City of Toronto - Sign Building Code Examiner Inspector

  • 25 Jun 2019 9:36 AM
    Message # 7653321



    Job Classification Title


    Requisition #

    2327556 X


    Toronto Building


    Toronto Building Business Operations

    Work Location


    Job Location


    Job Stream

    Buildings/Facility Operations

    Job Type

    Permanent, Full-Time


    $38.55 - $42.22 / Hour

    Hours of Work (bi-weekly)


    Shift Information

    Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week


    L79 Full-time

    Number of Positions Open


    Posting Date


    Expiry date


    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.


    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 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, 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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