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 Chief Plans Examiner, who reports to the Building Official, provides supervisory duties and code interpretation for plans examining staff, and provides oversight of technical work examining plans and specifications of building construction and life safety systems for compliance with building codes and regulations.


The selected candidate will possess a high school diploma or an acceptable equivalency diploma and must have ten (10) years of progressively responsible trades-related work experience in construction with multiple trades (e.g., building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing) code enforcement, to include at least two (2) years of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. The selected candidate must have a Florida Standard Inspector License in one of the following trade categories: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing; AND be a current Florida Standards Plans Examiner in one of these associated categories: Building, Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing; OR possess a current Florida Standard Plans Examiner in two of these trade categories: Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing; and MAY HAVE a current Florida Standard Inspector License in one of the following categories: Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing. A State of Florida Professional Architect or Professional Engineer license is preferred, but not required.


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.