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Team Leader - Parks Operations

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Job Ref:  CC561
Employer:  Cumberland Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Address: 
Merrylands NSW 2160, Australia (Show on map)
29/05/2018



Team Leader - Parks Operations



  • Permanent Full-time
  • 4 Positions available  
  • 1 x Bushlands
  • 1 x Active Parks West (Wicket Team) 
  • 1 x Playground Services
  • 1 x Irrigation Services


About the Organisation

As a newly formed Council, Cumberland wants to build a clear and progressive vision for the future. Council’s new long-term Community Strategic Plan will focus on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our new organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change.  


About the Opportunity

Council is currently recruiting for various positions as Team Leaders in its Park Operations area.  


In this role you will lead a small team in undertaking maintenance and improvement works to ensure Council’s bushland and riparian areas are maintained to the highest standard to reflect community expectations and fit for use. As service demands warrant, you may also work across other service areas including passive parks and sportsgrounds. You will assist in ensuring customer and community satisfaction with Councils parks operations by presenting and servicing our facilities in accordance with service specifications.You will also ensure individual Work Health and Safety responsibilities under Council policy and legislation are met at all times, and at all levels within the team to ensure a safe place of work.


To be considered for this position you will have:

  • Relevant trade qualifications e.g Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management, Greenkeeping, Horticulture, Landscape Construction, Building Trades, Irrigation or Floodlighting
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of park maintenance and parks infrastructure (including playgrounds) related issues, current trends, industry best-practice and new developments relating to maintenance  and management of parks
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate staff and materials, to undertake maintenance activities relevant to the position including but not limited to mowing, edging, weeding, chemical spraying, litter collection, animal welfare, trades functions, wicket preparation, and asset inspections as relevant to the role
  • Proven ability to effectively supervise and co-ordinate team members and external contractors in the delivery of maintenance and project works
  • Demonstrated ability to deal in a positive and courteous manner with the public, and council staff whilst providing sound leadership to others in the workplace 
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with contractors - ability to complete necessary paperwork and communicate effectively with team members
  • Sound knowledge and practical application of WH&S principles and the Work Health and Safety legislation

Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.  


Download Position Description here


Salary: Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award. This position is placed in Grade 7 of Cumberland / Holroyd salary structure with a salary range of $974.01 to $1,114.38 per week plus superannuation. Commencement salary will depend upon qualifications, experience and competencies.


Conditions of Employment: These roles are permanent full time positions, standard working hours are Monday to Friday 6.30am - 3.00pm. This position will work a 70 hour, 9 day fortnight.


Position File Number: SP-ED-72


Enquiries: Telephone Bradley Reynolds on 8757 9559 for further information.


Closing Date: 11:30pm, Friday 15 June 2018 

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