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Inspector Generalist

Job Classification TitleINSPECTOR GENERALIST
Job ID #2286207 X
DivisionToronto Building
SectionInspection Services
Job StreamBuildings/Facility Operations
Job TypePerm/Temp, Full-Time
Temporary DurationTBD
Hours of Work (bi-weekly)70.00
Shift InformationN/A
AffiliationL79 Full-time
On-Going Opportunities Description



Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for 6 months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after 6 months.


Major Responsibilities:


Reporting to the Manager Inspections, the incumbent in this position will conduct site inspections of small buildings, houses and properties to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards and related legislation:

  • Inspects construction and demolition for compliance with the approved plans, the Ontario Building Code, referenced standards applicable law and good construction practices, within the building, plumbing, and HVAC disciplines, within the timeframes specified in the legislation. Monitors progress of work
  • Organizes workload, schedules inspections and documents inspection results, including the collection and attachment of photographs, documents and reports in the Divisions computerized records management and tracking system
  • Provides instruction to contractors, architects, engineers and the public on the regulations and required construction practices and investigates complaints
  • Reviews plans and specifications from all disciplines to ensure overall compliance with the Ontario Building Code, as required
  • Verifies existing site conditions on permit drawings and/or information on municipal addresses, Committee of Adjustment and Ontario Municipal Board decisions
  • Inspects and co-ordinates with other divisions and outside agencies to determine compliance with planning agreements
  • Investigates complaints regarding contraventions of statutes, regulations and by-laws (e.g. noise, civil disputes)
  • Advises Ministry of Labour of unsafe working conditions or sites and participates in investigations
  • Inspects fire damaged or unsafe buildings to determine the extent of damage and need for repairs/replacement
  • Inspects structural collapses and collaborates with other agencies involved
  • Inspects and prepares evidence for presentation before the courts. Represents the City in civil litigation
  • Appears and gives evidence in court and before the Building Code Commission and Ontario Municipal Board on the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws
  • Responds to enquiries from the public concerning requirements of the Ontario Building Code and applicable law affecting new construction
  • Issues Orders and Notices of Violation (Ticket Offence Notices) in response to deficiencies
  • Attends meetings with the public and members of Council. Liaises with other divisions, provincial bodies, agencies and organizations regarding regulations and compliance
  • Inspects for partial occupancy clearances
  • Inspects to determine Building Code and applicable law compliance for liquor license applications
  • Prepares detailed and accurate reports. Reviews consultants field reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Verifies that materials and methods of construction meet approved standards and construction practices
  • Inspects on-site materials and conditions to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code
  • Monitors outstanding orders, initiates pre-court hearings and recommends that legal action be taken
  • Issues Orders to Comply when infractions of regulations are found and gives evidence in court when legal action is required to obtain compliance
  • Liaises with City Councillors, other divisions, community groups, agencies, other levels of government and other bodies
  • Approves alternative design and equipment substitutions that vary from approved plans
  • Makes recommendations to improve Divisional policies, procedures and practices
  • Represents the Division at various committees and meetings
  • Trains and mentors staff

Key Qualifications:


Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Considerable experience in the inspection, review and approval of construction as related to buildings.
  2. Post secondary degree or diploma in a discipline pertinent to the job function such as architectural technology, building science or civil engineering technology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Holds or in the process of obtaining all courses necessary in the following categories per the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing: General Legal, Small Buildings, Plumbing – All Buildings, Building Services and Building Structural.
  4. Possession of a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and access to a properly insured vehicle.

You must also have:

  • Thorough knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, Ontario Building Code Act, including HVAC and Plumbing systems, and other applicable legislation.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to building construction.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, codes and by-laws.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to submit evidence in court.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Skilled in the use of computer technologies.
  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.


We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address may receive their written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address provided with their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence.


In accordance with Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.

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