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Plan Checker 1

Competition No.: 2021-028
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $4,709 – 4,905 –5,107 – 5,320 – 5,538 /month
Schedule: 70 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM; Nine-Day Fortnight
Special Notes: None
Last Updated: 8/12/21 2:30 PM


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

This is technical and clerical work checking building plans for adherence to the building code, regulations and municipal bylaw requirements. An incumbent examines plans for proposed single and two family dwellings construction and issues building permits when applicable regulations are satisfied. Duties also involve routine drafting assignments, record maintenance, answering enquiries and carrying out special departmental projects as directed; listing non-conforming items of submitted plans and discusses them with principals involved; recording and/or files plans submitted, applications for permits, and permits issued; answering counter and telephone enquiries concerning regulations and bylaws; providing information to Inspectors and other municipal employees concerning buildings under construction; preparing routine correspondence and reports related to activities and stores plans. General supervision is received from a supervisor who reviews work performed to ensure conformance with departmental policies and procedures. Some independence of action is permitted in the approval of plans and the issue of permits for residential construction. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include graduation from an Institute of Technology with a diploma in Building Technology, some experience related to construction; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Knowledge of municipal bylaws and provincial building code and regulations; of the standard practices and materials employed in building construction; of the preparation and use of building plans and specifications. Ability to interpret building construction plans rapidly and accurately; to perform mathematical calculations; to understand and execute oral and written instructions and to deal tactfully and effectively with contractors, architects/engineers and the general public; to prepare routine correspondence and reports and ability to use related software applications. Building Officials’ Association of British Columbia, Level 1 Qualification and Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia are required.

The closing date for this competition has been extended until filled.   New applications are welcome!

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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