BC Local Government Job Posting Service

City of Courtenay

Building Inspector 3

The City of Courtenay invites applications for the position of "Building Inspector 3” in the Development Services Department. This is a union position and is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the current Collective Agreement between the City and CUPE Local 556.
The Building Inspector 3  reviews building and plumbing permit applications, and issues permits for both Part 3 and Part 9 buildings and structures; inspects and approves plans and drawings pertaining to the construction of new buildings and structures, and the alterations, reconstruction, demolition, relocation, and additions, of buildings and structures; conducts on-site inspections of properties, new construction, alterations, reconstruction, demolition, removal, relocation, and additions of buildings and structures; reviews Liquor License and business license applications, inspects business premises, and issues licenses and permits; provides information and technical advice to the public and other City departments; and prepares reports and other documentation.

  • Relevant post-secondary education.
  • current BC Building Inspectors Level 3 Certificate
  • current BC Plumbing Inspector Level 1 Certificate
  • valid BC Class 5 Drivers License
  • eligible for Building Officials Association of BC membership
  • Criminal Record Check
  • considerable (5-7 years) building and plumbing inspection experience for a local government
  • thorough knowledge of current BC building and plumbing codes, local government statutes, regulations and bylaws, and building construction methods, materials, soils, plumbing systems and sign construction
  • considerable knowledge of structural, civil, geotechnical, mechanical   and   electrical engineering pursuant to the BC Building Code
  • strong interpersonal, communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • good office computer skills
  • ability to work well as a member of a team and independently
  • ability to check and interpret complex plans and specifications, compare with construction in progress, suggest and enforce changes or corrections required with firmness, impartiality and sound judgment
  • physical ability to undertake frequent site inspections including crawling through attics and crawlspaces, climbing ladders and work in inclement weather


  • job-related safety training

This is a regular, full-time position available immediately.  The current hourly wage rate is $47.08 based on a 35-hour work week, Monday through Friday.
If you have the qualifications along with the passion to help Courtenay be the most livable City in British Columbia, then submit a resume outlining how you meet the qualifications with a covering letter clearly marked “Application – Building Inspector 3”.  Submit your application online at
Interviews may be initiated prior to closing date of posting.  We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those short listed will be contacted.
Notice Posted:  April 19, 2024
Competition #24035

Organization: City of Courtenay
Professional Categories: Building Technology/Inspection
Posted: April 19, 2024, 4:08 pm
Expires: May 31, 2024, 11:00 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $47.08 Hour