Careers with Council
A phenomenal 86% of our staff members call the Blue Mountains home. As such, we are committed to fostering the performance and development of our staff through a variety of unique initiatives.
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, subject to being a registered building surveyor, 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 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 an experienced town planner or registered building surveyor who has experience in 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.
Salary: a total package, inclusive of superannuation, commencing at $115,663.90 to $134,820.88.
For further information contact: Alex Williams on 4780 5772 or 0414 195 707.
Closing date: 25 October 2020.
Blue Mountains Library is looking for an enthusiastic and customer-focussed person for a permanent, part-time Branch Librarian position based primarily at Lawson Library.
You will need to be able to work cooperatively as part of a team, lead and supervise the branch Library Assistant and casual staff, have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be flexible in the work environment. You will need a proven commitment to providing courteous and relevant services to the local community. An ability to identify community needs and priorities, meet deadlines and work with attention to detail is also required.
Must have a degree or graduate diploma in Librarianship or allied profession, or equivalent. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in libraries. Proven commitment to customer service. Ability to work as part of a team or independently with initiative and enthusiasm. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of and commitment to WHS and EEO principles.
This position is part-time, 32 hours per week, working the following hours:
Salary: commencing at $2319.03 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact: Heidi Colquhoun on 4723 5054.
Closing date: 1 November 2020.
You will have:
• Good oral and written communication skills.
• The ability to direct, liaise, advise and negotiate.
• An ability to resolve problems that occur in the centre
• Resolve staff matters where possible in the first instance.
• Ensure Work Health and Safety Matters are dealt with immediately
• Provide supervision of the pools and safety of the staff and the general public whilst on shift.
• Be authorised to take whatever action is necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the general public and staff, including closing of pools.
Applicants must have:
• Certificate III Aquatic
• Pool Lifeguard Award
• first Aid Certificate
• Working with Children Check
• Previous experience in the supervision and operation of public swimming pools
This position is part-time, 21 hours per week, working Monday to Wednesday, 1:00pm to 8:30pm each day.
Salary: commencing at $1299.01 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact: Liz Le Breton on 4780 5152.
Closing date: 1 November 2020.
Working across the organisation, this permanent, full time position is one of two Strategic Service Planner roles responsible for leading ‘whole of Council’ strategy-led service business planning that aligns with the community’s vision and expectations around levels of service provision.
You will work closely with internal and external stakeholders, administering our planning, and championing the continuous improvement of our strategic planning and reporting framework.
Your previous role/s will have seen you demonstrate the ability to develop and create corporate documents and reports and you will have experience in corporate planning, community development, service planning, social planning, business planning or strategic planning.
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 and will be self-motivated, and able to work positively and collaboratively in a team environment.
Salary: commencing at $3248.66 gross per fortnight.
For further information contact: Maree Henson on 4780 5972.
Closing date: 8 November 2020.
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 email@example.com prior to closing date.
If you are unable to get access to a computer, hardcopy applications may be posted to:
Blue Mountains City Council
Locked Bag 1005
KATOOMBA NSW 2780