is included. Résumé review will begin August 21, 2017.


To apply, visit and apply online. Questions may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, President, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, (850) 391-0000 or A detailed brochure is available.


The City of Gainesville is an Equal Opportunity/AA/DFWP Employer. According to Florida’s broad Public Records/Sunshine Law, applications and résumés are subject to public disclosure.