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Building Official Level 3

Competition #2024-28
A well-kept secret hidden within the Upper Fraser Valley of British Columbia‘s southwest coastal region. The District of Kent is bounded on the north by Harrison Lake, on the west by Harrison River, on the south by the Fraser River and on the east by Hope and the Fraser Canyon. It boasts a friendly community spirit with a diverse economy in agriculture, industrial development, tourism, and government services.
The District of Kent is offering an exciting opportunity in our Development Services Department for a Building Official Level 3. The incumbent in this position will assist management to achieve an efficient operation in the Building Section of the Development Services Department through reliable performance of plan checking and building inspection for all building types, and observing District policies and security/safety practices.
Under the general direction of the Director of Development Services the Building Official 3 will be primarily responsible for:

  • Processing and issuance of building permits and inspections in accordance with the BC Building Code for buildings including Group A, B, C, D, E, F1, F2, and F3.
  • Review of proposed building designs, materials, and devices for compliance with related bylaws, regulations, and codes.
  • Processing, accepting, or rejecting proposed building construction plans.
  • Providing information services to the public on technical, regulatory, and code requirements; and
  • Preparing related correspondence and reports.

Requirements include:

  • Grade 12 Diploma or proven equivalent;
  • Preferred minimum five (5) years related progressive experience in a municipal environment.
  • Course completion in Building Technology from a recognized technical institute or experience at the journeyperson level in one of the building trades would be an asset.
  • Level 3 qualified with the Provincial Regulations and Building Officials’ Association of BC;
  • Must have Level 1 Certification with the Plumbing Officials’ Association of BC; and
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with recent abstract.

Pay and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement, CUPE Local 458. The 2024 post- probation wage rate for this position is $52.06 per hour plus a comprehensive benefit package.
If this position is of interest to you, please submit your resume and cover letter quoting Competition #2024-28 indicating how you meet the qualifications and send to by 4:30 p.m. on April 23, 2024. Alternatively, submit your application in confidence to:
Alan M. Lucas, CRSP
Director of Human Resources / Occupational Safety
District of Kent
PO Box 70, 7170 Cheam Avenue
Agassiz, BC   V0M 1A0                    
Fax: 604-796-8516
The District of Kent would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Police Information Check and provide a recent driver’s license abstract.