First listed on: 26 April 2022

 Building Inspector


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

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Job Description

As Building Inspector you will represent the Office of Municipal Building Surveyor (MBS) and The City of Stonnington in the inspection of buildings and building works where a permit has been granted.

  • Promote an understanding of relevant legislative requirements to practitioners and members of the public and provide professional recommendations
  • Carry out proactive inspections of building risks and dangers and non-compliance in accordance with Council work plans and policies by utilising engineering principles, precedent, and experience.
  • Respond to complaints and concerns by members of the public, governance and business units
  • Administer the follow up of building permits and approvals that are due to lapse or have lapsed, maintaining comprehensive and accurate records of inspections.

Desired Skills and Experience

To be suitable for this role you will have:

  • Practised knowledge of the Building Act, Building Regulations including associated Codes of Practice, Australian Standards, Local Laws, Government and Council Policies.
  • Proven experience in exercising building control functions, including enforcement processes
  • Ability to work in a team environment and positively contribute to the team.
  • Capacity to work autonomously, setting priorities and delivering desired outcomes
  • Demonstrated high level skills in communication and problem solving and ability to discuss regulatory requirements clearly to achieve successful resolution.

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  • Permanent full time employment with an annual salary range of $88,661 to $96,020 + 10% superannuation
  • 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading when leave is taken; Ability to purchase more leavemonthly accrued day off (tallies up to about an extra 12 days off per year); Cultural and Ceremonial Leave; Blood Donation Leave; 14 weeks paid parental leave; 2 weeks partner leave
  • Annual salary increases with our Enterprise Agreement 
  • Award nominated Wellbeing Program with mindfulness / meditation subscriptions, annual health checks and flu vaccinations, picnics, blood donor leave, discounted health insurance, significant discount on gym and aquatic memberships, Employee Assistance Programs, superannuation consultants, annual exercise challenges, weekly lunch time pilates, etc. 
  • Extensive Training and Development Program including educational assistance, study leave, Cert IV / Diploma of Leadership and Management, continuous learning online, higher duties arrangements, the list goes on...
  • Opportunity to have a real impact with a Diversity and Inclusion working group, Wellbeing Committee, Green Team, lunch and learn sessions with the CEO, annual tree planting days and toy drives
  • Celebration of our diversity with regular webinars, guest speakers and performers, and events around Taste of Harmony, R U OK Day, IDAHOBIT day, NAIDOC Week, and many many more. 


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact George Petridis Municipal Building Surveyor Unit Coordinator 0419580655.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’ (as noted in the Success Profile) and to tell us more about you.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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