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

November 14, 2021
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: J1021-1257 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Job Description: The City of Abbotsford’s Building Permits & Licences Division is looking for a seasoned professional to join their dynamic team as a permanent, full-time Building Official III. Reporting to the Manager, Plan Checking 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.

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.
Duties: 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.
Educational Requirements: In order to be considered for this position you must have:

• Professional designation as a Registered Building Official, Professional Engineer, or
Registered Architect;
• Building Level 3 Qualification with Building Officials’ Association of BC (BOABC);
• Four (4) years of experience working in building construction or design or an equivalent
combination of education and experience may be considered;
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.
Salary: This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $42.27 to $49.75.
Additional Information: 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.

To apply, please visit us online at
Web Address:
Address: City of Abbotsford
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford BC V2T 1W7
Fax: 604-864-5541
Opening Date: October 26, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: November 14, 2021 04:30 PM