Competency Assessment Advisor

Date: 7 Feb 2024

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Would you like to work as part of a dynamic team that provides multiple core functions and support within the Building Consents department?


Auckland Council's Building Consents department ensures safe sustainable buildings for Aucklanders and makes it easier to build compliant developments in the Auckland region. We ensure there is a strong focus on customer-centric delivery and focus on providing the best business services.


We are currently seeking a Competency Assessment Advisor whose role is to ensure the competency and training processes for technical staff are implemented, delivered and maintained. You will also be responsible for ensuring that any administrative tasks for the team are completed and any initiatives or improvements are effectively implemented for the department. 


Based Centrally, this is a regional role reporting to the Manager Building Consents Capability. The Capability team is responsible for Auckland Council’s Building Consent Authority Quality Assurance, Training, Continuous Improvement, competency assessments and technical audits, special projects, and specialist functions such as earthquake-prone buildings, Licensed Building Practitioner complaints, product assessments, maintenance of the producer statement register amongst other duties. The team predominately works within the Building Act 2004 and Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006.


He kōrero mōu: About you


This role will provide you with the opportunity to make sure the Auckland Council meets its obligations as an employer, and enable you to liaise with assessors, training team, and staff as required. Ideally, you will have at least 2-3 years of experience in managing complex spreadsheets/databases and excellent MS Office skills. You will be a skilled communicator able to converse with people from all levels of the organisation.


We will be looking for specific experience with:


  • Experience in a building-related regulatory environment
  • Familiarity with setting up and facilitating training for large groups or large volumes of courses
  • Experience in managing and implementing Continuous Improvement tasks
  • Familiarity with the BCA Accreditation framework and other quality frameworks
  • Ability to interpret and apply legislation, regulatory policy, and procedures
  • Skills in accurately capturing and recording information
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workflow effectively and efficiently to deliver required results.
  • A willingness and ability to work collaboratively and proactively as part of a team.


You will also demonstrate some of the following qualifications:


  • Any Training facilitation qualification or experience
  • Any Building Act related qualification
  • Any auditing qualification
  • A current New Zealand driver’s license


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.6 million people. We are progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a city we are proud of for our ratepayers and residents.


In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary and be a part of a friendly and collaborative team that is dedicated to our customers. You will receive dedicated training and development so that you become a professional expert in your various areas of responsibility. On top of this, as part of our Auckland Council Group, you will gain access to many benefits and discounts. Click LINK to find out more about our employee benefits package.


Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini - My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


So, if you are looking for a new professional challenge and are ready to take the next step in your career, apply now with your cover letter and CV!


Tono Mai: Apply Now!


You can find the position description HERE

Applications close: 8 March 2024


Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.


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