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Position: Summer Student - Technical Assistant Building Code Services

Competition Number: 2017-EX-EN-51995935-01
Competition posting date: 2018-02-01
Competition closing date: 2018-02-28

Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Multiple Positions
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE
Salary: $14.000 per hour (2018 rates of pay)

Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Summer Student

Job Summary

The Technical Assistant provides support to the operational activities of the Branch (Permit Approvals and Building Inspections) by providing information to homeowners / contractors / designers / developers and the public on general construction requirements, standards, Building Permits and by conducting related inspections.

Education & Experience

Post Secondary Student (completion of second year College or university): Diploma or degree programs in Civil Engineering or Architecture.

Two (2) years or more of related experience is required : Demonstrated practical experience in construction and/or reading and preparing designs and technical drawings.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.

A valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated and have own transportation.

Students must supply own CSA-approved, green patch safety work boots.


Practical knowledge of construction practices, materials and methods and the Ontario Building Code obtained from either general experience and/or college/university.

Experience in reading or preparing design and/or technical drawings is an asset.

Competencies & Skills

Computer skills (use of design related programs, MAP, AutoCAD, Microsoft suite of programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

Mathematical skills and strong spatial recognition.


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