First listed on: 18 May 2019

Trainee Building Surveyor

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...

  • temporary full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $686.10 - $1,020.40 per week, plus superannuation
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - Maclean
  • full payment of course fees and other associated costs
  • access to study leave

About the role

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to join our busy dynamic team. 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. We have a work/life balance that is exactly as it should be – balanced.

If you have a genuine interest in building, development and environmental issues and want to assist us in making the built environment a safe and healthy place to occupy Clarence Valley Council wants to hear from you.

As a Trainee Building Surveyor you will:

  • Assist in the assessment and approval of development/activity applications under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and Local Government Act 1993.
  • Assist in the inspection and preparation of certificates in relation to building development.
  • Provide administrative support to professional staff.
  • Acquire the skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications necessary to join the building surveying profession.

Download the position description here.


Kerry Harre, Building & Environmental Service 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 Maclean office, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

Following the period of traineeship, the trainee may be considered for the permanent position of Building Inspector, subject to meeting the required eligibility criteria.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Applications received via Seek's "Apply for this job" function will not be considered.
  • 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 relevant certificates and licences.


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

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