Senior Surveyor

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/-50944994/-
Closing Date: 28-Mar-2023
Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 50944994 VPS6 Senior Surveyor - PD.docx (Word, 847KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michele McJames
0436 686 964

Position Details

Please note: Due to Machinery of Government changes under Section 30 of the Public Administration Act (PPA), effective 1 January 2023, your employment will be with the Department of Transport and Planning. Corporate Services, including payroll, will be provided by Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action while a process for the formal transfer of staff in impacted areas is implemented.

The purpose of this role is to enable Surveyor-General Victoria to support major government land reform projects and related business dealings by providing plan and survey services.

The Senior Surveyor is the principal point of liaison between the Project Partner and Surveyor-General Victoria. 

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications


  • To be a practicing licensed surveyor in Victoria. A minimum of eight years' experience working as a licensed surveyor in Victoria is highly desirable.


  • Possess high level knowledge of land surveying practices, Victorian cadastral surveying legislation, land tenure legislation and policies.
  • Demonstrated experience in completely and accurately carrying out cadastral surveys of a complex nature with proven experience in preparing survey documentation to a high standard.  Ability to peer review the cadastral surveys and associated documentation of other licensed surveyors to that same high standard.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing complex reports and briefs of a high standard using clear concise and grammatically correct language to enable effective communication, liaison and negotiation with a wide range of clients and senior executive officers of the department. 
  • Experience in software applications for downloading and processing digital field survey information; computer aided drafting and survey calculations; word processing and email. 

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 3 years. The work location for this position is 2 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 28 March 2023.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.


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