Building Official

City of Nelson

The Corporation of the City of Nelson is accepting applications for the position of:

Building Official

Competition # 29EX18

Nelson is traditionally known for its beautiful setting, vast array of recreational activities, pristine parks and vibrant downtown. It is a year-round playground for outdoor enthusiasts and those who love the arts, culture and preserved heritage buildings. The City boasts an 18-hole golf course with spectacular views of the City and lake from almost every hole. You will also find some of the best powder or “pow”, as the locals call it, at the many ski destinations in the area. The local ski hill is a short 20 minute drive from downtown Nelson. You will enjoy, hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, dirt biking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing - all just outside your own back door. Nelson has a population of approximately 10,800 people and is the envy of many for its amazing culture, beauty and amenities.

The Building Official will play an important role in moving the City of Nelson forward with its goal to be the number one municipality in Canada based on value for service. The successful incumbent will strive to  foster strong working relationships with contractors, residents and staff in order to deliver outstanding services to the community.

The incumbent will do this by reviewing and approving building and plumbing applications, responding to  customer inquiries related to BC Building Code regulations, Building Bylaws, Zoning Bylaws, and will conduct building and plumbing inspections. Detailed information about this position can  be found at  under employment opportunities.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Diploma in Building, Architectural or Engineering Technology
  • Level III certification from the Building Officials Association of BC
  • Level I certification from Plumbing Officials Association of BC
  • Five (5) years’ experience as a municipal building official
In return, the City of Nelson offers a salary range of $68,467 to $81,780 for this 35 hour per week exempt position which includes a comprehensive benefits package. This posting will remain open until it is filled. Interested applicants should send a detailed resume to:

Human Resources
City of Nelson
101-310 Ward Street
Nelson, BC
V1L 5S4
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. The City of Nelson is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Location: Nelson, BC.

Region: West Kootenay / Boundary

Professional Category(s): Building Technology/Inspection.

Posted: May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm

Expires: June 9, 2018, 4:30 pm

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