Government of PEI

Competition Number
Available Positions
Full Time Temporary Position

Agriculture and Land

Closing Date
2022-08-15 16:00:00
$27.85 – $33.15 (Level 14)

Bi-weekly Hours:    75.0 hours bi-weekly (evenings and weekends as required)     

(Commencing immediately for 6 months, with the possibility of extension)

Job Brief

The PEI Department of Agriculture and Land aims to encourage the development of an innovative, diverse and inclusive workforce which enables the organization to realize its goals. In a regulatory environment, the Electrical Inspector is a front-line technical position responsible for the daily administration and enforcement of the Electrical Inspection Act and regulations. Through the issuance of approvals and permits and completing inspections, the inspector ensures compliance with codes and standards for the public safety of electrical wiring installations and equipment in buildings and structures. Please see: for more information on the Department.
•    Conducting inspections of electrical construction wiring, electrical equipment and devices, and installations for compliance with the Canadian Electrical Code and the Electrical Inspection Act and Electrical Inspection Code Regulations;
•    Meeting with and providing information, interpretation, and enforcement procedures on the requirements adopted under the legislation to Architects, Engineers, Developers, Building Officials, Government Officials, the Public, Contractors, and Electricians;
•    Issuing written directives to electrical contractors and owners of electrical installations when installations are not in conformity with minimum standards;
•    Working with accredited Certification bodies to ensure special inspections are completed on unapproved electrical equipment;
•    Carrying out inspections on Lightning Rod systems to ensure the system meets the grounding and additional Canadian Code requirements;
•    Carrying out annual electrical inspections on Community Care and Nursing Home facilities and issue reports to the Health Authority;
•    Working with local building inspection jurisdictions to issue Certificates of Compliance for electrical work;
•    Issuing electrical connection permits, and disconnect orders to the electrical utility;
•    Reviewing for required information, download and enter all electrical permits from on-line submission to the database;
•    Issuing stop work orders at building construction sites, as required;
•    Write detailed inspection and investigation reports;
•    Confirm that contractors have valid licenses;
•    Work with Municipal Fire Investigators and the Provincial Fire Marshal’s office in the investigation of electrical fires and prepare investigative reports, as require; and
•    Other duties as required.   

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Grade 12 diploma, registered with the P.E.I. apprenticeship branch and be the holder of a Red Seal Certificate in electrical construction wiring with extensive related experience in electrical wiring involved in supervising constructing, maintaining, inspecting electrical installations and related equipment.
•    Extensive knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code and have a good working knowledge of the interpretation and enforcement of applicable acts/regulations.
•    Experience in the preparation of reports, maintaining records and filing information in hard copy and electronic files.
•    Computer skills in the area of word processing and database systems.
•    Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
•    A valid driver’s license and must have a good previous work and attendance record.
•    The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory Criminal Records Check prior to commencing employment.
Other Qualifications
•    Fire investigation and any related fire training would be an asset.
•    Working knowledge of other trades involved in the construction industry would be an asset.
•    Experience related to the installation procedures and inspection of alternate energy systems would be an asset.
•    Working knowledge of the C.S.A. B72-M20 Lightning Rod Code and of the P.E.I. Amusement Devices Act and Regulations would be an asset.
•    Certification with the International Association Electrical Inspectors as a certified electrical inspector, would be an asset.

Preference will be given to UPSE Civil Employees as per the UPSE Civil Collective Agreement.

Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. The successful candidate will be the only individual receiving written notification of competition results.

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