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Authorised Officer - Plumbing
Explore a career change as an Authorised Officer – Plumbing Inspector within the Office of the State Building Surveyor.

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Department: Victorian Building Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Trades and Services
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/6245
Closing Date: 19-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
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Contact: Philip Rankin
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Position Details

Are you a plumber looking for a career change in 2023? Are you passionate about utilising your extensive knowledge to make a positive difference to compliance and technical standards in the industry?

We currently have a permanent opportunity available in our Inspection Service Plumbing team where you can utilise your extensive Plumbing knowledge and experience to provide support and technical services within the Office of the State Building Surveyor.

As an Authorised Officer – Plumbing, you will provide an important service to the Victorian community through the audit and inspection of plumbing work throughout Victoria to determine compliance with Victorian legislation and plumbing standards.

You will using your extensive plumbing experience and industry knowledge to ensure and enforce compliance with technical standards, produce reports and recommendations, and liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders to build meaningful relationships.

What we are looking for:

  • Current detailed knowledge of the VBA's statutory obligations and relevant legislation, regulation, standards and codes applying to plumbing and gas fitting work in Victoria (Building Act 1993, Part 12A) is desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to prepare information and advice in a clear and concise manner with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Qualified to gain a licence as a plumber in all main (non-specialised) classes of plumbing work under Part 12A of the Building Act 1993 and hold (or eligible to hold) current registration in all main classes of plumbing work.
  • Demonstrated experience in a compliance, audit or enforcement role and the ability to prepare succinct and accurate audit and inspection reports.

The Victorian Building Authority embraces a diverse and inclusive culture who work together for the benefit of all Victorians. Our recruitment is best practice and free from bias, we recruit based on merit and equity regardless of age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or cultural background.

We have an amazing employee engagement program, remote working setup, health and well-being and learning and development programs to ensure our people are fit for work and inspired to be the best they can. We are always looking for talented new people to join us with a broad range of skills and experience who are curious, keen to learn and enjoy serving the community they live in, so if this sounds like a place you'd like to work and you think you have what it takes, we‘d love to hear from you and encourage you to apply now!

What you can expect

  • A diverse and passionate team that are results driven.
  • Flexible work arrangements with the opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight.
  • A competitive salary plus 10.5% superannuation

How to Apply

We require you to upload:

  • A detailed copy of your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your relevant experience and how it aligns to the role.  
  • Any other quals or licence if applicable

Please note:

  • Only electronic applications submitted via will be accepted.
  • Candidates deemed suitable from a selection process may be considered for identical or similar vacancies within 6 months.
  • As a public sector and service standard, generally all new employees will start at the base entry level and increment throughout the salary range each year based on performance. Current public sector employees at the same grade will be considered for a transfer of entitlements with evidence.  A request above entry level may be considered in certain circumstances.

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