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Chief Building Official

The Town of Marathon is located on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior, on the eastern edge of the District of Thunder Bay.  With a population of approximately 3,500, Marathon acts as a regional hub offering full service benefits in a friendly, outgoing and safe small town setting. Come experience the comfort and affordability of our friendly spirited community.

The Town of Marathon is committed to providing a positive and progressive workplace that offers competitive compensation and benefits.

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. The CBO manages all aspects of the Building Division from the building permit application intake, plans review and inspection to ensure the health and safety requirements are met for new construction and renovations. The CBO will have overall responsibility and statutory duties as defined under the Building Code Act. 

Required Qualifications:

  • 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-$135,000 based on experience along with a competitive benefit package and enrolment in OMERS pension plan

    Please submit applications to:

Micheal Kelly – Senior Associate

TalentSphere Staffing Solutions

Phone: (587) 333-7929 x 716             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.

Job Description

Reporting to the Community Services & Communications Manager, this position will work with the Senior Guard to provide safe supervision, coordinate and instruct a wide variety of aquatic programs, complete required documentation, assist in the mechanical operation of the filter room, balance water chemistry and assist in the daily cleanliness of the facility.

This posting is open to all Town employees.  This position is encompassed by SEIU Local 2 BGPWU and applications will be processed in the following order:

1. From SEIU members                        

2. From all other Town staff   

3. External applications


• Minimum of grade 12 and one (1) year of experience in a related field

• Valid National Lifeguard Service certificate with pool option; Swim, Lifesaving and Emergency First Aid Instructor certificates;                       standard first aid and CPR/AED certificate and WHMIS certificate

• Good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to teach children and adults

• Able to supervise, guide and motivate staff

• Working knowledge of Ontario Regulation 565/90 regarding Public Pools

• Physically able to perform all activities related to this position

• Willing and able to keep current and upgrade qualifications as necessary

• Available to work days, evenings, as well as weekend hours, perform rotating shifts to fulfil the requirements of a seven-day a                    week operation and able to work on short notice

• Provide a vulnerable sector check satisfactory to the Employer

• Valid Class “G” driver’s licence

Hours of work:         Minimum twenty (20) hours per week – days, evenings and weekends

Rate of Pay:              $ 30.350 per hour

Posting will remain open until filled. Please send application including certificates to:

Andrea Gauthier, Corporate Services Manager

P.O. Bag “TM”, 4 Hemlo Drive

Phone: 229-1340 x2234        Fax: 229-1999            E-mail:

Job Description


Applications indicating position being sought should be sent to:

Andrea Gauthier
Corporate Services Manager
Town of Marathon
4 Hemlo Drive, P.O. Bag “TM”
Marathon, Ontario P0T 2E0

Phone: 229-1340 x 2234 | Fax: 229-1999

For other job opportunities in and around the town of Marathon please visit the Northwest Employment Works Job Bank and/or the Canada Job Bank.

The Corporation of The Town of Marathon is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals for posted opportunities. The Team Member Services Department currently accepts applications/resumes for advertised positions only and does not keep resumes or applications on file.

You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been received. We thank everyone who applies but only those individuals chosen for interviews will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and all other applicable legislation, the Corporation of The Town of Marathon is pleased to accommodate individual needs for applicants with disabilities within the recruitment process. Please call Team Member Services at (807) 229 – 1340 ext. 2234 or email if you require an accommodation to ensure your equal participation in the recruitment and selection process.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), information submitted is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used for candidate selection only.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume to:

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