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  • Permanent Full-time Position
  • Band 5 - Salary between $68,571 to $78,277 per annum plus statutory superannuation
  • Central Ballarat

Survey Officer

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Band 5 - Salary between $68,571 to $78,277 per annum plus statutory superannuation
  • Central Ballarat


We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person for the position of Survey Officer.


This position is part of the service within Council that provides efficient and accurate engineering feature surveys for engineering designers to produce plans for capital Works projects. The survey service also issues permits for vehicular crossings to properties. 


You will require a sound knowledge in the principals of undertaking engineering feature surveys and have a minimum 3 years’ experience in surveying. You will be able to operate effectively in a small team and deliver an excellent service to internal Council teams and external customers.

Working at the City of Ballarat, you will be rewarded with flexible working arrangements and work/life balance, attractive salary, study assistance programs, discounted gym memberships and an encouraging and supportive work environment. 


Key Selection Criteria

  • Sound knowledge and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in production of engineering feature surveys.
  • Demonstrated practical ability to use modern survey equipment and instruments and Survey / Engineering /Drafting software.
  • An ability to manage time, set priorities and organise own work program in the most efficient and effective way possible to enable completion of projects within set timelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills including the ability to interpret enquiries or complaints from the public and to investigate, solve and advise appropriately in a timely, accurate and courteous manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member and perform the role of a Survey Leader when required.


To apply

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application. The closing date for this position is 12noon Monday 25 October 2021.  Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, answer screening questions in response to key selection criteria and a current resume. 


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



For any additional questions, please contact: Peter Bate, Coordinator Design and Survey, (03) 5320 5588. 


The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for. 



PD Survey Officer Band 5 August 2021.docx1.pdf

Type: Permanent

Category: Infrastructure

Reference ID: CA000082

Date Posted: 08/10/2021