Technical Officer - Parks and Active Communities

Job No: TSC812
Location: Murwillumbah

This exciting new Technical Officer role provides a range of project management, consultation and research support services, guidance and advice to our community, staff and stakeholders.

About the role:

  • Provides technical and project support to the Parks and Active Communities Unit, including policy creation and review, assessment of open space elements of development applications
  • Assesses licence applications for activities and events on Council managed land, and creates reports providing recommendations for conditions of approval or reasons for refusal
  • Assists in the development of guidelines, plans and strategies for the acquisition, management and ongoing use of Council’s open space network 
  • Liaises with community groups and members of the public and undertake community consultation activities in relation to open space developments or the creation of plans and strategies.

What's on offer:

  • An attractive base salary ranging from $1,257.24 per week with competency based increments up to $1,476.04 per week, plus 10% super
  • 70 hour, 9 day fortnight
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance
  • Generous employment conditions (we have too many to list - click here for more).

We are seeking:

  • Certificate IV in a technical area relevant to the position eg urban planning, land management, property law, sports and recreation management
  • Extensive work experience in a high level technical or professional support role
  • Excellent communication skills and a can do approach in this diverse role.

Where it's located:

This position is based in Murwillumbah, and can be directed to work from any Council work site.

Position closes: 

Friday 15 October 2021 at 12 noon sharp (NSW time).  Late applications will not be permitted.

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Pre-Employment Screening

Tweed Shire Council conducts pre-employment assessments as part of its recruitment process.  Click here for more information.

How To Apply

You must use your own email address, and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with council.

Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. 

You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document. You can then COPY and PASTE your answers from Word into the below fields.

  1. Have your Resume document ready to go.
  2. Fill out all questions below. Click 'Next'. For tips on how to address selection criteria, click here.
  3. You'll then be prompted to attach your resume and other documents (if applicable). Click 'Next'.
  4. Review your application to confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to submit your application.

If you'd like to COPY and PASTE selection criteria fields into a separate Word document to work on over time, please find them listed below:

1. Minimum Certificate IV in a technical area relevant to the position e.g. urban planning, land management, property law, sports and recreation management.
2. Demonstrated extensive work experience in a high level technical or professional support role.
3. Demonstrated research competence and well developed written communication skills, in particular report writing and preparing grant funding submissions.
4. Demonstrated high level verbal communication skills including customer service skills and experience in effective dispute resolution.
5. Demonstrated competence in the maintenance of government Record Management Systems (ECM) and property systems (Tech 1 Property and Rating) and demonstrated competence in the operation of the Microsoft Office package and geographic information systems.
6. Have the proven capacity to undertake on-the-job training.
7. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
8. Basic competency in reading development plans and reports in the assessment for compliance with legislation or Council policy.
9. Demonstrated knowledge of safe work procedures.

10. Current Vehicle Licence – Car.
11. An understanding of the provisions and implementation of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993 or the Crown Land Management Act 2016.
12. Demonstrated competence in policy development and implementation of public recreation/open space planning within a local authority environment.
13. Demonstrated knowledge of the local Tweed community and associated issues.







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