Building Inspector I or II

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Columbia Shuswap Regional District

is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the following position:

Building Inspector I or II

(1 Position – Full-Time)


Looking for an exciting job in BC’s beautiful Shuswap? The Shuswap region is a place where incredible nature and welcoming communities come together to create a lifestyle that attracts many from the larger communities of Vancouver and Calgary. Our advantages include affordable housing, outstanding outdoor recreation, an abundance of locally grown food, and good transportation corridors to larger communities, access to a regional and international airports, and quite simply a beautiful place to raise a family or retire in a safe environment.  

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is now accepting applications for a full-time experienced Building Inspector Level I or Level II based out of its Salmon Arm, BC office. Preference will be given to candidates applying for the Building Inspector II position.

Under the general direction of the Team Leader, Building and Bylaw Services, the Building Inspector is responsible for the administration, interpretation and enforcement of the BC Building Code, CSRD building bylaws and other applicable bylaws. The Building Inspector works closely with Development Services staff and ensures the efficient delivery of building inspections including receiving and checking building permit applications, examining plans, approving permits for issuance, and conducting inspections on all types of construction to ensure building and plumbing codes and all other related bylaws are adhered to.

Education, Training, Experience and Certification Requirements: Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by a Diploma in Building Technology or a related discipline from a recognized post-secondary institution plus:

Building Inspector I
  • a minimum of two (2) years of experience working in the field of construction, preferably in carpentry or mechanical trades, and three (3) years relevant experience as a Building Inspector, preferably, in a local government environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Minimum Level I certification with the Building Officials Association of BC is required.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

Building Inspector II
  • a minimum of two (2) years of experience working in the field of construction, preferably in carpentry or mechanical trades, and five (5) years relevant experience as a Building Inspector, preferably, in a local government environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Minimum Level II certification from the Building Officials Association of BC is required.
  • Minimum Level I certification from the Plumbing Officials Association of BC is required. 
  • Valid BC Driver’s License.

This is a full-time position and is subject to the provisions of the Collective Agreement negotiated between the CSRD and CUPE Local 1908.    The salary range for the Building Inspector I  is $2,419.62 to $2,728.14 bi-weekly and $2,611.39 to $2,926.30 bi-weekly for the Building Inspector II (Jan 2019 rates) with an attractive benefit package.  Typical hours of work for this position are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. (Option to work an additional half hour and participate in flex schedule.)

A copy of the related job descriptions are available on the CSRD website: www.csrd.bc.ca/newsnotices/careers. The Building Inspector II job description is pending Union concurrence.

Applications will be treated as confidential and will be received until the position is filled. Interested applicants must send a letter of interest and résumé to:

Lori Gervais, Payroll Administrator / HR Assistant
Columbia Shuswap Regional District
555 Harbourfront Drive NE PO Box 978
SALMON ARM BC, V1E 4P1
Phone: 250-833-5912
Email: lgervais@csrd.bc.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Location: Salmon Arm, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: February 6, 2019, 9:34 am
Expires: March 6, 2019, 4:30 pm

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