City of Toronto - Building Inspector Associate

  • 03 Jul 2019 12:16 PM
    Message # 7740602



    Job Classification Title


    Requisition #

    2327531 X


    Toronto Building



    Work Location


    Job Location


    Job Stream

    Buildings/Facility Operations

    Job Type

    Temporary, Full-Time

    Temporary Duration

    18.0  Months


    $34.62 - $37.92 / 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 Summary:         

    Under the direction of the Senior Building Inspector, the Manager or other Building Inspector Generalists, you will inspect additions, alterations and renovations to single- and two-dwelling units, accessory buildings, garages and decks, for compliance with the reviewed permit plans, the Ontario Building Code, referenced standards and related legislation.

    Major Responsibilities:  

    Your primary responsibilities as a Building Inspector Associate will be varied, but you’ll be expected to:

    • Conduct detailed inspections of alterations and additions to small housing for compliance with the issued permit plans, the Ontario Building Code, referenced standards, and applicable laws.
    • Conduct detailed inspections, and coordinate with other divisions and agencies, to determine compliance with planning agreements, and Committee of Adjustment, Ontario Municipal Board, and Toronto Local Appeal Board decisions.
    • Prepare detailed, accurate reports, and review consultants’ field reports for accuracy and completeness.
    • Organize workload, schedule inspections and document inspection results within the established timeframes, including the collection and attachment of photographs, documents and reports into the Division’s computerized records management and tracking system using a remote computing device.
    • Liaise with, and provide technical advice to, contractors, architects, engineers and the public on the requirements of the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code, municipal By-Laws, and other applicable laws.
    • Notify Senior Inspectors and the Ministry of Labour of unsafe working conditions or sites, and participate with the Senior Inspectors in investigations.
    • Respond to enquiries from the public concerning requirements of the Ontario Building Code and applicable laws affecting new construction.
    • Investigate complaints regarding contraventions of statutes, regulations and By-Laws.
    • Issue Orders and Notices of Violation (Ticket Offence Notices).
    • Monitor outstanding Orders, determine when legal action is to be taken, and prepare pre-court letters and court briefs.
    • Prepare evidence for presentation before the courts.
    • Appear and give evidence, as required, before the Building Code Commission and Toronto Local Appeal Board (TLAB) on the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws.

    Key Qualifications:

    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. Experience in the design and/or construction of houses or small buildings.
    3. Experience reading and interpreting surveys, and architectural, structural, mechanical and plumbing drawings.
    4. Experience using a computer for data entry and information retrieval.

    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 accurately interpret by-laws and regulations.
    • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, with the ability to maintain good relations in a team environment.
    • Possession of, and ability to maintain, a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's Licence and access to a properly insured vehicle.
    • Good oral and written communication skills.
    • Basic knowledge of the Ontario Building Code.
    • Basic knowledge of municipal and interrelated government legislation, policies and procedures.
    • Ability to utilize other software packages relevant to supporting the Division’s core requirements, such as the City’s IBMS System.
    • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

    Number of Positions Open and Work Locations Information: 

    • One (1) vacancy located at North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
    • One (1) vacancy located at Etobicoke Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre Court
    • Two (2) vacancies located at Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
    • Two (2) vacancies located at 95 The Esplanade

    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 #2327531X 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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