BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Plan Reviewer I

Building Permits & Licenses
CUPE, Full Time

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.  

The City of Abbotsford’s Planning & Development Services department is seeking a self-motivated professional to join their dynamic team as a full time Plan Reviewer I.  In this challenging role you will be responsible for the review, processing and issuance of building permit applications for one and two-family dwellings, farm buildings, and buildings for accessory residential use that fall under Part 9 of the BC Building Code. You will review plans for general compliance with the Code and local regulations including the Building, Zoning, Development and Sign by-laws. You will have considerable independence and exercise judgement in setting out submission requirements and in interpreting compliance with codes and bylaws.

Your communication and relationship building skills will assist you in providing information, interpretation and assistance to home owners, contractors and the general public on by-law requirements, related regulations and codes. Knowledge of City Building, Zoning, Sign, Development and other by-laws, the Canadian Farm Building Code and Part 9 of the B.C. Building code along with your sound knowledge of the preparation and use of Plans and Specifications related to building construction will make you an asset to the team.
To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Certified Technician (CTech) with ASTTBC in a building discipline
  • One-year experience in building construction or design
  • Successful completion of the BOABC Level 1 examination(s)
  • Membership in the Building Official’s Association of British Columbia as a Level 1 Qualified Building Official
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Drivers’ License.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $29.28 to $34.45 per hour.

At the City of Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package.

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Closing Date: June 24th, 2021

Organization: Abbotsford (City)
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: June 11, 2021, 10:53 am
Expires: June 24, 2021, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
Rate: $29.28 to $34.45 Hour