Building Official - City of Nanaimo

City of Nanaimo

Building Official


(Competition 22-01)

Situated between the mountains and the ocean, on the east coast of Vancouver Island, the City of Nanaimo is 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.

We offer a diverse team environment, competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit plan for permanent employees as well as social and wellness activities. Depending on the position, we also offer flexible work opportunities, alternative work schedules and remote work programs.

Posting Date Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Application Deadline Open Until Filled

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

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

Applicants must have an Interprovincial Trades Qualification in Carpentry or Plumbing or a diploma from a recognized technical institute in Building Technology and 2 years building design or 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 exam or successful completion of the Level 1 plumbing specialization exam. 
  • Level 2 Building Official – BOABC Level 2 building certification and Level 1 plumbing certification. 
  • Level 3 Building Official – BOABC Level 3 building certification and Level 2 plumbing certification.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. Relocation assistance may be provided to the successful applicant. Based on a 35 hour work week, the rate of pay is based on level of certification:

Level 1 Building Official – $40.71 - $42.85 per hour
Level 2 Building Official – $43.40 - $45.68 per hour
Level 3 Building Official – $46.43 - $48.87 per hour
(Jan 2022 Rate)

The City has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy in an effort to boost BC’s vaccination rates and keep our employees safe. All new hires will be required to provide proof of full vaccination prior to commencing employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 22-01 by the application deadline.

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

Organization: City of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: January 4, 2022, 1:04 pm
Expires: February 4, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $40.71 to $46.43 Hour

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