Chief Building Official – District of Sechelt (Sechelt, BC)

District of Sechelt

Chief Building Official

Job Posting – Competition No. 2020-16
Permanent Full Time

Nature of the Position
The District of Sechelt is a diverse and attractive community and is home to more than 10,000 people. The municipality continues to attract a range of residential, resort-oriented, commercial, and recreational opportunities across a diverse landscape. This employment opportunity offers a great work environment and the chance to work with a dedicated team. The District is large enough to provide engaging work experience and small enough to maintain the team and family-friendly approach.

The District of Sechelt is seeking an individual to join our team as our Chief Building Official. This position plays a key role at the District. Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, the Chief Building Official is responsible for administering operations and budgeting in the building division, compliance with the BC Building Code, approving building permit applications and provide advice on major maintenance, repair and planning of civic buildings. The Chief Building Official will be responsible for leading a successful team with performance management and experience with work plans. Additionally, there are several interesting buildings proposed for construction in 2021; multi-family, mixed-use and complex care facilities, which will add to the intrigue and complexities of the role.

Essential Competencies
Applicants must have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent) and hold a Level 3 certificate from the Building Officials’ Association of BC, or Level 2 certificate with the experience and ability to reach Level 3 within three months; a minimum of five years’ experience conducting inspections for compliance with the BC Building Code; possess supervisory skills; and hold a valid BC Driver’s License.

Applicants must have the ability to liaise with professionals, provide excellent internal and external customer service and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, property owners, contractors, the development community and the general public. Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills, sound decision making and possess a professional approach to resolving conflict. Applicants will have strong knowledge of the BC Building & Plumbing Codes.

The successful candidate will have experience working with Word, Excel, and Outlook applications; possess mathematical and problem-solving skills; and have a commitment to continuous learning. An ability to exert, sustain and repeat physical action necessary to complete inspections inside or outside and in all types of weather conditions is required. Applicants must have a professional, responsive, and positive work attitude; the ability to work in a team-oriented environment; and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will have leadership experience.

Preferred Competencies
Previous work experience in a municipal setting and experience in a construction industry trade is preferred. The ability to write and present staff reports to Council will also be considered an asset. Experience with air- space parcel subdivisions is also preferred.

Working Conditions
This is an exempt position with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Hours of work are
35 hours per week.

Applications
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to: Lindsay Roberts, Manager of Human Resources at hr@sechelt.ca

Closing Date: Monday November 30th 2020 at 4:00pm.

We appreciate your application and please note only those that are shortlisted will be contacted.

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