BC Local Government Job Posting Service


Building Official

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is one of 28 regional districts in the Province of British Columbia. Regional Districts across the Province strive to ensure all provincial residents have an effective form of local government, while also representing municipal residents on regional issues. The RDN provides regional governance and services to the municipalities of Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville, and Qualicum Beach, as well as seven unincorporated Electoral Areas. Established in 1967, the RDN is British Columbia's fifth most populous Regional District and home to more than 155,000 people.

Reporting to the Superintendent, Building Inspections, 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. This position supports the Building Inspections Department by assisting team members in their duties, as required, to meet service expectations, departmental goals. Duties also include responding to public inquiring and initiating enforcement action on non-compliant structures.

The Building Official contributes to the effective operation of the Building Inspections Department through plan checking and the inspection of conventional and complex buildings of all categories including accessory, residential, commercial, industrial and institutional.

The ideal candidate will have a Diploma in Civil or Building Technology or an applicable trades qualification (carpentry, plumbing preferred) plus certification from the Building Officials Association. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a minimum of five years prior job- related experience in a local government setting. The role requires excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills. A valid BC driver’s license will be required.

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with the Regional District of Nanaimo, please contact Clear Talent at 604-998-4032 or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We will respond to all who express interest.

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: November 25, 2019, 10:48 am
Expires: December 25, 2019, 10:49 am