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Commercial Plans Reviewer/ Building Inspector 1

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Position Title Commercial Plans Reviewer/ Building Inspector 1
Job Status Regular Full-Time
About Us
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for five years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine day fortnight and hybrid work options. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver is an exceptional place to work. If you are civic-minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Position Overview
The District of North Vancouver is looking for an adaptable, self-motivated, customer-service oriented individual for a regular full-time position as a Commercial Plans Reviewer/Building Inspector 1.  

In this role, you will: 
  • Be responsible for the examination and checking of plans and permit applications for compliance to building and zoning bylaws and related regulations; and processing building permit issuances and rejections.
  • Discuss construction, alteration and repair matters with contractors, engineers, architects, homeowners and the public.
  • Interpret requirements; advise on required changes and/or corrections; and determine compliance.
  • Have the opportunity to inspect residential, industrial and commercial projects during construction, alteration and repair to determine conformity with established bylaws, acts, codes, standards and regulations.
The successful applicant will have:
  •  Thorough knowledge of building construction practices and methods
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant by-laws, acts, codes, standards and regulations
  • The ability to read and interpret plans and related material to recognize technical requirements and suggest changes.
  • The ability to process applications through a variety of municipal departments.
  • The ability to deal effectively and tactfully with a variety of internal and external contacts.
  • The ability to prepare reports, records and correspondence related to the work.
  • The ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • You have completed Grade 12 plus an apprenticeship in the carpentry trade or graduation from a post-secondary institution with a diploma in Building Technology and you have sound related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • You must be a BOABC member in good standing and have achieved a BOABC Level 3 qualification or possess an exempt professional designation.  
  • A valid B.C. Driver’s Licence is required.

Salary: The pay range for this unionized position is $44.78 – $48.64 per hour (2021 rates)

Hours of Work: 35-hour work week 

The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, we would like to hear from you.  Please apply on-line at by October 9, 2023, to be considered.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.

Compensation The pay range for this unionized position is $44.78 - $48.64 per hour (2021 rates)
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP#23-72
Job Open Date 09/18/2023
Job Close Date 10/09/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other