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Trainee Building Surveyor

Narrabri Shire Council

Date posted: May 27, 2024

Closes: Jun 23, 2024


  • An exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge  
  • Work-life balance
  • Work as a part of a dedicated and vibrant team

An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our Planning and Development team!

About Us

At Narrabri Shire Council, we're not just about providing services; we're about soaring to new heights! Situated in the heart of a vibrant, regional community, we are dedicated to innovation, prosperity, and ensuring our skies are as friendly as our town. We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive work environment that encourages growth, supports development, and nurtures talent across all levels.

About the Role

As a Trainee Building Surveyor, you will embark on an exciting career journey with the Narrabri Shire Council. You will play a vital role in supporting our Building Surveyors by assisting with the assessment and determination of applications, conducting critical stage inspections, and providing exceptional customer service. This position offers a unique blend of hands-on experience and academic growth, as you will be required to complete a recognized tertiary course in Building Surveying. Some day-to-day responsibilities will be:

  • Assisting in the assessment of applications under various Acts and Regulations.
  • Support the issuance of development and certification documents.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to residents, developers, and builders.
  • Perform administrative duties including documentation, reporting, and correspondence.
  • Participate in inspections and record findings.
  • Guide customers in lodging applications via the NSW Planning Portal

For further information, please refer to the Position Description.

About You

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are eager to learn and grow in the field of building surveying. As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Willingness and ability to undertake a tertiary course in Building Surveying.
  • Initiative and adaptability in balancing work and study commitments.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and a willingness to learn internal software.
  • A valid NSW driver’s license.

How To Apply

If you are ready to take on a rewarding role with potential for growth and opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and help us make a difference on the roads of Narrabri.

1. Complete the information below as requested
2. Click ‘APPLY.’
3. Attach your resume and cover letter
4. Click ‘NEXT’ and ‘CONFIRM.

Closing Date For Applications

Applications for this position close at 5:00pm on Sunday, 23 June 2024.

Narrabri Shire Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date or extend without prior notice.

Narrabri Shire Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We support difference and thrive on it for the benefit for our employees and community, and are committed to celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Narrabri Shire Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all people within our workplace. Please note that the successful applicant will be required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment with Narrabri Shire Council or provide evidence of an authorised medical contraindication.

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