This position consists of technical inspection and regulatory work involving plan checking, the issuance of plumbing, building and sign permits, inspection of structural work, plumbing and appropriate heating equipment installations in dwellings and some commercial buildings to ensure that all work done complies with applicable regulations and bylaws. Inspection, assignments are determined from notices of new construction, alterations or installations obtained on applications for permits. Considerable responsibility and independence of judgement is entailed in interpreting regulations to contractors or private builders as the Building Inspector has power to suspend construction work in the field and may be required to defend his decision as a witness in Court. Difficult problems and controversial decisions are decided by consultation with a supervisor who periodically checks the work for technical adequacy and maintenance of prescribed standards. In addition to the building inspections work, the Building Inspector responds to inquiries from the public on all matters relating to the Building Inspection Department and assists in Bylaw Enforcement, processes applications and user permits for sewer and water connections, administers business licence bylaw, assists in co-ordinating development permit applications and handles nuisance complaints. Prepare monthly building statistics and reports for various agencies. Supervision of the work of a junior employee may be required.