Building and Plumbing Inspector II -

Victoria North, BRITISH COLUMBIA | 7 days | Deadline: 11 Aug 2020

Job Summary

Victoria North
City of Victoria;

Job Description

Competition #20/119
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: August 11, 2020

Building and Plumbing Inspector II

(LTD – Term Unknown)
Sustainable Planning and Community Development Department

Regulate and enforce the building and plumbing codes, acts, associated codes, standards and bylaws through the review of technical plans and documents, on-site inspections and the approval of permits.

Review preliminary concept plans and make recommendations on building code (includes plumbing code) aspects; review building permit applications for compliance with building codes, standards and City bylaws; provide technical assistance and interpretation to advise applicants, contractors and professional consultants on required design changes and corrections; issue building and plumbing permits; maintain a variety of manual and computerized files such as plans and records of inspections and violations.

Conduct site inspections of construction to confirm compliance with building codes, bylaws and standards; observe testing of building components such as fire alarm systems and mechanical systems; observe and direct builders to maintain public safety according to Building Code requirements; carry out final inspections and approve occupancy permits for completed buildings.

Investigate and resolve complaints related to construction; issue stop work orders or other measures of enforcement as required by bylaws when there are violations of the Building and Plumbing Bylaw.

Respond to enquiries and complaints from the public, outside agencies and other departments regarding codes and bylaws, building construction, zoning and planning issues; conduct followup on complaints; prepare correspondence and reports related to projects and technical matters as required; provide information to City Solicitor and City Manager regarding statutory requirements related to permits and inspections; prepare and present court evidence as required.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is generated by permit and construction activity and statutory requirements. Work is reviewed through discussions to supervisor. Issues regarding disputes, policy requirements and procedures are discussed with supervisor.

Physical Effort:

Climb stairs. (occasional)
Mental Effort:
Deal with complaints and negative comments. (occasional)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on detailed drawings and specifications for short periods. (occasional)
Work Environment:
Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to sewage, dust, fumes and asbestos. (rare)
Work outside in all weather conditions. (often)
Work on construction sites. (often)

Organize and prioritize work.
Understand and apply the principles of building and plumbing inspection.
Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.
Read and interpret building drawings, codes, referenced standards and regulations.
Maintain accurate records.
Deal with applicants and consultants using tact and diplomacy.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies.
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Technical School Diploma in a related field (2 years), OR Journeyman Carpenter, Plumber, or Sheet Metal Worker
Will be required to obtain BOABC Building Level 3 Qualification and Plumbing Level 2 Qualification (9 months).
Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Drivers’ Licence.
6 years of related experience. or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
$44.48 per hour, Pay Grade 15 (under review)
Job Code # 4164
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

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