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Senior Asset Surveillance Officer
  • Permanent, Full-time opportunity
  • Band 5 Salary between $69,531.80 to $79,372.80 per annum plus statutory superannuation
  • Exciting opportunity to work in an established operating team in the City of Ballarat

The Role 

This role sits within the Asset Management team, as a part of the Infrastructure and Environment division which is responsible for the delivery and management of the City of Ballarat's civil infrastructure. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person for the position of Senior Asset Surveillance Officer on a permanent basis. 

Position Objectives 

  • Conduct surveillance of works undertaken on City of Ballarat land. 
  • Aim to protect City of Ballarat assets and ensure reinstatement works meet City of Ballarat standards.   
  • Undertake proactive and reactive defect inspections. 
  • Undertake proactive condition inspections of council assets. 
  • Assist in ensuring the accuracy, completeness and relevance of data collected by Asset Management. 
  • Undertake team administration to facilitate surveillance and inspections. 
  • Possess a good working knowledge of the organisation, its people and processes 
  • Be a key player in fostering a positive and productive team environment. 
  • Provide administrative support to the Asset Surveillance Supervisor as directed. 
  • Supervise Asset Surveillance Officers and Administration staff as directed by Asset Surveillance Supervisor.  

 Key Selection Criteria:  

  • Experience in data collection, data management and computer technology. 
  • Experience in Local Government Asset Protection, municipal or building construction, subdivision development, drainage or pavement works, or similar. 
  • Good interpersonal skills (both written and oral) with a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and deal with difficult customers. 
  • Demonstrated ability to take on challenging tasks and deal with them in a consistent and timely manner. 
  • Strong general administrative support skills, enabling the undertaking of a broad range of tasks with minimal ongoing supervision. 
  • Proven ability to act as a point of escalation within a team, supporting junior staff in a constructive manner and taking direction from senior staff 
  • Current VicRoads 'Car' Drivers licence or equivalent. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues relevant to work activities and work area. 


  • Level 1 bridge inspection, trained and experienced;  
  • Visual road condition inspection, trained and experienced  

How to apply  

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is Sunday 3 December 2023.

Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and attach a written response to the key selection criteria.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.


For further information on this position, please contact Daniel Sault, Supervisor Asset Surveillance on 5320 5534. 

The City of Ballarat is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values diversity, flexibility and child safety. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace and reasonable adjustments will be made to the process to ensure equitable access.  We undertake an employment screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate holds a valid working with children check and satisfactory criminal history record check.

Job Ref: SH000081
Submitted: 17-11-2023

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