Plans Examiner (Full-Time)
Hours of work: 35 per week, usually Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 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 during construction season, or for after-hours customer service initiatives
Reporting to the Manager, Building Services/Chief Building Official, the newly created position of Plans Examiner plays an integral customer service role in ensuring that the construction, renovation, change of use and demolition activities of buildings within the Town are properly examined prior to construction to provide and maintain a level of quality that complies with the Ontario Building Code, applicable municipal by-laws and applicable law in order to protect the health and safety of the public by ensuring efficient construction within the Town. The position carries out plan review services for residential projects to ensure compliance with the Building Code Act, Ontario Building Code, Sign By-Law, Pool Fence By-Law, and other applicable law consistent with established policies, practices and procedures as directed by the Chief Building Official. 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:
- Diploma in Building, Architectural or Engineering Technology or related discipline together with a Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) designation or equivalent. Certification and registration as a Certified Engineering Technician or Technologist with OACETT would be an asset.
- All Qualifications under Bill 124 regarding Powers and Duties of CBO, Small Buildings, House, House HVAC, Building Structural, Plumbing House, and On-Site Sewage.
- Minimum two (2) years of Ontario Building Code inspection/plans examination or related experience, preferably in a municipal environment. Project management experience in the construction or building design industry would be an asset.
- Thorough working knowledge of the Building Code Act and related Regulations, and all other applicable legislation.
- Physical ability to perform on-site building inspections.
- Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and City View Property software.
- Excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, communications, report-writing, time management, and inspection skills.
- Ability to demonstrate tact and discretion in handling matters of a confidential nature and maintain confidentiality. Familiarity with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Ability to cope with interruptions and exercise good judgement.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS and all provincial legislation and policies that affect building departments.
- 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.
- 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).