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Technical Officer Open Space Assets

  • Parks Services
  • Full-time
  • Closing on: Feb 12 2023
  • Enticing opportunity to be part of the Open Space Assets team  

  • Full time, permanent opportunity 

  • $64.5k - $69.1k per annum + Superannuation 

About the role 
The Technical Officer - Open Space Assets will oversee and undertake operations and implement activities of the Open Space Assets Team by applying expert knowledge and decision-making skills to ensure that the open space assets are maintained to best practice standards ensuring high standards and safe work practices. 

To contribute to the development and implementation of asset management plans and policies for the park operations management and maintenance systems. 

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Assisting the Team Leader Open Space Assets in managing works programs to ensure all works are completed to a high standard within prescribed timelines. 

  • Performing audits throughout the open space network on open space assets as require 

  • Maintaining an accurate plant inventory for all sites and prepare lists detailing plant replacement requirements. 

  • Monitoring the standards and outcomes of works and review work procedures and practices in line with continuous improvement principles. 

  • Assist with resource and cost estimates for minor construction and renovation/redevelopment works 

About you 
You are passionate and driven to work in a dynamic team within Open Space Assets. You have the ability to prioritise, plan and direct works of both self and others and have a deep understanding of maintaining, working and improving assets and infrastructure 

The following is also required: 

  • A trade Certificate or demonstrated experience a wide range of Parks and Gardens Operations, including major and minor items of open space asset furniture, playground equipment and infrastructure. 

  • A current Victorian Driver’s Licence. 

  • Experience in the leadership of staff, contractors, and the monitoring of budgets. 

  • Experience in communicating, liaising, and interacting with the general public. 

  • Experience in utilisation of parks/landscaping related asset management systems. 

Please note the successful candidate must be willing to undergo a police records check, obtain an employee status Working with Children Check and a pre-employment medical for the purpose of employment. 

In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (COVID-19 Vaccination Information) Regulations 2022, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate evidence of approved COVID-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

Working at Glen Eira City Council 
The City of Glen Eira is a dynamic municipality located within the south-east metropolitan region of Melbourne, approximately 10 kilometres from the CBD. Council provides a range of services to over 155,000 residents from more than 160 cultural backgrounds and over 16,000 businesses.  

Glen Eira City Council is a collaborative, values-based organisation that strives for innovation. Our 1,600 employees bring their diverse backgrounds and varied experiences and perspectives to an inclusive and flexible work environment, creating a unique and vibrant culture that is representative of the municipality it services.  

Recognised as an Employer of Choice, we seek people who share our community focused values and have a desire to create positive local impact. 

Employee Benefits 

  • A supportive and collaborative team environment where your ideas are welcomed 

  • Access to paid training and participation in Council’s extensive Learning and Development programs 

  • Reward and recognition programs 

  • Comprehensive leave entitlements 

  • Flexible working arrangements 

  • Corporate gym memberships at Glen Eira Leisure 

Position Description 

Download File Technical Officer - Open Space Assets - Position Description.pdf

How to apply 
Please attach your resume along with a cover letter detailing your experience and how it relates to the role.  

For further information please contact Gerald Mitchell on 03 9524 3631

Glen Eira City Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and a child safe organisation. As a Council, we are committed to:

  • Providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, as well as all our employees.
  • Receiving applications from people of all diverse abilities, skills, languages, cultures and backgrounds including: people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and LGBTIQ and gender diverse people.
  • Reconciliation and supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aspirations.

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Aboriginal Community Officer on T: 03 9524 3333 or E: Aboriginal@gleneira.vic.gov.au

We value the knowledge, skills and talents that all people can share with our workforce and community.

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