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2019-100 - Senior Building Inspector

2019-100 - Senior Building Inspector

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2019-100
Title: Senior Building Inspector
Department: Development and Regulatory Enforcement Services
Duties: The incumbent in this class will assist management to achieve an efficient operation in the Building Section of the Department through reliable performance of plan checking and building inspection for all building types identified in the scope of work in the City and observing municipal policies and security and safety practices.

As a member of the Development and Regulatory Services Department’s Building Division team, the Supervisor of Building Inspectors will be primarily responsible for the processing and issuing of building permits and inspection of all buildings including:
• Group A – Assembly Buildings
• Group B – Institutional and Care Buildings
• Group C – Residential Buildings
• Group D – Business and Personal Services Buildings
• Group E – Mercantile Buildings
• Group F1 – High Hazard Industrial
• Group F2 – Medium Hazard Industrial Buildings
• Group F3 – Low Hazard Industrial Buildings

The incumbent will be primarily responsible for the following duties in relation to the above:
• The day to day supervision of building inspection staff, coordinate with other municipal departments to adequately monitor, prioritize and complete the required building permits
• Review of proposed building designs, materials, and devices for compliance with related bylaws, regulations, and codes
• Process, accept, or reject proposed building construction plans
• Provide information services to the public on technical, regulatory, and code requirements
• Prepare related correspondence and reports

The incumbent will possess the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to use tact and deal effectively with developers, contractors, other government agencies and members of the public.

The incumbent will be skilled in reading and interpreting building construction plans and drawings; as well as, have relevant knowledge of bylaws, regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and standards.

Incumbents will give evidence in Court as required and perform other related tasks as assigned.

Assignments and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with established routine and performance is subject to review, inspection and evaluation by the Director.

Education: Must have completed Grade 12;

Must be qualified to Level 3 in accordance with the Provincial Regulations and Building Officials’ Association of BC;

Must have working knowledge of the purpose, scope and contents of the current BC Building Code related to all Part 9 buildings and buildings related to Part 3, Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility for all building types;

Must have the skills required to understand and apply fundamental code concepts to building design and construction of larger or complex buildings;

Must be certified as a red seal journeyman carpenter or have a diploma in Building Technology;

Skills: Must have a minimum of 5 years of related experience, including supervisory experience;

Superior knowledge of the BC Building and Plumbing Codes and other related bylaws, acts, standards and regulations pertaining to the building trade;

Superior knowledge of accepted practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the building trades and/or a sound knowledge of the accepted practices, methods and materials used in the plumbing and heating trades;

Ability to exercise sound technical judgement in ensuring the compliance with and the interpretation and application of the bylaws, codes, regulations and rules while being tactful, firm, courteous and
diplomatic in dealing with the public;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with owners, contractors, tradesmen and other department officials and staff;

Ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints and specifications;

Ability to prepare and present technical and non-technical written and verbal reports;

Must be in possession of a valid B.C. Driver's Licence

Salary: $46.09 - $54.22 (2019 Rate)
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2019-11-12 04:30 PM
Posted: 2019-11-04
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