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Senior Building Surveyor

Clarence Valley Council

Date posted: February 15, 2024

Closes: May 14, 2024

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Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can grow and develop while having the benefit of living in an idyllic North Coast location? Here at Clarence Valley Council, we strive to be a progressive employer that offers a rewarding and flexible work environment. Our vision is to create a community full of opportunity and our workforce is where we start to achieve our community aspirations.

Located in the Northern Rivers of NSW, we cover 10,441 square kilometres with the three major community hubs of Grafton, Yamba and Maclean. We are one of the biggest employers in the Valley and can offer you a rewarding career and a new lifestyle. Our goal is to be the employer of choice in the Valley, creating opportunities for those who live here already and for those who want to move here.

We are in an exciting period of transformation with a focus on employee engagement, satisfaction and delivering exceptional services and facilities for the community.

So come and join the team while enjoying all that Clarence Valley has to offer you and your family.


Learn more about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • permanent full time -70 hours per fortnight
  • the package: $92,096 - $109,827 plus superannuation, per annum
  • location - Grafton or Maclean (to be negotiated)
  • access to leaseback vehicle
  • flexible working arrangements 
  • enjoy the benefits of flex time 
  • access to fitness passport
  • assistance with relocation expenses 

About the role

Do you have qualifications in Building Surveying and are looking for your next career move? As a Senior Building Surveyor at Clarence Valley Council, you will take the lead in delivering quality, customer-focused, and professional building, development assessment, and compliance-related functions.

Your expertise and collaborative approach will contribute to establishing a professional and positive culture in the delivery of building and development assessment functions within the Council. You will use your experience to mentor developing team members, and work with the Development Services Team on more complex development applications, contributing to the delivery of best practice-built form outcomes.

Previous experience within the NSW local government system is not essential. We welcome applications from the private sector and other states, fostering diverse perspectives. We're open to discussing work locations at our Grafton or Maclean offices, prioritising your work-life balance. Your role shapes our community's growth while offering professional development opportunities. Join us to make a lasting impact for the beatifical Clarence Valley in a supportive and inclusive environment. 

Download the position description here.


Murray Lane, Manager Development Land Use Planning  on (02) 6643 0287

Closing date

Tuesday 14 May 2024 at 11.30 pm (NSW time).

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Grafton or Maclean Office (to be negotiated), however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

Council also recognises the skills and attributes of veterans and welcomes applications from ex-service personnel.

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