Plans Examiner (Contract)
Reporting to the Manager, Building Services/Chief Building Official (CBO), the Plans Examiner is responsible to ensure that the construction, renovation, change of use and demolition activities of buildings within the municipality are properly examined prior to construction to provide and maintain a level of quality that complies with the Ontario Building Code (OBC), applicable municipal by-laws and applicable law to protect the health and safety of the public. The position carries out plan review services for residential projects to ensure compliance with the Building Code Act (BCA), OBC, Sign By-Law, Pool Fence By-Law, and other applicable law consistent with established policies, practices and procedures as directed by the CBO. The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of plans examination, customer service and communication, permit review for by-law compliance, and civic addressing.
Experience and Qualifications:
1. Diploma in Building, Architectural or Engineering Technology or related discipline together with a CBCO designation or equivalent. Certification and registration as a CET with OACETT an asset.
2. All Qualifications under Bill 124 regarding Powers and Duties of CBO, Small Buildings, House, House HVAC, Building Structural, Plumbing House, and On-Site Sewage.
3. Two (2) years of OBC inspection/plans examination or related experience, preferably in a municipal environment, and physical ability to perform on-site building inspections and wear required personal protective equipment. Project management experience in the construction or building design industry an asset.
4. Thorough working knowledge of the BCA, OBC and related Regulations, and all other applicable legislation. Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all provincial legislation and policies that affect building departments.
5. Excellent administrative, communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, analytical, problem-solving, report writing, inspection, and public relations skills, together with the ability to use tact and discretion and to deal courteously and effectively with the public and fellow staff members.
6. Ability to multi-task, cope with interruptions and work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, exercise discretion and good judgment particularly when handling highly confidential/sensitive information. Possess a high level of initiative and personal integrity.
7. Thorough working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications, database management, and office equipment. Knowledge of Cityview software an asset.
8. Valid Class ‘G’ Driver's Licence and a Driver’s Abstract satisfactory to the Employer. Ability and willingness to travel within the community and out of town as required.
9. Possess Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the Employer and a valid standard first aid and CPR/AED Level C certificate (or willing to obtain).
Normal hours of work are thirty-five (35) hours per week, usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a one (1) hour unpaid meal break. Flexibility in scheduling is necessary as there may be the occasional requirement to attend to functions outside of normal work hours, change shifts to work evenings or weekends to accommodate high volume periods, for after-hours customer service initiatives, or to work overtime as needed.