Building Inspector

building & property engineering
Posted On: Jan 10, 2018
Closing Date: Jan 26, 2018

A Community Pursuing Prosperity, Quality of Life and a Healthy Environment
Located on the Trent Severn Waterway in central Ontario, the City of Kawartha Lakes offers a unique mix of urban, rural and waterfront living to its growing population of 75,000. The City is a progressive, forward-thinking community with a positive business environment and a thriving artistic community. Recognized as a prime tourist area for its year-round leisure opportunities, Kawartha Lakes is rich in culture and heritage, a strong agricultural community, and abundant in all the amenities being sought by residents and visitors alike.
Job Description
Reporting to the Chief Building Official, the Building Inspector is responsible for the following:
  • Respond to telephone and counter inquiries regarding building permits and issues from property owners, developers, contractors and designers
  • Inspect construction in accordance with the Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code and carry out enforcement of the said regulation to ensure compliance
  • Review building applications, plans and specifications of primarily Part 9 buildings to ensure compliance with Ontario Building Code and applicable law and issues permits for same
  • Perform calculations to determine the value of permit fees, development charges etc.
  • Conduct inspections of new buildings, additions to and alterations of existing buildings for compliance with the Ontario Building Code and applicable law
  • Attend training courses, seminars and read technical literature as necessary to remain current in this field
  • Maintain accurate records of plans, plan reviews, inspections, letters and reports prepared or used in connection with building permits
  • Represent the City at court and tribunals to provide evidence as needed
  • Enter permit applications and inspection records onto computer system
  • Meet with the public, contractors and designers, to discuss and review their projects
  • Coordinate plan review and approvals with other City departments for which approval is required as a precondition for a building permit
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Post-secondary diploma in Engineering Technologist, Architectural Technology, Building Inspection or a related field
  • Certification in the following categories of qualifications as set out by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Building Code Act
    • General Legal/Process
    • Small Buildings
    • Plumbing – All Buildings
    • Building Services
    • Building Structural
  • Minimum 3 years of related progressive experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Experience in a municipal Building Department environment
  • Completion of Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing courses leading to a CBCO (Certified Building Code Official) designation
  • Experience in court procedures and enforcement as it relates to the Building Code Act and Ontario Building Code preferred
  • Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills at a level to develop and maintain co-operative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside the organization including coaching and effective problem solving
  • Excellent written communication and mathematical skills
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to and build upon a positive and healthy environment in a direct service delivery office setting
  • Demonstrated professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use confidential information appropriately, treat sensitive situations with appropriate degree of tact and discretion, and complying with all applicable privacy legislation and local policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving skills and attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to professionally and respectfully manage stressful and antagonistic situations
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize workloads and meet deadlines while achieving all administrative requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet, and any other related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence
Hourly Wage:  $27.53 - $33.67
How to Apply: Applications may be submitted by email no later than 4:00 pm on January 26, 2018, quoting Job #18-007 to or by mail to Human Resources Officer, City of Kawartha Lakes, 28 Francis Street, P.O. Box 9000, Lindsay, ON  K9V 5R8