• A varied and challenging role will see the successful applicant supervise Council's Certification practices to complete daily assessments and inspections.
  • Competitive annual salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on their qualifications and skills. Plus, up to 13% superannuation
  • Position has operational/commuter use of a vehicle (subject to Council’s Vehicle Use Policy)
  • Great range of additional benefits, including health & wellness programs, salary sacrifice options, salary packaging arrangements and a fortnightly RDO.

About the Region

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in our western reaches to the Cooloola Coast.  Bordering Noosa and Fraser Coast Local Government areas, we are uniquely positioned to grow whilst still retaining our country charm.  Our borders with North and South Burnett, and the Somerset Local Government areas link with our rural lifestyle, where you can enjoy our picturesque smaller townships, or our abundant local history.  Our local festivals such as the Gympie Music Muster are renowned both nationally and internationally. 

For someone seeking a high quality of life, with pristine natural areas and spectacular beaches, all within reach of Noosa, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, we are offering this unique opportunity.  

Role Overview

Provide high level operational day to day coordination of Council’s Building Certification services, with a focus on continuous improvement and customer service to provide a high standard of building services that promotes community health, amenity, and safety in the built environment.

Provide an efficient and effective building assessment and inspection service for the Gympie Regional Council area to ensure processing of Building Applications within the prescribed timeframes as set by the Planning Act 2016, the Building Act 1975, and associated subordinate legislation.

Essential Knowledge & Skills: 

  • A qualification and equivalent experience that satisfies the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) licencing requirements for a Building Certifier Level 2 or Level 3.
  • Demonstrated experience in the assessment and certification of all Building Classifications with an expert knowledge of the relevant Acts, Regulations, and Codes that regulate the building and development industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating the daily operations and leading staff within a building certification practice, including experience in current human resource practices.
  • Experience in the development and review of operational budgets to achieve financial efficiencies.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills to facilitate the preparation of written instructions, reports and correspondence, and to facilitate clear communications with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and foster a positive customer service culture.
  • Queensland ‘C’ Class drivers' licence or above that is current and maintained.
  • Construction Industry Safety Induction Card (blue/white).
  • Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) Building Certifier Level 2 or Level 3 Licence

Essential Requirements: 

  • Supervising Council’s Certification practices to complete daily assessment and inspection tasks to meet legislative standards and customer demands.
  • Ensure the efficient processing of all building related applications which includes any relevant certification and inspections.
  • Provide expert technical support and advice on building matters to other Directorates within council and external stakeholders.
  • Provide technical, strategic, financial and business planning assistance to the Coordinator Building to ensure provision of cost-effective building certification services that meet community expectations and delivery with a focus on customers.
  • Assist with the preparation and review of budgetary requirements for the building certification section.

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here. 

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact Council's Manager Building and Plumbing, Andrew Parker on 07-5481 0403or emailandrew.parker@gympie.qld.gov.au

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Council's Officer Recruitment, Sue Rossi on 07-5481 0971 or email sue.rossi@gympie.qld.gov.au

What we offer?

  • Nine-day fortnight
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Generous superannuation scheme of up to 13 per cent
  • Access to salary sacrificing and salary packaging arrangements
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Customer Service Focused
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

For a full explanation of our values please click here.  You will be assessed on your understanding of these values and how you have applied values such as these in your previous employment.

Our Process

Successful applicants will be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police.

Keen to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
3) Click 'APPLY'
4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.

Applications close This vacancy will remain open until filled.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

Gympie Regional Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and our people represent the community which we service. We invite all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including First Nations People, and people from diverse social, cultural and gender backgrounds.




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Gympie Regional,Queensland,Australia

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Job Posted:
1 week ago
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Job Type
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