City Employment

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Job Postings

Building Official

Department: Development Approvals

Closing Date: Will remain open until filled

Competition Number: 23-78

Job Summary

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the job description PDF below. 


Applicants must have an Interprovincial Trades Qualification in Carpentry or Plumbing or a diploma from a recognized technical institute in Building Technology and 2 years building design and construction experience. Applicants must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence, a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, and one of the following:

  • Level 1 Building Official – Successful completion of the Building Officials Association of BC (BOABC) Level 1 building specialization exam or successful completion of the Level 1 plumbing specialization exam.
  • Level 2 Building Official – BOABC Level 2 building certification and Level 1 plumbing certification.
  • Level 3 Building Official – BOABC Level 3 building certification and Level 2 plumbing 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 - $42.34 - $44.56 per hour
Level 2 Building Official - $45.14 - $47.51 per hour
Level 3 Building Official - $48.29 - $50.82 per hour
(Jan 2023 Rate)


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 23-78.
The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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