Building Support Officer

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5649275

Want a job where you can add value every day? The Tasman region is thriving and we require an experienced administrator to complement our very busy Building team.

Tasman District Council is an accredited Building Consent Authority, responsible for processing around 1400 residential and commercial building consents annually. As a Building Support Officer, you will be an administration professional, able to support to the timely processing of building consents which will include receipt of a variety of building applications, management of customer enquiries, invoicing, checking, reviewing and issuing of associated building and legislative documents in a timely manner.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:

  • Solid administrative experience with demonstrated initiative and self-direction.
  • A strong customer focus and a motivational and collaborative team member.
  • A high standard of attention to detail with great time management skills.
  • Excellent digital literacy and practical knowledge of Microsoft 365 and utilisation of databases and cloud systems.
  • Experience in an environment where you are required to work with relevant regulations, statutes and procedures
  • Some understanding of the building consenting process and/or building industry is desirable.

In return we offer you; a supportive team environment, ongoing professional development, a variety of work, a day off for your birthday, flexible working options, and a benefits package suited to your preferences.

Applications Close: 04 Oct 2021

Other career opportunities

Summer Student Internships

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

We typically have vacancies in Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.