Thursday, February 23, 2012

From Fernie BC's Building Inspector Description

The Building Inspector is instrumental in assisting the development of local regulations and bylaws regarding health, fire and safety. Assists the public with land use, zoning, subdivision and building requirements.
The Building Inspector provides vacation, sick leave and other leave coverage for the Bylaw Enforcement Officer and provides assistance to the Bylaw Enforcement Officer when required. The Building Inspector may also enforce and administer bylaws related to minimum acceptable property and building maintenance standards, heating, ventilating, solid fuel burning appliances, etc.
The Building Inspector should be familiar with current and past Provincial and National Building Codes and Standards, Federal and Provincial legislation and Municipal bylaws pertaining to health, fire and life safety in construction. Familiarity with all aspects of the construction industry, including construction methods, procedures, practices and materials is required of the Building Inspector.
The Building Inspector must display a great deal of tact and diplomacy while enforcing the foregoing laws, Codes, Standards, Regulations and Bylaws and assessing options for Code compliance.
Minimum Requirements
• Grade 12 or proven equivalent. • Thorough knowledge of all common types of building construction and materials. • Demonstrated knowledge of B.C. Building and Plumbing Codes. • Proven ability to read and interpret plans, drawings and specifications and enforce
regulations tactfully and with firmness. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. • V alid Class 5 B.C. driver's license. • Familiarity and proficiency with office computers and databases.
Desired Attributes
• Possess and maintain Level 2 Building Inspection Certificate. • Possess and maintain Level 1 Plumbing Inspection Certificate. • A trades qualification in carpentry or plumbing. • A diploma in Building or Civil Technology.

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