Program Leader, Corporate Strategic Planning And Reporting - V19/4718

We are seeking a highly skilled professional to lead the Council’s corporate planning & reporting. You will have the ability to oversee implementation of the Council’s Integrated Planning & Reporting requirements and to drive strategy-led service business planning across the organisation to ensure the council is achieving its vision of building a sustainable & successful Blue Mountains.

Salary: commencing at $3879.216 gross per fortnight
For further information contact: Jane Lambert on 4780 5783
Closing date: 20 October 2019

Project Surveyor - V19/4730

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To Provide leadership, supervision and technical expertise in relation to surveys; that need to be undertaken for planning, design and construction of Council infrastructure and assets. To investigate land tenure and spatial requirements to meet relevant Acts and Standards to ensure project delivery. To assist in Project manage of infrastructure projects as required by the Branch and to provide expertise in the use of specialised surveying equipment and computer techniques for analysis, interpretation, integration, management, storage and presentation of data.

This is a Broadband position to enable a person studying surveying at a Tertiary Institution or an experienced qualified surveyor to apply for the position.  It will involve a wide range of experience in engineering, set-out, cadastral, identification, control surveys, geodetic and topographical surveys and knowledge and use of specialised surveying equipment such as robotic Total Stations, GPS RTK GNSS techniques, use of CORS network, adjustments and issues associated with surveying in difficult terrain.

Salary:  Range between $2752.95 (Level 1) to $3200.67 (Level 3) gross per fortnight based on experience and relevant qualifications. Additional Benefit: 3.5% Civil Liability Allowance 
For further information contact:  Graeme Paterson 4780 5595
Closing date:  20 October 2019

Assets Investigations Officer V19/4644

A position exists for a motivated individual to join the Infrastructure Maintenance Branch. The position will be working under a 35 hour week, 9 day fortnight. The focus of this position is to undertake proactive and reactive inspections of Councils civil assets and recommend suitable resolutions to asset function issues.  A large part of the role is dealing with the public which will include the utilisation of negotiation skills. It is essential that the successful applicant will be a team player and committed to providing excellent service to the people of the Blue Mountains.

You will have:
•    Certificate IV in Civil Construction and Maintenance or similar;
•    Class C Drivers licence; 
•    An WH&S construction induction card;
•    Demonstrated experience with PC tools and related work;
•    Experience in the maintenance and construction of civil assets.

Please note: This is a re-advertised position.
All applications received during previous recruitment activities will be carried forward. 

Salary: commencing at $2752.95 gross per fortnight
For further information contact: Peter Chudek on 4780 5929
Closing date: 27 October 2019

Tree Management Officer V19/4731

A position exists for a motivated individual to join the Environment and Landscaping Branch. You will be required to undertake a range of duties including the conduct professional assessments on tree removal / pruning requests and respond to enquiries and correspondence relating to tree management issues.  You will provide exceptional customer service, work safely, and be a sound communicator.

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications at the Associate Diploma Level in Horticulture / Arboriculture that permit entry to the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators or the Australian Institute of Horticulture.
  • Sound working knowledge and experience across a range of botanical and landscape facets of arboriculture and bushland management issues including understanding of relevant legislation, standards and codes
  • A current driver’s licence

Salary: commencing at $2910.80 gross per fortnight
For further information contact: Mark Gillespie on 4780 5541
Closing date: 27 October 2019

Liaison Officer, Property & Commercial Activities V19/4732

The role of the Liaison Officer works with Council’s hirers, community Tenants and Commercial Tenants to ensure the effective and efficient operation and use of council owned community facilities. The Liaison Officer receives requests from Council’s building users and works with users to identify improvement to Council’s buildings and outcomes across the Blue Mountains.

The successful candidate will have qualifications, knowledge and demonstrated experience relating to facilities management, stakeholder management or customer service and be able to demonstrate an innovative, flexible and proactive approach to the use of Council’s building assets. This position works across a number of different services, community users and commercial tenants.

Salary: commencing at $2910.80 gross per fortnight
For further information contact: Patrick Williams on 4780 5717
Closing date: 27 October 2019

Senior Strategic Planner (Permanent Part Time 28 hours per week) V19/4703

The position is within a statutory planning team, preparing and maintaining planning policy for the City. This includes updating of Council’s Local Environmental Plans and Development Controls Plans, overall policy review and the project management of Planning Proposals. The position will also participate in the other functions of the team, such as developer contributions planning, and preparation of planning certificates. 

The role works closely and collaboratively with the strategic land use planning team in the same branch, and will contribute to strategic planning projects including the master planning of town centres and key areas within the City.   

The successful candidate will hold a tertiary qualification in town planning or related discipline and have a demonstrated high level ability in statutory land use policy and processes. The ability to demonstrate great customer service and community engagement is also essential.  

Salary:  Range between $3200.67 (Level 1) to $3524.77 (Level 3) gross per fortnight based on experience and relevant qualifications. (Pro-rata)
For further information contact:  Kim Barrett on 4780 5591
Closing date:  3 November 2019

Administration Officer, Environment (Temporary - 12 months) V19/4734

The position will provide a high level of administrative support and contribute to the development of administrative processes and systems to ensure efficient and effective outcomes.

We are looking for a person who has demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining quality administrative systems and processes. The successful candidate is a self-starter with a curious, problem solving mindset and a high level of interpersonal skills. They are able to build positive working relationships and work collaboratively to achieve desired outcomes and are able to communicate with people from all levels of the organisation. They will have a proven record of using and integrating technology, knowledge and skills into work practices and procedures to achieve established work standards.

Salary:  commencing at $2498.95 gross per fortnight
For further information contact:  Eva Trcka on 4780 5493
Closing date:  3 November 2019

Principal Building Certifier V19/4735

Council is seeking a highly motivated professional Building Surveyor/Certifier to lead Council’s Building Certification Team. You will oversee a small team of accredited certifiers responsible for the assessment of Construction Certificate, Complying Development Certificate and Occupation Certificate applications and undertaking mandatory critical stage inspections of buildings.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the beautiful Blue Mountains with affordable and diverse housing opportunities set in a village atmosphere. Fresh air, bushwalks, good cafes. Work and live in the Blue Mountains it’s a great place to be!

You will have tertiary qualifications in Building Surveying and will need to be accredited under the BPB Accreditation scheme at an A1 level. You will be technically proficient, committed to providing excellent customer service and be able to demonstrate highly developed communication, personal accountability and team leadership skills.

Limited private use of a Council vehicle is available to the position through a leaseback arrangement, subject to negotiation.
Salary:  commencing at $3879.21 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact:  Rochelle Mackay on 4780 5640
Closing date:  3 November 2019

Cultural Development Projects Officer (Temporary Part Time – 14 hours per week/12 months) V19/4737

The primary role of this position is to complete specific cultural development projects within the Cultural Development portfolio with particular focus on the Blue Mountains City Council’s public art holdings and systems of management and the BM City Art Collection. Working within the Cultural Services section, the Cultural Development Projects Officer will support and promote cultural activities throughout the Blue Mountains LGA.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and innovative thinker with attention to detail and high-level skills in project work. Their enthusiasm will be backed by relevant tertiary qualifications and at least 3 years’ experience in a similar position within the cultural sector. The candidate will have demonstrated high-level oral and written communication skills.

The position will be filled working 2 days per week (Thursday/Friday) in a job share capacity. 

Salary:  commencing at $2498.95 gross per fortnight. (Pro-rata)
For further information contact:  Paul Brinkman on 4780 5510
Closing date:  3 November 2019

Branch Library Officer – Blackheath (Average 23 hrs 45 mins per week) V19/4738

Blue Mountains City Council Library Service is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual to coordinate the day to day running of a small 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.  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.  Eligible for membership of ALIA, a diploma qualification or equivalent is required.  An awareness of WHS and EEO principles is required.

The successful candidate will have:-
•    Ability to deal effectively with the public and a proven commitment to customer service.
•    Diploma of Library & Information Studies or equivalent. Eligible for Library Technician membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.
•    Demonstrated experience in an automated public library including the use of public access technology.
•    Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm.
•    Good communication skills and interpersonal skills.
•    Knowledge of and commitment to Work, Health and Safety systems and issues.  Understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity principles.

Salary:  commencing at $2296.62 gross per fortnight. (Pro-rata) 
For further information contact:  Leisa Radford on 4780 5953
Closing date:  3 November 2019


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