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Investigator | Building

Contribute to protecting the Victorian community through investigation of breaches of the Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2018.
Flexible working arrangements available.
Fixed-term and ongoing opportunities - VPS5, $98,396 to $108,724 plus super.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/2201
Closing Date: 22-Sep-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $108,724
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - ce - investigations - investigations officer (b) - g5.1 - 2019.pdf
Contact: Tanya Spragg
Contact Details: 0429 053 899

Position Details

The Investigations Officer (Building) role provides an important service to the Victorian community conducting investigations into breaches of the building legislation, regulations and professional standards. This involves conducting interviews, preparing reports and detailed briefs of evidence, participating in court proceedings, providing advice and information to the building industry.

Join a collaborative and flexible team, striving to ensure a safer built environment in Victoria.



  • Investigate escalated complaints raised with the VBA regarding breaches or offences of the Building Act 1993 or the Building Regulations 2018.
  • Meet with internal and external stakeholders, obtain statements, collect and gather evidence and conduct records of interview.
  • Collate briefs of evidence and present this evidence before the court.


 Key Selection Criteria 

To be successful in this position, you will need to demonstrate:

  • professional etiquette with the ability to work independently and use initiative;
  • excellent writing skills;
  • well-developed decision-making skills;
  • ability to conduct records of interview;
  • ability to read and interpret legislation; and
  • well-developed report writing skills.


Specialist Expertise 

Certificate IV in Government (Investigations) or higher, or demonstrated experience in conducting investigations, is essential.


Salary Details

A base salary in the VPS Grade 5 range of $98,396 to $108,724 + super.

Why work for the VBA?

The VBA is the principal regulator for building and plumbing in Victoria. Our work helps ensure that all Victorians live and work in a quality-built environment. We contribute to public health, safety and amenity by overseeing compliance with regulations, legal requirements and professional standards.

We protect communities, empower consumers and encourage continuous improvement across the building and construction industry. As change occurs, we evolve with it, constantly improving our culture and capability.

Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • flexible working arrangements;
  • employee health and well-being initiatives; and
  • employee learning and development opportunities.


Application Process

To view the full position description and start your application, click ‘Apply Now'.

The VBA's job application process requires you to upload:

  • a current resume and cover letter outlining your relavent experience and skills.


Please note:

  • You are required to complete the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application page.
  • Prior to offer, please note you will have to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia (e.g. citizenship) and proof of any qualifications relevant to the role.
  • Unsuccessful candidates found suitable during the recruitment process may be approached for similar vacancies within the next 12 months.


Applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, 22 September 2019.

We at the VBA welcome and value applications from all eligible candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious affiliation, age or disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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