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Housing Zoning Building Examiner

Posted on: October 25th, 2018

Job Description

Housing Zoning Building Examiner


Requisition #                            2313178 X

Division                                   Toronto Building

Section                         North York District & Etobicoke York District


Job Location                            Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Job Stream                              Buildings/Facility Operations

Job Type                                  Permanent, Full-Time

Salary/Rate                               $38.26 – $41.91 / 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                            22-Oct-2018

Expiry date                               05-Nov-2018

Reporting to the Manager, Plan Review, the Housing Zoning Building Examiner will examine plans and related documents for residential building permit applications, to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-laws and related regulations.

  • Examine, correct, sign and approve plans and specifications submitted for residential building permit applications within fast track time frames. Ensure compliance with the Building Code, Zoning By-laws and Applicable Laws. Verify that materials and methods of construction meet approved standards and construction practices
  • Research, and refer to, records, zoning maps, plans of survey and property data maps for restrictive by-laws and zoning designations. Ascertain exact locations of property corner lots, public lanes, rights-of-way, etc., and provide guidance on the building permit process
  • Liaise with applicants, owners, other divisions and agencies to obtain approvals
  • Analyze, verify and apply information from the Committee of Adjustment and Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) decisions, files, plans assessment rolls and by-laws
  • Prepare examiners’ zoning and building code deficiency notices and document examination details on prescribed forms
  • Perform calculations to evaluate land use restrictions, construction costs, permit fees and applicable charges, and prepare related correspondence
  • Input and update application information into the divisional database
  • Approve residential applications for permit issuance
  • Answer inquiries related to residential construction with respect to the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-laws and Applicable Laws
  • Discuss technical issues such as Building Code and zoning by-laws on related permit applications with inspection staff, and attend sites as necessary with the inspector to resolve construction problems
  • Appear and give evidence in court and at Ontario Municipal Board hearings on zoning and Building Code matters



Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Post-secondary degree or diploma in a discipline pertinent to the job function such as architectural technology, building science or civil engineering technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Considerable experience in a building construction environment with an emphasis on the development process.
  3. Experience working with the Zoning By-laws and Ontario Building Code.
  4. Experience using a computer for data entry and information retrieval, including electronic mark-up of submitted plans.

You must also have:

  • Ability to obtain the following Ministry of Municipal Affairs BCIN qualification requirements for building officials: General Legal and House.
  • Ability to read and interpret surveys, site plans, architectural and structural drawings and perform accurate calculations pertaining thereto.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to building construction.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of building construction and related legislation.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills with the ability to maintain positive relations in a customer service and team environment.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Work for the City you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Housing Zoning Building Examiner within our Toronto Building Division.

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 #2313178 X, by November 5, 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 #2313178 X 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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