Plans Examiner - J-48

Plans Examiner - J-48

09 Sep
City of Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill

09 Sep

City of Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill

Posting Id 944

Number of Positions 1

Department Planning and Infrastructure Department

Division Building Division

Shift Monday to Friday

Rate of Pay $40.65 - $47.82 Hourly

Job Length/End Date 2 year contract

Job Type Full Time

Posting Type Internal and External

Posting Date 09/09/2021

Application Deadline 09/30/2021

Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor of Plans Examination, the Plans Examiner is responsible for reviewing architectural and structural drawings and related documents for compliance with the Ontario Building Code, and all other applicable laws, legislation, policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Review all residential building stick frame permit applications for compliance with Part 9 of the OBC and prepare the permits for issuance

Review and coordinate all drawings, layouts, and plans received from different professionals

Make interpretation decisions of the Ontario Building Code requirements and other applicable legislation

Technical OBC scope includes architectural, structural, fire safety and energy efficiency requirements

Review plans for permanent ground and wall signs for compliance with the City's sign by-law

Process and approve all documents for issuance

Determine type of sign through interpretation of sign by-law, calculate sign areas and apply fees

Author reports with recommendations to Commissioner of Planning for charity mobile signs

Liaise with Planning staff where sign by-law amendments and variances are required

Calculate foundation adequacy for engineered ground signs

Review structural adequacy of sign structure wall connections

Review permits for Part 3 and Part 9 demolition permits, on site sewage systems, solar panel installations, secondary dwelling units and renovations and additions to SFDs.

Create reports for CBO and Commissioner of Planning recommending approval of various permit types under delegated authority.

Prepare documentation to identify Code non-compliance issues and resolve issues with designers through correspondence, telephone and meetings. (This is generally an iterative process with increasing conflict as issues remain unresolved.)

Laisse between internal staff and interdepartmental staff to facilitate resolution of issues requiring input from others.

Respond to building permit inquiries via phone, email and in-person

Prepare permit history /chronology documents for senior management and prosecution files.

Collect all required documents, identify outstanding items, and notify front counter staff to collect those prior to issuance of permit

Verify and correct building permit application information and fees prior to permit issuance

Research permit history to retrieve required building permit files, documents and drawings for the plans review process

Review applicable laws, sustainability agreements, subdivision agreements, and site plan agreements for other applicable requirements.

Education and Experience

3 year Diploma in Building Code, Construction, Architecture or related discipline

BCIN is required

CBCO, CBO, OBOA, AATO, OAA, CET, PEO is an asset

Architectural Technologist/Technician Diploma is an asset

Ministry of Housing Certificates is an asset

4 years in related building environment of enforcement or design, or additional experience in lieu of required education

Required Skills/Knowledge

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, PALIS, beam analysis and foundation wall design programs

Exceptional customer service skills, and experience dealing with the public

Able to remain calm under duress and maintain professional composure when subject to significant opposition from customers

Works well as part of a team to accomplish common goals and can interact and coordinate work between multiple team members

Able to exhibit considerable patience and understanding in dealing with applicants unfamiliar with building and development processes

Able to read and understand architectural and structural construction drawings

Logical thinking skills

Working knowledge of Ontario Building Code (Part 9 and related sections as a minimum)

Experience document writing

Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions

Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities

Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo

Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust

Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing

Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture

Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

Leadership Competencies

Demonstrates personal leadership

Builds people and culture

Cultivates open communication

Shapes the future

Navigates and leads through complexity and change

Attention Internal Candidates: All current City of Richmond Hill employees are required to apply via the ‘View Jobs for Current Employees’ link on the City’s Careers Page.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.

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