investigator in Darwin CBD

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job details

darwin cbd, northern territory
government & defence
job type
working hours
au$ 77,469 - au$ 96,515 per year
reference number
laura finch, randstad
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job description

The Organisation

Our client promotes an improved workplace relations framework to ensure that building work is carried out fairly, efficiently and productively for the benefit of all building industry participants, without distinction, and for the benefit of the Australian economy as a whole.

There goal is to ensure that employers and employees covered by this framework can work fairly, efficiently and productively.

The Role

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Investigator position has a strong focus on compliance and auditing. You will be appointed as an Inspector under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act) and the key responsibilities include:

  • auditing compliance with the Building Code 2013 and Building Code 2016
  • auditing to ensure that building industry employees have been paid their wages and entitlements
  • investigating breaches of Commonwealth workplace laws including the BCIIP Act and Fair Work Act 2009.

As an APS 5 or 6 (Senior) Investigator, you will be highly experienced in conducting complex investigations or audits. Your knowledge and ability to interpret and apply the law in an investigative and audit context will be strong. Your excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills will see you engaging with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes for the agency. You will add value through your analytical and technical skills, personal drive and initiative. You will also be responsible for mentoring and assisting team members.

Senior Investigators must be prepared to travel regionally and interstate for operational training or to assist in other offices. They must also hold a current driver’s licence.


Under minimal supervision, the typical duties of a (Senior) Investigator include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess, plan, conduct and lead complex investigations into breaches of Commonwealth workplace laws and the Building Code.
  • Conduct audits to assess compliance with the Building Codes, including desktop auditing and auditing of on-site practices.
  • Mentor and provide support to less experienced investigators.
  • Prepare audit reports and correspondence as a result of compliance activities.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance to industry participants via the 1800 Hotline service.
  • Update the case management system and ensure information obtained is analysed and interpreted to enhance investigation work.
  • Take a lead role in delivering education sessions to industry participants and liaise with other relevant organisations and agencies.
  • Drive innovation whilst assisting in the development and maintenance of operating policies and procedures.
  • Provide strategic support and expert advice to the Team Leader and Regional Manager.

About you

  1. Highly developed investigative skills including a demonstrated ability to plan, conduct and lead complex investigations and audits.
  2. Proven ability to interpret and apply legislation.
  3. Highly developed written and oral communication, liaison, negotiation and representation.
  4. Highly developed conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
  5. Highly developed organisational and prioritisation skills, attention to detail and the ability to balance competing priorities.
  6. Ability to work in a team environment including mentoring and providing guidance to junior staff, as well as providing high level support to the team leader.
  7. Highly developed computer skills and demonstrated experience using case management systems.
  8. Diploma in Government (Investigations) or equivalent is highly desirable.

If you feel you are a suitable fit for this role and have the experience and ambition, then please click on the 'Apply Now' button today. For a confidential discussion about this position, contact Laura Finch at Randstad on 08 8923 4300.

Please note: all applicants must have full working rights

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Federal Government, Darwin, APS 5, APS 6, Investigator, building, construction, compliance, audit, investigations, law, travel, senior, inspector


Diploma in Gov. (Investigations) or equivalent-desirable
Highly developed computer skills and demonstrated experience using case management systems
Proven ability to interpret and apply legislation

educational requirements

Vocational/Professional Qualification