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Building Official III
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

March 16, 2020
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 20-022 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Job Description: 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 Building Permits & Licences Department is looking for a seasoned professional to join their dynamic team as a temporary full time Building Official III, until return of incumbent. Reporting to the Manager, you will be responsible for the review, processing and issuance of building permit applications for complex buildings, and as needed, conducting building reviews to ensure that the work complies with the approved drawings.

In this challenging role, you will utilize your specialized knowledge while focusing on more complex and problematic buildings to ensure compliance with approved plans, bylaws, acts, codes standards and regulations. You will utilize your analytical skills to provide interpretations and applicability of code requirements, product and alternative solution evaluations, construction methods and other City bylaws and then communicate these decisions to customers, staff and the public.
Strong communication skills are essential as you work closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to answer inquiries and provide technical guidance. Your ability to coach and mentor junior staff will be invaluable as you help coordinate, assign work to and assist less experienced staff. Thorough knowledge of the: BC Building Code, BC Fire Code, Canadian Farm Building Code, applicable NFPA standards, the Building Bylaw and other applicable City bylaws, policies and regulations, including Workers’ Compensation Legislation along with your demonstrated ability to conduct plan and building reviews will guide your success in this position.

In order to be considered for this position you must have:

• Applied Science Technologist (AScT) with ASTTBC;
• Four (4) years of experience working in building construction or design or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered;
• Successful completion of the BOABC Level III examinations;
• Membership with the Building Officials’ Association of BC (BOABC) as a Registered Building Official or Canadian Registered Building Official;
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $41.44 to $48.77.

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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