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Plumbing & Gas Inspector 1

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Position Title Plumbing & Gas Inspector 1
Job Status Auxiliary
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 six years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. 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
We are looking for an auxiliary Plumbing and Gas Inspector 1 to join our Development Services team.

In this role you will:
  • Inspect plumbing, sprinkler, heating, gas, sewer and drainage installations at various stages of completion to ensure that materials, grades, layouts, workmanship and related factors comply with applicable codes, regulations, standards, and bylaws.
  • Check plans and specifications of inspected or proposed work to make technical decisions and interpret applicable regulations.
  • Accept or reject plans and work inspected and investigate and enforce changes and corrections.
  • Provide technical advice, assistance, interpretation and information to owners, contractors, engineers and architects on matters related to the work.
  • Issue permits, prepare reports, maintain records, handle correspondence, and respond to personal and phone enquiries.
  • Review professional SMP designs for acceptance based on compliance with relevant District bylaws and requirements.

The successful applicant will have:
  • Thorough knowledge of plumbing, sprinkler, heating, gas fitting, sewer and drainage standards, codes, by-laws and regulations; and the methods, practices, tools and equipment used in the plumbing and gas fitting trades.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal departments/staff and owners, contractors, tradesmen, engineers, architects and the public in general to enforce rules and regulations with firmness and tact.
  • Ability to examine, check and interpret plans and specifications and recognize requirements for plumbing, sprinkler, heating, gas, sewer and drainage installations and systems.
  • Ability to estimate material costs and prepare reposts and correspondence and maintain records related to the work.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and assume responsibility for technical decisions.

  • Completion of Grade 12; Certificate of Registration as a Journeyman Plumber, Provincial Gas Fitters License, R.H.W.H.A.
  • Design Certificate, Level 1 POABC Qualification, Gas Comp.
  • Certificate (or ability to complete within six months), understanding of Residential Force Air Heating System as per “Quality First Program.”
  • Able to use computer applications for reports and job tracking. A thorough knowledge of the applicable sprinkler, heating, plumbing, gas fitting, sewer and drainage regulations, standards and codes, supplemented by sound related journeyman experience and the ability to deal effectively with the public. 
  • Training and experience in fire sprinkler systems and cross-connection control is desirable. A valid BC Driver’s License is required. 

Salary: The pay range for this unionized position is $46.07 to $54.44 per hour (2024 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 to be considered. This position will remain open until filled.

If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please inform us when we contact you.

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 $46.07 to $54.44 per hour (2024 rates).
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number JP#24-06A
Job Open Date 05/01/2024
Job Close Date
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