Building/Plumbing Inspector I (full-time)

Job No: CITYPR0754
Location: Powell River, BC

OPEN DATE:        July 11, 2018

CLOSING DATE:  Open Until Filled

DEPARTMENT:     Planning Services

DIVISION:           Building and Licensing

SECTION:             N/A

REPORTS TO:      Building/Plumbing Inspector


About The Organization:

Located on the upper Sunshine Coast of British Columbia within the traditional territory of the Tla'amin First Nation, Powell River offers a mix of urban and rural living in a naturally beautiful setting.  Surrounded by mountains, lakes, natural forest and the ocean, Powell River offers something for every outdoor recreation enthusiast.  Powell River has a vibrant Arts and Culture community and hosts world class festivals and events.  Whether you are hiking the Sunshine Coast Trail, taking in the International Kathaumixw Choral Festival, exploring our historic Townsite, or connecting with the world in your home office, Powell River is a great place to live, work and play.  Helpful websites: City of Powell River  Tourism Powell River 



Level 1 Building Inspector to perform inspections and regulatory reviews to ensure compliance to Municipal Bylaws and BC Building Code.


  • Carries out field inspections of various Part 9 buildings and structures and prepares reports and records of all inspectional work
  • Review building plans and permit applications relating to single family, small multi-family, small commercial and industrial buildings for compliance with Part 9 of the BC Building Code and applicable municipal bylaws
  • Discuss plans, proposed projects and non-conformance issues with applicants, clarify problem areas, interpret and explain building codes requirements and bylaws and make recommendations for revised plans
  • Coordinate the processing of building permit applications through various municipal departments
  • Calculate building permit fees and issue a variety of permits
  • Attends division safety talks and required safety training; follows safe work procedures; reports hazards, injuries and near misses
  • Maintains professional and technical requirements for the position
  • Performs related duties as assigned


  • High School (Grade 12)
  • Completion of a 2 year Diploma in Building Construction Technology from a recognized Institute of Technology or recognized carpentry trade apprenticeship
  • Level 1 Certification from the Building Officials Association of BC
  • Sound knowledge of building construction methods, material and techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable sections of the BC Building Code, municipal bylaws and related policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of plumbing and sprinkler codes and policies
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver's License


  • Minimum 2 years of job related experience in municipal plan checking and/or the building construction industry
  • Or an equivalent combination of experience and education


This is a union position with the current 2018 pay rate of $37.21 per hour as outlined in the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 798 Collective Agreement. Due to the fact that this is a new position the wage rate included in the posting is interim and is subject to review by the UJEC (Union Job Evaluation Committee) per Article 27.03 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 798 Collective Agreement.


8:30 – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, 7 hours per day, 35 hours per week


How To Apply:

If you are interested in this position:

  1. Complete the questions contained in the application below.  NOTE: CUPE members must use their correct seniority date.  After completing the questions, click "Next".
  2. Attach a cover letter and a resume as separate PDF or Word documents.  This is a mandatory requirement of the application process. 
  3. Attach copies of degrees, diplomas, and certifications if applicable in one single PDF or Word document.
  4. IMPORTANT: Each applicant must use an email address unique to them.

 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, we may choose to only acknowledge those applicants selected for interview.

The City of Powell River is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants may be required to participate in formal testing and interviews and to provide documentation to demonstrate and support their qualifications.


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