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Property Contract Officer

Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities - Nhulunbuy, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Job description

Agency Department of Territory Families, Housing

and Communities Work unit Service Delivery North - Arnhem Region

Job title Property Contract Officer Designation Technical 5

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed from 04/05/2021 to 30/06/2023

Salary $97,083 - $105,770 Location Nhulunbuy

Position number 30102 RTF 210172 Closing 22/04/2021

Contact Kylie Field on 08 8987 0515 or Kylie.Field@nt.gov.au

About the agency www.nt.gov.au/housing

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=210172

Information for applicants- Inclusion and diversity and Special measures:

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will

be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective:
To provide high level advice to management in relation to the condition assessment, repairs and maintenance, refurbishment or

construction of Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities asset portfolio in the Arnhem region. To maintain

compliance with relevant statutory regulations through delivering a high level of service to the portfolio, including performance

of contracts, contractors and programs together with providing high level, culturally sensitive communication to key community,

government and no-government organisations and stakeholders.

Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Ensure conditional assessments and repairs and maintenance inspections comply with Department of Territory Families,

Housing and Communities (TFHC) policies and procedures.

2. Ensure recording of condition assessment data occurs and is recorded and updated in the Department’s systems.

3. Advise contractors or required works and ensure reporting and initiating necessary actions for immediate and urgent works

identified during inspections occurs in the most cost effective manner to meet budgetary requirements.

4. Provide contractor and program management to agreed scope of works including project briefs and conducting pre handover

inspections on upgraded and newly constructed assets.

5. Monitor and advise management on the performance, timeliness and workmanship of contractors.

6. Monitor accuracy of asset data within TFHC systems, notify the administrator of any discrepancies.

7. Ability to work with emergency teams in case of natural disaster/critical incidents, occasionally after hours.

8. Respond positively to change with a commitment to ongoing improvement and professional development.

Selection criteria:
1. A relevant qualification awarded by an Australian institution, or equivalent; or extensive relevant experience in a field of

technical work closely related to the duties of the vacancy.

2. Highly developed communication skills, both written and oral, including negotiation and conflict resolution, and the ability to

provide services in a culturally sensitive manner.

3. Sound knowledge of contract administration, program management and procurement practices in relation to delivering

program outcomes.

4. Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, work effectively with minimal supervision, exercise sound judgement and maintain


5. Demonstrated ability to respond positively to change with a commitment to ongoing improvement.

6. A current NT "C" class drivers licence or equivalent, physically able to drive 4X4 vehicles for long distances, travel by various

means including by light aircraft, and preparedness to work for short periods in remote townships, communities and urban


7. Experience working in Indigenous communities.

1. Working knowledge of functions, policies and regulatory controls within the public housing sector, including the Housing Act

and Residential Tenancies Act.

2. Knowledge of the political, cultural and economic issues specific to the Arnhem region and the Department’s Remote Public

Housing Management Framework.

3. Proficiency in relevant computer software including spreadsheets, data bases and word processing.

Nhulunbuy, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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