Building Official (18-37)

Department: Community Development

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

Competition Number: 18-37

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Building Official. Under the general direction of the Supervisor of Building Inspections, the Building Official reviews and processes building permit applications, ensuring that the design of proposed construction meets the requirements of applicable regulations. Inspects ongoing construction for compliance with relevant regulations, takes action necessary to ensure all deficiencies and/or infractions are corrected.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached pdf job description below.


Applicants must have an Interprovincial Trades Qualification in Carpentry or a diploma from a recognized technical institute in Building Technology and a minimum of 4 years’ building design and construction experience. Applicants must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence, a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, and and one of the following:

  • Level 1 Building Official - Successful completion of the Building Officials Association of BC (BOABC) Level 1 building specialization exams.
  • Level 2 Building Official – BOABC Level 2 building certification.
  • Level 3 Building Official – BOABC Level 3 building certification.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position.  A comprehensive benefit package is included. Based on a 35 hour work week, the rate of pay is based on level of certification:

Level 1 Building Official – $34.05 - $35.84 per hour

Level 2 Building Official – $36.15 - $38.05 per hour

Level 3 Building Official – $38.53 - $40.56 per hour

(July 2016 rate – subject to Job Evaluation)


This posting will remain open until filled. Resumes with cover letters referencing the specific competition 18-37 should be directed to:

Human Resources, City of Nanaimo

455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC  V9R 5J6


Drop off in person: 2nd Floor, City Hall (455 Wallace Street)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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