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Jr. Building Official

The Town of Yarmouth is seeking applications for a Junior Building Official to assist our Senior Building Official with the administration of the Nova Scotia Building Code, Building By-law, the Minimum Housing Standards By-law, and Municipal Government Act provisions related to dangerous and unsightly premises. 

As a member of the Town of Yarmouth team, you will be mentored by our Senior Building Official to perform a variety of tasks.  Outlined below are some of those key responsibilities:

  • Administer the Nova Scotia Building Code Act and Regulations and the Municipal government Act provisions related to dangerous and unsightly premises.
  • Receive and review building, occupancy and demolition permit applications and review plans.
  • Issue building, occupancy and demolition permits.
  • Undertake inspections to ensure compliance.
  • Respond to public inquiries.
  • Enforce By-laws, as directed.

Education and Experience

  • Qualified Level 1 Building Official or Building Official courses that meet the level 1 requirements with the willingness to complete level 1 Qualification.
  • Minimum of five (5) years commercial and/or residential construction building experience.
  • Member of the Building Officials Association of Nova Scotia (NSBOA) or eligible for membership. (Once qualified, officials employed with the Municipality will be expected to achieve Level 1 building official qualification within 3 years and Level 2 within 5 years).
  • Consideration will be given to those applicants with 2 years of relevant post secondard or red seal.

Join our Team!

  • Permanent Full-time (35 hours per week)
  • Optional compressed work week (as per Town policy)
  • Competitive health benefits
  • Defined benefit pension plan - Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Pension Plan
  • Satisfactory proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required, in accordance with Town policy

A complete job description is available by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume in a single PDF document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This vacancy will remain advertised until a suitable applicant is selected.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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