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Our client located in the Cariboo Region of British Columbia, is looking to hire a Chief Building Official. Reporting directly to the Manager of Development Services, the Chief Building Official is accountable for the overall management of the building permit process including the issuance and inspection of building permits; ensuring compliance with the Building Code while maintaining levels of service as well as ensuring that legislative standards are upheld in a safe and economical manner. In addition, provide leadership, guidance and oversight to building inspection staff ensuring exceptional customer service.


• Manage building permit application, plan checking, planning approval, and permit grant processes.

• Provide plan checking and building inspection services as required.

• Supervise Building Inspectors, and sub office clerks.

• Train, evaluate and discipline employees as needed.

• Assign, monitor and coordinate work for building inspection staff.

• Assist in preparing and managing budgets for the building inspection division and approve expenditures for building inspection.

• Oversee the review of building plans, calculations and specifications for proposed structures; establishes estimated values of proposed construction.

• Prepares and maintains records of plans, inspections, letters and reports prepared or used in connection with all building inspections; responds to questions from property owners and buildings; interprets building code.

• Securing advice from other CRD departments as necessary in reviewing applications for building permits (e.g. Manager of Corporate Services re bylaws; Manager Environmental Services re water, sewer and related issues; Protective Services re fire risks).

• Maintains accurate records on all jobs being inspected.

• Liaising with other Provincial inspection agencies relating to building in the CRD (e.g. BC Hydro, highway access, gas inspections).

• Assist in resolving problems with builders and residents who have failed to comply with CRD bylaws and/or Provincial building regulations, including directing enforcement actions when voluntary compliance cannot be achieved.

• Inspecting large public multi-use buildings that require complex inspections.

• Prepare and present reports to the Board as required.

• Measuring and reporting on the effectiveness of Building Inspection services.

• Provides technical advice to other departments on building code and related regulations.

• Other duties as assigned.


• BOABC Level III Certification and Registered Building Officials designation (valid membership in the BOABC).

• Level II Plumbing Certification preferred.

• Graduation from high school and seven years of experience in the inspection or the construction trades or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience in managing within a unionized environment is preferred.

• WETT Certification.

• BC Building Code knowledge, and experience in enforcement of Local Government and Provincial Regulations as well as plan checking.

• Maintain a valid BC Driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to organize personnel and provide leadership in the achievement of goals and objectives.

• Creative problem-solving abilities and the ability to exercise independent judgement.

• Ability to communicate in a courteous and tactful manner.

• Ability to work independently, prioritize the workload and accomplish the tasks within a reasonable time period.

• Ability to interpret, explain, and make informed decisions in alignment with policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

• Ability to conduct analysis and prepare written or verbal reports and presentations.

• Skilled in the use of Microsoft office software including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

• Demonstrated knowledge of building material, construction practices and procedures; ability to read and understand plans blueprints and building construction drawings are essential.

• Demonstrated ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and diplomatically with other departments, government, builders, developers, other public officials, and the general public.

Supervisory Responsibility

• Building inspectors and sub-office clerks.

Working Conditions:

• Required to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands.

• Travel required.

• Ability to attend and conduct presentations.

• Must maintain a valid Driver’s License. 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email resume with salary expectations.

We thank all those who express interest in this opportunity however only those short-listed we be contacted.