Job ID: 37121

Job Category: Audit, Compliance & Inspections

Division & Section: Toronto Building, Tor Bldg Etobicoke York District, and Toronto Building North York District

Work Location: 2 Civic Center Court and 5100 Yonge Street

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent,

Salary: $ 122,000 – $158,105.00, TM0674 and Wage Grade 8

Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week

Affiliation: Non-Union

Qualified List will be established to fill permanent and temporary positions.

Number of Positions Open: 2

Posting Period: 26-APR-2023 to 17-MAY-2023

Toronto Building is transitioning to a new operating model to support the Division’s transformation to a modern,customer focused building regulator. Through the transformation to this new operating model Toronto Building will become more resilient and sustainable.

Vision: We will be a leader in creating a safe, accessible and sustainable city by focusing on customer service, partnership, regulatory excellence and innovation

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program specific requirements.
  • Manages, motivates, hires and trains the Unit’s staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance,and  continuous learning and encouraging innovation in others.
  • Supervises the day to day operation of all assigned staff, including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Authorizes and controls vacation and overtime requests.
  • Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments and implements disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Develops, recommends and administers the annual budget for the Section, and ensures that the Section’s expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Participates in and leads organizational and management change initiatives for staff and supports the creation of a workplace that promotes a high level of organizational performance. Provides opportunities for intellectual growth, creative teamwork and professional accountability.
  • Leads the daily operations of the Inspections function to ensure innovative systems and procedures are in place to support a high level of customer service standards.
  • Develops and implements training programs for new and existing staff in order to achieve high operational standards, and quality performance and ensures the staff are trained and proficient in their roles.
  • Manages the delivery of structural, architectural, mechanical and building inspections as well as by-law enforcement mandated by provincial statutes and regulations respecting the safety of buildings.
  • Manages the training and conduct of inspectors working on potentially high-risk construction sites.
  • Provides immediate on-site emergency response to structural failures and building emergencies on a 24-hour, 7-day basis. Directs emergency personnel, engineers and construction crews to resolve unsafe conditions threatening public safety. Hires consultants and contractors and directs work to immediately correct hazardous and unsafe conditions posing a threat to public safety. Executes such contracts on site immediately and ensures compliance.
  • Manages a team of technical and non-technical staff to respond to a broad range of demands from the regulation of the building industry involving complex building and mechanical systems and services.
  • Evaluates professional reports and makes decisions on contentious technical site conditions.
  • Monitors industry trends and, with counterparts across the City, recommends the assignment of Divisional resources and service levels to meet shifts in the industry’s high – volume demands. Recommends service level adjustments and budget requirements in response to change in workloads.
  • Mediates and resolves matters arising from non-compliance including the recommendation for approval of alternative solutions.
  • Responds to third-party interests affected by construction.
  • Represents the City’s and Division’s interests in crisis situations involving corporate liability. Develops a strategy of defence and provides expert opinions at discovery in civil litigation.
  • Manages the preparation of Crown briefs, and launches injunctive and contempt of court action to facilitate successful prosecutions.
  • Interprets statutes, technical regulations and by-laws and directs inspection staff on implementation.
  • Leads and/or participates on Divisional committees responsible for the development of policies and procedures to improve efficiencies and respond to changes in the industry related to the Ontario Building Code and systems technology for building products.
  • Communicates with and advises Council members; represents the City and the Division at committee and constituency meetings.
  • Liaises with other City divisions and outside agencies on matters relating to the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code, the Zoning By-law, the Sign By-law, and other applicable laws and regulations and related inspection issues.
  • Participates as a member of the divisional extended management team.
  • Interacts with the news media, responding to questions on specific projects or emergency sites and responds to technical, policy or procedural questions.

Key Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in a professional discipline pertinent to the role such as Architectural, and Engineering combined with relevant management training and experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Experience with policy and program development and implementation.
  3. Considerable experience in a leadership role in an inspection or plan review function motivating, training and/or managing staff.
  4. You are qualified or in the process of obtaining qualification, or able to complete and achieve qualification as a Manager of Inspections as required and administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in accordance with the Ontario Building Code Act.
  5. In-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of building construction, the Ontario Building Code Act, Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws relating to the construction industry.
  6. Possession of a valid G or G2-license, eligibility to obtain a City driving permit, and access to a vehicle.
  7. Highly developed communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  8. Excellent analytical, technical, interpersonal, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  9. Ability to work effectively with colleagues, line managers and direct service staff in identifying and meeting city building needs.
  10. Extensive knowledge and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to building construction, including but not limited to, hazards facing a Building Inspector on the job, fall protection, responsibilities of a supervisor, and due diligence and supervisory competency.

A Qualified List of candidates will be established for the Manager,Inspections position in the Toronto Building Division and will be in effect for 24 months from the date the list is created. Qualified candidates on the list may be considered when filling future permanent and/or temporary vacancies in this position.


  • Applicants are required to demonstrate in their resume that their qualifications match those specified in the job posting.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.


The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.

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Posted on

April 3, 2023