Inspector Residential and Small Buildings

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Job Details

The Inspector Residential and Small Buildings will interpret and enforce the Ontario Building Code and Building Code Act by performing plans review and inspection of small buildings, houses and accessory buildings, Part 9 structures and HVAC-house in accordance with provincial requirements. Ensure buildings comply with applicable requirements during plans review, construction and completion phases. Investigate complaints, issue the appropriate OBC orders, represent the Corporation in resulting court proceedings and assist the Deputy Chief Building Official in the prosecution of orders in the event of continued non-compliance.


We require and individual who has knowledge and experience normally associated with a two-year college diploma in Construction Engineering (Civil) or Architectural Technician program, or equivalent trades certification relevant to Part 9 OBC construction and is a Certified Building Code Official (CBCO). Requires Provincial certification/qualification in legal, house, small buildings, and HVAC. Large & complex buildings, building services, building structural qualification is an asset. Requires a combination of up to 4 years previous and/or on-the-job experience in municipal plans examination and/or inspection of progressively more complex structures. Must have excellent communications, leadership, and decision-making skills.  Must have the ability to interpret and apply legislation and highly technical information; exercise sound judgement; defuse emotionally charged situations; deal with objections in a professional non-confrontational manner; and work effectively both independently and in a team environment. Certification from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists, Wood Energy Technical Training and the Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers is preferred. Requires valid driver’s license & vehicle to perform the duties of the job.



Application Information

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a résumé and cover letter, quoting file number 19-P-44, no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, to:

City of Peterborough, Human Resources Division, City Hall, 500 George Street North, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3R9. Fax: (705) 742-7021

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