Building Official – Regional District of Nanaimo (Nanaimo, BC)

Notice of Employment Opportunity

Building Official

Permanent Full-Time /Internal/ External
Building & Bylaw Services

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Permanent Full-Time Building Official in the Building & Bylaw Services Department. Reporting to the Superintendent of Building Inspection Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing and preparing plan checks, issuing permits, and inspecting buildings at various stages of construction to ensure compliance with applicable bylaws and
statutes. These building inspections include buildings in personal, business and commercial categories. Duties also include responding to public inquiries and initiating enforcement action on non-compliant

Applicants must possess a Diploma in Building or Civil Technology and certification from the Building Officials Association of BC. A thorough knowledge of the BC Building and Plumbing Codes as they relate to residential and commercial buildings and an ability to review and evaluate building plans is also required. A trade’s qualification in carpentry or plumbing is an asset. The incumbent must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License is required.

This is a permanent full-time (35 Hours per week) Union Position. The (2020) rate of pay is $39.15 to $41.21. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401.

Visit the RDN website at for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo.


  • Diploma in Building or Civil Technology
  • Building Officials Association of BC certification, minimum level 1
  • Plumbing Officials Association of BC certification Level 1
  • 5 years prior job-related experience in a local government setting
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence  is required

Please quote competition 2020-109 and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit online

Applications will be accepted until:
4:00 pm, on January 22, 2021

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those
selected for further consideration will be contacted

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