• Application Technologist / Examiner

    Job ID
    # Positions
    External Closing Date
    Planning and Regulatory Services
    Internal Closing Date
    Regulatory Services
    Closing Time
    4:30 pm EST.
    CAD $55,861.00/Yr.
    Posting Type
    CAD $65,711.00/Yr.
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    2 Positions: 1 Full Time and 1 Temporary One Year Contract


    Reporting to the Manager, Plans Review and Compliance, the Application Technologist/Examiner is responsible for providing advice and direction to the public regarding the building permit process, application requirements, general building advice, upstream approvals and for accepting, processing and issuing building permits. You will:

    • respond to enquiries via phone, email and in-person regarding the building permit application process, Building Code, and permit requirements
    • communicate all permit processes and direct applicants to appropriate departments or agencies for additional approvals
    • provide application intake service for all application types and this includes screening drawings for acceptability of submissions, completeness of drawings and compliance with applicable law 
    • complete markups on drawings for examiners as requested
    • create electronic files for each application, organize circulation folder with all hard copy drawings to maintain accurate records
    • coordinate revised drawing submissions between applicant and plans examiners and
    • ensure all final administrative tasks including fees and documents are completed prior to permit issuance.


    You possess a high school diploma, or equivalent, plus additional courses related to the Building Code, building design and construction processes. You possess two years of experience in building design, Building Code enforcement or construction.  Post-secondary education in Construction, Architecture or Engineering are considered assets. You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. You demonstrate the Town’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage. You possess exceptional customer service skills as you are able to remain calm under duress and maintain professional composure when subject to significant opposition from customers. You work well as part of a team to accomplish common goals and can interact and coordinate work between multiple team members. You are able to exhibit considerable patience and understanding in dealing with applicants unfamiliar with building and development processes. Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust.


    Note:  This position is being advertised concurrently to internal and external candidates. External candidates shall only be considered after current Town of Richmond Hill qualified Association members.  


    We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


    The Town of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.  If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.


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