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Supervisor Recreational Facilities - Parks Operations

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Job Ref:  CC635
Employer:  Cumberland Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Address: 
Merrylands NSW 2160, Australia (Show on map)
09/08/2018



Supervisor Recreational Facilities - Parks Operations


  • Permanent Full-time
  • Join an Innovative Progressive Council
  • Good Work Life Balance 


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 a Supervisor, Recreational Facilities in its Park Operations area.  

In this role you will lead a small team of Parks Operations staff in managing, maintaining and enhancing the recreational facilities within Council's open spaces. Ensure best practice with an emphasis on the provision of high quality, fit for purpose, community facilities to reflect community expectations. To act as the asset officer for Council Open Space assets.

You will assist in ensuring customer and community satisfaction with Councils parks operations by ensuring recreational facilities are maintained and serviced 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:

  • Qualified to Certificate III in Asset Maintenance, Sports turf management or Horticulture or equivalent, with relevant experience in the management of hard sports court or synthetic facility maintenance and enhancement.
  • Demonstrated significant work experience in multiple parks operations functional areas to include functions such as asset management, asset management systems, sportsground lighting and irrigation control, hard court and synthetic surfaces maintenance, playspaces, pool water management, minor capital works and project management, sports turf, horticulture, parks and gardens and/or landscape construction preferably in a local government environment
  • Sound knowledge of the Parks industry best practice trends and issues in sports surface maintenance including turf wickets and turf care including renovation programming, weed, pest & disease control, surface and subsoil drainage and irrigation systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage & supervise a small high performing team which may include apprentices, contractors & volunteers to contribute to team goals and outcomes
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships with peers, customers and community organisations and an ability to work as part of a team with good interpersonal skills
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong customer focus with sound customer service skills and the ability to embrace a system of change and continual improvement
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively complete relevant administration tasks associated with the position including the preparation of correspondence, documents and reports
  • Proficient in the use of computers with the ability to use various parks operations related software packages
  • Understanding of sportsground booking and management procedures
  • 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 12 of Cumberland / Holroyd salary structure with a salary range of $1,273.43 to $1,464.48 per week plus superannuation. Commencement salary will depend upon qualifications, experience and competencies. Access to a motor vehicle is available with this role strictly on a to and from work basis.


Conditions of Employment: This is a permanent full time position, 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-EI-67


Enquiries: Telephone Matthew Morris on 8757 9791 for further information.


Closing Date: 11:30pm, Friday 24 August 2018 

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