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Landscape Environmental Officer (21hpw) (readvertised) - V20/4969
Position Description

In this position you will be required to provide specialist landscape / environmental assessment advice to applicants and assessment staff to contribute to sustainable and best practice outcomes for development proposals.  This fast paced position is responsible for maintaining and improving landscapes in sensitive Blue Mountains vegetation communities and habitats.

You will be a dynamic team player, organised, with strong skills and qualifications from fields such as landscape design/architecture; conservation and land management; horticulture and arboriculture and environmental management.  Local government experience desirable.

Salary:  commencing at $2038.72 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Craig Martin on 4780 5769.
Closing date:  27 September 2020.
 

Investigations Officer OR Senior Investigations Officer - V20/4981
Position Description
Position Description

You will provide specialist knowledge and skills to resolve complex land use surveillance matters that require specialist knowledge across a range of functional areas.

You will develop and maintain knowledge of current legislation, policy and procedures relating to the functions of the Development Monitoring Team. 

You will work with the Principal Development Monitoring Team to develop processes and guidelines and to provide specialist input relating to various aspects of investigations.  

You will routinely take a lead role in investigations into breaches of legislation including, but not limited to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, Protection of the Environment and Operations Act, and the Local Government Act.

You will have tertiary qualifications in Environmental Heath, Building Surveying, Town Planning or a related discipline including those with specialist investigation skills/training together with associated work experience. You will have, a positive outlook, be committed to providing excellent customer service and be able to demonstrate highly developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation and report writing skills.

A lease back vehicle is available with this position.

Salary:  commencing at $2794.24 to $3248.66 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Joseph Gleeson on 4780 5561.
Closing date:  27 September 2020.
 

Program Leader - Commercial Development Assessment - V20/4978
Position Description

The Program Leader – Commercial Development Assessment will exercise team management responsibilities and will take the lead in the day-to-day delivery of development assessment services for a broad range of development types including commercial, industrial, subdivision and medium-density residential development. The position plays an important leadership role in the achievement of our branch objectives being excellent built and environmental outcomes, outstanding customer service, efficient processing of applications and staff wellbeing and engagement. A prime accountability is to deliver professionally sound development assessment services in a collaborative and inclusive manner and to work with the branch leadership team to provide operational support to the Branch Manager. 

We are seeking a qualified and experienced urban planner who also has experience leading teams. The successful applicant has expert technical, systems development and human resource skills. A focus on outcomes while meeting regulatory obligations in a transparent manner is important. A track record of communication and collaboration with internal stakeholders is key as is an unwavering customer focus in the delivery of services.

A leaseback vehicle is available with this position.

Salary:  commencing at $4062.66 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Alex Williams on 4780 5772 or 0414 195 707.
Closing date:  20 September 2020.

 

Program Leader - Residential Development Assessment - V20/4979
Position Description

The Program Leader – Residential Development Assessment will exercise team management responsibilities and will take the lead in the day-to-day work of assessing residential development applications and construction certificate applications. The position plays an important leadership role in the achievement of our branch objectives being excellent built and environmental outcomes, outstanding customer service, efficient processing of applications and staff wellbeing and engagement. A prime accountability will be to deliver professionally sound development assessment and construction certificate services in a collaborative and inclusive manner and to collaborate with the branch leadership team in the provision of operational support to the Branch Manager. 

We are seeking a registered building surveyor who also has extensive experience in the assessment of development applications and leading teams. The successful applicant has expert technical, systems development and human resource skills. A focus on outcomes while meeting regulatory obligations in a transparent manner is important. A track record of communication and collaboration with internal stakeholders is key as is an unwavering customer focus in the delivery of services.

A leaseback vehicle is available with this position.

Salary:  commencing at $4062.66 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Alex Williams on 4780 5772 or 0414 195 707.
Closing date:  20 September 2020.

 

Service Planner (2 positions) - V20/4962
Position Description

Working across the organisation, this position is one of two Service Planner roles responsible for leading ‘whole of Council’ strategy-led service business planning that aligns with the community’s vision and the Council’s adopted Integrated Plans. This position works closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that service business planning incorporates community expectations around levels of service provision, and explores opportunities for service improvement within available resourcing.

You will have relevant experience in corporate planning, service planning, business planning or strategic planning, and an understanding of the requirements of the NSW Integrated Planning and Reporting legislation for local government. You will have high level written and verbal communication, presentation, negotiation and problem solving skills and the ability to effectively liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

Salary:  commencing at $3248.66 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Maree Henson on 4780 5972.
Closing date:  4 October 2020.
 

General Operational - Open Space Operations (casual) - V20/4998
Position Description

Council is seeking a pool of casual staff to assist with the presentation of parks, open spaces 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, 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 $32.50 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  David Pinches on 4780 5385.
Closing date:  27 September 2020.
 

Development Assessment Officer (Building Surveyor or Town Planner) - V20/5003
Position Description

Position Description

This position is responsible for the assessment of development applications with the aim of facilitating development that protects the environment and contributes to the character of the Blue Mountains. Depending on the skills and qualifications of the successful applicant, the position may also involve the assessment of construction certificate applications, the provision of development advice, building certification and development monitoring and compliance work. An important part of the role is providing excellent customer service including responding to customer needs and keeping individual clients up to date with information and decisions that affect them.

We are seeking a building surveyor, or senior building surveyor - or a town planner, or senior town planner - who has obtained a relevant graduate level qualification and has knowledge and experience across a range of planning and development related matters.

A lease back vehicle is available with this position.

Salary:  commencing at $2794.24 (Surveyor/Planner) or $3577.64 (Senior Surveyor/Planner) gross per fortnight (depending on skills and experience).
For further information contact:  Alex Williams on 4780 5772.
Closing date:  4 October 2020.

Civil Assets Operations Engineer - V20/4984
Position Description

Reporting to the Infrastructure Services Manager, the Civil Assets Operations Engineer leads a small team of asset inspectors who are responsible for undertaking inspections in response to requests received from Councilors, residents and the general public that then inform maintenance and capital works programs. 

The role also provides support to the Program Leader Civil Construction and Maintenance in the operation of the Civil Maintenance and Construction teams and manages projects and initiatives as directed by the Infrastructure Services Manager.  

  • Manage the day-to-day Assessment and analysis of incoming maintenance requests, insurance claims and other relevant data to inform reactive maintenance, or the development of recurrent maintenance and capital works programs;
  • Undertake civil asset inspections in response to issues raised by Councilors, the general public or other areas of Council.  
  • Direct asset maintenance inspections as required; prioritizing the order of maintenance works in accordance with the established Service Level Specifications and CSR timeframes. 
  • Under the direction of the Manager Infrastructure Branch prepare annual infrastructure maintenance and construction programs including roads, drainage, footpath infrastructure.
  • On an annual basis manage appointment of the panel minor works service providers to support the delivery of reactive maintenance and restoration programs. 
  • Attend site and meet residents and community members to discuss concerns and issues;
  • Development and on-site revision of work methods and updates of the Maintenance Management Systems and other Business Systems as necessary and develop generic Part 5 applications in accordance with the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 for recurrent civil maintenance operations;
  • Undertake stockpile management, including maintaining appropriate records of stockpiles and layover sites for Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations;
  • Ensure the preparedness of staff from the Construction and Maintenance teams to respond to local emergencies and requests from emergency agencies in conjunction with the Program Leader Construction and Maintenance;
  • Assist the Infrastructure Services Manager and Civil Assets Program Leader in the development of annual and multi-year works programs;
  • Represent the Manager Infrastructure when requested; 
  • Delivery projects and initiatives as directed by the Manager Infrastructure Services.

A lease back vehicle is available with this position.

Salary:  commencing at $4331.14 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Peter Chudek on 4780 5929.
Closing date:  27 September 2020.
 

Program Leader Infrastructure Project Delivery - V20/4985
Position Description

The Program Leader Infrastructure Program Delivery leads a delivery team that is responsible for oversight and delivery of Council’s infrastructure, which includes recreation, civil and built assets.

The incumbent will develop and manage a delivery program and other consultants and project teams to collaborate on the delivery of the organisation’s asset works program through the establishment of a rolling delivery program that will clearly inform resourcing requirements for the Program area and the Infrastructure Branch. 

The Program Leader Infrastructure Delivery will demonstrate leadership through the provision of clear direction and professional advice to Infrastructure Delivery team and the organisation to ensure the delivery of quality outcomes for the community of the Blue Mountains.

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related Project Management field or equivalent relevant experience in a similar role;
  • Demonstrated experience the development, management and delivery of a program of projects and the systematic management of these projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of staff and project teams, through the establishment of clear work programs; 
  • Previous experience in drafting Council reports and presentation to Councillors or community groups;
  • Previous experience in working with external groups on the delivery of projects;
  • Knowledge of statutory instruments relating to the delivery of projects, including Part 4 & Part 5 of the NSW EP&A; 
  • Previous experience in the procurement of works and services in accordance with s55 of the Local Government Act 1993;
  • Proven ability to run risk workshops in a team environment;
  • Previous experience working with Design teams and Quantity Surveyors in the development and costing of a proposed project;
  • Proven ability to lead, mentor and improve team culture;
  • Previous experience in the application of sustainability principles to Delivery;
  • Sound knowledge of the WH&S obligations that will apply to this position;
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of a recurrent budget 
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence.   

A lease back vehicle is available with this position.

Salary:  commencing at $3937.40 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Peter Chudek on 4780 5929.
Closing date:  27 September 2020.
 

Sales & Wellbeing Officer (2 x part-time positions)

Position 1:  10hpw (V20/4993)

Position 2:  17hpw (V20/4994)

Position Description

You will be required to:
 

You will be required to:

  • undertake sales and ensure that visitors and members queries are dealt with in a manner that is efficient, friendly and that encourages them to exercise frequently.
  • administer the fees and charges as resolved by the Council and handle cash in line with Councils cash handling policy and set up weekly booking templates.
  • maintain accurate and complete work records of casual entry, visitation, program bookings, center bookings, ezypay and membership.
  • review Pre exercise questionnaires and ensure all new members are provided with the appropriate induction, including advice on exercise options and the provision of fitness programs.
  • advise customers on Centre promotions, and the terms and conditions of programs, memberships and the facility Conditions of entry, KW@PP.
  • undertake diligent lifeguarding when covering the aquatic supervisors break and undertaking team rotations on pool deck.

You will have the following qualifications:

  • Certificate III Fitness and Fitness Australia Registration
  • Pool Lifeguard Award
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check 
  • Previous experience in the administration and service delivery in a leisure facility

Salary:  commencing at $30.93 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  Katrina Georgelos on 4723 5110.
Closing date:  20 September 2020.

 

Program Leader, Career & Capability - V20/5009
Position Description

The Program Leader Career & Capability is accountable for providing leadership and direction to the Career & capability team and for working with all areas of Council to provide pro-active advice and support, enabling the effective delivery of all strategic & operational career & capability activities. 

The position has organisational responsibility for all key career & capability activities including:

•    Succession planning
•    Recruitment & mobility
•    Career management
•    EVP
•    Performance improvement
•    Positive performance
•    Capability framework
•    Goal alignment & setting
•    Learning & Development framework
•    Employee development 
•    Induction & Onboarding

You will have:

•    Bachelor degree in a related field (e.g. Human Resources, Business) area or equivalent experience in a HR environment
•    Ability to lead & drive the establishment, coordination and delivery of end to end strategic and operational career & capability processes in an efficient, thorough and customer focused manner
•    Ability to monitor strategic and operational career & capability outcomes, and lead & drive recommendations and delivery of improvements in a timely manner
•    Deep and broad understanding of HR principles, legal responsibilities, activities, requirements and ability to implement these in the workplace to deliver desired outcomes

Salary:  commencing at $3937.40 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Scott Buchanan on 0414 195 325 or 4780 5688.
Closing date:  11 October 2020.
 

Program Leader, Employee Relations - V20/5010
Position Description

The Program Leader Employee Relations is accountable for providing leadership and direction to Employee Relations project teams and for working with all areas of Council to provide pro-active advice and support, enabling the effective strategic and operational delivery of all Employee Relations activities. 

The position has organisational responsibility for all key employee relations activities including:

•    Employment Relations
•    Industrial Relations management
•    Industrial strategy
•    Performance and Conduct management
•    Workplace investigations
•    Dispute resolution
•    Industrial negotiation

You will have:

•    Bachelor degree in a related field (e.g. Human Resources, Business) area or equivalent experience in a HR environment
•    Ability to lead & drive the establishment, coordination and delivery of end to end strategic and operational employee relations processes in an efficient, thorough and customer focused manner
•    Ability to monitor strategic and operational employee relations outcomes, and lead & drive recommendations and delivery of improvements in a timely manner
•    Deep and broad understanding of HR principles, legal responsibilities, activities, requirements and ability to implement these in the workplace to deliver desired outcomes

Salary:  commencing at $3937.40 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Scott Buchanan on 0414 195 325 or 4780 5688.
Closing date:  11 October 2020.
 

Program Leader, Employment & Remuneration - V20/5011
Position Description

The Program Leader Employment & Remuneration is accountable for providing leadership and direction to the Employment & Remuneration team and for working with all areas of Council to provide pro-active advice and support, enabling the effective delivery of all strategic & operational employment & remuneration activities. 

The position has organisational responsibility for all key employment & remuneration activities including:

•    Remuneration framework
•    Payroll management
•    Time & attendance
•    Leave
•    Organisation design & establishments
•    Reporting & Analytics
•    Position classifications
•    Employee master data
•    Employment terms & conditions of employment
•    Equal Employment Opportunity
•    Workplace Diversity

You will have:

•    Bachelor degree in a related field (e.g. Human Resources, Business) area or equivalent experience in a HR environment
•    Ability to lead & drive the establishment, coordination and delivery of end to end strategic and operational employment & remuneration processes in an efficient, thorough and customer focused manner
•    Ability to monitor strategic and operational employment & remuneration outcomes, and lead & drive recommendations and delivery of improvements in a timely manner
•    Deep and broad understanding of HR principles, legal responsibilities, activities, requirements and ability to implement these in the workplace to deliver desired outcomes

Salary:  commencing at $3937.40 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Scott Buchanan on 0414 195 325 or 4780 5688.
Closing date:  11 October 2020.
 

Team Leader 2 (Construction & Maintenance) - V20/5012
Position Description

You will be required to effectively manage a team of up to 4 staff to deliver construction projects and maintenance works on Council assets across the LGA where directed in a timely manner whilst maintaining a high level of quality control while maintaining a high quality of customer relations to Council stakeholders. There will be items of plant to be managed and you may be required to work with other teams to achieve goals. Records will be required to be kept and submitted as required by the supervisor. The successful applicant will be required to employ best practice work processes and seek to continually improve work procedures. 

You will have experience in civil construction and maintenance activities as well as:

•    White card (construction induction)
•    MR drivers licence
•    Experience in staff motivation
•    Sound basic computer skills 
•    Effective oral and written communications
•    An experienced team leader
•    Sound knowledge of WHS and EEO principles and practices
•    A commitment to continual improvement

Salary:  commencing at $2331.06 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Daniel Gordon on 4780 5334.
Closing date:  11 October 2020.
 

Customer Service Officer (SNSW) (19 hours per week) - V20/5013
Position Description

Council is seeking a Customer Service Officer for the above position to work in our Service NSW & Customer Contact Centres, to provide information on a wide range of services in a face to face and call centre environment (Katoomba & Springwood). 

The successful candidate will be professional, courteous and customer focussed. You will have analytical skills and the ability to interpret and explain plans, forms, applications and other documents requested and used by customers in a high profile and at times, highly pressured environment.  

You will have certificate level qualifications with relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and / or education and training.  You will also have demonstrated experience in providing excellent customer service face to face or in a call centre environment and/or experience in an information based customer service role.

Salary:  commencing at $1265.43 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Geoff Stodart on 4780 5506.
Closing date:  11 October 2020.
 

Application Information

Please download the position description for the position you are interested in and information on how to apply for a vacancy.

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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