Competency Assessor I Commercial level 1-3

Date: 30-Aug-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Remote/flexible working arrangements 
  • High level of technical expertise, coaching, mentoring, and training skills with a strong customer focus   
  • Any proven Residential 1-3 / Commercial 1-3 experience would be highly favoured.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity
The Capability team is responsible for Auckland Council’s Building Consent Authority competency assessments, technical audits, and specialist functions such as the development of technical training material, management of earthquake-prone buildings, and Licensed Building Practitioner complaints, amongst other duties. The team predominately works within the Building Act 2004 and the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006 framework. 

There are multiple exciting opportunities available within the department to assist in the implementation and ongoing development of our staff who are performing technical functions. We are open to discussing flexible/remote working options across the North and South Island.  These functions can include the assessment and audit of staff processing building consents & assessing Code Compliance Certificates. We are also looking for someone who can work on-site assessing our Commercial Inspections staff.  A significant focus of the role is to provide coaching, mentoring, and training to our Building Consent technical staff. 


Reporting to the Team Leader Assessment, we will look to you to actively provide leadership in the development of our staff through performing competency assessments, technical audits, and staff training. This role will provide you with the opportunity to ensure staff are maintaining knowledge and expertise and to ensure the technical criteria for competency assessments are met and reflect what is happening in the industry.


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He kōrero mōu: About you
You will have significant experience in building-related regulatory services (processing consent applications or inspecting buildings), a relevant professional or tertiary qualification and/or considerable experience in a building regulatory-related environment, and a full New Zealand driver’s license. You will be a skilled communicator with the ability to motivate staff through your coaching, mentoring, and training talents. Previous building inspector or processor background is preferred to fill the current skills gap within the current team. Any proven commercial experience (Com 1 – 3) or existing residential (Res 1-3) would be highly favoured.


You will have good process orientation with an ability to apply sound judgment and decision-making skills to promote continued business improvement. Computer literacy skills will be visible through the production of reports, monitoring and reviewing of statistical information, and research of applications. It is preferable that you have been assessed for Appendix 2 under the National Competency Assessment Framework (NCAS).


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
Auckland Council is evolving into a world-class city and you can help make it happen. We offer a robust remuneration package and  have several benefits for you to enjoy including flexible working hours and you get to work with like-minded professionals working towards the same goal. This is an opportunity to develop and expand your skillset due to the magnitude of the types of services we provide to the people of Auckland. If you can demonstrate these qualities and this sounds like your next career move, this is the role you are looking for.


As part of our Auckland Council Group, you’ll gain access to many benefits and discounts, including discounted financial services and insurance, Auckland Art Gallery membership, entertainment, lifestyle discounts and more. Come join us and have the satisfaction of knowing you are contributing to Tamaki Makaurau growth and development. 


Click link to find out more about our employee benefits package.


Applications close Sunday 2 October 2022

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.


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