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Current Job Postings:

See Below for more information on:

  • Building Official (posted January 31, 2023)
  • Building Official Trainee POSITION FILLED
  • A copy of the Ad and Job Description can be found by clicking the "Current Job Postings" to the right of this page.

Building Official


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR - The Municipality of the District of Chester (MODC) is seeking a full-time Building Official to perform technical inspection duties, permitting, and enforcement of building codes, fire codes, regulations, municipal by-laws and policies within the MODC and any partners with which we share services.

Duties and Responsibilities - The incumbent is responsible for:

* inspecting properties and materials for compliance with plans and specifications

* ensuring compliance of federal and provincial codes, ordinance and regulations involving new and existing structures

* working with by-law enforcement staff to administer code enforcement and enforcement of municipal and provincial regulations, including our Dangerous or Unsightly Premises Policy, and to investigate citizen complaints.

A copy of the detailed Position Description can be here or from the Municipal Clerk/Director of Human Resources.

Closing Date – The competition will remain open until filled.


To apply for the above position, submit your resume and cover letter to the undersigned.

1.   By email:

2.   By fax: 902-275-4771

3.   By mail:

Pamela Myra, Municipal Clerk/Director of Human Resources

151 King Street, PO Box 369

Chester NS B0J 1J0

Please Note: Although we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Municipality of Chester is committed to treating people fairly, with respect and dignity, and to offering equal employment opportunities based upon an individual's qualifications and performance — free from discrimination or harassment because of Age, Race, Colour, Religion, Creed, Ethnic, national or aboriginal origin, Sex (including pregnancy and pay equity), Sexual orientation, Physical disability, Mental disability, Family status, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, or other protected characteristics, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code.

The Municipality of Chester is committed to the principles of the Accessibility Act. As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment, and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact