City of 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
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
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
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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