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Investigations Officer
Multiple permanent opportunities available for experienced Investigators to take the next step in their career in our Investigations team.

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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/2401_23
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $114,828
Job Duration: N/A
File Attachment: 2022 pd - proactive investigator.docx
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Contact: Stuart Tori
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Position Details

Due to recent internal career progression we have multiple opportunities to work within our Investigations team or Proactive Investigations Team.

The Investigations Officer is responsible for assessing and investigating referrals from a range of internal and external sources.

In this role, the Investigations Officer is required to identify breaches of building legislation, regulations and professional standards.

This will involve conducting interviews, preparing reports and detailed briefs of evidence, participating in court proceedings, providing advice and information to the building industry.

The proactive investigations officer will conduct VBA initiated investigations into suspected breaches of building and plumbing legislation, regulations and professional standards.

This involves analysing data, conducting interviews, preparing reports and detailed briefs of evidence, participating in court proceedings, providing advice and information to the building industry.  It also involves working closely with key internal stakeholders to gather information and continuously improve processes.

Who we are looking for:

  • 2 plus years of demonstrated experience in a compliance or regulatory environment undertaking investigations, gathering information and evidence, preparing reports and/or briefs of evidence with the ability to undertake analysis and reporting of data.
  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigations) or higher with demonstrated practical experience in conducting investigations is a must.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills, along with strong interpersonal skills, all demonstrated via the undertaking of investigations, analysing information, pursuing lines of inquiry, assessing evidence and preparing reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to be positive, decisive and flexible while maintaining impartiality, objectivity and professionalism and act ethically and with integrity and fairness. 

VBA Commitment

We value diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We're hoping to find a broad range of experiences, and people from all backgrounds and communities to join us at the VBA.

We invite you to talk to us about any preferences or adjustments you may need to either our recruitment process or the role itself. If you identify as a person with disability, please let us know how we can provide additional support to your application. If this is you, please don't hesitate to get in touch via

We value and encourage flexibility for all, and so we support all our roles to be worked flexibly in some way, including part-time, to support a diverse, adaptive, and high-performing workforce. We encourage you to discuss flexible work options with the hiring manager during the recruitment process.

Working at the VBA - what you can expect

  • Flexible work options including part-time, compressed work schedules, flexible start and finish times, and purchased leave options.
  • A competitive salary, 10.5% superannuation and an annual Agility Allowance

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

  • A detailed copy of your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how you feel it aligns to the role.

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