Building Inspector-Development Officer

The Restigouche RSC is located in northern New Brunswick and serves the municipalities of Kedgwick Rural Community, Campbellton Regional Community, Town of Heron Bay and Village of Bois-Joli, including the Restigouche Rural District.

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Under the supervision of the Director of Planning Services, the Development Officer/Building Inspector performs a variety of tasks, such as reviewing construction plans, issuing building permits, inspecting buildings, and enforcing various municipal and provincial bylaws. This role involves working closely with the general public, municipal and provincial employees, and the construction industry. This position requires the use of computers for data entry and report writing/presentations.

Summary of Responsibilities:

The development officer/building inspector is responsible for the enforcement of building by-laws and regulations, which mainly includes the issuance of building permits and the inspection of work. He/she must also see to the application of the various municipal by-laws and provincial regulations which are under the jurisdiction of the Restigouche RSC as well as provincial Community planning and/or local governance Act and all other tasks as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership, a sense of responsibility, and initiative.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and demonstrate a calm demeanor in responding to inquiries.
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and implement work and projects strategically.
  • Ability to interpret plans, specifications, and technical reports.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Methodical thinking, organizational skills, observation skills, prioritization, and attention to detail.
  • Analytical and synthesis skills, logical thinking, and good judgment to solve problems and make informed and independent decisions.
  • Excellent understanding of the project management process and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and adapt quickly to changes and emergencies.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude towards the interests of the municipality and the community in general.
  • Must be fluently bilingual (verbal, comprehension, written)

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a college diploma in civil engineering technology (CET), building technology, architecture, construction, trades, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education/experience may be considered.
  • Have a very good knowledge of the National Building Code.
  • Be qualified and certified, or in the process of being certified by the New Brunswick Building Officials Association (NBBOA).
  • Hold a valid driver’s licence and have a car at his or her disposal. The RSC provides a rate per km.

Salary: Depending on qualifications and the current salary scale. The Restigouche RSC offers a range of competitive benefits, including clothing, life, medical and dental insurance, and a RRSP contribution.

Work Schedule: Thirty-five (35) hours per week over five days. This position may involve working outside regular office hours from time to time.

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter no later than April 12, 2024, through one of the following methods:


By regular mail, email, or in person:


Commission de services régionaux Restigouche Regional Service Commission

Division urbanisme – Planning Division

68A rue Water Street,

Campbellton, NB  E3N 1B1