Property Inspector

building & property legal & protective services
Location: City of Owen Sound, ON
Type: temporary full-time
Posted On: Feb 5, 2019
Closing Date: Feb 18, 2019
MPAC Recruiting
Posting Date: February 5, 2019
Closing Date: February 18, 2019
Property Inspector – Temporary Assignment up to 12 Months (PA2)
$49,361 per annum
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Valuation and Customer Relations, has one excellent opportunity as a Property Inspector. Reporting to the Manager, Valuation and Customer Relations, the successful individual will collect information required for the accurate valuation of property, the creation of assessment products and in support of customer inquiries and feedback.
  • Physically inspect, measure and photograph structures and land, to update assessment records to the database;
  • Use judgement in comparing characteristics such as quality of construction, condition, etc. with other structures and properties, to determine accurate classification of properties and to identify other factors that may positively or negatively affect value;
  • Retrieve information from other sources such as GIS maps, aerial photography, municipal building departments, construction site offices, architect plans, builder sales brochures where applicable;
  • Calculate and update area measurements;
  • Convert metric measurements to imperial measurements on plans;
  • Maintain data and tracking documents on internal data systems;
  • Communicate with property owners, agents, occupants, tenants, builders, and municipal staff in person, over the phone and through electronic means, in a manner that meets customer service standard and protocols;
  • Consult Manager for technical advice on unresolved or non-routine problems;
  • Review sales documents, visit the property and/or discuss with owners and agents, to determine the nature of transaction, at-time-of sale property information and coding as to suitability for sales analysis purposes based on MPAC guidelines;
  • Visit properties and record details of construction, property and neighbourhood characteristics, ownership and occupancy information; and update records necessary to determine accurate values and effective date and produce related products, severances and consolidations, process supplementary and omitted assessments, and calculate apportionments;
  • Visit properties to confirm the accuracy of property assessment data and noting changes; and gather and update information in support of inquiries, appeals, request for reconsiderations, municipal tax applications and vacancy allowances;
  • Process senior and disabled exemption applications and ensure accuracy of information and confirm eligibility of the exemption;
  • Conduct process controls on both data and supplementary and omitted value calculations; and
  • Assist in special projects in support of the assessment function as assigned.


LOCATION: Assessment Office #25 Owen Sound, Ontario





  • Completion of a relevant college/university program is an asset;
  • Completion or working towards the completion of certification in an assessment or valuation program such as IMA, AIC, IAAO or RICS is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in the property assessment environment or a related field;
  • Ability to understand relevant sections of the Assessment Act and the tax adjustment provisions of the Municipal Act;
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of the cost and comparative sales approach to valuation and full understanding of PAC codes for all property types;
  • Ability to effectively use automated property assessment data systems (i.e. IPS, GIS, AreaSketch);
  • Experience with personal computers, mobile technology devices and a variety of software products such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases and statistical applications (e.g. SPSS);
  • Ability to read and understand legal documents and interpret surveys, subdivision plans, architect and builder plans;
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations;
  • Effective customer service skills and good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to organize and complete work accurately and within deadlines; and
  • A valid driver’s licence is required.




To apply to this posting, click here followed by the “Apply Online” icon below. Please use the Applicant Tracking System to create your Candidate Profile, upload your Resume and Cover Letter and apply to the posting by February 18, 2019. Please note, only applications submitted through the Applicant Tracking System will be accepted.


While MPAC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent MPAC employees may be required to undergo a criminal and drivers abstract check. By applying to this job posting, you are also providing your consent to MPAC to share your name, email address and phone number with Mintz Global Screening (Mintz), a third party service contracted by MPAC, to conduct the criminal and driver abstract check and for Mintz to disclose the results to MPAC, should you be the successful incumbent.




The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities. Our role is to accurately assess and classify all properties in Ontario, and with more than 1,700 employees in offices across the province, our assessors are trained experts in the field of property valuation. At MPAC, we know that maintaining work life balance is the key to fostering employee health, happiness and productivity. We offer generous vacation allowances, a self-funded leave program and flexible work arrangements to help ensure employees’ unique needs are met both at work and at home. For more information visit or