Employment Opportunity - Building / Fire Official

Salary, Band 5 $67,080 - $84,624  

The Municipality of the County of Annapolis is currently seeking a Building / Fire Official. This is an opportunity to work amongst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy shoreline and the lush Annapolis River, where you will be captivated by coastal communities, towns, village, historic properties and stunning parks that are the pride of our county. Annapolis County is an ideal location to live, work and play.

General Job Responsibility

Building / Fire Official is responsible for assisting with the development, coordination, oversight and implementation of a system of inspections, carries out an application review for inspections of buildings or developments, reviews application files, ensures that applications for building permits and inspections are carried out under the Municipality’s Building Bylaw and the Nova Scotia Building Code Act and Regulations, completes inspections and follows processes for fire inspections, reviews complaints received from residents concerning potential unapproved or non-compliant developments, assists with reviews of the Municipality’s Building Bylaw and Fire Inspection Policy, supports Manager of Inspection Services with relevant research, maintains an active membership in Nova Scotia Building Officials Association and Fire Inspectors Association of Nova Scotia, participates in department meetings, assists Manager of Inspection Services with the development and preparation of informational brochures, pamphlets, and presentations, responds to telephone calls, emails, letters, faxes, and other communications from the public, ensures that all permit applications are dealt with in a timely manner, prepares reports and presentations, and carries out other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time. This job description is a general outline of duties and responsibilities and is not meant to limit the employee’s initiative to expand or increase their work output subject to approval by their supervisor.


This position reports directly to the Manager of Inspection Services.

Qualifications and Expectations

Candidates for this position must possess as a minimum, Level II training and certification for building inspections according to certification standards set out by Nova Scotia Building Officials Association or its successor, as well as being qualified as a Level I fire inspector according to standards set out by the Province of Nova Scotia, or be able to achieve this status within three years of starting this position.  

Ideally, the candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years experience working in a municipal or provincial building or fire officials setting where the focus has been on interpreting building and fire inspections codes, rules and regulations and provincial and national legislation. with preference given to those whose experience is directly or indirectly working with a municipal government organization, or a combination of formal experience and lived experiences.

Applications: All interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume:

Email: employment@annapoliscounty.ca

Camilo Lopera
HR Coordinator

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(902) 532-0890

Municipality of the County of Annapolis

PO Box 100, 752 St, George Street

Annapolis Royal, NS B0S1A0


The County of Annapolis thanks all those for applying but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.