Chief Building Official ID: 67789

Deadline Date: 2021/12/31

Location:  Marathon

Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Chief Building Official is responsible for enforcing the Building Code Act and regulations in accordance with the Provincial statutes and municipal by-laws. 

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1. Manages the planning function within the municipality including administration and amendments of zoning by-laws, development applications and permits, site plan control, consents, minor variances, building standards, property standards, and the official plan
2. Performs duties of Chief Building Official under the requirements of the Building Code, conducts field inspections to ensure compliance with by-laws and statutes, and reviews building permit applications, issues building permits and conducts building inspections as necessary
3. Assists the Deputy Clerk with the management of corporate building and property holdings, including land and building acquisitions or disposals
4. Liaises with government ministries, the public, and the business community.
5. Assists Fire Chief with respect to Fire Code inspections and enforcement.
5 Working under the authority of the Building Code Act in the capacity of Property Standards Officer enforce property standards of the municipality, conduct investigations through, but not limited to, inspections of buildings, structures and property to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code and relevant municipal by-laws and other duties associated with the Building Code as directed by the Chief Building Official.
6. Works in a safe manner in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
7. Performs other duties as required

  • Degree or diploma in Architecture, Civil Technology, Municipal Planning or a field closely related to the building industry and five (5) years progressive experience in a related field
  • Thorough knowledge of Municipal Act, Planning Acts, Building Code & Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Provincial Offences Act, and all other acts and regulations related to the position
  • Current certification as a Chief Building Official under the Ontario Building Code Act
  • Prepare, review and analyse annual operating and capital budgets for the Building Department
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid Class “G’ driver’s licence in good standing with a clean driver’s abstract
  • Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office Suite software (word processing, spreadsheet)
  • Must provide a vulnerable sector check satisfactory to the Employer
  • Willing to attend meetings outside normal work hours, including periodic weekend and evening on-call duties as required

Hours of work:       36.25 hours per week

                                 Monday- Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Salary:            $86,000-$105,000 based on experience along with a competitive benefit package and enrolment in OMERS pension plan

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How To Apply:

 Please submit applications to:

Andrea Gauthier, Corporate Services Manager

Town of Marathon

4 Hemlo Drive, P.O. Bag “TM”

Marathon, Ontario  P0T 2E0

Phone:  (807)229-1340 x 2234    Fax:  (807)229-1999          E-mail:

Posting will remain open until filled

The Town of Marathon is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Upon request, the Town will accommodate the accessibility needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment, selection, and interview process. Personal information is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act and will only be used to determine suitability for this position. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those advancing through the selection process will be contacted.

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Andrea Gauthier
Position Title:
 Corporate Services Manager
Company Name:
 Town of Marathon
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