Plan Reviewer – City of Abbotsford

10 July 2023

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Plan Reviewer

Building Permits & Licenses
CUPE, Full Time

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

Be part of the story. Join our team today.

The City of Abbotsford’s Planning & Development Services department is seeking a self-motivated professional to join their dynamic team as a full time Plan Reviewer.  This is technical work of a regulatory nature involving the review processing and issuance of building permit applications for Part 9 buildings, including townhouses, commercial, industrial and agricultural buildings. You will review plans for general compliance with the BC Building Code, National Farm Building Code and with City bylaws. You will have considerable independence and exercise judgement in setting out submission requirements and in interpreting compliance with codes and bylaws.

Your communication and relationship building skills will assist you in providing information, interpretation and assistance to home owners, contractors and the general public on bylaw requirements, related regulations and codes. Knowledge of City Building, Zoning, Sign, Development, DCC, Business License, Sound, Fire and other bylaws, the Canadian Farm Building Code, NFPA standards and Part 9 of the B.C. Building code along with your sound knowledge of the preparation and use of Plans and Specifications related to building construction will make you an asset to the team.

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • A Diploma in Building or Civil construction technology or Red Seal certified in a building construction field
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience working in the building construction industry or as a building official.
  • Certified as a Level 1, 2, or 3 Building Official, member in good standing, with the Building Officials’ Association of BC (BOABC).
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Drivers’ License.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $37.07 to $53.03 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.
The City of Abbotsford has committed to systematically promoting building officials, as they obtain higher levels of certification. The systematic promotion of building officials means, when you successfully achieve Building Level 2 Certification from the Building Officials’ Association of BC (BOABC), you will be promoted to the position of Plan Reviewer 2. When you have successfully obtained your Building Level 3 Certification and Registered Building Official (RBO) designation, you will be promoted in position to Building Official 3.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package.  The City of Abbotsford currently offers an Earned Day Off Program for eligible employees.
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Closing Date: July 28, 2023.