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(Eleve) Inspector Specialist - DBPR/Hotels and Rest. - LOCATION NEGOTIABLE - **OPEN COMPETITIVE**

Date: Mar 24, 2020

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Requisition No: 161841 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: (Eleve) Inspector Specialist - DBPR/Hotels and Rest. - LOCATION NEGOTIABLE - **OPEN COMPETITIVE**

Position Number: 79011358 

Salary:  $53,157.48 - $60,999.90 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/02/2020 

Position Number: 79011358

Hiring Salary: $53,157.48 - $60,999.90 Annually

SPECIAL NOTE: This position may be located anywhere within the state but requires business travel throughout the State of Florida providing technical assistance to the Bureau of Elevator Safety.


State of Florida Benefits

The State of Florida offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Comprehensive health insurance and life insurance with accidental death and dismemberment benefits
  • Supplemental Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Hospitalization Insurance
  • Tuition-Free college courses
  • Tax Deferred Retirement Plan


For a complete overview of the benefits available to State of Florida employees, go to


Minimum Requirements

  • Registered as a Certified Elevator Inspector (Florida) Chapter 399 F.S
  • Qualified Elevator Inspector (national),  in good standing
  • Valid Driver License


**Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.**


Duties and Responsibilities

  • This position acts as a senior elevator inspector for the Bureau of Elevator Safety and serves as technical advisor to Division personnel, elevator owners, elevator companies, building officials and fire officials as needed.  This position must be registered as a Certified Elevator Inspector and is responsible for conducting monitoring and oversight inspections to enforce the elevator safety codes for safety, mechanical, electrical, and general maintenance and performs inspections of new building construction, associated facilities and building systems and enforcing compliance with state building and life safety codes. 
  • Performs monitoring and oversight inspections of work performed by private and/or contracted jurisdiction Certified Elevator Inspectors on new, existing and altered, operating elevators to ensure compliance with Elevator Safety Codes (ASME A17.1 and A17.3), National Electrical Code, Florida Statutes Chapter 399, Florida Administrative Code 61C-5, Handicapped Laws and Fire Safety Rules of the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
  • Investigates and supports Bureau Inspectors in elevator complaint and accident inspections.  Performs monitoring inspection of 2 stop exempt elevators and performs complaint inspections. Performs, when required, accident inspections to determine whether the elevator is in safe operating condition or it needs to be sealed.  Performs, when required, investigations of accidents and complaints to determine cause and corrective measures necessary to prevent recurrence.
  • Serves the bureau as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Works in coordination with the bureau’s Quality Assurance Coordinator and Trainer to perform bureau inspection report reviews and in-field quality assurance visits, provide probationary inspector field training, and coordinate industry-related field visits. Provides bureau management with recommendations for program training needs based on inspection visits with field staff. Assists in scheduling and providing special equipment-related training as needed.
  • Assists the Emerging Industry Equipment Coordinator in staying abreast on new and upcoming elevator equipment and inspection methods. Represents the bureau at local and national conferences where new elevator equipment will be presented. Develops and provides relevant training to bureau inspectors on new equipment and inspection processes. Coordinates with local industry representatives to arrange new equipment demonstrations and inspections as available.
  • Maintains knowledge necessary to respond to questions on code, rules, and Florida Statutes related to elevator safety. Maintains knowledge of recent revisions and awareness of published interpretations of ASME A17.1, ASME A17.2, ASME A17.3, ASME A17.5 and ASME A18.1.  Provides technical advice to  bureau management in regards to conflicting interpretations between Inspection Specialists, private elevator inspectors, elevator companies, elevator owners, public, and regulated industry. 
  • Serves as a technical advisor to Division personnel, elevator owners, elevator companies, building officials and fire officials on interpretations of Elevator Safety Code, National Electrical Code, Chapter 399, Florida Statutes, Chapter 61C-5, Florida Administrative Code and the Bureau’s policies and procedures.  Assists, when necessary, with rule and policy review.
  • Assists in the resolution of construction problems involving elevators with contracts, architects, building officials, fire officials, elevator companies and elevator owners.  Participates in relevant code-development. Performs variance reviews and recommends appropriate bureau action based on the documentation submitted. Develops contingencies and/or stipulations for each variance based on presented circumstances.
  • Responds accordingly to Tier-N escalations relating to code and inspection issues. Prepares draft correspondence to respond to questions pertaining to the various codes and standards utilized by the bureau and special reports on inspections or investigations. Prepares analysis for administrative compliance cases and prepares unusual variance cases for administrative review.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records relating to inspection reports issued, daily report activity, bi-weekly leave and attendance reports and monthly reports relating to inspection activities, travel costs, mileage, vehicle repair and operating costs. Prepares various reports to input into the electronic data processing inspection and licensing system in accordance with established bureau policies and procedures.  Represents the bureau in meetings involving the elevator, building or electrical codes established that are pertinent to the elevator industry. Provides training of inspectors and others requiring elevator safety familiarity as needed.
  • Performs compliance monitoring of the status of sealed and the status of delinquent elevators. Issues elevator inspection reports to construction permit holders and elevator owners, setting forth violations and establishing a time certain for compliance. When necessary, performs callback inspections to ensure discrepancies are corrected.  Posts notices to discontinue operation of elevators or to install physical seals to elevators found to be operating in an unsafe condition.  Prepares and submits relevant reports of all inspections as required.
  • Performs other related work as required or directed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the ASME A17.1 Elevator Safety Code, and laws, rules, policies, and procedures applicable to the Bureau of Elevator Safety.  Skilled as a Qualified Elevator Inspector and registered as a Certified Elevator Inspector with the Division of Hotels and Restaurants.  Ability to collect, review, and verify data relating to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building, elevator, or  structural inspections; to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building, elevator, or structural inspections; to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to work independently.


Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.


NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.

Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: .

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices veterans and their family members have given to our country and support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is

We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.