Building Surveyor

About the role
This is a permanent, full time position working 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm) and will be located at the Nowra Administration Building. 

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

Reporting directly to the Team Supervisor - Certification, the focus of this position is to:

  • Assist in the administration of applicable Acts so as to achieve the best built environment, health, welfare and well-being of the whole community and to ensure achievement of the objectives of Council’s Management Plan and Council’s levels of customer service
  • Undertake assessment of Construction Certificates, Complying Development Certificates, Building Information Certificates, Bushfire Attack Level Certificates, and Development Assessment as required and prepare detailed compliance reports.
  • Undertake critical stage inspections in accordance with the level of accreditation.
  • Provide for the protection, promotion, and improvement of the natural and built environment, and public amenity and safety in order to achieve the objectives of Council’s Community Strategic Plan.
    • Provide professional advice and guidance to the public on development related matters.
    • To manage, assess and process development assessments which range in complexity and value.

    Skills & Experience
    In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

    Grade 9

      • Tertiary qualification in Building Surveying or equivalent to attain a registered Class of building surveyor – Building Inspector.
      • Undertaking or completed training to achieve a registered Class of building surveyor – Building Inspector with NSW Fair Trading

    Grade 10

      • Tertiary qualifications in Building Surveying or equivalent to attain a registered Class of building surveyor – restricted (class 1 and 10 buildings).
      • Registered as a certifier to attain a registered Class of building surveyor – restricted (class 1 and 10 buildings) with NSW Fair Trading.

    Grade 11

      • Tertiary qualifications in Building Surveying or equivalent to attain a registered Class of building surveyor – restricted (all classes of buildings) or Class of building surveyor – unrestricted.
      • Registered as a certifier at Class of building surveyor – restricted (all classes of buildings) or Class of building surveyor – unrestricted with NSW Fair Trading.

    The criteria shown above is the minimum qualification and accreditation for each grade. Additional criteria/capabilities are outlined in Shoalhaven City Council’s Building Surveyor Capability Framework.

    This position requires:

    • Hold or be eligible to acquire a NSW WorkCover Construction Induction card.
    • Class C Driver’s Licence.

    This is a grade range position, therefore in accordance with qualifications, accreditation, experience and demonstrated skills, the prospective employee will be assessed as either Grade 9, 10,11.

    About Shoalhaven City Council
    Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

    We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

    • Generous Leave Entitlements
    • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
    • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
    • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
    • Remote Working Arrangements
    • Fitness Passport
    • Novated Lease Arrangements
    • Discounted Private Health Insurance
    • Training and Development Programs

    How to Apply
    You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

    In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

    For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

    This is a re advertised position. Previous applicants need not apply.

    1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
    2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
    3. Briefly describe the relevant technology and software you have experience using
    4. What experience do you have preparing formal documentation? i.e. letters, reports etc

    Contact:  Malcolm Dillon - Team Supervisor – Compliance - 02 4429 3469

    Applications Close: This vacancy will remain open until a number of applications have been received. Applications will be reviewed regularly and you will be advised on your status throughout the process. Please be advised that you may only apply once.

    Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. 

    When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email.

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