Coordinator Development and Contaminated Land

Job No: BC2365
Location: Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, half-way between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 54 residential suburbs, and population of 403,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 644,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

Blacktown City Council strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an environmental science professional to join our Environment team as the Coordinator Development and Contaminated Land.

The purpose of this role is to:

  • Provide local places and spaces that are clean and healthy and turn awareness and commitment into action to halt or reserve the effects, pressures and threats on the built and natural environment by working in collaboration with our community and other stakeholders
  • Develop and participate in the implementation of projects, strategies, policies, guidelines and procedures that align with this commitment, specifically environmental health.

Qualifications and experience


  • Minimum degree level qualification in environmental science or similar field
  • Minimum 5 years local government experience in an environmental or related field.
  • Experience in direct supervision of authorised officers in a regulatory authority setting
  • Strong capacity or sound experience in the development of strategies, policies and programs related to the environmental health and contaminated land management field of work
  • Proven project management skills, with a strong record of achievement in planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating a broad range of programs and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and disseminate environmental health knowledge at both an individual and organisational level
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Computer literacy in basic Microsoft Office applications and the ability to quickly learn corporate applications
  • Demonstrated high-level oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations, write correspondence, complex reports, grant applications and award submissions
  • Current class C Driver's Licence.


  • Experience in urban planning, and/or contamination sampling.

Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • Entry level for this position starts at $1,934.40 per week
  • 35-hour working week 
  • Leaseback vehicle
  • Opportunity to participate in Council's flextime arrangement
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 10.5% employer superannuation contribution payable to Active Superannuation Scheme, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Our commitment to safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random and cause testing.

Please note being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a requirement prior to commencement and throughout ongoing employment with Blacktown City Council.

We are a child safe organisation that supports and promotes the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of children.

Position description 

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Closing Date:           Friday 9 December 2022, 11.30 pm    

Contact Officer:      Julia Thompson on 9839 6055



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