Director of Building & Enforcement/Chief Building Official - Town of Erin

Town of Erin

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Director of Building & Enforcement/Chief Building Official

Job description and duties are currently under review
Business Unit: Building & Enforcement
Position Title: Director of Building & Enforcement / Chief Building Official
Reports To: The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Under the direction of the CAO, the Director of Building & Enforcement/ CBO will provide working supervision to all operations and staff of the Building, Planning and By-law Enforcement Department, including the Building Permit Review and Approval Process and Field Building Inspection Services pursuant to the Ontario Building Code, the Planning and Development processes including Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments, Minor Variances, Site Plan Control and Zoning Administration, and Bylaw enforcement actives including but not limited to the Property Standards By-Law, Site Alteration Bylaw, Zoning Bylaw, Demolition Control Bylaw, Anti-Fortification Bylaw, conditions of Subdivision Agreements and Conditions of Site Plan and Grading Control and other inspection services as required by changing legislation and regulations. Working supervision to all operations and staff of the Building, Planning and By-law enforcement department. The successful candidate will Assumes full responsibility and accountability for ensuring legislated compliance with the requirements under various Ontario Laws (and Regulations) such as, but not limited to: the Ontario Building Code Act, the Planning Act, and the Municipal Act. Reviews current Town by-laws and policies to ensure compliance, and recommend improvements.
It is expected that in addition to managing staff, that the incumbent in this position will provide front-line services such as conducting building inspections, on-site visits, to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code Act, along with other administrative duties including writing council reports and attending council meetings.
Position Requirements

  • Successful completion of post-secondary training in a related field (ex. Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Engineering / Architectural Technology).
  • Designation as a Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) as described in the Ontario Building Code Act, and a member in good standing with the Ontario Building Officials Association.
  • Registered Building Official with Ministry of Affairs and Housing (MMAH).
  • Successful completion of the provincial qualifications and courses as defined under the Building Code from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH): General Legal / Process (Chief Building Official); House; Small Buildings; Plumbing House; Plumbing All Buildings; Large Buildings. Building services, Structural, and Legal duty of the CBO.


  • Minimum of 5 years of Municipal experience as a Building Official in the commercial, industrial, residential and farm construction, 2 years of which should have been in a managerial or supervisor capacity.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations and legislation related to the building construction and development industry.
  • Experience with staffing and employee issues is desirable.
  • Previous experience as a Chief Building Official is highly desirable.

Working Conditions and Environment

  • The incumbent in this position will be expected to regularly visit sites outside of the Town Hall office. Therefore, the incumbent should expect to, on occasion, be subject to inclement weather conditions in the performance of their duties. Normal office hours are 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday, however the incumbent will also be expected to attend Council meetings outside of normal business hours.
  • Given the nature of this position, the inclement is required to have a Valid class “G” Ontario Driver’s License in good standing.
  • There is a potential for having to handle tense and disruptive situations when dealing with controversy and disputes.

Interested applicants may submit their resumes to  Resumes will be accepted until 4:00 pm on June 16th 2021
The foregoing represents a reasonable statement of the requirements of this position.

Hiring will be subject to the successful passing of a Criminal Reference Check and verification of education and required certifications’. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection. The Town of Erin is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Organization: Town of Erin
Location: Hillsburgh, ON
Region: Zone 2
Professional Category(s): Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: May 25, 2021, 1:13 pm
Expires: June 16, 2021, 4:00 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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