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The City of Liverpool – regional center of South-West Sydney – a thriving and diverse community of 200,000 people covering an area of 305sq km and 32 km from the Sydney CBD.  A vibrant lifestyle, a strong community spirit, a competitive sporting culture, and a business community committed to providing jobs and servicing the residents of the region.  Building a new city – the city between the two airports – 50,000 extra homes in the next 20 years, with a wide and varied community ranging from inner city apartment living, suburbia, multi-million dollar mansions and rural acreage all in one city.

We are progressive, innovative, creative, financially sound Council. Committed to increasing investment in the city and growing jobs to make this a place of opportunity. Sydney’s second international airport to be located within the City – offering a huge boost to the economic prosperity of the region.

Applying for Positions Vacant

All applicants are required to submit a:

  • covering letter
  • current resume with two work related references
  • response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description

Addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria individually is highly recommended as it allows the selection committee to assess how you meet the criteria in a clear and concise way. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Short listed applicants will be contacted by telephone for an interview .

Liverpool City Council is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the principles and practices which underpin equal employment opportunity and cultural diversity.

For more information please click on the following highlighted links:

POSITIONS VACANT

Coordinator Information Services Ref: 2016/2903

1 x Permanent Full Time – 35 hours, 5 days per week on a 7 day roster

Salary: $86,022.91 pa to $94,259.12 pa + 9.5% super
Location: Liverpool Library
Closing Date: Thursday, 14 July 2016

Liverpool Library and Museum Services provide a service to one of the fastest growing and progressive regional centres in NSW. Liverpool has a large and rapidly growing population of 200,000 expected to reach 330,000 in the next 20 years. Liverpool also has a rapidly growing infrastructure including the development of Badgerys Creek airport. The library is looking for a Coordinator to develop public library services and to help build and make a difference to the community.

The position is responsible for the leadership and coordination of the Information Services team, ensuring quality collections and services are provided for the community. Working with internal clients the position will form part of the Library leadership team that contributes to the Library’s vision and strategic direction.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Completion of degree or post graduate-level Library and Information studies conferring eligibility for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.
  • Current Class C Driver’s license.
  • Experience in a range of roles including at a supervisory level within public libraries, including experience in leading staff teams.
  • Experience in Information and Collection development.
  • Experience in virtual library and in administering a Library Management System.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact David Sharman, Manager Library and Museum Services on 02 9821 9423.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply.

Position Description - Coordinator Information Services Ref: 2016/2903



Liverpool City Council is committed
to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential

Senior Planning Advisory Officer Ref: 2016/1835

1 x Permanent Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: $87,001.14 to $95,330.99 pa + 9.5% super + leaseback vehicle
Location: Moore Street, Administration Building
Closing Date: Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Liverpool is one of Sydney’s progressive urban and regional centres with a population of 200,000 set to reach 330,000 over the next 20 years. It is now positioned as the capital of South Western Sydney with affordable lifestyle, accessibility by rail, road and a future airport and solid jobs growth.

With local infrastructure projects such as the airport at Badgerys Creek in the pipeline the region is now poised to unlock its potential for significant investment and new jobs.

A great opportunity has arisen within Council’s Development Assessment team for an experienced and energetic Senior Planner to run Councils planning advisory service. If you are passionate about customer service and providing high quality planning advice within a fast growing LGA then look no further.

The primary function of this position will be providing high quality planning advice to our customers through face to face and phone contact and through written advice. You will also be responsible for the lodgment of development applications to ensure completeness and take an active role in improving the planning advisory service for the benefit of our community.

This is a newly created position and will suit a self-motivated and experienced planner, who has excellent communication skills and the ability to mentor other staff within a team environment. This position is for career focused individual who is willing to accept the challenge of providing a high level of service to the Liverpool community.

The successful applicants will have:

  • At least 4-5 years experience in development assessment with qualifications in town planning or a related field;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the planning policy and procedures to ensure an efficient and effective development assessment process; and
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with internal and external clients and stakeholders.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact David Smith, Coordinator Development Assessment on (02) 9821 9593.

How to Apply: Please click the 'Apply' button below. Applicants must submit a covering letter, current resume and response to the essential and desirable selection criteria as set out in the position description. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply.

Position Description - Senior Planning Advisory Officer Ref: 2016/1835



Liverpool City Council is committed
to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential

Head Chef Ref: 2016/2573

1 x Permanent Full Time - 38 hours per week

Salary: $62,683.41 to $68,682.68 pa + 9.5% super
Location: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Closing Date: Monday, 4 July 2016

Casula Powerhouse is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary Arts Centre, located within the City of Liverpool in Western Sydney. The Centre boasts six galleries and two performance spaces including a 322 seat theatre and a flexible performance space which can seat up to 100 people. We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic person with creative flair to join our team and run the Bell Bird Café.

The primary purpose of the role is to provide great food service to our patrons, visitors and staff in a courteous prompt manner whilst maintaining a clean and hygienic work environment and practicing safe food handling techniques. As Head Chef the role also develops and delivers a nutritious, inspirational and creative menu for the Café.  The position also supervises all Café staff and coordinates support staff for the Café with a proven track record of managing and working with a “hands on” approach as part of a team.

You will have a Certificate IV or Diploma level in Commercial Cookery with a minimum of two years’ experience as a Chef in a commercial kitchen.  The position also needs to have experience in planning and implementing daily food preparation, directing and supervising kitchen staff, creating and developing menu concepts as well as overseeing the appropriate ordering, receiving and storage of foods.

You will have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing at a high level, have exceptional organisational skills, and the ability to work as part of a small team.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

To view the position descriptions please visit www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively, for further information about the position please contact Nikita Karvounis, Acting Director Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on 02 98241121.

Position Description - Head Chef Ref: 2016/2573



Liverpool City Council is committed
to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential

Strategic Planner  Ref: 2016/2570

1 x Permanent Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: $68,056.28 to $74,572.28 pa + super
Location: Moore Street, Administration Building
Closing Date: Monday, 4 July 2016 

Liverpool is one of Sydney’s most progressive urban and regional centres with a population of 200,000 set to reach 330,000 over the next 20 years. It is now positioned as the capital of South Western Sydney with an affordable lifestyle, accessibility by rail and road and solid job growth.   

With local infrastructure projects such as Badgerys Creek and the proposed M9 link road in the pipeline, the region is now poised to unlock its potential for significant investment and new jobs.

Council is seeking proactive team players who can:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues relevant to strategic planning in South Western Sydney;
  • Deliver strategic planning solutions to secure positive planning outcomes for the community.

As an integral part of this small and highly motivated team, you will apply your knowledge and experience to a range of strategic planning initiatives being undertaken by the city.    

You will be able to undertake strategic research, analysis and interpretation as well as be able to consult with a range of audiences with council and the community. Your time management and prioritisation skills will be excellent. You will be a self-starter who takes initiative and is adaptable, accountable and flexible.  

Council offers excellent employment conditions including a competitive salary, flexi-time, access to a generous Learning and Development scheme, Employee Assistance Program and health and well-being program.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Bruce Macnee, Manager Strategic Planning on 9821 9341.

Position Description - Strategic Planner  Ref: 2016/2570



Liverpool City Council is committed
to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential

Land Development Engineer   Ref: 2016/2741

1 x Permanent Full Time – 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: $77,880.29 to $85,325.20 pa + super +3.5% Civil Liability Allowance and + Council Leaseback Vehicle
Location: 33 Moore Street, Liverpool
Closing Date: Friday, 1 July 2016


Join one of the fastest growing cities in Sydney today! Our Local Government Area has substantial growth and we are seeking an experienced and self-motivated professional to join our Development Engineering team as a Land Development Engineer.

You will be responsible for the processing of development applications, subdivisions and providing engineering input and advice for Development Application assessments. You will produce construction certificates and permits and oversee design and construction of developments to ensure compliance with DA approvals, relevant acts, ordinance, planning instruments, codes and policies.

To be successful in this role the candidate should have University Degree in Civil engineering from an Australian University or approved equivalent, TAFE qualifications in Civil Engineering or equivalent, along with the following;

  • Current Class C Drivers Licence.
  • Experience in development assessment, construction supervision and the subdivision process.
  • Experience in handling a wide range of complex applications relating to development on industrial, commercial or residential zoned land Experience with dealing with other government bodies including Roads & Maritime Services (RMS), Department of Planning & Infrastructure (DOPI), NSW Office of Water, National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Urban Growth (formerly Landcom)
  • Relevant IT and computer skills.
  •  Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the engineering aspects of subdivision design including geometric road design, stormwater design (including On-Site Stormwater Detention), pavement design and earthworks.
  • Sound knowledge of civil construction methods, materials and products.
  •  Demonstrate oral communication and personal skills in explaining engineering and planning issues to the general public, management and developers.
  • Written communication skills including report writing skills.

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Charlie Caraballo, Coordinator Land Development on 9821 9200.

Position Description - Land Development Engineer Ref: 2016/2741



Liverpool City Council is committed
to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential

Heritage Officer Ref: 2016/2688

1 x Permanent Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week

Salary: $86,022.91 to $94,259.12 pa + 9.5% super
Location: Liverpool City Council, 33 Moore Street, Liverpool
Closing Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Liverpool City Council has a great opportunity for a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to play a significant role in the strategic conservation and management of identified heritage places and items within the Liverpool Local Government Area.

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of contemporary heritage conservation matters providing specialist conservation advice, supporting property owners and managing conservation projects.

Applicants must have a sound knowledge of heritage legislation, NSW planning legislation and the development assessment process and possess tertiary qualification within a relevant field.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in heritage impact assessment or postgraduate heritage conservation qualification.
  • Sound knowledge of heritage legislation, NSW planning legislation and the development assessment process.
  • Understanding of the main influences and issues affecting development and conservation in Sydney
  • Local Government experience in NSW
  • Demonstrated experience in basic computer applications
    Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Bruce Macnee, Manager Strategic Planning on 9821 9341.

Position Description - Heritage Officer Ref: 2016/2688



Liverpool City Council is committed
to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential

People and Workplace Relations Advisor Ref: 2016/2675

1 x Temporary Full Time - 35 hours, 5 days per week (Maternity Leave replacement)

Salary: $70,800.26 to $77,568.37 pa + 9.5% super  

Closing Date: Monday, 11 July 2016

Great career opportunity is available within Liverpool City Council for an experienced and energetic People and Workplace Relations Advisor. The successful applicant will be a key member of the People and Organisational Team delivering a mix of strategic people and operational activities (focusing on workforce planning, organisation design, change management, workplace relations and performance improvement).  

The People and Organisational Development Team deliver professional people and organisational development services that support Council’s strategic directions in a proactive and efficient manner to enable Council to attract, develop and retain suitably qualified employees. The People and Workplace Relations Advisor will work in partnership with Council’s business units in developing a healthy and positive organisational culture to achieve business objectives through people.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a human resources related discipline or equivalent knowledge and experience in workplace relations
  • Experience in using negotiation techniques, advocacy, and influencing skills in a manner that gains agreement or acceptance
  • Demonstrated experience in 
    • interpreting Awards, workplace agreements and legislation
    • Coaching, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Knowledge of workforce planning concepts, data extraction and analysis

Salary will be dependent upon the relevant skills, experience and competencies of the successful applicant.

For further information about the position please contact Anna Rizos, Coordinator People and Workplace on 9821 9180.

Position Description - People and Workplace Relations Advisor Ref: 2016/2675



Liverpool City Council is committed
to providing a working environment that supports all employees to reach their full potential

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL AS A PREFERRED EMPLOYER

Liverpool City Council values its employees and strives to maintain quality working conditions, which currently include:

4 weeks annual leave per year
9 weeks paid maternity leave
RDO, flexi time and flexible working environment
Death Benefit and Special Leave Policies
Salary sacrifice for superannuation
Salary sacrifice available for Liverpool City Council's child care services and motor vehicles
Fully maintained / leaseback vehicle arrangements available to specific positions
Learning and development opportunities including study leave and reimbursement of fees
Health and wellbeing rebate for gym membership
15 paid sick days per year
Long service leave is available after five years and long service recognition after 10 years.


Work Experience and Internship Opportunities:

Important Information Regarding Your Application

As the demand for work experience with Liverpool City council is high, we would encourage you to also apply for work experience at other companies and organisations, to increase your chances of a successful placement for your Work Experience.

Insurance Coverage:

Insurance documentation is a requirement for all students who are required to complete work experience as part of their course curriculum.

Any other Work Experience submissions that fall outside of these circumstances will be covered under Liverpool City Council's Volunteers Insurance.

Application Periods:

Work Experience Applications are assessed on a quarterly basis, whilst the Engineer Volunteer Internships are assessed half yearly.

It is important that you complete your online form correctly to enhance your chances of success.

2016 Work Experience Term Dates
Term Term Dates Application Closing Date
1

Monday 4 January – Friday 8 April 2016

Friday 18 December – 2015
2 Monday 25 April – Friday 1 July 2016 Friday 8 April 2016
3 Monday 18 July – Friday 23 September 2016Friday 1 July 2016
4 Monday 10 October – Friday 23 December 2016Friday 23 September 2016
2016 Engineer Internship Semester Dates
SemesterTerm DatesApplication Closing Date
1

Monday 4 January –  Friday 1 July 2016

Friday 18 December 2015
2Monday 4 July – Friday 23 December 2016Friday 17 June 2016
How To Apply For Work Experience

All applications are required to be lodged using the online form at the bottom of this page.

When completing the form, ensure you complete all sections.

  • Select Term 1, 2, 3 or 4 paying close attention to the closing dates for each term.
  • Specify the exact dates that you are requesting your Work Experience to take place in.
  • Select one (1) department for your Work Experience.
  • Select one (1) area of interest for  your Work Experience
  • Attach your current CV
  • Provide us with a brief explanation as to the specific experience like to achieve.
  • Attach the Insurance details that your education provided has given you
How To Apply For Engineer Volunteer Internships

These positions are in high demand, and due to the requirements for Internships, we are only able to accommodate a limited number per semester.

These applications are assessed twice a year, and preference is given to firstly fourth (4) year students, then secondly, third (3) year students.

Please ensure you complete all sections of the online form.

What Happens After I Submit My Application

At the end of the closing date for your requested term, the applications are collated, and forwarded to the Department Managers for their consideration.

During the assessment process, you may be contacted by a Manager to clarify information that you have provided.

Once they have assessed your application, you will be notified of the outcome via email.

For any further information relating to work experience and internships at Liverpool City Council, please contact Jennifer Pudsey, People and Workplace Officer, 9821 8879 or workexperience@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

Work Experience Online Form Engineer Volunteer Internship Online Form

Last updated on 2016-06-30AEST14:43:53+1000