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Casual Building Inspector_PT_Job Description_Community Development_2017-07-19 Municipality of the District of Chester Position Description Position Title: Casual Building Official Reports to: Building Official Location: Municipal Complex (186 Central Street and 151 King Street), subject to change Hours: Casual: Normally one and a half days per week, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional hours may be required Status: Part-time, casual Salary Band: Middle Managers/Coordinator Updated: July 2017 _______________________________________________________________________________ SCOPE The Causal Building Official will perform technical inspection duties, permitting and enforcement of building codes, fire codes, regulations, municipal by-laws and policies within the Municipality of the District of Chester (MODC) and any partners with which we share services. The incumbent is responsible for inspecting properties and materials for compliance with plans and specifications, and to ensure compliance of federal and provincial codes, ordinance and regulations, involving new and existing structures. In addition to the responsibilities of the Building Official, the incumbent will work with the By- law Enforcement Coordinator, or applicable staff, to administer the Unsightly Premise By-law, investigating citizen complaints, code enforcement, and, enforcement of municipal and provincial regulations OBLIGATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER LEGISLATION 1) The Municipality of the District of Chester is committed to workplace safety and all employees are expected to actively participate in the Municipality’s Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program and Occupational Health and Safety Legislation as well as Regulations of the Province of Nova Scotia. 2) The Municipality of the District of Chester complies with the Employment Legislation of Nova Scotia and all employees are also expected to act in accordance to the appropriate Page 1 of 4 Legislation as well. QUALIFICATIONS 1) High School Diploma. 2) Minimum qualification at the CBO Level I through the Nova Scotia Building Officials Association 3) Two years as Building Inspector in another Municipality or related experience. 4) Some experience working in the construction industry. At least two years would be preferred. 5)Some experience in fire inspection, certification as a fire inspector is considered an asset. Skills/Knowledge/Competencies 1) Ability to read and interpret construction drawings. 2) Working knowledge of National Building Code. 3) Working knowledge of the Nova Scotia Fire Safety Act. 4) Ability to read and interpret provincial legislation, regulations, municipal by-laws and policy. 5) Ability to work with limited supervision, high level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning and discretion. 6) Ability to coordinate case file management. 7) Outstanding interpersonal skills including: a. Exceptional communication skills (listening, written and oral); b. Ability to write concise and complete reports, good communication skills (written and oral). c. Ability to work effectively with a variety of people; d. Ability to effectively deal with conflict and difficult situations; 8) Strong analytical and decision making skills, including ability to make decisions relative to urgency and importance. 9) Proficient in use of computers, including MS Office/Office 365, and comfortable learning new computer software programs such as permit tracking, electronic records management software Other Requirements 1) Possess a valid Class 3 Nova Scotia Driver’s License with no restrictions. 2) Qualify for membership in the Nova Scotia Building Officials Association. 3) Must be eligible to obtain a Special Constable Appointment. 4) WHMIS, Emergency First Aid, Basic Fall Protection training and other safety related training as required by Provincial Regulation or Municipal Policy. Page 2 of 4 SUMMARY OF FUNCTION 1)Responsible for performing the duties of a Building Official in administering the National Building Code, Nova Scotia Building Code Act, Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations, Nova Scotia Fire Safety Act and the National Fire Code, including: a)Reviewing building permit applications and plans for compliance with regulations; b)Issuing building permits, demolition permits and occupancy permits as appropriate; c)Conducting site inspections of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial construction for code compliance and provide direction to remedy any non- compliance; d)Advising customers on the process and procedures for obtaining building permits; e)Preparation of related correspondence and reports; f)Issuing various orders; stop work, cease occupancy, etc. as required under by-law provisions; g)Maintaining an accurate record of inspections; h)Adherence to municipal enforcement policies and procedures in investigating and remedying non-compliance. 2)Assisting with administration of the Municipality’s Fire Inspection Program in accordance with the Nova Scotia Fire Safety Act. 3)Assisting in administering the Municipality Unsightly and Dangerous Premises Policy pursuant to the Municipal Government Act and all relevant policy. 4)Providing reports, affidavits, and other related documentation for legal proceedings. 5)Serving as a resource to the general public or to individuals in the building industry, accessing and distributing technical information. 6)Providing advice and assistance to contractors, developers, general public, By-Law Enforcement personnel, Municipal Council, other Departments and senior administration. 7)Respond to customer complaints and/or queries; provide high quality customer service. 8)Provide vacation coverage for Building Official. Accountabilities 1)Remain current with new codes, building and construction technology, industry changes, including building regulations and polices. 2)Maintain a basic knowledge of relevant municipal by-laws and policies including Land Use Bylaws. 3)Use personal protective clothing and equipment as required by Safe Work Practices. 4)Daily use of a computer to input inspection data and to communicate with other staff and , develop correspondence and reports Maintains clear and accurate external clients digital and paper records. Page 3 of 4 5) accredited continuing education programs to maintain good standing with Attends compulsory associations as required. CONTACTS 1) Contractors, Consultants, etc. 2) Members of Council and Staff 3) Provincial Officials 4) General Public 5) Designers, Architects, Engineers, etc. Page 4 of 4