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Plumbing Building Official - Nunavut

Department of Community and Government Services

Are you a territorially or provincially qualified and experienced Plumbing Building Official? Can you champion the safety of Government of Nunavut buildings and their compliance with related codes and standards? If so, here’s your opportunity to take the next step in your regulatory career.

Reporting to the Chief Building Official (CBO), you will serve as part of the team of territorial regulatory officials responsible for the design and delivery of compliance programming under the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), the National Plumbing Code of Canada (NPC) and other adopted codes or standards pursuant to the Nunavut Building Code Act (BCA). In this role based in Iqaluit, NU, you will work both independently and as a team member under the supervision of the CBO.

As a regulatory official, you will be responsible for administering the principle objective of the BCA, ensuring all new buildings are safe and compliant with the NBC, the NPC, as well as other codes or standards adopted by the territory. Buildings include those used for assembly, institutional, residential, commercial, mercantile and industrial occupancy, and range from simple to complex in size and design. As the Plumbing Building Official, you will provide advice and recommendations on policy and program development, stakeholder engagement and issues resolution, contribute toward the development of public information and to information dissemination, while responding to requests for information.

Your profile as a qualified Plumbing Building Official will include the following highlights:

• A good understanding of general construction practices, preferably including experience in the North.
• The ability to demonstrate expertise in the interpretation and application of Canada’s model construction codes, with emphasis on the NBC and NPC.
• Excellent written and verbal skills for preparing and presenting written reports, briefing notes and other correspondence.
• The ability to read and accurately interpret plans and specifications of any complexity.
• Certification, licensure or qualification as a Plumbing Building Official as recognized in one or more Canadian provinces or territories, and has a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in an inspection or a regulatory capacity.
• A valid class 5 driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract.‎ ‎


• A degree in mechanical engineering; a certificate or diploma as a mechanical engineering technician or technologist; a journeyperson designation with a red seal in plumbing trade or a certificate of qualification in plumbing trade issued under the Apprenticeship, Trade and Occupations Certifications Act.
• The ability to speak Inuktitut/Inuinnaqtun.
• Experience working in rural, remote or northern communities.
• Knowledge of the Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.

NOTE: This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

Compensation & benefits: This position is included in the Nunavut Employees Union and offers a starting salary of $92,196 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.

Stepping forward together

With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we’re enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.

For more information and to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity as a Plumbing Building Official (Reference #14-504055), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), February 23, 2018, using one of the following methods: Department of Finance, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at www.gov.nu.ca/public-jobs.