Property Inspector (072219-IPSPI-BAR)
Infinity Property Services an agency of the Métis Nation of Ontario
Internal/External Job Posting
Indeterminate, Full-time Position
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Closes: July 22, 2019 - 4:30 p.m.
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is seeking an enthusiastic and qualified team player to serve as the Property Inspector (PI) within Infinity Property Services (IPS). This permanent, full-time position is based in The Métis Nation of Ontario office in Barrie, Ontario with some travel throughout the region. This position includes enrolment in the Registered Retirement Plan and group benefits program after successful completion of three-month probation.
The Property Inspector is a key member of the Infinity Property Services—Metis Nation of Ontario team and provides property inspection support within an assigned Property Management Region (PMR). Reporting to General Manager (for now), the PI conducts site inspections of small buildings and houses at mandatory stages of construction, during tenant move-ins and move-out, and as required, checking and enforcing compliance with the reviewed permit documents, building drawings, the Ontario Building Code, and related legislation or municipal by-laws. The PI conducts inspections of residential housing projects and follows up on open (dormant or stale) building permits to check and enforce compliance with the reviewed permit documents, the Ontario Building Code, and related legislation. The PI provides inspection costs associated with work required within assigned PMR. The PI provides Life Safety Inspections (LSI), Building Condition Assessments (BCA), and other building inspection services, and associated reporting.
In carrying out the following duties, it is expected that the Property Inspector will:
- Fully understand the significance and fundamental importance of MNO’s Statement of Prime Purpose (SPP) to all MNO’s work, and to the requirements of the position specifically
- Adhere to MNO Policies and Procedures and MNO’s Financial Policies and Procedures at all times
- Uphold MNO’s Standards of Professional Conduct at all times
- Adhere to Privacy Laws and respect confidential information at all times
- The employee must be cognizant of the Ontario Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workers' Safety and Insurance Board, Ontario Human Rights Code, Canadian Human Rights Act, and other legislative provisions governing the employment relationship between MNO and the employee
- Ensure that all activities are conducted in accordance with established Métis Nation of Ontario Policies and Procedures and Contribution Agreements (CA)
- Work in collaboration within the Branch, other MNO branches, MNO leadership, MNO citizens, MNO contractors and consultants on related projects
Reporting to the General Manager, the duties include but are not limited to:
- Providing inspection services for all client units within assigned Property Management Region (PMR). Issuing work orders relative to all units in assigned PMR.
- Acting as point of first response for tenant relationships and complaint management.
- Providing inspections services for all IPS—MNO clients and completes estimates for cost of work associated to PMR.
- Issuing purchase orders up to $2,999.00 before taxes, to initiate work in PMR.
- Inspecting construction and demolition for compliance with the reviewed permit plans, the Ontario Building Code, referenced standards and applicable law, within the building, according to the timeframes specified in applicable legislation.
- Adhering to Occupational Health & Safety Act requirements, as it pertains to daily work.
- Responsibility for the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on all sites, as required.
- Responsibility for the Life Safety Inspections and Building Condition Assessments for all client units within assigned PMR.
- Assessing conditions of a property, selecting cost-effective corrective measures, producing work descriptions, establishing cost of work, examining contractor bids and monitor progress of the work, recommending payment upon satisfactory completion as described by program requirements, policies, procedures and standards, as well as all policies, procedures and regulations of IPS-MNO and other authorities having jurisdiction.
- Assisting with the delivery and administration of all client programming by providing direct client services in terms of occupying rental units, responding to homeowner inquiries about their units or mortgage, counseling tenants on life skills related to budgeting, arrears management, lease obligations, etc.
- Making contact with Service Managers, Municipal Managers, private sector, and other potential contacts as required to promote the other lines of business that IPS—MNO provides.
- Organizing workload, schedule inspections, and document inspection results, including the collection and attachment of photographs, documents, and reports in the computerized records management and tracking system.
- Providing technical expertise and services as assigned on special projects, assisting in development of proposals and delivery of technical components of various other agreements entered into by IPS—MNO.
- Tracking statistical information related to technical services, costs, needs assessments, and capacity planning.
- Providing instruction to contractors, architects, engineers and the public on the regulations and compliance matters as they relate to building construction, construction related by-laws and investigates complaints.
- Investigating complaints regarding contraventions of regulations, and by-laws (e.g. disputes).
- Advising the General Manager of unsafe working conditions on sites and participate in investigations as required
- Inspecting unsafe buildings to determine the extent of damage and need for repairs/replacement.
- Preparing briefs, for the General Manager, legal counsel and paralegal under the Building Code Act.
- Preparing responses for the General Manager to enquiries from the public concerning assigned PMR.
- Inspecting for partial occupancy and full occupancy clearances.
- Inspecting to determine Building Code and applicable law compliance. Verifying that materials and methods of construction meet approved standards and construction practices.
- Inspecting on-site materials and conditions to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code and vendor contractual obligations.
- Preparing detailed and accurate reports.
- Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the General Manager or designate(s).
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in a discipline such as architectural technology, building science, or civil engineering technology from a recognized college or university, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Home Inspection Certification from a recognized body in Ontario is an asset.
- Property Management Certification is an asset.
- Project Management Certification is an asset.
- Working at heights training is required.
- Minimum of 3-5 years experience performing building inspections of houses and small buildings or related experience in the construction and renovation industry.
- Minimum of 3-5 years experience reviewing construction drawings and permit drawings for houses and small buildings.
- Experience in the management and administration of mixed-use residential rental environment.
- Familiarity with the Residential Tenancies Act, Housing Services Act, Landlord and Tenant Tribunal, Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal, Ontario Building Codes, and Geared to Income Housing criteria.
- Thorough knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, Ontario Building Code Act, including HVAC and Plumbing systems, and other applicable legislation/construction standards.
- Considerable knowledge of the work performed by the various professionals and sub-trades on a construction project.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to building construction.
- Knowledge of the construction of all types of buildings.
- Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word) and a high degree of digital literacy. Willingness and ability to adapt to and learn new software.
- Ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, codes and by-laws.
- Capability to deal effectively and courteously with customers, general public and all levels of staff by telephone, in person and in writing.
- Ability to plan, organize and manage work with minimal supervision and complete assigned duties accurately and within timelines.
- Exceptional verbal communication skills and the ability to stay calm in difficult situations.
- Proven experience working efficiently and effectively as part of a team, as well as independently.
- Demonstrated focus on customer service excellence.
- Strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare concise, detailed and accurate reports and correspondence.
- Must have a valid Ontario “G” driver’s license.
We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference may be given to qualified Métis candidates.
The Métis Nation of Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.