Sep 11, 2020


  • City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Job Description


The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Apply now.


The Department of Sustainable Development's Building Services Division seeks to fill a newly added position: Floodplain Development Review Specialist
The Floodplain Development Review Specialist reviews building permit applications for compliance with 44 CFR, the City of Fort Lauderdale Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, and the flood provisions of the Florida Building Code (FBC), and may assist the Floodplain Manager in implementation of the Community Rating System (CRS) and other activities related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Federation of Public Employees and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Federation of Public Employees.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match!!

Say "Hello" to the City of Fort Lauderdale and Say "Goodbye" to Your Student Loan!
That's right! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, the remaining balance on your student loan may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time at the City of Fort Lauderdale! Please visit for more information or to see if you qualify.

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

Performs detailed review of building diagrams, blueprints, sketches, plans and specifications for compliance with the FBC, Federal, State, and local rules and regulations for floodplain management and coastal construction, prior to issuance of building permits for proposed building construction, land use, or building development modifications Confers with engineers, contractors, builders, or owners and approves or disapproves; suggests modifications; recommends corrections to plans as necessary and returns plans for corrections and resubmission Reviews and evaluates drawings and specifications to determine minimum code compliance with flood resistant design and construction requirements Assists with the inspection of buildings in the process of construction, alteration, or repair for compliance with plans submitted with permit applications and with building code requirements related to flood resistant design and construction May require the inspection of sites before construction for practicability of plans as well as inspecting construction in process May assume the role of the Floodplain Manager in their absence Electronically prepares reports and maintains inspection records of work performed and properly enters inspection data, including documents and images using provided hardware and software systems and equipment Assists in the investigation of complaints regarding violation of the applicable codes and ordinances and coordinates the prosecution of violators when necessary Educates the community on the reasons and requirements of the Floodplain Management Ordinance and FEMA regulations May act as the CRS and Grant Coordinator May perform community outreach Performs related work as required JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT Have graduated from a standard high school or vocational school or possess a G.E.D. certificate from a recognized issuing agency. Three (3) – five (5) years of experience in interpreting and applying guidelines and complex regulations relating to floodplain management and the principles of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Additional qualifying education may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience with Management approval. Certification as a Floodplain Manager (CFM).
Special Requirements:

Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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