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Posted on: June 12th, 2018

Job Description

Building Code Examiner

Job Classification Title BUILDING CODE EXAMINER

Requisition #                            2305274 X

Division                                   Toronto Building

Section                         Etobicoke York District & North York District


Job Location                            Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Job Stream                              Buildings/Facility Operations

Job Type                                  Permanent, Full-Time

Salary/Rate                               $40.15 – $43.99 / Hour

Hours of Work (bi-weekly)        70.00

Shift Information                      Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week

Affiliation                                 L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open       3

Posting Date                            07-Jun-2018

Expiry date                               21-Jun-2018

Job Description

Work Location Information:

  • Two (2) vacancies located at North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street, 1st Floor
  • One (1) vacancy located at Etobicoke Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre Court, 2nd Floor

Major Responsibilities:

  • Examines, corrects, signs and approves architectural as well as associated structural, fire service, electrical, mechanical and building services plans and specifications for compliance with Building Code and related by-laws and regulations within the timelines specified in the legislation.  Verifies that materials and methods of construction meet approved standards and construction practices. Prepares notices indicating deviations or non-compliance with City by-laws and other applicable regulations.
  • Calculates construction costs, building permit fees, quantity take-off, other fees and charges related to building permit application and issuance.
  • Responds to enquiries from the general public, contractors, designers, architects, engineers, City Councillors, and other stakeholders, regarding interpretations of by-laws, regulations and City/divisional policies and procedures. Conducts meetings with the interested parties regarding the above. Resolves conflict and offers possible solutions to ensure compliance.
  • Conducts plan examinations manually or electronically, advises applicants of required changes and informs them of divisional and City policies and procedures.
  • Advises applicants and City employees regarding policies, procedures, and building permit application requirements.
  • Performs site inspections to resolve construction problems and provides technical advice to Building Inspector.
  • Determines which other divisions or agencies are involved in approving applications, forwards plans and ensures comments or approvals are obtained prior to issuing permit.
  • Coordinates required phasing of building permits for projects and the collection of related approvals from divisions and external agencies.
  • Prepares examiners’ notices and documents examination details. Inputs and updates divisional database.
  • Appears and gives evidence in court on Building Code and other building regulatory matters and gives presentations at the Building Code Commission in matters of disputes over Building Code interpretation.
  • Liaises with other divisions, agencies and levels of government.
  • Represents the Division at various committees and meetings.
  • Trains and mentors staff.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Post-secondary degree, or diploma in a discipline such as architectural technology, building science or civil engineering technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Experience reviewing drawings for compliance with the Ontario Building Code.
  3. Experience in the construction industry or building design.
  4. Experience with computer applications such as CADD, MS Office, Amanda and other engineering or architectural software.

You must also have:

  • Ability to obtain the following Ministry of Municipal Affairs BCIN qualification requirements for building officials: Legal, Small (which includes House), Complex (which includes Large) and Structural.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of building construction and related legislation.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to workplace safety.
  • Good interpersonal, problem-solving and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively and courteously with customers, the general public and all levels of staff by telephone, in person and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage work with minimal supervision and complete assigned duties accurately and within timelines.
  • Ability to work well autonomously or within a group or team environment.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Membership with Professional Engineers Ontario, the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, the Ontario Association of Architects, or other recognized professional building design association, is an asset. A CBCO certification from the OBOA is also an asset.


How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2305274 X, by June 21, 2018.

Accommodation:  If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at, quoting job ID # and the job classification title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

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