Property Inspector 060520-PI-NBAY

Internal/External Job Posting
Indeterminate, Full-time Position

Location: North Bay 
Closes:    June 5 , 2020 4:30 pm
Posting:   060520-PI-NBAY

Job purpose/objective

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 Operations Manager, the Property Inspector 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 Property Inspector 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 Property Inspector provides inspection costs associated with work required within assigned PMR. The Property Inspector provides Life Safety Inspections (LSI), Building Condition Assessments (BCA), and other building inspection services, and associated reporting.


Key responsibilities

  • Provide inspection services for all client units within assigned Property Management Region (PMR). Issue work orders relative to all units in assigned PMR.
  • Act as point of first response for tenant relationships and complaint management.
  • Provide inspections services for all IPS—MNO clients and completes estimates for cost of work associated to PMR.
  • Issue purchase orders up to $999.00 before taxes, to initiate work in PMR.
  • Inspect 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.
  • Adherence to Occupational Health & Safety Act requirements, as it pertains to daily work.
  • Responsible for the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on all sites, as required.
  • Responsible for the Life Safety Inspections and Building Condition Assessments for all client units within assigned PMR.
  • Assess conditions of a property, select cost-effective corrective measures, produce work descriptions, establish cost of work, examine 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.
  • Assist 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.
  • Make 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.
  • Organize 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.
  • Provide 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.
  • Track statistical information related to technical services, costs, needs assessments, and capacity planning.
  • Provide 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.
  • Investigate complaints regarding contraventions of regulations, and by-laws (e.g. disputes).
  • Advise General Manager of unsafe working conditions on sites and participate in investigations as required
  • Inspect unsafe buildings to determine the extent of damage and need for repairs/replacement.
  • Prepare briefs, for General Manager, legal counsel. and paralegal under the Building Code Act.
  • Prepare responses for the General Manager, to enquiries from the public concerning assigned PMR.
  • Inspect for partial occupancy and full occupancy clearances.
  • Inspect to determine Building Code and applicable law compliance. Verify that materials and methods of construction meet approved standards and construction practices.
  • Inspect on-site materials and conditions to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code and vendor contractual obligations.
  • Prepare detailed and accurate reports.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the General Manager or designate(s).



Required formal education & training

  • 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.
  • Property Management Certification.
  • Project Management Certification is an asset.
  • Working at heights training is required.


Knowledge, skills & experience

  • 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.
  • Ability 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.