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Council Investigations Officer

Job No: NCC1754
Location: Newcastle, NSW

12 Month Fixed Term Contract - 35 hours per week


Newcastle City Council has over 900 employees working towards our Newcastle 2030 vision of creating a smart, liveable and sustainable city. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and value for money to our residents and ratepayers.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Regulatory Services team as a Council Investigations Officer.

Using your knowledge and experience, you will carry out investigations into breaches of Acts and Regulations regarding unauthorised development, unauthorised land use, non-compliance with conditions of development consent, unsafe structures and structures not constructed in accordance with the Building Code of Australia (BCA). You will also assist in the management of premises regulated under the Local Government Act and undertake specialist investigative work as directed.

In this role, you will deliver regulatory programs for the community and liaise with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the community and provide specialist advice to achieve sound environmental planning outcomes.

In addition you will actively contribute to the development and review of policies, internal procedure manuals, development control plans and practice guides.

To be successful in this job you will have:

  • Relevant job related experience in the investigation and resolution of customer requests/complaints regarding a range of planning, building, environmental and building safety related matters.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and / or extensive job related experience in the construction industry or as a health and building surveyor.
  • Experience and demonstrated competence in environmental planning investigation and compliance, and an understanding of the provisions of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 and other relevant local government legislation.
  • Effective analytical and innovative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment with a strong customer service focus.
  • Strongly developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Current Class 'C' Driver’s Licence.

Sound like the perfect job for you? Apply Now !

Newcastle City Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area.

All candidates will be assessed against the selection criteria outlined in the position description.  Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future identical positions for a period of 12 months.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

To view the full position description please click here

Application Closing Date: Monday 13th November 2017, 11:59pm.

Remuneration: $77,687.43 + 9.5% Superannuation per annum for a 38 hour a week.

For additional information, please call Scott Notley - Senior Planning Investigations Officer - 4974 2532

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