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Building Official III

City of Abbotsford

The City of Abbotsford’s Planning & Development Services department is looking for a seasoned professional to join their dynamic team as a Building Official III. Reporting to the  Manager, you will be responsible for the review, processing and issuance of building permit applications for complex buildings, and as needed  conducting building reviews to ensure that the work complies with the approved drawings.  The position is created to have the flexibility in deploying resources to plan checking or building inspections, or a combination depending on the volume of applications.

In this challenging role, you will utilize your specialized knowledge while focusing on more complex and problematic buildings to ensure compliance with approved plans, bylaws, acts, codes standards and regulations. You will utilize your analytical skills to provide interpretations and applicability of code requirements, product and alternative solution evaluations, construction methods and other City bylaws and communicates these decisions to customers, staff and the public.

Strong communication skills are essential as you work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to answer inquiries and provide technical guidance.  Your ability to coach and mentor junior staff will be invaluable as you help coordinate, assign work to and assist less experienced staff. Thorough knowledge of the B.C. Building Code B.C. Fire Code, Canadian Farm Building Code, applicable NFPA standards, the Building Bylaw and other applicable City bylaws, policies and regulations, including Workers’ Compensation Legislation along with your demonstrated ability to conduct plan and building reviews will guide your success in this position.

In order to be considered for this position you must have:
  • Applied Science Technologist (AScT) with ASTTBC or Red Seal Carpentry.
  • Four (4) years’ experience working in building construction or design or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Successful completion of the BOABC Level III examinations.
  • Membership with the Building Officials’ Association of B.C. (BOABC) as a Registered Building Official or Canadian Registered Building Official.
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence.

This position is unionized, C.U.P.E Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $39.83 to $46.87 per hour.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at

Closing Date: February 22, 2018

Building Official III City of Abbotsford British Columbia

Expiry Date: 2018-02-22
Date Posted: 2018-01-30
Province: British Columbia
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