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City of Toronto Career Opportunities: HOUSING ZONING BUILDING EXAMINER (26608) in Toronto, Ontario

Career Opportunities: HOUSING ZONING BUILDING EXAMINER (26608)

Requisition ID 26608 - Posted - Tor Bldg North York Plan Review A - Audit, Compliance & Inspections - L79 Full-time - Full-time

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Job ID:26608

  • Job Category:Audit, Compliance & Inspections

  • Division & Section:Toronto Building, North York & Etobicoke District

  • Work Location: Various, see below

  • Job Type & Duration: Temporary, Full Time, see below for durations

  • Hourly Rate and Wage Grade:39.92 - 43.71, TF0427, Wage Grade 12

  • Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

  • Affiliation:L79 Full-time

  • Number of Positions Open:4

  • Posting Period:24-Jun-2022 to 11-Jul-2022

  • Location and Shift Information:

  • North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street) – 2 temporary (12 month) vacancies & 1 temporary (18 month) vacancy

  • Etobicoke Civic Centre (2 Civic Centre Court) – 1 temporary (12 month) vacancy

    Reporting to the Manager, Plan Review. The Housing Zoning Building Examiner will examine plans and related documents for residential building permit applications for compliance with the Ontario Building Code, Zoning By-Law 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 OMB decisions, files, plans assessment rolls and By-Laws

  • Prepare examiners' zoning and building code deficiency notices and documents examination details on prescribed forms

  • Perform calculations to evaluate land use restrictions, construction costs, permit fees and applicable charges. Prepare related correspondence

  • Input and update application information into the divisional data base

  • 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

    Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • 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.

  • Considerable experience in a building construction environment with an emphasis on the development process.

  • Experience working with the Zoning By-Law and Ontario Building Code.

  • Experience using a computer for data entry and information retrieval, including electronic mark-up of submitted plans.

    You must also have:

  • Must possess or be able to pass the tests for the following Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 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.

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, with the ability to maintain good relations in a team environment.

  • 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 team environment.

  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions

equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

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