Building Code Appeal Board Vacancy

The province’s Building Code Appeal Board is actively seeking a new appointment for a board member. The board is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal established under the Local Government Act for the purpose of rendering final and binding decisions on matters regarding interpretation and application of the British Columbia Building Code when a dispute arises between a party and the local authority that enforces the code. It is made up of the chair, one vice chair and three board members. On average, the tribunal examines 35 applications yearly, with each varying considerably in terms of content and complexity. Working as a part of a small team with a narrowly-focussed, technical scope, the successful applicant for this position will ideally have broad, comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the British Columbia Building Code as well as operational or technical expertise relevant to the operation of the board. In addition, the applicant must be able to demonstrate the following relevant qualities:

  • excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • ability and willingness to engage in constructive and open discussions regarding potentially controversial issues;
  • strong reasoning skills, in addition to flexibility and adaptability; and
  • exceptional ethical conduct and integrity.

The intent is to fill this vacancy by April 1, 2012. Interested parties are invited to submit a resume to the Building and Safety Standards Branch ( by February 15, 2012. After this date, any applications must be done as an expression of interest through the Board Resourcing & Development Office website ( If you have any questions about the position or the operations of the Building Code Appeal Board, please contact Jun’ichi Jensen ( at the Building and Safety Standards Branch directly.

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