Senior Building Official

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Job Title: 
Senior Building Official
Job Number:  J0714-1076
Job Code:  09B212
Job Category: 
Building Inspection
Department: 
Planning, Building & Licensing
Bargaining Unit:  CUPE
Job Type:  Full Time
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  1
Hours of Work:  35 hrs/wk
Salary:  $35.67 - $43.24/Hour
Date Posted:  August 1, 2014
Closing Date:  September 26, 2014

Opening Statement

History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kingston is a dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector. Kingston offers quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre.

** Note: Rate of Pay includes current Market Adjustment

Position Summary

Oversee training of interns under Bill 124 requirements;

Review/investigate/research applications for alternatives under objective based codes;

Assure compliance to EPA in regards to requirement for Site Condition Investigations;

Issuance of building permits, plan reviews and inspections of residential, institutional, commercial and industrial properties with regards to structure, plumbing, wiring, heating systems, sanitation, fire and safety;

Serve notice stating specific defects to owners or other appropriate parties when standards do not comply with the regulations and by-laws;

Review construction projects to confirm compliance with the Ontario Building Code Act and other applicable laws;

Respond to complaints concerning zoning by-laws and other applicable laws;

Maintain good public relations with all concerned parties;

Re-inspect properties to determine action taken and perform necessary follow-up;

Issue orders giving particulars of action to be taken and attend court when required;

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

Diploma in Architectural, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Building Code Technology;

Five years’ Municipal experience in the enforcement of codes, standards and Municipal approvals;

Qualification as a Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) or Certified Architectural Technologist (AATO) and as a Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) preferred;

All Qualifications under Bill 124 to inspect all aspects of: Small Buildings, Large Buildings, Complex, House, House HVAC, Building Services, Building Structural, Plumbing all Buildings, and Fire Protection;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Must possess a high degree of tact and a record of good public relations;

Strong communication skills both orally and in writing;

Ability to prepare and give evidence at Tribunals and in Court;

Handle stressful situations on a regular basis and be in good physical condition;

Working knowledge of Word, Access, and Outlook software with an ability to perform data entry;

Must adhere to the prescribed Code of Conduct for Inspectors;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check) at candidates own expense;

Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” license with a satisfactory driver’s abstract and the ability to provide your own vehicle.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers
Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to: candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com

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