First listed on: 23 May 2019

Building Surveyor (Building Formalisations)

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $72,194 - $86,093 per annum, plus superannuation
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - Grafton
  • the opportunity to accrue time in lieu
  • the opportunity to 'purchase' leave

About the role

We’re looking for a highly motivated Building Surveyor to join our busy dynamic team. You’ll be required to encourage the submission of appropriate applications to formalise the existence of unauthorised dwellings where planning, building and environmental controls permit their continued existence. You’ll be able to live and work in the Clarence Valley where we enjoy the finer things in life like catching a fish or a wave before work and river views on your daily commute; or perhaps you’d like to ride your horse on a hobby farm instead. We have a work/life balance that is exactly as it should be – balanced.

If you’re a professional Building Surveyor who wants to make the built environment a safe and healthy place to occupy and enjoy leisure time as much as office/on-site time, Clarence Valley Council wants to hear from you.

As a Building Surveyor (Building Formalisations) you will:

  • Process Development applications for as built structures
  • Undertake systematic investigation and identification of unauthorised buildings
  • Initiate appropriate enforcement action where warranted
  • Undertake the duties of a District Building Surveyor as required
  • Provide professional technical advice to internal and external customers on building and development issues

Download the position description here.


Kerry Harre, Building & Environmental Services Coordinator on 6643 0264.

Closing date

Sunday, 9 June 2019 at 11.30 pm (NSW time)

Other important information 

This position is located at Council's Grafton office, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.

Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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