Building Official

City of Nanaimo

Discover What’s Possible - The City of Nanaimo is a rapidly growing community with a population of approximately 90,000. Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, we are centrally located, about 1½ hours from Victoria and 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry. With a university and well-developed parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities, Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary place to live.

Permanent Full-Time & Temporary Full-Time

Building Official

(2 Vacancies)
(Competition 18-130)

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time and a temporary full-time Building Official. Under the general direction of the Supervisor of Building Inspections, the Building Official reviews and processes building permit applications, ensuring that the design of proposed construction meets the requirements of applicable regulations. The Building Official inspects ongoing construction for compliance with relevant regulations, and takes action necessary to ensure all deficiencies and/or infractions are corrected.

Applicants must have an Interprovincial Trades Qualification in Carpentry or a diploma from a recognized technical institute in Building Technology and a minimum of 4 years’ building design and construction experience. Applicants must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence, a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, and one of the following:
  • Level 1 Building Official - Successful completion of the Building Officials Association of BC (BOABC) Level 1 building specialization exams.
  • Level 2 Building Official – BOABC Level 2 building certification.
  • Level 3 Building Official – BOABC Level 3 building certification.

Additional Information
These are unionized positions. The temporary term will end in June 2019. A comprehensive benefit package is included. Based on a 35 hour work week, the rate of pay is based on level of certification:

Level 1 Building Official – $35.43 – $37.29 per hour
Level 2 Building Official – $37.61 - $39.59 per hour
Level 3 Building Official – $40.09 - $42.20 per hour
(Jan 2018 rate – subject to Job Evaluation)

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 18-130.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

Posting Date
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Application Deadline
Open until filled

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Organization: City of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: May 9, 2019, 3:41 pm
Expires: July 31, 2019, 4:30 pm

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