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Building Consents Technical Officer - Ref 058

Building Consents Technical Officer - Fixed Term, Full Time

(Parental leave cover from 08/04/2019 until 02/05/2020)


Our Building Team technical support person is taking a short break from the building team as she enters into parenthood. We are looking for a motivated individual who can work frontline with our customers with ease, as well as being able to translate legislations and technical information into understood messages.

You will need to come up to speed with our systems and processes quickly and be comfortable working within a regulatory framework with an ability to read and understand legislation.

A good team fit is essential, there will be a short hand over period to ensure you gain knowledge and understanding of regulatory procedures and the Building Act, NZ Building Code, the Local Government Act, Approved Documents and the relevant NZ Standards.


To be successful in this role you will have:

  • demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and written with ability to communicate with, and be sensitive to the needs of people often in stressful situations;
  • demonstrated sound level of computer literacy and a proven ability to learn new systems as required to keep up with technical developments in the industry;
  • demonstrated strong organisational and time management skills;
  • the ability to identify problems and take appropriate action to minimize the impact before the problem escalates;
  • demonstrated good judgement and ability for sound decision making under pressure;
  • a high level of accuracy, and attention to detail;
  • awareness of Māori perspectives and issues;
  • a current and valid New Zealand Drivers Licence.

You will find the Job Description here.

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Leon Smith, Team Leader Building on 04 296 4700 or free phone 0800 486 486.

The preferred candidate will need to undergo the usual pre-employment checks, including drug and alcohol screening, criminal history and credit checks.  Please note you must be eligible to work in New Zealand.


Applications close 12.00 noon, Thursday 21 February 2019.  Please email your cover letter, CV, completed Council Application form, copy of your work visa (if applicable) and Drivers Licence marked “Building Consents Technical Support - Ref: 058” to


Kapiti Coast District Council Application form:

Application for Employment (WORD)

 Application for Employment (PDF)

* This document must accompany every application submitted