Senior Building Assessor

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Construction
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ0439
Closing Date: 10-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $93,867 - $113,572
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Position Description - DJ0439 - Senior Building Assessor.doc (Word, 862KB)

Contact: Alex Sellentin on (03) 9194 2715

Position Details

This is an exciting opportunity to join an independent, dispute resolution service for residential builders and building owners.

Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DVDRV), was recently established by the Department of Justice and Regulation and is keen to hear from experienced and qualified registered building practitioners and registered architects to join the DBDRV building assessment team.

Senior Assessors will be expected to:

  • Manage the examination of domestic building works for a team of Assessor's;
  • Develop and provide expert opinions and advice on escalated issues from an Assessor's inspection, determining and evaluating additional testing or clarification requirements;
  • Maintain clear, precise and thorough daily logs of the domestic building work being examined;
  • Provide mentoring support to the Assessors; and
  • attend the relevant sites and examine the building work which is in dispute, provide a written Examination Report, which would typically set out whether the building work is defective and/or incomplete, provide an opinion, recommend action, and/or provide further expert advice where there has been a contravention of the Building Act 1993 (Vic) (Building Act) or any regulations made under that Act.

You will have to be a registered building practitioner according to the requirements of the Building Act or a registered architect according to the requirements of the Architects Act 1991 (Vic) (Architects Act).
You will also have a minimum of three years' post-registration experience in one or more of the following disciplines:

  • architectural/engineering drafting or design 
  • domestic building inspection
  • domestic building surveying
  • domestic building (unlimited)
  • quantity surveying
  • structural or electrical engineering.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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