Program Leader Tourism Development (the close date for applications has been extended) - V22/5585

Position Description

You will support and deliver sustainable tourism initiatives, liaise with the Blue Mountains Tourism industry and forge strong partnerships, act as a point of contact and provide specialist knowledge on tourism related matters, within and external to Council, build and strengthen networks with key governmental partners to generate visitor economy funding and investment opportunities within the Blue Mountains, work collaboratively to raise the profile of the Blue Mountains as a destination and seek to grow overnight visitation, participate and / or lead projects that manage any adverse impacts from visitation, manage and guide the Tourism service including Councils Visitor Information Centres.

Salary:  commencing at $106,508 per annum.
For further information contact:  David Somerville on 0457 152 554.
Closing date:  9 October 2022. 


Learn to Swim Instructor (casual) - V22/5664

Position Description    

You will be required to 

  • To safely and enthusiastically deliver the specified Learn to swim program to customers as listed on the instructor class role.
  • To assess each individual’s progress and award competency based certificates.
  • To advise parents of class re-booking, upcoming events and provide feedback on the child’s progress
  • To promote children to higher levels when they have completed all required competencies for the level.
  • To set up equipment in a safe manner and pack away equipment maintaining excellent housekeeping practices.
  • Other Duties: To ensure compliance to all business policies and procedures.

You be required:

  • Austswim certification or Royal Lifesaving Swim Teacher  
  • Resuscitation award
  • Working with Children Check 
  • Previous experience in the effective delivery of learn to swim classes

Salary:  commencing at $36.32 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  Liz Le Breton on 4780 5152.


Child Minding Officer (casual) - V22/5667

Position Description

To ensure adequate and appropriate supervision of children utilising the child-minding facilities and to generate a safe stimulating environment that meets the individual, emotional, social, physical and cultural needs of the children attending the centre.

You will have:

•    Certificate III in Childcare
•    Experience in the care of 0-5 years
•    Senior First Aid Certificate.
•    Current CPR Certificate

Salary:  commencing at $36.32 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  Simon Kable on 4723 5110.
Closing date:  2 October 2022.

Executive Assistant / Project Officer - V22/5668

Position Description

In this position you will provide the highest level of organisational, administrative and executive assistance to the Director, Strategy & Coroprate Services. including but not limited to compilation of all agendas, minutes and preparation of correspondence and maintaining systems and procedures, communication channels, feedback support and follow up mechanisms to management. 

Seeking a motivated, organised and highly experienced Executive Assistant/Project Officer to provide an exceptional level of executive assistance and administrative support to the Strategy & Corporate Services Director. You will possess strong interpersonal, communication skills and are accustomed to dealing with competing priorities. Your strong organisation and administration skills combined with the ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality will ensure you succeed in this role.  

Salary:  commencing at $75,585.31 per annum.
For further information contact:  Lydia Kolar on 4780 5771.
Closing date:  2 October 2022.

Motor Mechanic - V22/5669

Position Description

To provide trade skills that contribute to the provision of an efficient, quality controlled mechanical maintenance & repair service, which meets client and statutory requirements.

The candidate will hold an industry recognised Trade Qualification as a Motor Mechanic/Plant Mechanic or Heavy Vehicle Mechanic together with M.V.R.I.A. certification. Relevant post-trade qualifications and proven post-trade experience and knowledge in the maintenance and operations of light and/or heavy vehicles, and plant equipment.  You must also hold a current N.S.W. C class driver’s license.

Salary:  commencing at $68,611.72 per annum.
For further information contact:  Warren Gracey on 4780 5321.
Closing date:  2 October 2022.


Centre Team Leader (2 part-time positions) - V22/5683

Position Description

To effectively manage the day-to-day operation of the team, delivering outcomes in a timely manner that meet the centre’s objectives, service level specifications, and are compliance with Industry standards.

Council is seeking a motivated person with a can-do attitude to join a dynamic leisure and aquatic service.  The successful applicant will have previous experience in the administration and leadership in a leisure facility as well as a Certificate 3 Sport and Recreation and /or Fitness.  Other essential criteria include First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Check.  A willingness to undertake training and multi skill will also be looked upon favourably.

Part time (4 shifts per week, roster will be negotiated may include morning, afternoon and/or weekend shifts)

Salary:  commencing at $34.65 per hour.
For further information contact:  Simon Kable on 4723 5110.
Closing date:  9 October 2022.

Officer Urban Weeds (2 positions) (the close date for applications has been extended) - V22/5644

Position Description

The Officer Urban Weeds will work as part of a dedicated team to improve the environmental condition of the City of Blue Mountains by participating in strategic weed control planning and conducting regulatory inspections of private land and land managed by other government agencies to enforce the provisions of the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015. 

The role will provide education and advice to land holders on effective and sustainable weed management practices. Assist in the development and implementation of operational programs, including weed control on Council owned land, for the management of priority and environmental weeds in accordance with Council policies and strategies.

The successful candidate will have a TAFE Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management Agriculture, Bush Regeneration or Horticulture discipline, current Chemcert or SmartTrain chemical user accreditation AQF 3 or 4 and a current Class C drivers licence. Knowledge of the identification and control of priority and environmental weeds of the Blue Mountains region. The Urban Weeds Officer must have experience in the use of and maintenance of herbicide application equipment, competent computing skills, record keeping, sound communication and negotiation skills and a commitment to excellent customer service standards.

Salary:  commencing at $2425.22 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Dave Whiteman on 4780 5343.
Closing date:  2 October 2022.

Building Cleaner (casual) - V22/5631

Position Description

Council is seeking casual cleaners to provide cleaning services to a range of our buildings and facilities across the Local Government Area.

Candidates will have proven experience in or a willingness to learn office cleaning methods and procedures. The ability to work both unsupervised and as part of a team as well as good communication skills is also essential.

Salary:  commencing at $32.92 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  Sharyn Pole on 0414 195 951.

Senior Customer Service Advisor - V22/5688

Position Description

The Senior Customer Service Advisor is actively involved in the day-to-day functions of the team, rotating through front and back of house services.  The officer acts as a first point of escalation for unresolved customer enquiries, provides expert subject matter and technical advice on the full range of services offered by the Council, and delivers projects which will enhance Council’s overall customer service offering.

Outstanding communication and conflict resolution skills including experience dealing with difficult people, extensive technical skills and experience across a range of customer service technologies.  Experience interpreting legislation and complex information and applying and sharing that knowledge in plain English. A proven record of training and coaching team members to achieve customer service excellence.

An uniform is compulsory for this position.

Salary:  commencing at $2907.13 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Lisa Jennings on 4780 5505.
Closing date:  16 October 2022.


Town Planner to Senior Town Planner - V22/5689

Position Description

This position is responsible for the assessment and determination of development applications with the aim of facilitating development that protects the environment and contributes to the character of the Blue Mountains. The position comes with flexible working arrangements, including a nine-day fortnight and a hybrid office / working from home arrangement. The successful candidate will also have the option of entering into a vehicle use agreement (VUA) allowing private use of an allocated vehicle outside of work hours.

The successful candidate is qualified in urban planning and has relevant experience in development assessment. The position requires exceptional customer service skills and an ability to efficiently resolve complex issues through the integration of urban planning, heritage preservation, environmental assessment, development engineering and other related disciplines. 

Leaseback vehicle available.

Salary:  commencing at between $75,585.31 to $107,149.88 gross per annum (depending on skills and experience).
For further information contact:  Gemma Bennett on 0460 012 776.
Closing date:  16 October 2022.


Visitor Information Officer - 1 x 14 hours per week (V22/5690); 1 x 13 hours per week (V22/5691) plus 4 casual positions (V22/5692)

Position Description

The primary purpose of this role is to provide high quality information services to visitors, prospective visitors, businesses and the local community, contributing to a vibrant and sustainable tourism industry in the Blue Mountains.   

Excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as sound, up to date local knowledge of Blue Mountains’ tourism product is essential.

Proven experience in a busy retail or information-based environment, including cash handling, POS and EFTPOS systems, and competency in a wide range of software including MS Office.  

The successful applicant will have a friendly, professional manner and the ability to work well under pressure as part of a small team.      

These positions will entail work on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays.

Salary:  commencing at $30.81 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  Lara Bohdanowicz on 0434 565 114.
Closing date:  16 October 2022.


Application Information

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Applications, which address the selection criteria, be accompanied by a resume, references and copies of qualifications should be emailed to prior to closing date.  

If you are unable to get access to a computer, hardcopy applications may be posted to:

Staff Applications
Blue Mountains City Council
Locked Bag 1005




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