Building Official

Location: Elmsdale, NS

Are you looking for a new opportunity in a dynamic and growing region? Are you eager to help build the future of a community – literally? If you’re ready for a career in a collaborative, solutions-focused, team environment, East Hants is the place to be!

The Building Official conducts inspections on new and existing buildings to ensure they are constructed and maintained according to the Nova Scotia Building Code and the National Plumbing Code (Fire & Health and barrier free design). The Building Official also assists with the administration of various bylaws and responds to bylaw enforcement issues or complaints under the MGA, building code and other municipal bylaws.

The Municipality of East Hants is an employer of choice offering a competitive compensation and benefits package, diverse career growth, modern facilities, a fun and innovative continuous improvement culture, and a Flexible Work policy to promote work-life balance. The main Municipal office is located at the Lloyd E. Matheson Centre in Elmsdale, NS.

What you can offer:

  • Grade 12 education plus a certificate or diploma in construction or a building field and 2 years technical school training or equivalent, along with an application approved by NSBOA Membership Committee and be a member in good standing.
  • You hold at least one of the following qualifications: Residential Building Official; Building Official Level 1; Building Official Level II OR a minimum of five years’ experience in the building and or construction trade with willingness/ability to work towards taking the necessary course requirements to become a Qualified Building Official.
  • Thorough understanding and practical working knowledge of the National Building code and Provincial building regulations.
  • You are comfortable with learning, and are willing to continue building on your current Certification(s).
  • You are a great relationship builder and are able to effectively manage difficult conversations.
  • You are comfortable with technology, familiar with using a database to manage inspections and have experience writing inspection reports.
  • You have a Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and reliable vehicle.

What we can offer:

  • Work-life balance focused environment, with a Flexible Work Policy.
  • A culture of teamwork, trust, and service excellence; A collaborative, solutions-based work environment with a high degree of trust and autonomy.
  • Working with a team that is passionate about serving a community.
  • A commitment to personal and team professional development.
  • The excitement of being part of building the future in a fast-growing Municipality.
  • Benefits package including a Health Care Plan with Virtual Doctor service included, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Registered Pension Plan, Employee Assistance Program.

Annual salary: $72,989.00 — $91,237.00

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If you require an accommodation to assist in the application process, please contact Human Resources at or 902-883-6203.