City of Toronto - Sign Building Code Examiner Inspector

  • 25 Jun 2019 9:36 AM
    Message # 7653321
    Anonymous

    CITY OF TORONTO

    SIGN BUILDING CODE EXAMINER INSPECTOR

    Job Classification Title

    SIGN BUILDING CODE EXAMINER INSPECTOR

    Requisition #

    2327556 X

    Division

    Toronto Building

    Section

    Toronto Building Business Operations

    Work Location

    CITY HALL, 100 QUEEN ST W

    Job Location

    Canada-Ontario-Toronto

    Job Stream

    Buildings/Facility Operations

    Job Type

    Permanent, Full-Time

    Salary/Rate

    $38.55 - $42.22 / 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

    2

    Posting Date

    25-Jun-2019

    Expiry date

    10-Jul-2019

    Job Description

     

    Job Description

    • Examines, corrects, signs and approves sign permit applications and specifications submitted for compliance with the City of Toronto Sign By-law, the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws, within specified timelines
    • Conducts on-line research and field investigations of property information and by-laws to ascertain compliance with Sign By-law, Third Party Sign Tax (TPST) and other related legislation and standards
    • Prepares examiners’ notices and documents examination details. Inputs and updates divisional data base
    • Liaises with applicants, sign owners, other divisions, agencies and levels of government
    • Meets with City staff to discuss and provide comments on proposed Sign By-law Amendments and Sign Variance applications. Determines which other divisions or agencies are involved in application approvals and ensures other required approvals are obtained
    • Provides written and verbal comments to members of City Council, Sign Variance Committee, management, sign permit applicants, sign installers, the public and industry groups regarding interpretation of the Sign By-law, Third Party Sign Tax (TPST), Ontario Building Code and other applicable law
    • Keeps up to date on relevant policies and guidelines
    • Calculates sign permit fees, building permit fees and other applicable charges and prepares required correspondence
    • Approves applications for sign permit issuance
    • Maintains records and answers queries respecting signage, sign regulations, the Ontario Building Code, and the TPST
    • Represents the division at various committees and meetings
    • Trains and mentors staff
    • Performs mathematical calculations to evaluate signage restrictions such as sign face area, height, setbacks and radial distances, as well as the TPST
    • Assists with the coordination of required phasing of sign permits and the collection of approvals
    • Carries out site inspections to confirm that signs erected under permit conform with approved plans, the Sign By-law, TPST and other applicable laws
    • Issues notices when signs do not comply with the Sign By-law, TPST or related legislation and standards
    • Responds to and investigates complaints of non-conformity to the Sign By-law, TPST or related legislation, providing information, guidance and required documentation
    • Collects and documents evidence, photographs and written notes for Provincial Court, Committees of Council or for the Sign Variance Committee
    • Prepares reports and gives evidence in Provincial Court and the Sign Variance Committee on the Sign Bylaw, Ontario Building Code, TPST and other applicable laws
    • Initiates enforcement action under Part 1 or Part 3 of Provincial Offenses Act and serves Notice(s) of Offences and Summonses as required

    Key Qualifications:

    Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

    1. Post-secondary education in planning, architectural technology, building science or civil engineering technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    2. Experience reviewing plans for compliance with Building Codes and/or Municipal By-Laws, or conducting investigations and taking appropriate enforcement action to ensure compliance with Building Codes and/or Municipal By-Laws.
    3. Experience reading and interpreting engineering plans, architectural and landscape drawings and legal documents.
    4. Experience preparing and presenting evidence in Provincial Court, Legislative Committees, or Tribunals.

    You must also have:

    • Ability to obtain the following Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing BCIN qualification requirements for building officials: General Legal.
    • Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Ontario Class "G" Drivers Licence and access to a properly ensured vehicle.
    • Ability to interpret and apply by-laws/regulations.
    • Ability to present written and verbal comments to members of City Council, Sign Variance Committee, management and other staff.
    • Ability to utilize a variety of software applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
    • Good problem solving and conflict management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively and courteously with staff, councillors, the general public and all levels of staff by telephone, in person and in writing.
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving and multitasking skills with the ability to set priorities, co-ordinate a diverse workload and meet tight deadlines.
    • Knowledge in the application of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to construction.
    • Ability to write in a clear, concise and legible manner.
    • Ability to plan, organize and manage work with minimal supervision and complete assigned duties accurately and within timelines.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
    • Ability to work flexible shifts (day, afternoon, night, weekend and holidays) independently as required, in an outdoor environment which can include extreme weather conditions.
    • Ability to lift objects (weighing up to 20 kgs into box of pick-up truck).
    • Ability to set up and maintain manual and computerized filing systems.
    • Ability to work effectively with other employees in a team oriented environment and carry out instructions with minimal supervision often under time constraints.
    • Ability to carry data entry functions with speed and accuracy.
    • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

    The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued,   respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.

    Accommodation:  

    If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at applaccomodation@toronto.ca quoting job ID #2327556 and the job title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

    How to Apply for this Opportunity:

    Interested candidates must apply online, go to www.toronto.ca/jobs, click on "Current Opportunities" and follow the instructions to view, register and apply online. You will only receive confirmation of your application if you apply online.



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