Building Official


City of Cape Coral, Florida


Home to an estimated 181,200 residents, Cape Coral comprises 122 square miles and is located in Lee County on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida.  The City is known as a “Waterfront Wonderland” with more than 400 miles of canals; boating, fishing and water sports are a significant enhancement to the quality of life.

The City operates on a Council/Manager form of government.  The City Council appoints three Charter Officers, including the City Manager.

The City Manager is responsible for administration of City affairs including the Department of Community Development.  The Building Division is one of four Divisions within the Department of Community Development and under the Director of Community Development. 

The Building Division’s proposed budget for FY 2019 is $17.4 million, which includes reserves. The Division is comprised of three sections: Permitting; Plan Review; and Inspections and has 53 employees.

In evaluating applicants for the Building Official position the Community Development Director will be looking for candidates who are customer service oriented, not afraid to take risks, have excellent communication skills and be accountable.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management, Public Administration, Civil Engineering, or a related field.  Education will be supplemented by eight (8) years’ of required experience in a related field as a supervisor.  Certification in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical Inspector, or Plans Examiner.


The pay range for the position is $73,216.00 - $117,166.40.


A letter of interest and resume should be sent electronically to W. D. Higginbotham, Jr., by the close of business, October 12, 2018.

For additional information contact W. D. Higginbotham, Jr., Senior Vice President, The Mercer Group, Inc. at 727-214-8673 or visit: