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Technical Officer

Technical Officer

Job Title: Technical Officer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 0408CC
Contact Name: Chris Castellano
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 04, 2022 11:04

Job Description

About the role:
Public Sector People are working with a council in Melbourne’s East to recruit an experienced Technical Officer.

The Technical Officer ensures the reinstatement of Council’s assets and infrastructure are assessed and built in accordance with Council’s standards. As an Authorised Officer and technical expert, you are required to work in accordance with Council’s procedures, which includes providing education and issuing notices and, where appropriate, contributing to briefs of evidence for prosecution under the various Local Laws, relevant Acts and Regulations.
This position is responsible for working professionally with employees at all levels across Council and liaising with relevant external stakeholders, including the community, residents, Public Authorities, builders, and contractors.
This will be a contract role for an initial 3 months, with the opportunity for extension.
Duties and responsibilities for this role:  
  • Respond to and resolve issues raised by customers regarding damage to Council infrastructure assets and works by developers and utility companies.
  • Complete vehicle crossing assessments and issue permits as required in accordance with Council’s Policy and Procedure.
  • Complete Road Opening and Public Authority inspections to ensure works a completed to Council’s satisfaction.
  • Ensure results of the investigations are fully detailed on Council’s database.
  • Provide guidance to the Asset Protection & Permits Team regarding reinstatements as required.
  • Conduct site visits and issue permits and consents as required.
  • Manage the provision of engineering advice, certification and compliance of drainage.
  • Input data and information into corporate financial and information systems
  • Assist with the maintenance and updating of various registers, website and databases.
  • Build constructive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist members of the public, Public Authorities, builders, developers and contractors in relation to State Government Legislation and any other Acts, Regulations and Council Local Laws.
 The ideal candidate will have:
  • Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering and/or relevant Local Government Engineering experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience of the role of Asset Protection and Permits functions and Local Laws application in relation to construction work.
  • Proven experience in enforcement or compliance related field with a minimal qualification of Certificate IV in Government Compliance or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience in the assessment, issuing and management of permits is desirable.
  • Ability to deal effectively with property owners, builders and developers in an assertive, resilient but respectful manner seeking cooperation in complying with Local Laws, permits, consents and bond conditions.
  • Current Victorian drivers’ licence and satisfactory pre-employment medical, police and Working with Children Check.
  • Completion of Traffic Management Course and/or Traffic Controller experience would be highly regarded.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail or discuss other Civil Engineering opportunities within Local Government, please contact:

Chris Castellano

T: (03) 8535 3111

Alternatively, you can apply online by following the link below.

All communication will be strictly confidential.


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