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Building Surveyor

About the opportunity

We seek an experienced and highly motivated Building Surveyor to make statutory planning and building related decisions associated with residential buildings and their surrounding environments.

The focus areas of the position include residential development assessment of Development Applications, Complying Development applications and Construction Certificate applications, inspection and issuing of certificates as a registered certifier, bushfire risk assessments, swimming pool compliance audits, regulation of plumbing and drainage work, complaint investigations, compliance and regulatory enforcement, provision of statutory and technical advice to internal and external stakeholders and provision of superior customer service.

To find out more about your next career opportunity: Position Description


$77,189 to 88,768 per annum plus 11% superannuation


Council has a wide range of fabulous benefits available for staff including;

  • Full-time 35 hours per week 
  • Flexible work arrangements with a range of options to suit your needs 
  • 19 day month/RDO scheme
  • 11% superannuation
  • Leaseback vehicle 
  • Generous leave entitlements including Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Relocation Assistance available
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities including access to Council's Study Assistance program
  • Generous corporate fitness program for you and your immediate family members 
  • Free parking on-site
  • Fabulous location in the picturesque Hunter Valley!

This is a re-advertised position, previous applicants need not re-apply.

Applications Close: Thursday 23 June 2022 at 11.30pm

Who to Contact:

Grant Hamilton, Building Services Team Leader on 02 4993 4125.

How to Apply:

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Please complete the application form below and provide detailed responses to the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the role description, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter. Your candidate suitability is determined by your responses to the selection criteria, for more information on how to address the selection criteria please visit our How to apply page.

Pre-Employment Screening:

Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing). Council may also complete a range of other pre-employment checks, such as references, employment history checks, working with children checks or a criminal record check.

Guided by staff values of integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence, Cessnock City Council is indeed an attractive, thriving Council and employer of choice.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Architecture, Design and User Experience, Industrial

  • Locations:

    New South Wales,

  • Closing Date:23rd Jun 2022, 12:00 am


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