Current Vacancies

Project Surveyor - V18/4408

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To provide leadership, supervision and technical expertise in relation to surveys; that need to be undertaken for planning, design and construction of Council infrastructure and assets. To investigate land tenure and spatial requirements to meet relevant Acts and Standards to ensure project delivery. To Project manage infrastructure projects as required by the Major Projects and Capital Works branch and to provide expertise in the use of specialised surveying equipment and computer techniques for analysis, interpretation, integration, management, storage and presentation of data

•    Tertiary qualifications in surveying recognised by the Institute of Surveyors NSW or relevant extensive experience.

•    A wide range of experience in engineering, set-out, cadastral, identification, control surveys, geodetic and topographical surveys and an expert in the use of specialised surveying equipment such as RTK GNSS techniques, CORS network, adjustments and issues associated with GNSS in difficult terrain.

•    Demonstrated ability to analyse problems and proactively to resolve issues that involve a number of competing priorities with minimal guidance.

A 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance is supplied.

Salary:  commencing at $1561.30 gross per week. 
For further information contact:  Graeme Patterson on 4780 5595.
Closing date:  21 October 2018.

Precincts / Pressure Washer - V18/4414

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You will be required to clean specified streets, town centres, high profile tourist destinations and other areas as directed. 

You will require:

•    Knowledge of, or experience in street cleaning.
•    Ability to adapt to changing work environment.
•    Experience in the operation and maintenance of plant and equipment.
•    Proven ability to communicate effectively with others.
•    Ability to work within flexible starting and finishing times

Salary:  commencing at $939.60 gross per week. 
For further information contact:  Sharyn Pole on 4780 5379.
Closing date:  21 October 2018. 

Organisational Development Advisor (4 months temporary) - V18/4415

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In this position you will assist with the development and delivery of a range of organisation development programs that will build and enhance Councils capability and performance through its workforce.  As part of a small team you will focus on development of initiatives that support Council to achieve its strategic outcomes through workforce participation strategies and learning and development programs such as leadership development, safety and change management. 

Your degree level qualifications and/or your significant experience in Human Resources, Organisation Development or Learning and Development will enable you to develop and deliver strategically aligned programs.  You will also have strong analytical ability, project management experience, communication skills and an ability to work with all levels of leadership.

Part-time applications will also be considered; minimum 28 hours.  

Salary:  commencing at $1561.30 gross per week (pro-rata). 
For further information contact:  Paula Ford on 4780 5615.
Closing date:  21 October 2018. 

General Operational - Parks (3 x casual positions) - V18/4416

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A highly motivated person is required to assist with the presentation of parks and town centres in the Blue Mountains. The position will undertake general maintenance duties to a high standard including mowing, brush cutting, weeding, planting and litter collection.  The minor maintenance of plant and equipment items (including ride-on mowers, chainsaws, and brush cutters) will also be necessary to perform these general maintenance tasks. As the position will be required to work in public places an ability to communicate effectively and politely with colleagues and members of the public is also required. 

Demonstrated motivation and enthusiasm to provide quality outcomes in parks, town centres and open space settings is essential as is a willingness to adapt to an ever-changing work environment based on customer needs and trends. A commitment to working safely is also essential.

Salary:  commencing at $1063.20 gross per week. 
For further information contact:  Richard Kane-White on 4780 5231.
Closing date:  28 October 2018.

Building Cleaner (casual) - V18/4417

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To be successful in this position you must have a good eye for detail, experience in cleaning office areas, be able to work as part of a team and provide support to other staff members.  You must also be willing to undergo any necessary training that is required.

You must:

•    have proven experience in cleaning office areas.
•    be able to work as part of a team.
•    be able to adapt to change.
•    understand the WHS responsibilities. 

Penalty shift rates will apply.

Salary:  commencing at $30.38 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  Sharyn Pole on 4780 5379.
Closing date:  28 October 2018. 

Program Leader, Waste Operations (readvertised) - V18/4359

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This position is responsible for the operation of the Waste Management Facilities, delivering outcomes in a timely and cost-effective manner that meet the Council’s Waste Strategy objective, ensuring compliance with Council policies and Service Delivery’s Business Management Systems and objectives.
•    Degree qualified together with extensive relevant experience in landfill management, waste operations, resource recovery, logistics or similar.
•    Thorough knowledge and understanding of legislation, regulations and codes of practice which impact on waste management issues together with knowledge of current innovations in waste technology and management.
•    Demonstrated experience and a record of success in leading and managing multi­ disciplinary teams.
•    Proven record of managing complex projects and delivering outcomes on time and to expectations.
•    Demonstrated commitment to waste avoidance and resource recovery.
•    Extensive experience in the preparation and monitoring of project budgets, contracts and specifications for works and consultancies.
•    Proven interpersonal and communication skills with a wide range of stakeholders (such as Council staff, contractors, consultants, regulatory bodies and community members), with particular experience and skills in dealing with conflict resolution and negotiation.
•    Demonstrated experience in report writing, data analysis and the ability to present statistical data in an appropriate format.
•    Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to, Work Health & Safety and Equal Opportunity principles/practices.
•    Current NSW Class C Drivers License.

Salary:  commencing at $1892.30 gross per week.
For further information contact:  Ziggy Shlemon on 4780 5983.
Closing date:  28 October 2018.

Family Day Care Communications & Marketing Officer (part-time; 25.5 hours) - V18/4420

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Blue Mountains Family Day Care supports educators in the delivery of quality home based Child Care services. 

The Communications and Marketing Officer:

•    ensures all communications issued by the service and educators are presented to a high standard, are delivered on time and are “on message” in line with the Family Day Care brand and image
•    engages in promotional opportunities that align with Family Day Care values
•    builds Service educators skills in communications and marketing
•    remains agile so that the Family Day Care Service is well positioned to respond to changes in its external environment

Professional qualifications and experience in Communications / Marketing.  Skilled in leading strategies and work forward, in proposing new, creative and sound alternatives to improve client service.  Have design skills, be adept with a range of software programs.  Have proven record of content management using web based technologies and social media. 

NOTE:  Employment is conditional on satisfactory working with children and police checks under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998.

Salary:  commencing at $816.22 gross per week.
For further information contact:  Bev Foden on 4780 5547.
Closing date:  28 October 2018. 

Barista (part-time; 9 hours) - V18/4422

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To deliver coffee and refreshments to the staff and customers at Katoomba HQ in a friendly and professional manner.

Days / hours include:

•    Monday 8:30am-1:00pm
•    Tuesday 8:30am-1:00pm

You will require:

•    Basic knowledge of a café environment which includes the handling of food.
•    The ability to communicate with all levels of staff and customers.
•    The ability to provide accurate information and advice to customers in a pleasant and helpful manner.
•    Ability to exercise initiative in the performance of duties and work with limited supervision.
•    Previous customer service experience serving in a food outlet or café environment preferably with proven barista competencies.

Salary:  commencing at $241.61 gross per week.
For further information contact:  Liz LeBreton on 4780 5152.
Closing date:  4 November 2018.

Administration Officer - Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub (part-time; 15 hours) - V18/4423

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The Administration Officer will assist in the duties of accounts payable, Box Office remittances to hirers, tenant contribution, reporting and banking procedures for the Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub.

We are looking for someone with proven experience in bookkeeping, cash handling, office administration and account procedures, preferably in a non-profit environment.  This position works two days per week therefore the candidate will have a very high ability to manage a busy workload while ensuring excellent attention to detail.

Salary:  commencing at $423.69 gross per week.
For further information contact:  Tim Smith on 4723 5755.
Closing date:  4 November 2018. 

Parks & Cemeteries Coordinator - V18/4294

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This position acts as a central point of communication for issues relating to Parks and Cemeteries for Council.  The position undertakes a high level of consultation with key stakeholders including residents, user groups, operational staff and industry bodies.

This position identifies, develops and implements work programs and projects with the Parks and Cemeteries program, ensuring positive recreation outcomes for all users within Council’s available resources.

Salary:  commencing at $1561.30 gross per week. 
For further information contact:  Patrick Williams on 4780 5717 or Patricia LaneGonzalez on 4780 5691.
Closing date:  4 November 2018.

How to apply for a vacancy

Applications addressing the selection criteria, accompanied by a resume, a minimum of two references and copies of qualifications should be emailed to If you are unable to get access to a computer, hard copy applications may be posted to:

'Staff Application'
Human Resources
Blue Mountains City Council
Locked Bag 1005
Katoomba NSW 2780

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the person listed in the advertisement. You should also refer to the How To Apply For A Vacancy (126.9KB) document which will assist you in preparing your application. You can download it below. 

If you have any problems downloading any position information from our website, please contact Council on (02) 4780 5693.

Applications must be received by Council prior to the closing date. Council cannot be held responsible for applications becoming lost or delayed in the general post.


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