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Waste Facility Customer Service Officer (Weighbridge / Small Vehicle Area) (17.25 hours per week) - V20/5049
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 the Katoomba Waste Management Facility Gatehouse Weighbridge, and assist in the Small Vehicle Area as required. 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 $1067.05 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Gerard Borg on 4780 5983.
Closing date:  29 November 2020.
 

Principal Planner - Development Advice - V20/5050
Position Description

The Principal Planner – Development Advice will exercise team management responsibilities and will take the lead in the day-to-day delivery of development advice services for all development types, including residential, commercial, industrial and subdivision. 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. 

Scope of responsibility includes overseeing our formal development advice service, the provision of day-to-day informal advice, both written and verbal, as well as contributing to the early assessment of development applications through our ‘clearing house’. A key objective is to ensure that development proposals are of a high quality, and that associated development applications are ‘assessment ready’, prior to being formally received by Council. A prime accountability will be to collaborate with branch staff to deliver professionally sound development advice but with an unwavering customer focus. 

We are seeking a qualified and experienced urban planner with high energy, an outgoing personality and excellent communication skills. A track record of collaboration with other industry professionals is key as is a demonstrated commitment to customer service excellence.

A leaseback vehicle is available with this position.

Salary:  commencing at $3937.40 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Alex Williams 4780 5772 or 0141 195 707.
Closing date:  29 November 2020.
 

Technical Assistant (Business Support) x 2 permanent, part-time positions - V20/5051 (30 hpw) AND V20/5052 (14 hpw)
Position Description

This role is active in a range of administrative and digital business systems including key gateway processes associated with online application, lodgement and determination processes. Often the first point of contact for client enquiries, these positions develop and use para technical skills to provide advice and contribute to an environment of continuous improvement and excellent customer service.

Accurate and advanced computer skills in a range of software applications. Excellence in customer service interactions and experience in working collaboratively to achieve business objectives.

Salary:  commencing at $2331.06 gross per fortnight (pro-rata).
For further information contact:  Rosemary Bradford on 4780 5797.
Closing date:  29 November 2020.

 

Technical Assistant (Business Support) x 2 temporary, part-time positions - V20/5053 (30 hpw) AND V20/5054 (15 hpw)
Position Description

This role is active in a range of administrative and digital business systems including key gateway processes associated with online application, lodgement and determination processes. Often the first point of contact for client enquiries, these positions develop and use para technical skills to provide advice and contribute to an environment of continuous improvement and excellent customer service.

Accurate and advanced computer skills in a range of software applications. Excellence in customer service interactions and experience in working collaboratively to achieve business objectives.

Salary:  commencing at $2331.06 gross per fortnight (pro-rata).
For further information contact:  Rosemary Bradford on 4780 5797.
Closing date:  29 November 2020.

 

Senior Design Engineer - V20/5048
Position Description

The position will provide best practice expertise in civil engineering planning and design. The position will have an emphasis on road design and storm water drainage design. The position will prepare concept, design development and construction documentation for relevant projects. The position will prepare approvals under Part5 or Part 4 of the NSW EP&A Act and manage the approval process. The position will among other things, deliver outcomes which enhance and retain the culture and natural and built heritage of the City and achieve a high level of environmental performance within the constraints of the project.

Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering recognized by the Institute of Engineers Australia or significant experience in a related field. Extensive experience and knowledge in civil design and infrastructure projects. This includes the preparation of quality designs, BOQ and cost estimate. Extensive experience in the use Autocad 3D and Autotrack preparing civil designs and drainage design software such as and DRAINS. Knowledge of relevant best practice design standards (eg WSUD), statutory requirements and relevant Australian Standards in civil design. High level project management skills and knowledge and understanding of Government procurement and contract management

Salary:  commencing at $3577.64 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Rob Fallon on 4780 5511.
Closing date:  29 November 2020.
 

Manager Environment - V20/5045
Position Description

Manage a range of complex natural assets such as the City’s walking tracks and healthy waterways. Initiate environmental education and bush regeneration programs and facilitate conservation and recognition of Aboriginal heritage assets within natural landscapes. Responsible also for disaster management, emergency response and building community resilience. Initiate key programs that promote ‘rights of nature’ and ‘planetary health’.

Tertiary qualifications relevant to the position. Proven ability in environmental and waterway management and in disaster and emergency response planning. Experience in managing relationships and delivering results.

For further information contact:  Will Langevad on 4780 5759.
Closing date:  6 December 2020.
 

Administration Officer (30 hours per week) - V20/5058
Position Description

In this position you will be required to work collaboratively to provide business support to field officers.  You will have demonstrated experience in relationship management and implementation of business systems and processes.  You will have excellent customer service and a problem solving mindset.  You must be able to build positive working relationships and work collaboratively to achieve desired outcomes. 

This position is permanent, part-time (30 hours per week).  Job share arrangements will be considered. 

Salary:  commencing at $2174.09 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Marlene Jones on 4780 5711
Closing date:  6 December 2020.
 

Information & Support Services Officer - V20/5065
Position Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Information and Support Services Officer with the Blue Mountains Library. This key position works collaboratively within a small and motivated team to deliver centralised, customer focused information and support services and systems to all Library branches within the Blue Mountains. The role includes:

•    Administration and oversight of the day to day operation of the Library Management Systems, including the Library website, and produces reports as required
•    Cataloguing of library materials
•    Liaising with community groups
•    Coordinating the Library procedure manual and training of Library staff
•    Circulation and reference desk shifts as required

We are looking for qualified applicants with a strong client focus, attention to detail, excellent communication, organisational, problem solving, and teamwork skills, with experience in library management systems, cataloguing and library processes.

Salary:  commencing at $2536.44 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Anna Purvis-Smith on 4723 5028.
Closing date:  6 December 2020.

 

Depot Operations Officer - V20/5066
Position Description

The Depot Operations Officer (Civil Maintenance & Construction) is responsible for assisting the Team Coordinator East in supporting the operations of the civil construction and maintenance teams working from Springwood Depot and the general depot management operations associated with these teams.

You will have:

•    Current NSW Class MR Driver’s Licence and Construction Induction Certificate
•    Loader/backhoe and Forklift competency certification and experience.
•    Previous experience in the management and safe handling of chemicals
•    Knowledge of EPA /Environmental requirements for site based stockpiles
•    Experience in the management of a store; including inventory management and stock-taking;
•    Experience in the management and documentation of stockpiled material
•    Demonstrated knowledge in the management and minor maintenance associated with small plant;
•    Sound computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Word and Excel.
•    Experience in the administration of timesheets, keeping a daily log of on-site activities and writing reports.
•    Broad knowledge of civil construction and maintenance practices and techniques;
•    Experience in a civil construction and or maintenance role;
•    Ability to direct and allocate work to construction and maintenance teams; 
•    Experience in sourcing goods and services in accordance with procurement policies and procedures;
•    Knowledge of street-sweeping operations.  
•    Understanding and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity principles, regular training and development and sound knowledge and commitment to Workplace Health & Safety Policies and Principles

Salary:  commencing at $2536.44 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Joe Conry on 4723 5072.
Closing date:  13 December 2020.
 

Driver - Waste Collections - V20/5067
Position Description

The successful applicant will assist in the provision of an efficient and reliable domestic waste removal service for the Blue Mountains community.

You will:

•    Hold a current NSW HR license
•    Proven ability to operate Heavy Vehicles
•    A Reliable strong work ethic
•    Enthusiastic attitude
•    Dedicated to professional customer service
 
Salary:  commencing at $2165.02 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Kevin Heeley on 4780 5065.
Closing date:  13 December 2020.

Landscape Officer (readvertised; previous applicants need not reapply) - V20/4969
Position Description

his is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic group of assessment officers who specialise in the fields of landscaping, arboriculture, weed management and environmental science. In this fast paced position, you will provide sound horticultural and landscape design advice and guidance to applicants and assessment staff to ensure the sustainability of both the natural and the constructed landscape in a variety of urban and bushland settings and a range of development types.

You will be a team player, have excellent organisational skills and advanced computer literacy to ensure your effective contribution to the shape and character of the landscape setting in the diverse and spectacular Blue Mountains local government area (LGA).

As a landscape assessment officer, you will strive to minimise the environmental impact of development on sensitive Blue Mountains environments, protect and enhance the special heritage or landscape character of the individual townships within the LGA, and promote the establishment of attractive, durable and appropriate landscape settings on development sites. You will critically assess landscape proposals against the objectives and controls of the Blue Mountains Local Environment Plans and Development Control Plans and provide recommendations to ensure the landscape outcome will be consistent with these planning instruments and guidelines. 

If you want to become part of this team, you’ll need strong skills and qualifications in landscape design and horticulture. Local government experience is desirable and additional skills and qualifications in arboriculture, environmental science or ecological restoration may be advantageous.

Salary:  commencing at $2038.72 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Craig Martin on 4780 5753.
Closing date:  13 December 2021.

Weeds Compliance Officer (temporary until 30 June 2025; 28 hours per week) - V20/5061
Position Description

You will be required to control priority and environmental weeds on Council land.  You will inspect private land and land managed by other government agencies to the provisions of the NSW Biosecurity Act.  You will assist in the development and implement of operational programs, for the management of priority and environmental weeds in accordance with Council policies and strategies.  

You will have:

•    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;
•    A current Class C manual driver’s licence 
•    Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the strong ability to influence and negotiate outcomes;
•    Demonstrated computer skills;
•    Highly developed Interpersonal skills;
•    Ability to perform work in accordance with quality standards and participate as a team member

Salary:  commencing at $1864.85 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Dave Whiteman on 4780 5343.
Closing date:  13 December 2020.

Mayoral & Councillor Support Officer (21 hours per week) - V20/5062
Position Description

The Council is seeking a highly motivated person to provide the highest level of organisational, administrative and executive assistance to the Mayor and Councillors. You will support the efficient and effective implementation of civic services including, facilities, expenses, calendars and correspondence management. You will provide support to Council meetings, business paper production, publications and the production of associated reports and information. 

The successful applicant will have skills and experience in customer service, negotiation and complaint handling, and be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with complex matters. They will also have research and analytical skills, including demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation. Strong time management skills are essential, as are written communication skills and the ability to prepare correspondence and reports. 
This is a permanent part time position, equating to 21 hours per week. 

The jobholder requires demonstrated experience as high-level administrator, executive assistant or similar role, advanced computer literacy, and demonstrated experience in high-level customer service, including preparation of complex correspondence, time management and complaint handling.

The position will be part-time, Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, however will be negotiable for the right applicant.

Salary:  commencing at $1398.64 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Jasmine Cooper on 4780 5600 or 0414 195 600.
Closing date:  13 December 2020.

Governance & Information Officer - V20/5063
Position Description

Council is seeking a self-motivated person to undertake a range of governance and access to information duties. This will involve managing requests and applications for Council-held information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 and assisting with other relevant compliance and administrative processes. 

The successful applicant will have skills and experience in customer service, negotiation and complaint handling, and be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and an ability to deal with complex matters. They will also have research and analytical skills, including demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation. Strong time management skills are essential, as are written communication skills and the ability to prepare correspondence and reports. 

The jobholder requires demonstrated experience in high-level administration, Right to Information Officer or similar role, advanced computer literacy, and demonstrated experience in high-level customer service, including preparation of complex correspondence, time management and complaint handling.

Salary:  commencing at $2536.44 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Jasmine Cooper on 4780 5600 or 0414 195 600.
Closing date:  13 December 2020.

 

Team Leader Governance - V20/5064
Position Description

The Council is seeking a self-driven highly motivated leader in governance, compliance and transparency. This role will involve managing a small team of specialist personnel whose activities include providing advice on organisational governance processes, delegations, compliance, legal, policy, access to information and privacy. 

The successful applicant will have experience in working across all levels of an organisation, negotiation and complaint handling, and demonstrate strong organisational skills with an ability to deal with complex governance-related matters. They will have demonstrated research and analytical skills and ability to apply legislation. Time management and collaboration skills are essential, as is the ability to prepare and review policy, correspondence and reports. 

The role requires a wide education, probably including a technical proficiency, degree or equivalent and extensive experience in a relevant or similar role.

Salary:  commencing at $3397.86 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Jasmine Cooper on 4780 5600 or 0414 195 600.
Closing date:  13 December 2020.

 

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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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