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2023 Graduate Excellence Program - Graduate Valuer

About the Role

This is an entry level opportunity to join the State Valuation Service (SVS).  The SVS is the largest public sector provider of valuation and property related services in the state, employing more than 140 valuers across a network of 18 regional locations throughout Queensland.

SVS deliver a diverse range of specialised services, you will have an opportunity to broader your skills across multiple disciplines including:

  • Provision of statutory land valuations for rating, state land rental and land tax purposes
  • Valuations for the administration of state land.

As a Graduate Valuer you will be involved in assisting registered valuers.  These valuers will provide you great training and mentoring and will help you understand the property market throughout our State.

The State Valuation Service has touchpoints with almost every land parcel in Queensland, and the work is interesting and varied and is carried out all over the State.  This can vary from the islands in the Whitsunday, large grazing portfolios in western Queensland to the commercial CBD of Brisbane.  There is opportunity to travel throughout Queensland with this variety of tasks.

About the Department of Resources

As a trusted resources agency, we have an important role in creating economic opportunities for Queensland.

We do this by helping the community and the government make the best use of our renewable and non-renewable land, mineral and energy resources.

Our vision is to be an influential economic department that advocates for the public interest.

As a department, we face new demands, new opportunities, and rapid change, including changes in climate, markets, and technology, as well as shifts in community knowledge and expectations.

We are committed to developing and building a courageous culture, where all employees are inspired, innovated, and supported.

As part of the department’s strategic plan, our guiding principles (underpinned by the Queensland public service values) guide how we will conduct our day-to-day business and set cultural expectations for the department.

Department of Resources

Your knowledge, skills and attributes

We’ll assess your merit for this role by looking at what you’ve done previously – the knowledge, skills and attributes you can bring to the role, plus your potential for development, and your personal qualities. This position requires:

  • Demonstrated ability to acquire, interpret and apply, relevant legislation as well as the appropriate exercise of regulatory powers.
  • Your abilities to work within a team and to have a customer centric approach to your work
  • Experience in using information and communication technology systems to effectively undertake and manage work commitments

Key duties and accountabilities

  • Working under supervision, show initiative in undertaking an individual commitment in providing valuations for statutory, state land administration and client and asset purposes and assist with the resolution of statutory grievances related to valuation activities
  • In accordance with statutory requirements and the instruction of clients, deliver consistent valuation services which align to SVS procedures and work instructions, and comply with departmental standards, policies and work instructions as they relate to the work unit
  • Recognise and provide advice on emerging issues and trends and recommend new initiatives that lead to improvements in services and efficiency
  • Participate in the development of business relationships to provide services and identify business opportunities within defined markets
  • Participate in professional and personal development, both operational and professional and work collaboratively, operating as an effective team member
  • Develop monthly work plans that clearly demonstrate an understanding of current workloads and report to management on performance against Client Service Standards
  • Liaise with and provide valuation related advice as required, including written correspondence to departmental staff, other government departments, government owned agencies, local government and members of the public
  • Use advanced information and communication technology systems to effectively undertake and manage work commitments
  • You will be required to drive a motor vehicle, sometimes in remote locations.
  • Other duties as directed and required.

Specific role requirements

Mandatory requirements:

  • The successful applicant will be required to have completed a degree that is recognised by the Valuers Registration Board as being suitable for registration as a Valuer in Queensland.
  • To obtain an understanding of the depth and breadth of the business of the State Valuation Service and its variety, it is encouraged, from a career perspective, that graduates will gain experience at various locations throughout Queensland.
  • Travel away from the home centre may be required. This may involve travel outside of normal office hours and/or overnight accommodation for extended periods.
  • A Queensland driver’s licence or equivalent
  • Be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen or permanent resident and have permission, under Commonwealth law, to work in Australia.
  • Criminal history and employment check may be completed as part of the recruitment process.  
  • All staff are required to be fully vaccinated. You are considered to be fully vaccinated if you have had the required two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. It does not include a booster­­­. Acceptable evidence of vaccination must be provided. If you have a recognised medical contraindication to COVID-19 vaccines, please speak with the panel chair to discuss your circumstances and available options.

Key competency requirements

As an individual contributor in the role of Graduate Valuer, the following competencies from the Leadership competencies for Queensland are most relevant to this role:


  • Prioritises projects and tasks efficiently, in line with team commitments (Leads strategically)
  • Uses data and leverages technology to achieve greater efficiencies (Stimulates ideas and innovation)


  • Actively participates in team development opportunities, such as lessons learned conversations (Develops and mobilises talent)
  • Implements reporting mechanisms with honest recognition of progress against goals (Drives accountability and outcomes)


  • Actively seeks feedback and modifies approach to enhance own effectiveness (Pursues continuous growth)
  • Takes personal responsibility for learning, and eagerly pursues new knowledge and experiences (Pursues continuous growth)

How to apply

To apply for this role, you will need to submit the following document/s. For more detailed information, please see the Working at Resources document.

  • Your current resume detailing your knowledge, skills and attributes experience, including the contact details for two referees who have personally observed you displaying the competencies required for this role
  • A brief cover letter (1-2 pages) telling us why you are interested in this opportunity and how your knowledge, skills and attributes complements the key competencies and, duties and accountabilities of the role. This should not be a restatement of your resume. It is your opportunity to tell us about yourself, how you meet the required competencies, key duties and responsibilities, and any specific role requirements including what skills you’ll bring to the role.

Send your application via www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au

Additional Information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Health and safety We aim to maintain a safe, healthy and secure work environment for all employees, clients, visitors and contractors. Achieving this aim is the responsibility of all.

Reasonable Adjustment: All applicants are encouraged to advise the panel of any additional support or reasonable adjustments (i.e. building access, wheelchair access, interpreting services etc.) required during the recruitment process in order to ensure they can demonstrate their ability to meet the inherent requirements of the role.

Pre-employment checks will occur prior to any offer of employment being made. Checks may include:

  • Referees
  • Proof of eligibility for appointment (i.e. residency/citizenship status)
  • Criminal history
  • Qualifications – the panel will need to sight your qualifications (mandatory requirements only).

To learn about how we support and encourage applications from diversity groups and for information on the benefits and conditions of working for Resources please refer to the Resources’ Applicant Information Package – Working at Resources document attached with this Smart Jobs item.

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Planning and Surveying, Property

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Working

  • Work from home:

    Hybrid remote

    Hybrid remote

    Employees are allowed to work remotely some of the time but most of the work is done at the company’s physical office. Remote work is considered a perk or a privilege. For example, an employee may work from home for 1-2 days per week.

  • Locations:



    Feb 2023 (approx)





  • Program Duration

    1 Year

  • Closing Date:15th Aug 2022, 1:59 pm


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