About the team
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Office is a professional, technical and administrative team that provides support to a Board and its ongoing work program. The ABCB’s mission is to oversee issues relating to safety and health; amenity and accessibility, and sustainability in buildings. If the built environment is your passion, then there’s no better place to start your career than the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). A Cadetship with the ABCB is your opportunity to work in a government organisation and learn how to develop building regulations while applying your academic knowledge. For more information about the ABCB, visit our website www.abcb.gov.au.
Our ideal candidates
The successful candidates will have a qualification in (or be studying towards) either:
- Building Certification/Building Surveying
- Building/Built Environment
- Construction Management
- Mechanical or Structural Engineering or
- Plumbing or Hydraulic Design.
Qualifications must be from an Australian university or Institute of TAFE. If you are unsure if you are eligible, please speak to the Contact Officer.
- Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work and communicate well as a member of a team, in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner, use sound judgement, professionalism and discretion in daily work.
- Sound writing skills with the capacity to write both clearly and persuasively.
- With general direction and guidance, the capacity to provide accurate and timely information and advice, think through problems and organise work.
- Sound research and analytical skills, and the capacity to apply these to building and plumbing regulation policy.
A working knowledge or familiarity with the NCC. We welcome an example of a project or situation where you have used the NCC or have had to demonstrate or assess compliance with the NCC.
What you will do
Cadets will undertake rotations in the ABCB technical teams. During this time, you will work with ABCB Managers on a range of issues relating to the development of the National Construction Code (NCC).
Key duties may include:
- Researching technical and policy issues relevant to the building and plumbing industries.
- Examining the benefits and costs associated with proposed changes to the NCC.
- Assisting with technical committee meetings through the preparation of agendas, papers and minutes.
- Providing NCC related technical advice to both industry and the public and assisting with the development of education and awareness materials.
- Assisting in the review and assessment of NCC referenced documents including Australian Standards and documents proposed for referencing in the NCC.
To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.
These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.
This recruitment process is being used to fill several non-ongoing APS Level 3 Cadetship vacancies, for a period of 12 months.
How to apply
Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.
You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (750 word maximum) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.
You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format).
For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Beverley Karin via Beverley.Karin@abcb.gov.au, or on (02) 6276 1817.
Learn more about the department
The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.
The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.