Senior Building Inspector - City of Williams Lake (Williams Lake, BC)

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Title:Senior Building Inspector - City of Williams Lake
Organization:City of Williams lake

Employment Opportunity

Senior Building Inspector  For lifestyle, Williams Lake’s mixture of frontier charm and urban living can't be beat. Williams Lake is a flourishing city with all major amenities including full service hospital, excellent school system, Thompson Rivers University, parks, trails and an array of recreational facilities. Housing is extremely affordable with a range of residential opportunities from modern urban subdivisions and townhouses to large rural properties. The attractive mix of high-quality lifestyle and surrounding pristine wilderness playground makes Williams Lake an ideal place to raise a family and "hang your hat"!

Development Services Department

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., five days a week, Monday to Friday inclusive and attendance at meetings as required.

$38.32 per hour, plus full benefit package.

Union Affiliation

Responsible for the performance of a variety of duties in the area of building and plumbing inspection, zoning and Official Community Plan uses.

The incumbent reports to the General Manager of Planning & Operations.


  1. Accepts permit applications.
  2. Checks plans for compliance with Building Codes, zoning requirements, building and associated bylaws.
  3. Discusses with design professionals the requirements of the building and related codes.
  4. Assists the public with land use, zoning, subdivision and building requirements.
  5. Keeps up to date on changes to all pertinent Codes.
  6. Monitors and inspects construction and demolition projects.
  7. Monitors the City for projects without permits.
  8. Prepares reports and information for Board of Variance and acts as secretary.
  9. Maintains drawing storage reference library.
  10. Issues building, demolition, sign and temporary permits.
  11. Inspects premises at business licence application stage to ensure compliance with Bylaws and Codes.
  12. Reviews and makes recommendations for amendments to Building and other associated bylaws.
  13. Makes recommendations for proceeding with court action when violations of codes and bylaws occur.  Assists with preparing evidence and appears in court when necessary.
  14. Other duties as may be assigned.
  1. Includes, but are not limited to the following:
  2. Shall be currently active in the field and have a minimum of five years experience in municipal building inspection.Level 3 Certificate with the Building Officials Association of British Columbia.
  3. Valid B.C. Driver's Licence, Class 5.
  4. Excellent report writing abilities.
  5. Shall have the ability to use a computer terminal to obtain related work information from data bank and enter, correct or update data bank information, as required.
  6. Shall have the ability to self motivate and to function with very minimal supervision.
  7. Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and diplomatically with people.
  8. Shall have the ability to work under pressure and on own initiative.
  9. Shall have the ability and skills to assist in the training of employees as required.
  10. Shall have the desire and initiative to undertake additional training courses for upgrading skills and abilities.
  11. WETT Certified 
Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter outlining qualifications, experience, copies of applicable certifications, and letters of reference no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, January 11, 2013 to the attention of Ashley Williston, Manager of Human Resources, City of Williams Lake, 450 Mart Street, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N3 - Fax (250) 392-8484
Location:Williams Lake, BC
Date Posted:Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:00:49 AM
Posting Expires:Friday, January 11, 2013 at 4:00:00 PM