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Building & Compliance Officer

  • Salary up to $92,949 p.a. plus superannuation plus potential to earn an additional market rate allowance based on skills and experience 
  • Permanent full-time position - 35 hours per week
  • Fortnightly rostered day off - work/life balance 

About us

Woollahra is an area steeped in natural beauty and heritage appealing to residents, businesses and visitors who enjoy its many parks, waterfront locations and historic buildings. Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions creating a dynamic workforce of over 400 staff members.

We strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience and we are dedicated to looking after our staff, because if we look after our people, we will be better placed to look after our community.

About the role

We are looking to employ two qualified and highly motivated Building & Compliance Officers to join our Legal, Compliance and Enforcement team on a permanent full-time basis. 

As a Building & Compliance Officer, you will join a close knit and collaborative team of Compliance professionals whose mission is to protect the health and safety of the community, by ensuring compliance with relevant building and environmental Acts and Regulations. 

Although the role is primarily engaged in undertaking compliance investigations, you will also responsible for the management and assessment of Complying Developments and Part 6 Certificate Applications and providing Principal Certifying Services to customers involved in building construction.

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic members to join our team who are passionate about providing excellent customer service and maintaining safe environment for our community. Your knowledge of the legislation, negotiation skills and ability to manage a number of competing complex priorities will ensure your success in the role. 

Woollahra Council offers a range of learning and development opportunities for staff and encourages a flexible work/life balance with other benefits including long service leave after 5 years of service. 

 Essential Criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Building Surveying or one of the approved qualifications as contained in Schedule 2 of the “Building and Development Certifiers Regulation”.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of relevant building and planning legislation.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to the provision of excellent customer service.
  • Demonstrated mediation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively as part of a team environment.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Current Class C drivers licence.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to WHS and EEO principles.

Desirable Criteria

  • Practical experience in a similar role as a Building Surveyor/Compliance Officer.
  • Hold or be eligible to obtain minimum Building surveyor- restricted (class 1 and 10 buildings) pursuant to the “Building and Development Certifiers Regulation”.
  • Experience assessing and determining certificates under Part 4 and 6 of the “Environmental Planning & Assessment Act”.
  • Local Court and/or Land & Environmental Court experience.

How to Apply

  • Apply on line by clicking the link below
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria
  • If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire
  • You will be able to upload 2 documents only
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  • For further information about the role, please contact Craig Jenner, Compliance Team Leader on 02 9391 7146 or Paul Sullivan, Compliance Team Leader on 02 9391 7148 during business hours.
  • Our preference is for applications to be submitted online, however, we will accept hard copy applications addressed to Human Resources, Woollahra Council, PO Box 61, Double Bay, NSW, 1360

CLOSING DATE:   11:59pm on Sunday 26 June 2022

Woollahra Council is committed to responding to its responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in undertaking all measures that are reasonably practical to ensure the health and safety of all our workers. As of 1st December 2021, new employees must be fully vaccinated (two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide evidence seven days prior to commencement.

Should an applicant indicate that they wish to seek an exemption on medical or other grounds, they will need to provide evidence of their circumstances such as an accepted certified medical contraindication.

Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Architecture, Design and User Experience, Industrial

  • Locations:

    New South Wales,

  • Closing Date:27th Jun 2022, 12:00 am


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