Vacancy Details

Building Inspector 

  • Full time- Permanent 
  • Salary starting at $ 93,941.27 plus superannuation 
  • Great work-life balance | Flexible working options available 


Are you looking for an organisation that supports staff through career development and flexible work options? 

Do you want to escape the city life and experience the regional lifestyle?  

Wodonga Council supports its staff in accessing genuine flexible work and leave options including working from home, flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga? Click here or visit our website here. 

Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

To properly inspect buildings during construction, alterations and demolition to ensure compliance with all relevant building construction standards with the primary aim of ensuring the safety of the public. 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

Inspecting building works and determining that works comply with the Building Act 1993, Building Regulations, the Building Code of Australia, approved plans and specifications;  

Inspecting swimming pools and swimming pool enclosures and determining that works comply with all legislative requirements relating to swimming pool safety; 

Provide professional advice and regulate applicants in respect to building legislation without reference to a supervisor. Redress of any decision is through the Victorian Building Authority or Fair Trading NSW and is on the employee as an individual; 

Power to stop works deemed not in accordance with approved plans, relevant legislation, standards, and codes and issue notice or order to remedy; 

Assist with the integrated response to Town Planning, Environmental Health (septic), Subdivisions, and Assets & Infrastructure issues; 


Key Selection Criteria:  

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following. 

  • Tertiary qualification and registration as a Building Inspector Practitioner. 
  • Extensive knowledge of, and proven ability to interpret and enforce relevant building control legislation. 
  • Strong focus and commitment to delivering high quality customer service and maintain confidentiality at all times.  
  • Advanced verbal and written communication and negotiation skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to investigate and prepare clear and concise reports on complex building issues.  
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a multi skilled team environment and work independently in the field with minimum supervision. 


How to Apply  

Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents.  

  • A document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here
  • A brief cover letter 
  • A current resume 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift). 

The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might  also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Building Services Administration Coordinator – Vicki Teschner – 0434 837 223 | 


Applications close 11.59pm, January 15, 2024.


Position description below 


Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including: 

  • Employee health and wellbeing programs; 
  • Flexible work arrangements; 
  • Learning and development; and, 
  • Career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at