What we do at the Department of Resources
We have a clear purpose – helping the community and the government make the best use of our renewable and non-renewable land, mineral and energy resources.
Partnerships with our customers and stakeholders are important to us, as we work to deliver policies, programs and services that support industry while reflecting the needs of the broader community.
Our strategic objectives are:
- Optimised use of land resources of the state
- Increased and diversified private sector investment in georesources
- Innovation driven to unlock our data’s potential
- Great careers: a contemporary workforce set apart by its expertise, innovation, collaboration, and leadership
- Positive stakeholder and public sentiment on all of our policies, programs and people
- Our obligations are met.
Read our strategic plan (PDF, 206.5KB) for further details.
The Land Valuation Act 2010 (the Act) requires that the Valuer-General must, in performing the Valuer-General’s functions, exercise an independent judgment and is not subject to direction from anyone else.
The Valuer-General is responsible for leading and directing the statutory land valuation framework of Queensland. The Valuer-General performs statutory functions and duties as contained in the Act.
The Valuer-General will drive transparent and independent technical leadership to support the modernisation of the statutory land valuation framework whilst ensuring a culture of continuous improvement, capacity building and rigorous statutory compliance and assurance.
To succeed in this position, you will have the following knowledge, skills, and attributes:
- Experience in leading change initiatives and desire for ongoing improvement.
- Significant experience and broad knowledge of the property industry.
- Dynamic and proactive leader with the ability to engage others to deliver outcomes.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities with clear business and commercial acumen.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills in negotiation, networking, consultation, facilitation, influence, and communication (both written and oral).
Key Duties and Accountabilities
- Perform and lead the statutory functions of the Valuer-General as contained in the Land Valuation Act 2010 including oversight and governance of the delegations of these functions.
- Provide strategic and professional technical leadership, for processes under the Act, that facilitate the independent determination of statutory land valuations throughout Queensland. In particular: technical leadership and oversight to:
- Actively participate and inform activities to support modernisation of the statutory land valuation framework (including legislative and policy review and systems improvements).
- Oversight and governance of appropriate and effective delegation structures.
- Act implementation and statutory compliance
- Through monitoring and oversight of the valuation system, ensure that valuations are regularly updated and that there is timely provision of fair, accurate and consistent valuation information for the people of Queensland, to rating and taxing authorities and other information users.
- Develop, review, analyse, simplify and establish consistent practices across the State Valuation Service.
- Provide independent strategic policy advice and recommendations to Government and a range of stakeholders, in the assessment and issuing of statutory land valuations for all rateable properties in Queensland, in accordance with the Act.
- Work in collaboration with the Executive Director, State Valuations Service, to formulate and execute strategic priorities for the business, to underpin the long-term sustainability of the State Valuation Service.
- Constructively engage with key stakeholders to provide advice and seek input regarding land valuation matters.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the senior executive and key staff in Resources, other government agencies and collaboration stakeholders as related to technical land valuation matters.
- Represent the Queensland Government in state, national and international forums; deliver formal and informal presentations to senior government officials on matters pertaining to land valuations.
- Other duties as directed and required.
As an Executive in the role of Valuer-General the following competencies from the Leadership competencies for Queensland are most relevant to this role
- Stimulates genuine debate to better define and address system challenges by actively sharing ideas and data (Stimulates ideas and innovation).
- Role models courage in making decisions and provides frank and fearless advice even in ambiguous situations, in the absence of complete information (Makes insightful decisions).
- Reads contentious and sensitive situations and responds appropriately to manage relationships (Builds enduring relationships).
- Keeps a finger on the pulse through feedback structures to anticipate and respond promptly to emerging issues, shifting the investment of time and energy as required (Drives accountability and outcomes).
- Operates as a trusted steward of public money and resources by setting organisational standards for governance (Demonstrates sound governance).
- Role models impartiality and inspires a culture that respects and appreciates policy frameworks and governance (Demonstrates sound governance).
- The following qualifications or registrations would be strongly relevant.
- Registered Valuer in Queensland or be capable of becoming registered.
- Maintain registration with the Valuers Registration Board in Queensland
How to Apply
To apply for this role, you will need to submit the following document/s. For more detailed information, please see the Working at Resources document.
- Your current resume detailing your previous work, voluntary or relevant experience including two referees who have personally observed you displaying the competencies required for this role.
- A brief letter (1-2 pages) telling us why you are interested in this role and how your skills and experience complements this role. This should not be a restatement of your resume. It is your opportunity to tell us about yourself, how you meet the required competencies, key duties and responsibilities, and any specific role requirements including what skills you’ll bring to the role.
Send your application via www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au
Reasonable Adjustment: All applicants are encouraged to advise the panel of any additional support or reasonable adjustments (i.e. building access, wheelchair access, interpreting services etc.) required during the recruitment process in order to ensure they can demonstrate their ability to meet the inherent requirements of the role.
Pre-employment checks will occur prior to any offer of employment being made. Checks may include:
- Proof of eligibility for appointment (i.e. residency/citizenship status)
- Criminal history
- Qualifications – the panel will need to sight your qualifications (mandatory requirements only).
To learn about how we support and encourage applications from diversity groups and for information on the benefits and conditions of working for Resources please refer to the Resources’ Applicant Information Package – Working at Resources document attached with this Smart Jobs item.