BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Building Official III

Planning & Development Services
CUPE, Full Time, Permanent

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

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The City of Abbotsford’s Building Permits & Licences Division is looking for a seasoned professional to join their dynamic team as a permanent, full-time Building Official III. Reporting to the Manager, Inspections you will be responsible for the onsite building reviews and compliance monitoring for building permits on complex buildings, and as needed, conducting reviews, processing and issuance of building permit applications
In this challenging role, you will utilize your specialized knowledge while focusing on more complex and problematic buildings to ensure compliance with approved plans, bylaws, acts, codes standards and regulations. You will utilize your analytical skills to provide interpretations and applicability of code requirements, product and alternative solution evaluations, construction methods and other City bylaws and then communicate these decisions to customers, staff and the public.

Strong communication skills are essential as you work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to answer inquiries and provide technical guidance.  Your ability to coach and mentor junior staff will be invaluable as you help coordinate, assign work to and assist less experienced staff. Thorough knowledge of the: BC Building Code, BC Fire Code, Canadian Farm Building Code, applicable NFPA standards, the Building Bylaw and other applicable City bylaws, policies and regulations, including Workers’ Compensation Legislation along with your demonstrated ability to conduct plan and building reviews will guide your success in this position.
In order to be considered for this position you must have:

  • Professional designation as a Registered Building Official, Professional Engineer, or Registered Architect;
  • Building Level 3 Qualification with Building Officials’ Association of BC (BOABC);
  • Four (4) years of experience working in building construction or design or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.
  • Interprovincial Qualification and Certification will be recognized for candidates. For additional details to determine equivalent qualifications, please feel free to visit

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $43.12 to $50.75.
At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package.
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Closing Date: January 31, 2022

Organization: Abbotsford (City)
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: January 14, 2022, 9:01 am
Expires: January 31, 2022, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $43.12 to $50.75 Hour