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Investigations Officer (Building)
Culture underpinned by ‘Building Confidence’
Convenient location, close to public transport
Ongoing opportunity

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/2202
Closing Date: 19-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $105,275
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: pd - c&e - investigations - investigator (b) - various pn - g5.1 - september 2018.docx
Contact: Tanya Spragg
Contact Details: Team Leader Investigations (Building) 0429 053 899

Position Details

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

This position is well suited to an Investigator who has a strong background in conducting complex regulatory or enforcement investigations. 

Key Selection Criteria

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

  • Experience in a compliance or regulatory environment undertaking complex investigations, preparing reports and/or briefs of evidence with the ability to undertake analysis and reporting of data.
  • The ability to build and sustain effective relationships with stakeholders, being responsive to their needs and expectations.
  • Conceptual problem-solving skills and ability to analyse information and make sound decisions.
  • Proven communication skills, both written and oral and interpersonal skills, demonstrated in the undertaking of investigations, analysing information, pursuing lines of inquiry, assessing evidence and preparing reports.

Specialist Expertise

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

Position Specific Requirements

  • This position has a requirement to travel and work temporarily at locations remote from the principal place of work
  • This position requires an ability to quickly acquire an understanding of the Building Act 1993 and Building Regulations 2006 and other relevant legislation
  • The successful candidate will possess a high level of personal integrity and credibility
  • The successful candidate must hold a current drivers licence.

Why work for the VBA?

Work for the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and you will join a values-based organisation who invests in employees. Our values: We Problem Solve, We Work as One and We Deliver.

Benefits of working for the VBA include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Amazing workplace in our award winning, heritage listed, 5-Star Green Star Docklands office
  • Employee learning and development opportunities

To find out more about why it's great to work for the VBA, visit 'Careers' at

Salary Details

Base salary in the Grade 5.1 range of $95,275 - $105,275 per annum (plus 9.5% super), will be negotiated with the successful candidate, depending on skills and experience.

Application Process

For full job details and to apply, click 'Apply Now' below.

The VBA job application process requires you to:

  • Upload your current resume, cover letter, proof of your right to work in Australia (citizenship or residency document or Australia working visa) and any qualifications relevant to the role.
  • Complete the questionnaire provided after you click ‘Next' at the bottom of the application page
  • Candidates are not required to address all selection criteria, only those listed in the questionnaire. 
  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted

Standard recruitment practice applies, which may include interviewing, skills/competency testing, reference checking and/or other selection processes.

Applications due by 5pm on Monday, 19 November 2018.

No agencies please.

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