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Manager Risk & Internal Audit - V21/5099
Position Description

Located within a spectacular World Heritage Area, the City of Blue Mountains offers an enviable lifestyle to 80,000 people within 27 distinct towns and villages, and a unique visitor experience to millions of tourists every year.


Within this setting, Blue Mountains City Council is working to create a City that is vibrant, inclusive, accessible and sustainable.  We are seeking an experienced and capable Manager Risk and Internal Audit to join our Senior Leadership Team.


The Role:

Reporting to the Executive Business Manager, the Manager Risk and Internal Audit is responsible for implementing effective and efficient audit and risk management systems, and strengthening the Council’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework.  The position supports the Council’s Audit and Risk Improvement Committee and plays a key advisory role to the Council on enterprise risk management, compliance, business continuity and internal audit matters.


Skills and Experience:

Most likely you will hold qualifications of relevance to the position in such areas as risk management, audit and compliance, business management and / or extensive experience in a similar role.  You will have a demonstrable history of delivering outcomes in complex, transforming organisations operating within strong governance and public accountability environments.  Naturally, you will have a passion for ethical governance and civic service.


You will have the ability to bring diverse teams of professionals together with strong, strategy-led and service-focused risk management leadership.  You will model, support and encourage behaviour that provides a safe, productive and collaborative work environment.


The Offer:

A competitive package is on offer, inclusive of superannuation, free car parking and an additional 6 days leave provision to the annual 4 weeks available.  Flexible work arrangements, including the capacity to work from home.


To Apply:

To apply or obtain a copy of the position description, including the Selection Criteria, visit our website at  Applicants who do not address the Selection Criteria will not be considered.  For further information, please contact Tracy Burgess at


Closing date: 

Sunday, 14 February 2021.


Property Development Coordinator (readvertised; previous applicants need not reapply) - V20/5038
Position Description

To assist in achieving the highest and best use of Council-owned property in accordance with various adopted strategies and policies.  To ensure effective management of Council’s property activities including land development, subdivision, sales, acquisition, leasing, licensing and land exchange as per Council’s policies and guidelines. To plan, develop, promote, implement and deliver programs for the acquisition, disposal and redevelopment of Council’s property assets, to realise commercial opportunities and ensure property is best suited to Council requirements.

Tertiary qualifications in property development, property management, land economics, real estate management, urban planning, town planning, architecture or other appropriately related field; or extensive relevant knowledge and experience.  Demonstrated extensive knowledge and/or experience in property acquisition, property development and property/facility management.

Salary:  commencing at $3577.64 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Tan Vo on 4780 5373.
Closing date:  17 January 2021.


Theatre Services Attendant (casual) - V21/5091
Position Description

In this position, you will be expected to provide the highest level of customer services to patrons of the Blue Mountains Theatre across a variety of areas, primarily providing bar service in a high volume environment as well as ushering and a variety of other duties.

A current RSA Certificate is essential as is proven experience in customer service in fast paced environments of restaurants, bars or Arts environment.  There must be a flexible approach to work hours considering operation of a Theatre and availability in the evenings, particularly weekends.

Salary:  commencing at $2443.84 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Paul Brinkman on 4780 5510.
Closing date:  31 January 2021.


Senior Development Assessment Planner - V21/5092
Position Description

This position is responsible for the provision of development advice and the assessment and determination of complex development applications with the aim of facilitating development that protects the environment and contributes to the character of the Blue Mountains.

The successful candidate will be 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.

Salary:  commencing at $3248.66 to $3961.12 (depending on skills and experience) gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Alex Williams on 4780 5772.
Closing date:  31 January 2021.


Cadet Town Planner - V20/4992

Experience career and lifestyle at its best, all within the beauty of a World Heritage National Park!

Take this opportunity to kick start your career and earn while you learn with an exciting position at Blue Mountains City Council for a Cadet Town Planner. 

You will be given the opportunity to learn new skills, gain a qualification and be mentored by long standing Council employees serving the local community.

•    This position is generally for a period of 2-4 years, depending on level of study.
•    Your hours of employment will be from 8:30am – 5:00pm, with a 45 minute lunch break; Monday to Friday. 
•    You will be required to work 3 days at Council, with 2 days for study.
•    Council pays all course fees during employment.
•    During the standard semester break and when no classes are scheduled, they are required to attend work.
•    Salary commences at $1765.20 per fortnight.

For further information contact:  Alex Williams on 4780 5772.
Closing date:  28 February 2021.


Electrician - V21/5100
Position Description

You will be required to provide the efficient, effective and professional installation and maintenance of electrical fixtures, fittings, service cabling and associated elements for Council managed assets while delivering quality customer service to the community and Council, including emergency and / or breakdown work outside of normal working hours when required.  You will also assist in the completion of multi-trade projects; coordinate and direct the activities of small project groups and assist in the on-the-job training of electrical apprentices. 


Applicants must have:

  • a recognised Trade Certificate III in Electrotechnology as an Electrician or equivalent;

  • a qualified Electrician’s Licence;

  • a current NSW Class C Driver’s Licence;

  • a current White Card;

  • a current working at heights ticket or willing to obtain;

  • a recognised elevated work platform ticket (over 14 metres) or willing to obtain.


Salary:  commencing at $2331.06 gross per fortnight.

For further information contact:  Matt Hardman on 0414 195 366.

Closing date:  7 February 2021.

Program Leader Environment & Landscape - V21/5104
Position Description

You will lead a dedicated team of professionals responsible for tree and weed management and specialist environmental and landscape assessment and compliance across the City. Experience in local government in a fast-paced development assessment space will be highly regarded.

You will have tertiary qualifications in Environmental Management and extensive experience in landscape design, horticulture and/or arboriculture. You will 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 $3937.40 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Craig Martin on 4780 5753.
Closing date:  7 February 2021.


Technical Business Analyst - V21/5097
Position Description

This position will work closely with Information system users and technical team to collect, clarify and refine business requirements into documentation and technical solution designs.

The successful candidate will work with our in-house technology team to help translate business stakeholder visions into technical deliverables and solutions. You will develop solutions that allow for automation of processes, centralisation of data and key documents and drive overall process improvement.

This role will require you to drive innovation and deliver accurate and timely project outcomes You will translate business strategy to implement change driven by technology in operational processes.

Recognised tertiary qualifications in computing or other relevant discipline or extensive relevant experience. Experience in business analysis, process mapping and other software modelling constructs (user stories, use cases etc). Experience in project management and delivery. Knowledge and experience working with corporate business systems.

Salary:  commencing at $3397.86 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Toby Adams on 0431 399 258.
Closing date:  7 February 2021.


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 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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