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Hazardous Materials Officer - V20/4963
Position Description

The position is responsible for providing assistance to Program Leader – Hazardous Materials and other section staff in respect of; 

•    Responding to incidents in relation to hazardous materials 
•    Planning and undertaking the removal of hazardous materials
•    Responding to illegally dumped material
•    General inspection and maintenance of hazardous materials found throughout the LGA
•    Education and training of staff and members of the public (if required and when appropriate) in relation to the management of hazardous materials

In addition, the position will assist the Program Leader of Hazardous Materials with project management of hazardous material removal works, training programs, the development and implementation of long-term strategies. The position will also be involved in the development of potential commercial activities related to the management and removal / management of hazardous materials and liaison with appropriate agencies to coordinate council’s response to illegally dumped material throughout the LGA.

•    Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or experience in a similar role (Note: The position is also required to meet the definition of competent person as defined by SafeWork NSW) 
•    Remove Non-Friable Asbestos accreditation (CPCCDE3014A) (or willingness to obtain)
•    Supervise Asbestos Removal accreditation (CPCCBC4051A)
•    Demonstrated experience in asbestos removal, specifically under a Class B License
•    Sound knowledge of industry legislation specifically WHS and Environmental and related codes of practice
•    Demonstrated high level communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
•    Demonstrated initiative, a flexible and proactive approach and enthusiasm including a willingness to respond to an ever changing work environment
•    A demonstrated capacity to work well as a team
•    Current Class C driver license

Salary:  commencing at $2536.44 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Jason Adams on 0413 334 101.
Closing date:  23 August 2020.
 

Business Improvement Project Lead - V20/4964
Position Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly skilled professional to join Council to lead business improvement, partnering with staff to create an environment and culture that contributes to continuous improvement as an integral component of the Resourcing Strategy and to ensure the delivery of best value services to our community. 

The position is responsible for:

•    Facilitating the identification, analysis and implementation of improvement initiatives as part of the annual, four and ten-year service business planning cycles.
•    Building organisation-wide business improvement capability and skills through the provision of business process mapping and training, and business improvement advice. 
•    Acting as Council’s ‘Chief Ideas Person’, to capture and support the progression of innovative ideas from across the organisation and identify opportunities to generate new and sustainable revenue streams.

This position is for you if you:

•    Have experience and knowledge in business improvement.
•    Have experience in leading, influencing and managing change.
•    Are committed to continuous improvement and building strong partnerships with stakeholders.
•    Have high level communication and interpersonal skills

Salary:  commencing at $3577.64 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Patrick Hallinan on 4780 5328.
Closing date:  23 August 2020.
 

Application Support Officer (term contract until 31 January 2021) - V20/4965
Position Description

This position will manage and support the suite of corporate information including our Land Information system covering land & property management and administering of rates.

The successful candidate will have a combination of skills and expert knowledge in the support and delivery of services with telecommunications, technology infrastructure and software management. They will be capable of delivering a high-level of customer service, which is proactive, cooperative and dependable by analysing user needs and developing relationships with customers at all levels

Recognised tertiary qualifications in computing or other relevant discipline or extensive relevant experience.  Experience in providing first to third level helpdesk support.  Significant SQL and DBA experience.  Demonstrated ability to consult, design and develop work instructions for staff in the use of corporate applications.

Salary:  commencing at $2954.46 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Toby Adams on 0431 399 258.
Closing date:  23 August 2020.
 

Building Cleaner (casual) - V20/4966
Position Description

To provide cleaning services to ensure Council assets and facilities are kept in a clean, tidy and hygienic condition.

Have experience in building cleaning, able to work unsupervised and supervised able to follow directions and willing to work night shift and weekends. Also a Proven ability to communicate effectively with others and participate in team discussions is essential

Salary:  commencing at $31.64 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  Sharyn Pole on 4780 5379.
Closing date:  23 August 2020.
 

Program Leader Leisure and Aquatic Service - V20/4967
Position Description

The position provides leadership and vision to ensure Leisure and Aquatic Services are operated consistently and compliantly across the Blue Mountains with an emphasis on driving the business and creating a dynamic workplace with a can do attitude. 

This position is accountable for the effective planning, organisation, managing, and marketing of the Leisure and Aquatic Service. Tertiary qualifications in Leisure/Sport/Recreation Management, Business Management or a similar discipline or significant experience in a similar role is essential. In addition demonstrated high level skills in communication, negotiation, time management, goal setting, determining priorities, planning and organising work including the overseeing of rosters is required. 

A leaseback vehicle is available with this position.

Salary:  commencing at $3937.40 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Dan Long on 4780 5576.
Closing date:  23 August 2020.

Development Assessment Officer - Graduate to Senior Planner or Environmental Health & Building Surveyor (21 hours per week) (2 year contract position due to WLB arrangements) - V20/4938

Position Description: Graduate Planner
Position Description: Planner
Position Description: Senior Planner

This is a 2 year contract position (with potential to be extended) that 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 building certification and development monitoring and compliance work.

The successful candidate has obtained (or substantially commenced), a relevant graduate level qualification; knowledge across a range of planning and development related issues; a proven record of providing excellent customer service including responding to customer needs and keeping individual clients up to date with information and decisions that affect them.

Salary:  commencing at $2331.06 to $3577.64 gross per fortnight (depending on skills and experience).
For further information contact:  Alex Williams on 4780 5772.
Closing date:  9 August 2020.
 

Team Leader 2 Construction Concreting - V20/4940
Position Description

To manage effectively 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. Also 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. The successful applicant will be working on a 35 hour 9 day fortnight.

  • Experience in civil construction and maintenance activities
  • 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:  Joe Conry on 4780 5072.
Closing date:  9 August 2020.
 

Learn to Swim Instructor (casual) - V20/4941
Position Description

In this position 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.

You will have:

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

Salary:  commencing at $34.91 gross per hour.
For further information contact:  Liz LeBreton on 4780 5152.
Closing date:  9 August 2020.
 

Administration Officer - Community, Library & Customer Services - V20/4942
Position Description

You will be required to:

  • Provide administrative support to the Manager, Community, Library & Customer Services Branch in the development and ongoing business sustainability of Cultural & Community Services Group and Branches.  
  • Develop and maintain business systems and processes.  
  • Provide an effective and efficient administrative service to support the Community, Library & Customer Service area. Take responsibility for the monthly invoicing of the Branch expenses/payments to ensure that all costs are captured and accurately charged.  
  • Take a leading role in the maintenance of business systems and provide support for all administration positions within the branch as necessary.

You will have:

  • Have an extensive range of experience (typically gained over a period of around five years) in an administrative role or equivalent demonstrated competencies.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications at the TAFE Certificate III level (i.e. 600 hours face-to-face learning), or equivalent demonstrated competencies gained through on-the-job learning.
  • Advanced use of range of computer applications including. Word, Excel, Power Point, Desktop Publishing, Internet and Access.
  • A high level of autonomy in completing projects of a specialised nature, or in coaching and leading other staff.
  • Proven commitment to serving all customers, including those internal to the Directorate, other Council Directorates and Groups and those external to the Council.
  • Must have experience in an environment where teamwork and flexibility are paramount in an environment of ongoing change.
  • Ability to work under pressure and demonstrate initiative within a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with an ability to deal with people on all levels and ability to explain and negotiate complex issues.
  • Sound knowledge of and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity & Workplace Health and Safety principles and their application in the workplace.

Salary:  commencing at $2536.44 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Vicki Edmunds on 4780 5055.
Closing date:  9 August 2020.
 

Senior Project Management Officer (2 year term contract) - V20/4943
Position Description

The role of Senior Project Management officer carries with it the responsibility to provide technical advice on a range of projects within the Special projects branch. You will have the experience and capability to develop procurement documentation, successfully manage project design and construction processes with the ability to produce factual reports and business papers as required. The successful candidate must be a team player and have a can do attitude and enjoy the challenge of delivering quality civil and building projects within allocated budgetary and time constraints with a focus on continuous improvement and project management best practice methodology. 

The successful candidate will have tertiary qualifications in project management or significant experience in the management of design and construction projects. Demonstrated ability to adapt to changes and make decisions is an essential requirement of this position. A detailed understanding of the WH&S Act is also an essential.

Salary:  commencing at $4328.14 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Russell Brecknell on 4780 5420.
Closing date:  9 August 2020.

Aquatic Supervisor (Various)
Position Description

See below table for facility / position dates & hours / vacancy numbers)

In this position, you will:

  • Undertake diligent lifeguarding to the standards of Guideline for Safe pool operation.
  • Undertake the role of warden in an emergency evacuation while at an indoor pool and the role of Chief warden at an outdoor pool and provide first aid
  • Monitor behaviour and enforce the Centre’s Conditions of Entry and KW@PP. 
  • Undertake water testing and maintain chemical balance within NSW health Guidelines.
  • Undertake cleaning and housekeeping to ensure hygenic and inviting conditions.
  • Provide direction to lifeguards, including rotation and task allocation.
  • Undertake routine plant room tasks, including the cleaning of the dosing systems and additional of chemicals
  • Ensure end-of-day and/or end-of-shift procedures are completed safely, accurately and efficiently.
  • Maintain work records including hourly visitation, pool tests, corrective measures, plant room checks, and as required financial records, membership records.

You will need:

  • Certificate III Aquatics
  • Pool Lifeguard Award
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check 
  • Previous experience in the supervision and operation of public swimming pools
Glenbrook Swim Centre - Season: 3 October 2020 to 28 March 2021
Vacancy Shift Requirement
Position 1 – V20/4916
(24hrs)
  • Monday - 5am - 1:30pm
  • Tuesday - 5am - 1:30pm
  • Wednesday - 5am - 1:30pm
Position 2 – V20/4917
(18hrs)
  • Monday - 1pm - 7:30pm 
  • Tuesday - 1pm - 7:30pm
  • Saturday - 7:30am – 2pm
Position 3 – V20/4918
(18hrs)
  • Wednesday - 1pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursday - 1pm - 7:30pm
  • Friday - 1pm - 7:30pm
Springwood Sports and Aquatic Centre - Season: 3 October 2020 to 28 March 2021
Vacancy Shift Requirement
Position 1 – V20/4919
  • Monday - 12:45pm - 8:30pm
  • Saturday - 7:15am - 1:45pm
  • Sunday - 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Lawson Swim Centre - Season: 26 September 2020 to 28 March 2021
Vacancy Shift Requirement
Position 1 – V20/4920
(15hrs but extends to 19.5hrs during Dec/Jan/Feb)
  • Monday - 1:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Thursday - 1:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturday - 1:30pm – 6:30pm

NB:  8:30pm finish during the months of December/January/February

Blackheath Pool - Season: 7 November 2020 to 28 February 2021
Vacancy Shift Requirement
Position 1 – V20/4921 (35hrs)
  • Saturday & Sunday - 11:30am-2:30pm 
Position 2 – V20/4922
 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 6:45am-11:30am

Salary: commencing at $2165.02 gross per fortnight (pro-rata).
For further information contact: Liz LeBreton on 4780 5152.
Closing date:  9 August 2020.

 

Lifeguard (Various)
Position Description

See below table for facility / position dates & hours / vacancy numbers)

In this position, you will:

  • Undertake diligent lifeguarding to the standards of Guideline for Safe pool operation.
  • Monitor behavior and enforce the Centre’s Conditions of Entry and KW@PP. 
  • Undertake cleaning and housekeeping to ensure hygienic and inviting conditions during team rotations.
  • Administer the fees and charges as resolved by the Council, monitor bands indicating payment, taking payment as required and class roles during team rotation

You will need a current:

  • Pool Lifeguard License
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check 
Glenbrook Swim Centre - Season: 3 October 2020 to 28 March 2021
Vacancy Shift Requirement
Position 1 – V20/4923
  • Monday - 5am -11:30am
  • Tuesday - 5am -11:30am
  • Wednesday - 9am – 6pm
Position 2 – V20/4924
  • Wednesday - 5am -11:30am
  • Thursday - 5am - 11:30am
  • Friday - 5am - 11:30am
Position 3 – V20/4925
  • Saturday - 7:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sunday - 7:30am - 12:30pm
Position 4 – V20/4926
  • Sunday - 12pm - 7:30pm
  • Monday - 9am – 6pm
  • Tuesday - 9am – 6pm
Position 5 – V20/4927
  • Thursday - 9am – 6pm
  • Friday - 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday – 12pm - 7:30pm
Lawson Swim Centre - Season: 26 September 2020 to 28 March 2021
Vacancy Shift Requirement
Position 1 – V20/4928
(must be 18 years or older)
  • Monday, Tuesday - 9am – 12pm 
  • Friday - 5:00pm – 8:30pm 
Position 2 – V20/4929
(must be 18 years or older)
  • Saturday - 9:30am – 2pm (March)
  • Saturday - 9:30am – 4:30pm 
  • Wednesday, Thursday (Dec, Jan, Feb) - 4pm – 8:30pm 
Position 3 – V20/4930
(10hrs)

(must be 18 years or older)
  • Wed/Thurs/Friday - 9am – 12pm 
Position 4 - V20/4931
(4.5hrs/13.5hrs)

(must be 18 years or older)
  • 2pm – 6:30pm Sunday (Oct, Nov, March)
  • 4pm – 8:30pm Sunday, 4pm – 8:30pm Monday and Tuesday (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre - Season: 3 October 2020 to 28 March 2021
Vacancy Shift Requirement
Position 1 – V20/4932
(20hrs)
  • 2pm – 7:30pm Monday – Thursday 
Position 2 – V20/4933
(28hrs)
  • 5:30am – 1:30pm Monday - Thursday 
Position 3 – V20/4934
(10hrs) 
  • Saturday & Sunday - 7:30am – 12:30pm 
Position 4 – V20/4935
(13hrs)
  • Friday - 5:30am – 1:30pm 
  • Saturday - 12pm – 6:30pm 
Position 5 – V20/4936
(11hrs)
  • Friday - 2pm - 7:30pm 
  • Sunday - 12pm - 6:30pm 
Blackheath Pool - Season: 7 November 2020 to 28 February 2021
Vacancy Shift Requirement

Position 1 – V20/4937
(6hrs)

(must be 18 years of age)

  • Saturday & Sunday - 11:30am-2:30pm 


Salary: commencing at $1955.08 gross per fortnight (pro-rata).
For further information contact: Liz LeBreton on 4780 5152.
Closing date:  9 August 2020.

 

Junior Attendant (casual; various locations)
Position Description
Application Form

Please note you need to complete the application form when applying for this position. 

You will be required to:

  • serve customers, including the processing of payments and recording visits and provide them with information on programs and services. 
  • assist in cleaning as directed.
  • assist with the delivery of children’s activities.
  • supervise the pools to the standards outlined in the Pool Lifeguard award

You will have:

  • a willingness to complete Pool Lifeguard Award – high level of swim competency
  • a willingness to complete a First aid award
  • previous experience in voluntary work, paid work
  • previous experience with leading childrens activities, sports coaching, umpiring
  • a willingness to undertake cleaning tasks and follow directions

Salary:  will be dependent on age.
For further information contact: Liz LeBreton on 4780 5152 (for Katoomba, Blackheath & Lawson pools) OR Katrina Georgelos on 4723 5110 (for Springwood & Glenbrook pools)
Closing date: 16 August 2020.

 

Waste Facilities Officer (Truck & Transfer Station) (53.5 hours per fortnight) - V20/4959
Position Description

This position directly contributes in the provision of an effectively run waste management facility to service the community.  To work within and contribute to a multi-skilled team that promotes council’s service image by providing courteous, responsive and effective customer service.

A highly motivated person is required to work within and contribute to a multi-skilled team environment in the Waste Management Facilities.  The position will operate relevant machinery and Hook Lift Truck between Katoomba & Blaxland Waste Management Facilities.  This position requires a current NSW Class HR driver’s license. As the position will be required to work in public areas of the facility, an ability to communicate effectively and politely with colleagues and members of the public is essential.

Salary:  commencing at $2165.02 gross per fortnight (pro-rata).
For further information contact:  Gerard Borg on 0414 195 586.
Closing date:  16 August 2020.
 

Waste Facilities Customer Service Officer (43.5 hours per fortnight) - V20/4960
Position Description 

This position directly contributes in the provision of an effectively run waste management facility to service the community.  To work within and contribute to a multi-skilled team that promotes council’s service image by providing courteous, responsive and effective customer service.

A highly motivated person is required to work within and contribute to a multi-skilled team environment in the Waste Management Facilities.  The position will operate relevant machinery and computerised weighbridge system and when required manage vehicle movements and traffic control into and around the small vehicle area.  As the position will be required to work in public areas of the facility, an ability to communicate effectively and politely with colleagues and members of the public is essential.

Salary:  commencing at $2021.26 gross per fortnight (pro-rata).
For further information contact:  Gerard Borg on 0414 195 586.
Closing date:  16 August 2020.
 

Waste Facility Officer (Driver, transfer station and small vehicle area) (37.5 hours per fortnight) - V20/4961
Position Description

This position directly contributes in the provision of an effectively run waste management facility to service the community.  To work within and contribute to a multi-skilled team that promotes council’s service image by providing courteous, responsive and effective customer service.

A highly motivated person is required to work within and contribute to a multi-skilled team environment in the Waste Management Facilities.  The position will operate relevant machinery and computerised weighbridge system and when required manage vehicle movements and traffic control into and around the small vehicle area.  As the position will be required to work in public areas of the facility, an ability to communicate effectively and politely with colleagues and members of the public is essential.

Salary:  commencing at $2165.02 gross per fortnight (pro-rata).
For further information contact:  Gerard Borg on 0414 195 586.
Closing date:  16 August 2020.
 

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 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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