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Take this opportunity to kick start your career and earn while you learn! You will be given the opportunity to learn new skills, gain a nationally recognised qualification and be mentored by long standing Council employees serving the local community. Council’s property activities including land development, subdivision, sales, acquisition, leasing, licensing and land exchange as per Council’s policies and guidelines.  The following positions are available:

Land Use Management Trainee (ATSI identified position) - V22/5677 (position description)

Business Information Systems Trainee - V22/5670

Closing date:  30 January 2023.

 

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.

 

Enterprise System Business Analyst (temporary until 2026) - V23/6813

Position Description

This position will be part of the ES Project team to implement TechnologyOne OneCouncil SaaS solution.

The objective of the position is to ensure that the ES Project deliverables are fit for purpose and align with Council’s overall objectives. 
 
Key responsibilities include:

•    assisting with solution requirements, design and, configuration activities
•    assisting with preparation of functional and data quality plans and test scripts and coordinate activities to execute these activities
•    assist the project manager and team with day-to-day project activities.
•    This role will require you to be flexible, be a quick learner, and a strong team contributor.
•    Recognised tertiary qualifications in computing or other relevant discipline or extensive relevant experience. Experience in large enterprise software solution implementation in various roles. Experience in project management and delivery.

Salary:  commencing at $96,776.59 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Toby Adams on 0431 399 258.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.
 

Enterprise System Business Improvement Manager (temporary until 2026) - V23/6815

Position Description

This position will be part of the ES Project team to implement TechnologyOne OneCouncil SaaS solution.

The position is responsible for ensuring that business improvement outcomes and benefits are realised in the overall context of the project.

The position is part of the Project Management Team and will work closely (and collaborate) with other project resources as well as key stakeholders across the organisation.

Recognised tertiary qualifications in computing or other relevant discipline or extensive relevant experience. Experience in large enterprise software solution implementation in various roles. Experience in project management and delivery.

Salary:  commencing at $106,508.24 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Rakesh Mudaliar on 0411 247 534.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.
 

General Operational (Open Space Recreation) (casual) - V23/6816

Position Description

You will be required to assist with the presentation of parks, town centres and road verges 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, 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 and as part of a dynamic team is also essential.

Salary:  commencing at $33.81 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  David Pinches on 4780 5385.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.
 

Graduate Engineer (Traffic, Civil & Environment) (temporary until November 2026) - V23/6817

Position Description

The position will be working in a small technical team which includes other traffic, road safety & strategic planning members. Priority areas include the ability to investigate, develop systems and implement transport, traffic facilities, road safety, pedestrian, cycle and mobility access strategies with a strong focus on delivering a high level of customer service. This position will also assist with broader infrastructure plans and strategies for the Blue Mountains, including input into assets works plans.

Tertiary qualifications or experience in traffic engineering / strategic planning / or related field, combined with a level of practical experience and knowledge to cover the range of focus areas responsibilities.  Soon to be graduate candidates will be considered. 

You will have:

•    The ability to investigate, negotiate and solve traffic engineering problems.
•    An understanding across a range of transport/civil and/or building works to enable development of strategies.

•    An understanding in the collection and analysis of traffic data.
•    An understanding in communicating complex issues clearly and credibly and highly developed negotiation skills.

Salary:  commencing at $87,877.55 (plus 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance) gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Glenn Sherlock on 4780 5692.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.
 

Urban Weeds Officer (3 years temporary; 21 hours per week) - V23/6818

Position Description

The Urban Weeds Officer 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. You will provide education and advice to land holders on effective and sustainable weed management practices. You will 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 with a 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 $63,056.11 (pro-rata) gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Fiona Nagel on 4780 5707.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.
 

Plant Operator - V23/6819

Position Description

You will work safely and efficiently while operating plant (backhoe, loader, excavator, skid steer) on civil projects across the Blue Mountains, along with driving trucks driving and labouring duties, as required.

You will have:

•    a MR licence or above
•    a White Card
•    Traffic Control tickets
•    Experience in the operation of various plant on construction sites

You will be safety conscious and must be willing to perform labouring duties as required.  A CV licence will be highly regarded.

Salary:  commencing at $54,675.89 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Daniel Gordon on 0414 195 097.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.
 

Team Leader 2 (Civil Construction) - V23/6820

Position Description

You will be responsible for the supervision of staff, contractors and equipment on wide range of small to medium civil works projects through the Blue Mountains.  You should have experience with site safety, reading plans, taking levels, laying pipes and constructing associated drainage infrastructure with concrete and form work experience.  You will also need to operate plant when required. 

You will have:

•    a MR licence or above
•    a White Card
•    Traffic Control tickets
•    Experience in supervising staff and contractors 
•    Experience managing construction sites with WHS and the environment as a priority
•    ability to interpret plans and take levels. 
•    Keep accurate records with basic computers skills. 
•    Relevant plant tickets and experience

Salary:  commencing at $63,056.11 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Daniel Gordon on 0414 195 097.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.

 

Library Branch Officer - Blackheath (25.25 hours per week) - V23/6824

Position Description

Blue Mountains Library is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to oversee the day-to-day running of a small, part-time library branch, based primarily at Blackheath. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and customer-focused individual, self-motivated and able to work across a multi-team environment and autonomously in a one-person library branch. An ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, excellent communication skills and flexibility within the work environment are essential. An ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure is also required. Eligibility for membership of ALIA, a diploma qualification or equivalent is required. An awareness of WHS and EEO principles is required.

•    Diploma of Library & Information Studies or equivalent. Eligible for Library Technician membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.
•    Minimum of 2 years’ experience in library services.
•    Proven ability to deal courteously with members of the public and effectively respond to the needs of the community in a customer-focused environment.
•    Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm.
•    High degree of computer literacy, with demonstrated experience with library technology and library management systems, including experience with providing technology assistance, and the ability to trouble-shoot where required.
•    Proven ability to identify priorities, meet deadlines and work with attention to detail.
•    Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Knowledge of and commitment to Work, Health and Safety systems and issues. Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity principles.

Hours are:

Monday     9.30am to 2.15pm (4.75 hours)
Tuesday    10.15am to 5.15pm (6 hours)
Thursday   9.30am to 2.15pm (4.75 hours)
Friday        10.15am to 5.15pm (6 hours)
Saturday    8.30am to 12.15pm (3.75 hours)

TOTAL:     25.25 hours per week

Salary:  commencing at $63,056.11 (pro-rata) gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Leisa Radford on 4780 5953.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.
 

Library Branch Officer - Wentworth Falls (25.25 hour per week) - V23/6825

Position Description

Blue Mountains Library is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to oversee the day-to-day running of a small, part-time library branch, based primarily at Wentworth Falls.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and customer-focused individual, self-motivated and able to work across a multi-team environment and autonomously in a one-person library branch. An ability to work cooperatively as part of a team, excellent communication skills and flexibility within the work environment are essential. An ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure is also required. Eligibility for membership of ALIA, a diploma qualification or equivalent is required. An awareness of WHS and EEO principles is required.

•    Diploma of Library & Information Studies or equivalent. Eligible for Library Technician membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.
•    Minimum of 2 years’ experience in library services.
•    Proven ability to deal courteously with members of the public and effectively respond to the needs of the community in a customer-focused environment.
•    Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm.
•    High degree of computer literacy, with demonstrated experience with library technology and library management systems, including experience with providing technology assistance, and the ability to trouble-shoot where required.
•    Proven ability to identify priorities, meet deadlines and work with attention to detail.
•    Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Knowledge of and commitment to Work, Health and Safety systems and issues. Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity principles.

Hours are:

Monday    10.15am to 5.15pm (6 hours)
Tuesday    9.30am to 2.15pm (4.75 hours)
Thursday  10.15am to 5.15pm (6 hours)
Friday        9.30am to 2.15pm (4.75 hours)
Saturday   8.30am to 12.15pm (3.75 hours)

TOTAL:    25.25 hours per week

Salary:  commencing at $63,056.11 (pro-rata) gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Leisa Radford on 4780 5953.
Closing date:  5 February 2023.
 

Senior Environmental Planner (Assessment & Strategy) - V22/5773 (readvertised; previous applicants need not reapply)

Position Description

The Senior Environmental Planner (Assessment and Strategy) plays a key role in the management and delivery of BMCC’s Environmental Impact Assessment Processes and ensuring the integration of Corporate and Environmental Strategies and objectives into the design and delivery of Council projects and programs. The role also builds collaborative partnerships across council to implement key environmental strategies such as BMCC’s Water Sensitive City Strategic Plan and Biodiversity Strategy in support of a sustainable and environmentally sensitive “City within a World Heritage Area” with a particular focus on the promotion of WSUD.

Applicants require relevant environmental, engineering and/or planning qualifications and experience in environmental impact assessment and environmental planning. The successful candidate will also develop strategic frameworks, plans and targeted training to support and build capacity in the sustainable management of stormwater, WSUD and will require experience in the design and delivery of water sensitive outcomes.

Salary:  commencing at $87,877.55 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Matt Chambers on 4780 5694.
Closing date:  12 February 2023.

 

Team Leader S1 - V23/6834

Position Description

You will be required to effectively manage a team to deliver civil maintenance objectives in a timely manner whilst always maintaining a high quality of customer relations to Council’s stakeholders.  There will be items of plant to be managed and you will be required to work with other teams to achieve these goals.  You will also be required to maintain, and submit records of work, to the supervisor as required.  The successful applicant will be required to employ best practice work processes and seek to continually improve work procedures.

You will have:

•    A White Card;
•    Experience working with asphalt and the repair of various pavement surfaces;
•    Experience in staff motivation;
•    Computer skills;
•    Effective oral and written communications;
•    Be able to work as part of a team;
•    Sound knowledge of WHS and EEO principles and practices; and
•    A commitment to continual improvement

Salary:  commencing at $58,564.66 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Greg Stewart on 4780 5345.
Closing date:  19 February 2023.

 

Principal Environment and Landscape Assessment (4-5 days per week) (readvertised; previous applicants need not reapply) - V22/5789

Position Description

This fast-paced specialist role in the Compliance & Specialist Services team will provide leadership to the environment and landscape assessment team and deliver high quality environmental and landscape/horticultural assessment and advisory services to achieve ecologically sustainable development compliant with relevant NSW legislation and environmental planning instruments. The role will provide expert environmental advice in development application, land use advice, policy development, compliance and legal matters. Be responsible for reviewing and reforming procedures to provide a timely, consistent and technically sound service that collaborates effectively with other relevant areas of Council. Develop educational, regulatory and compliance strategies to ensure positive conservation and landscape outcomes. Take responsibility for resolving emerging issues within limited timeframes.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have a degree in environmental science or related disciplines or other relevant tertiary qualifications and highly specialised skills within environmental management. The role requires extensive knowledge of relevant legislation, experience in environmental impact assessment and applied knowledge across a range of assessment and regulatory issues such as biodiversity conservation, vegetation community classification, plant identification, landscape design and horticultural principles and practices. You will bring excellent word processing, GIS skills, sound judgement, problem solving, conflict resolution and clear communication skills to contribute positively to a multi-disciplinary team.

Salary:  commencing at $106,508.24 (pro-rata) gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Fiona Nagel on 0423 795 472.
Closing date:  26 February 2023. 
 

Change Management Lead - V23/6837

Position Description

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced change practitioner to lead the ongoing development of Council’s organisational change management capability.  This new position will focus on the implementation of our existing change framework and work closely with our people leaders by providing strategic advice, training and coaching to support the people side of change.   This position will be the change management lead for organisation projects and will  develop and implement change management plans to ensure strategic alignment and maximise employee adoption and utilisation.

To be successful in this position you will have proven experience in change management with expertise in change management principles, methodologies and tools.  You will have excellent relationship and communication skills and have experience working with leadership teams. You will have a demonstrated collaboration skills and a commitment to delivering outcomes aligned with strategic priorities.

Salary:  commencing at $106,508.24 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Paula Ford on 4780 5615 or 0448 243 275.
Closing date:  26 February 2023. 
 

Strategic Workforce Planner / Analyst - V23/6838

Position Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced workforce planner / analyst to be part of the strategic workforce team.  In this position you will further develop and implement council’s strategic workforce planning and reporting framework to enhance council’s workforce planning capability. This role will undertake strategic analysis and reporting of workforce data and trends that provide insight to inform council’s strategic workforce planning activities.  This position will partner with our diverse stakeholders to understand workforce planning challenges and opportunities to further support delivery of our organisational strategic priorities and commitments.

To be successful in this position you will be experienced in workforce planning and dashboard reporting systems.  You will have proven ability to strategically analyse complex data from various systems to identify opportunities for consideration.  Your ability to develop relationships and work collaboratively with various stakeholders to achieve outcomes is critical for this position.

Salary:  commencing at $96,776.59 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Paula Ford on 4780 5615 or 0448 243 275.
Closing date:  26 February 2023. 
 

Project Manager, Governance & Capability - V23/6839

Position Description

Working within the Project Management Office, this role provides the opportunity to monitor and support the delivery of a capital works program in excess of $50 million. You will help assess project feasibility and delivery capability, gather and analyse data to inform decision making and provide hands on support to deliver projects and improve project management capability across Council.

To enjoy this role, you will need to thrive on variety – the PMO works across the full range of capital and operational projects within Council. You will need demonstrated experience managing and delivering complex projects, high level communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to customer service and an ability to resolve complex problems and produce practical solutions.

Salary:  commencing at $96,776.59 gross per annum.
For further information contact:  Anthony Price on 0499 835 867.
Closing date:  26 February 2023. 
 

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Applications, which address the selection criteria, be accompanied by a resume, references and copies of qualifications should be emailed to hresources@bmcc.nsw.gov.au 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
KATOOMBA NSW 2780

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