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Municipal Building Official II

Job Details
Open Date Jun 26 2019 - 11:34:00 AM Close Date Jul 19 2019 - 04:00:00 PM
Position Title Municipal Building Official II Posting Type Regular Full Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Regular
Department Group Integrated Planning & Public Works Hours per Week 35
Department Integrated Planning & Public Works Openings 1
Education College Diploma Experience 5 years
Competition 19-71
Salary Range $73,534-$91,918


Position Description:

A full-time opportunity exists for an experienced person to fulfill the role of Municipal Building Official II and undertake the duties of an inspector as defined in the Building Code Act, under the supervision of the Chief Building Official. The role entails primarily inspection of construction for large and complex buildings to verify compliance with the Building Code Act, the Building Code and other applicable law as defined in the Code.


  • Main accountabilities involve inspection of large and complex buildings for Building Code compliance

  • Provide support for the plans examination team where required

  • Conduct independent analyses, interpretations and conclusions

  • Work independently and report difficult, complex or unusual matters to the Management team

  • Resolve any code deficiencies with design professionals or builders and ensure permits inspections are completed and plans issued within the mandated timeframes

  • Answer Building Code inquiries from design professionals, builders and the general public

  • Verify all applicable approvals from other levels of government and authorities

  • Provide assistance to inquires relating to the building permit and inspection process

  • Keep outstanding records of activities and report workload conflicts to the Management team

  • Participation and travel as a member on related committees as required

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma from a Construction Engineering Technology program or equivalent

  • Must be qualified under the Building Code Act (or obtain qualifications within an agreed upon time period) in the following categories:  Legal General, Large Buildings, Complex Buildings, Building Services, Plumbing - All Buildings, Building Structural

  • A minimum five (5) years related construction experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in complex buildings, high rise construction, assembly, commercial and industrial building

  • Ability to apply advanced analytical strategies to solve complex Code matters by developing solutions based on a consideration of existing and acceptable practices and their application

  • Demonstrated effective communication and listening skills to identify problems and solutions

  • Experienced in initiating courageous conversations with tact and discretion in the interest of maintaining healthy and respectful internal and external relationships

  • Ability to maintain a positive outlook and constructive attitude when facing adversity

  • Must be a reliable self-starter, requiring minimal supervision, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills

  • Experience issuing orders and preparing for court would be considered an asset

  • Must hold a valid Class ā€œGā€ license with a good driving record

  • A satisfactory Police Records & Juducial Matters Check will be required as a condition of hire

How To Apply:

Complete the contact information below and upload your application document (cover letter and resume) as one file in the "Resume and Cover Letter" field below. When finished, click Submit Application.

Job Eligibility

All qualified City of Waterloo employees may apply, however during the selection process there is a specific sequence that will be followed. Members of the City of Waterloo Staff Association who have completed their probationary period in their most recent position will be considered first for this posting.

 The City of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.