Building Inspector II

City of Victoria

Competition #19/219
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: December 19, 2019

Building Inspector II

(LTD Term Unknown)
Sustainable Planning and Community Development Department

Regulate and enforce the building codes, acts, associated codes, standards and bylaws through the review of technical plans and documents, on-site inspections and the approving of permits.

Review preliminary concept plans and make recommendations on building code aspects; review building permit applications for compliance with building codes, standards and city bylaws; provide technical assistance and interpretation to advise applicants, contractors and professional consultants on required design changes and corrections; analyze and review seismic upgrade proposals; issue building permits; maintain a variety of manual and computerized files such as plans and records of inspections and violations.

Conduct site inspections during all phases of industrial, commercial and residential construction to confirm compliance with building codes, bylaws and standards; test building components such as fire alarm systems and mechanical systems; ensure builders maintain public safety during construction by installing fences, hoarding and overhead protection.

Investigate and resolve complaints related to construction; issue stop work orders, tickets and no occupancy notices when there are violations of building bylaws; inspect damaged buildings; carry out final inspections and approve occupancy permits for completed buildings.

Respond to enquiries and complaints from the public, outside agencies and other departments regarding codes and by-laws, building construction, zoning and planning issues; conduct follow-up on complaints; prepare correspondence and reports related to projects and technical matters as required; provide information to City Solicitor and City Manager regarding statutory requirements related to permits and inspections; prepare and present court evidence as required.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is generated by building permit and construction activity and statutory requirements.
Work is reviewed through discussions with supervisor.
Issues regarding disputes, policy requirements and procedures are discussed with supervisor.

Physical Effort:

Climb ladders, stairs and scaffolding. (occasional)
Mental Effort:
Deal with complaints and negative comments. (occasional)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on detailed drawings and specifications for short periods. (occasional)
Work Environment:
Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to sewage, dust, fumes and asbestos. (rare)
Work outside in all weather conditions. (often)
Presence on construction sites. (often)

Organize and prioritize work.
Understand and apply the principles of building inspection.
Read and interpret building drawings, codes, referenced standards and regulations.
Maintain accurate records.
Deal with applicants and consultants using tact and diplomacy.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
Technical School Diploma related to Architecture or Structural Engineering Technology.
(2 years)
B.C. Building Inspector's Certificate Level II.
Must obtain B.C. Building Inspector's Certificate Level III.
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver's Licence.
5 years of related experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule:
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, 35 hrs/week
$43.61 per hour, Pay Grade 15
Job Code # 4209
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at

Organization: City of Victoria

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: November 27, 2019, 8:44 am
Expires: December 19, 2019, 4:30 pm

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