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Plan Checker - Closing Date Extended
Municipality: District of Mission This posting closed on

May 21, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 2018-10 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Development Services - Building Division
Job Description: Employees in this position are responsible for the plan checking of primarily one- and two-family residences and other buildings that fall under Part 9 to ensure compliance with the British Columbia Building Code, the British Columbia Plumbing Code, regulatory requirements and municipal bylaws. Employees in this position will, as required, conduct inspections within level of certification. They may also perform plan checking for some elements of multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional developments as appropriate for their level of certification.
Duties: Receive and examine building permit applications and building plans for single and two-family homes regulated under Part 9 of the British Columbia Building Code to ensure compliance with relevant provincial building and plumbing codes and municipal bylaws; communicate deficiencies and potential solutions to clients.

Ensure compliance with and enforces various bylaws related to building siting, construction, repair, demolition and alterations, including issuing stop work orders if necessary; liaise with clients to resolve any non-compliance issues.

Provide technical advice, assistance and information pertaining to applicable construction requirements; perform necessary record keeping and data entry duties, issues permits, licenses and bylaw infraction tickets, give evidence in court related to bylaw infractions.

Provide interpretations, explanations and advice on problems, unusual projects and preliminary development proposals with contractors, owners, municipal staff and various other internal and external clients.

Issue building, demolition, sign, renovation and occupancy permits.

File correspondence and plans in hardcopy and digital permit files and prepare related correspondence.

Respond to inquiries in person, by email and by phone.

May be required to attend and participate in various industry-related associations and trade shows.

As required, conduct inspections within level of certification with regards to structural, architectural, plumbing, civil and safety of single and two-family homes regulated under Part 9 of the British Columbia Building Code to ensure that all materials and equipment used are of the required standards and that the work conforms to approved plans, established by bylaws, acts, codes, standards and regulations.

Participate in the development and delivery of training for new staff.

As required, attend Council and/or various committee meetings.
Educational Requirements: Completion of grade 12 and a Diploma in Building Technology from a recognized technical institute or experience at the journeyman level in one of the building trades; or 1 to 2 years of municipal experience working in the area of building code administration, inspection or plan review; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Successful completion of the Level One Certification exam issued by the Building Officials Association of British Columbia (BOABC) with the ability to attain and maintain Level One certification upon completion of the experience requirement.

Level One Certification with the Plumbing Officials Association of British Columbia or the ability to achieve this certification within 24 months of appointment.

Valid Class 5 British Columbia Driver’s License.
Skill Requirements: Knowledge and understanding of construction methods and materials.

Knowledge of relevant regulations such as the British Columbia Building Code, British Columbia Plumbing Code, District bylaws, policies and regulations regarding development, construction, alteration and repair of buildings and structures.

Knowledge of building, zoning, sign and business license bylaws including how they relate to each other and the British Columbia Building Code.

Strong problem-solving, conflict resolution and investigative skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated technical writing skills.

Strong customer service skills.

Basic computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and other municipal software.

Strong ability to self-motivate and function with minimal direction and supervision.

Proven ability to accurately assess new situations and apply available information to reach sound conclusions.

Ability to read and interpret regulations accurately and to enforce regulations with firmness and tact.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with all municipal staff, architects, tradesmen, contractors, engineers and other internal and external contacts.

Physical ability to undertake site inspections and work in inclement weather as required.
Salary: $34.79 per hour plus a comprehensive benefit package and a commitment to ongoing training and career development.
Additional Information: This position is 70 hours bi-weekly on a 9-day fortnight (extended hours for 9 days and 1 day off every 2 weeks).
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Opening Date: April 18, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: May 21, 2018 04:30 PM
*We thank all interested candidates; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.