Building Inspector (Remain open until filled)

7 Creswell Dr, Trenton, ON K8V 6S7, Canada Req #180
June 27, 2022
The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte. We are located directly along the Highway 401 corridor approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa.  Over 43,000 people make Quinte West home. Quinte West’s natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland and clean waterways, creates a healthy environment for working, living, and raising a family. Safe, well-planned neighbourhoods and plenty of recreational activities make Quinte West the ideal place to visit or call “home”.

Position:

Building Inspector


Department:


Planning and Development Services

Division: 


Building and By-law Services 

Reports to:

 

Deputy Chief Building Official

 

 

 

Applicants holding all 13 certifications listed below will be deemed Senior Building Inspectors and will be paid Grade 10.

 

Applicants holding some, but not all 13 certifications will be deemed Building Inspectors and will be paid Grade 9 of the CUPE Wage Grid until such time as they obtain all 13 certifications as follows:

 

1.     House

2.     Plumbing - House

3.     HVAC – House

4.     On-Site Septic

5.     General Legal

6.     Small Buildings

7.     Large Buildings

8.     Complex Building

9.     Fire Protection

10. Building Structural

11. Detection, Lighting and Power

12. Building Services

13. Plumbing All Building

 

 

Grade

Step 1

(Upon Hire)

Step 2

Job Rate

(April 1, 2023)


9
 

$35.84

$36.57

TBD

10

$39.08

$39.88


TBD


Building and By-law Services
 

This department maintains building standards and inspections according to the Ontario Building Code Act as well as the enforcement of Municipal By-laws.


Purpose and Scope:

 

The Building Inspector is responsible for site inspections, examining and recommending for approval, or rejection, applications for building permits based on plans and specifications submitted in compliance with the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards, within a geographic area or on an assigned project basis.  The Building Inspector is also responsible for the enforcement of the Property Standards, Cross Connection, Back Flow Prevention and Sign By-laws within a geographic area or on an assigned basis.

   

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

The position will:

  • Be responsible for receiving, reviewing and recommending for approval, building, demolition, on-site septic, sign and plumbing permits ensuring compliance with applicable law.
  • Participate as required regarding consultation with architects, engineers and property owners contractors regarding proposed development in the municipality.
  • Conduct field inspections to ensure that all permits comply with the Ontario Building Code and Ontario Building Code Act.
  • Prepare detailed inspection reports on each project.
  • Assist the Chief Building Official with the preparation and submission of reports to the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments on permit and By-law activity to enable all levels of government to monitor development activity.
  • Assist the Chief Building Official with the preparation and submission of reports to the Planning and other City departments on the suitability of proposed building site to support development, including on-site septic systems.
  • Assist with maintaining records and files relative to the Building, Plumbing, On-site Septic and Cross Connection and Back Flow Prevention and Property Standards functions.
  • Maintain continuous visual checks for unauthorized work; illegal infractions against By-laws and contravention to regulations and report on the same.
  • Prepare correspondence and carry out inspections for dealing with infractions against Ontario Building Code and Ontario Building Code Act, the Property Standards By-law, Sign By-law, Cross Connection and Back Flow Prevention By-law and take corrective action in accordance with the Code and By-laws as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of evidence for court cases and act as a witness as required, particularly, act as a key witness on behalf of the City in court cases involving interpretation of Ontario Building Code and Ontario Building Code Act, Property Standards By-law, Sign By-law, Cross Connection and Back Flow Prevention By-law.
  • Conduct field inspections to ensure compliance with site plan and subdivision agreements.

Note:  Above duties are representative of a typical position and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.

 

Contacts:

 

The position will have direct contact with:

 

Internal:

 

 

 

External:

The Chief Building Official, Deputy Chief Building Official, Director of Planning and Development, Senior Building Inspector and other City Staff.

 

The general public, Provincial and Federal government staff and agencies, developers, contractors, property owners, Engineers and Architects.



Education/Specialized Training/Skills:

 

The position will require:
 

  • Three (3) year college Diploma in Architecture, Engineering Technology or Building Sciences or a related field.
  • Certified Building Code Official designation.
  • Certification and registration in the following Provincial categories of Qualifications: 

a)    House

b)    Small Buildings

c)    Large Buildings

d)    Complex Buildings

e)    Building Structural

f)      HVAC – House

g)    Building – Services

h)    Plumbing – House

i)      Plumbing – All Buildings

j)      Fire Protection

k)    Legal – General

l)      On-Site Septic

   

  • Thorough knowledge of the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards, Provincial Offences Act and related legislation.
  • Qualification maintenance as required by Ontario Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code.
  • Training in Ontario Municipal Law Enforcement and Ontario Property Standards.
  • Ability to conduct investigative inquires under potentially sensitive situations.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong personal organizational capabilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction materials and techniques.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence with a clean driver’s abstract.

 

Work Experience:

 

A minimum of five (5) years related experience is required.

   

Decision Making:

 

Decisions pertain to recommending approval or rejection of building, plumbing, sign, on-site septic and/or demolition permits to the Chief Building Official, Deputy Chief Building Official and/or the Senior Building Inspector.  On site approval or rejection of construction based on the Ontario Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards, with complex or questionable situations referred to the Chief Building Official.  Final legal decisions regarding legal action are made in consultation with the Chief Building Official.

    

 

Supervision:

 

Not applicable.

  

Work Environment:

  • Work in an office environment.
  • Regular outside work is required.
Personal information and any supporting material are collected and administered in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). We thank all applicants who apply but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

The City of Quinte West is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please contact the Human Resources Department at 613-392-2841 ext. 1106 or hr@quintewest.ca to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.  

Applicants will be required to consent to the completion of a criminal reference check and the completion of a driver’s abstract, if deemed a requirement of the position.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $35.23
  • Max Hiring Rate $36.68
Location on Google Maps
  • 7 Creswell Dr, Trenton, ON K8V 6S7, Canada