Assistant Chief Building Official, Inspections – City of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, BC)

The City of North Vancouver
Assistant Chief Building Official, Inspections

    Regular Full Time

The City of North Vancouver is the urban core of the beautiful North Shore and has a long-term vision to be “The Healthiest Small City in the World”, with five key priorities to be a City for People, a Liveable City, a Vibrant City, a Connected City and a Prosperous City.

The Planning and Development department has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Chief Building Official, Inspections, to join their team. 

Reporting to the Chief Building Official, you will be responsible for planning and supervising the activities of all Inspections staff engaged in building, electrical and mechanical inspections for the City.  This includes providing technical direction and guidance on the interpretation and application of building codes, City bylaws and other related construction standards, as well as recruiting, coaching and evaluating staff and identifying needs for training and development.   You will also provide guidance and technical advice to developers, designers, contractors, and other City stakeholders and assist with complex interpretation and discuss non-conformance issues to clarify problem areas and work to resolution.  You will also provide recommendations and written reports on changes in policies, budgets, bylaws and regulations for presentation to Council, and represent the City in various public forums, including Council, Board of Variance and court proceedings.

You will have a post-secondary diploma or degree in building technology, and considerable related work experience in a supervisory capacity, plus a Registered Building Official (RBO) Certificate from the Building Officials’ Association of BC or be a Registered Professional.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.  In addition to your expert knowledge of building codes, you will also have a good understanding of residential and commercial building standards, methods, and practices. You will draw on your demonstrated leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Public sector experience, familiarity with related legislation, the Local Government Act and the Community Charter, would be strong assets. Proficiency in MS Office as well as electronic permit processing software and a valid BC Class 5 drivers’ license are also required.

During the recruitment process, applicants will be requested to provide a current Police Information Check (PIC).

We offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package for this exempt position, including a compressed work schedule.

If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, work and play, apply online through the Career Portal at  by Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in the City of North Vancouver.

Posting: 2021-0004                


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