Richmond Valley Council

Building Development Certifier – Expression of Interest

Posted: 14 Apr
Closes: 01 Jan



Are you a suitably qualified or soon to be qualified Building Certifier? 

Richmond Valley Council often has Building Certifier roles available. If you are interested in being contacted when a role is available to apply for please leave your details.

Our Development & Certification team do a range of diverse work, you will be part of a professional, dedicated team facilitating all building survey activities for Council and your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farm lands. RVC are currently accepting Expressions of Interest from interested applicants who want to join our team, our progressive Council and our Award Winning Employer of Choice Organisation. 

We are looking for

A motivated go-getter, who is confident to work autonomously but also understands the importance of team work. You have excellent stakeholder management skills and a good understanding of customer needs achieved through your effective interpersonal communication skills. You have plenty of experience working on all kinds of inspections and are open to sharing those skills with others in the team.

We are seeking someone who has the following technical abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Building Code of Australia, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Regulation, and other associated codes and policies and their interpretation and application in a working environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and presentation of technical reports and submissions
  • SafeWork Construction Induction Certificate (WHS White Card)
  • Current Class C Driver Licence


About the Role



The primary purpose of the role is to provide building control in accordance with statutory requirements, policy and procedure to deliver the expectations of the community identified in Council’s Community Strategic Plan.

This includes:

  • Completing inspections and written reports with the effective implementation of statutes and Council policies with regard to the matter of development assessment
  • Enforcement of compliance with Development Consents/Construction Certificates and suggesting appropriate legal remedies
  • Preparation of reports in regard to Notice of Intent and Orders and follow through as determined
  • Participation on Council's Development Assessment Panel in the assessment of development related applications


About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW; Tweed Heads, Byron Shire, Lismore Shire and Ballina Shire. The area is around three hours from Brisbane, less than an hour to Byron Bay and 30 minutes to Lismore. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farm lands. 

The region's community is welcoming and friendly, which is why it has become a popular location for sea and tree changers who have had enough of traffic jams, congestion and long work hours.

We are proud to have won multiple awards for our culture including: Outstanding Employer of the Year by NSW Northern Business Chamber, and Large Employer of the Year by Training NSW.

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.


Our Values

Integrity and Passion


The Way We Do Business

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together


To Apply


Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document and then copy and paste these into the fields below.

  1. Please review the Role Description, outlining the key responsibilities and requirements of the role.
  2. We encourage you to speak with the contact person listed above to understand whether this is the right role for you.
  3. Complete the questions below, demonstrating your skill, experience and interpersonal suitability for the role. Click "Next".
  4. Attach your resume. (You may also attach a cover letter - this is optional).  The names of your documents should not contain any characters other than letters, numbers and spaces. Click "Next".
  5. Review your application to ensure everything is correct. Click "Confirm" to submit your application.