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Cadet Building Surveyor

Golden Plains Shire - Bannockburn, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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  • Contribute to the development of one of Victoria’s fastest growing regions
  • Salary package between $70,054 - $80,945 including superannuation
  • Permanent full time
Come and join Golden Plains Shire Council, a regional municipality focused on working with the community to create sustainable growth, whilst maintaining a highly valued rural character. Located just outside Geelong, and within an easy drive to both Ballarat and Melbourne, our location means you get the benefits of a country lifestyle whilst still enjoying all the things that the city has to offer.

About the Shire:

Golden Plains Shire is situated between two of Victoria’s largest regional cities, Geelong and Ballarat, with a population of over 20,000 people across 56 vibrant rural communities.

Renowned for our award-winning food and wine, iconic music festivals, goldfield heritage and friendly communities, Golden Plains Shire is an attractive destination both to work, play and call home.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Building Team as a Cadet Building Surveyor to provide support to our Municipal Building Surveyor and Assistant Building Surveyor.

This opportunity will see you gain a wealth of experience and development within the Building industry in Local Government.

Day-to-day, you will:
  • Under supervision (unless a registered building inspector), carry out inspections of all types of buildings and swimming pools/spas, checking compliance with Building Regulations and accurately and consistently record all inspection results on Council’s Greenlight database.
  • In consultation with the Assistant Building Surveyor and Municipal Building Surveyor help to develop, refine and implement Council’s swimming pool audit and compliance program considering the most recent directions from State Government and the Victorian Building Authority.
  • Assist in the provision of administrative support in relation to the activities of the Building Services unit
  • Develop and maintain best practise standard operating procedures to guide compliance investigations and audit programs.
  • Prepare draft building notices and orders as required under the guidance of the Assistant Building Surveyor and Municipal Building Surveyor.
  • Under the guidance of the Assistant Building Surveyor, assist in the assessment and preparation of report and consent applications.
  • Respond to counter and telephone enquiries and answer any queries relating to the duties of the position and regulatory matters
This is a real opportunity to help shape the future of a growing community.

About you:

To be successful in this role, you will have a relevant qualifications or experience in Building Surveying

We are also looking for someone who has:
  • A sound understanding and demonstrated knowledge of the Building Act 1993, Building Regulations 2018, National Construction Code of Australia and referenced Australian Standards
  • Strong customer service focus with a demonstrated commitment to delivering high quality customer service.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
What’s in it for you:

At Golden Plains Shire Council, we promote diversity and want to develop a workplace that reflects the community in which we operate. We offer professional development and networking opportunities to staff as well as free onsite parking.

You can also:
  • Join a values-driven and community-focused organisation;
  • Contribute to a broad scope of work;
  • Take a monthly RDO (19 day month);
  • Make the most of professional development opportunities.
How to apply:

If you like the sound of this role, please apply via our careers website at: http://goldenplains.applynow.NET.au/#vacancies

Applications for this role must include a cover letter and CV and will be required to address the Key Selection Criteria.

For more information, you can contact Julie Harris, on (03) 5220 7125.


Only applications submitted via Council’s website will be considered. Applications submitted via Seek will not be assessed.

Applications close 15 February 2021 at 9.00am.

Golden Plains Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity and Child Safe Employer. We believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We are striving to build a workforce that reflects the community in which we operate and encourage applications from people of all ages, genders and cultural backgrounds. We recognise our proactive duty to ensure compliance with equal opportunity, child safe and other workplace-related legislation, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination.

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Golden Plains Shire

Bannockburn, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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