At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award winner in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:
- A range of flexible work arrangements
- 18 weeks paid maternity leave
- Health and wellbeing leave
- 15 days personal leave
- Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
- Diverse salary packaging
- And much, much more!
City Presentation delivers a range of services that provide clean, well-presented public spaces in the Penrith Local Government Area. Comprising over 200 qualified and driven staff, areas of opportunity for employment include civil construction and works, horticulture and landscaping, fleet management and workshop servicing, trades and public cleansing and maintenance.
Our team ensures that Council spaces are well maintained and always ready for use by our residents, are sustainable into the future, and significant assets, community buildings, roads, drainage, fleet, parks and open spaces provide the required level of service in a cost-effective manner for present and future residents.
In City Presentation, we seek staff who are organised, take pride in their work, and are willing to go that little bit further to ensure the little details make their work speak for itself. We encourage personal and professional development, and pride ourselves on a culture that encourages staff contribution and involvement.
We are currently seeking a Trades Assistant to join our team on a permanent full-time basis. The Trades Assistant will be required to work in a team of varied, specialised tradespersons and operators to assist with scheduled and unscheduled work requests throughout the Penrith Local Government Area.
The role will provide extensive experience in:
- Playground equipment maintenance and repairs;
- Park and street furniture installs, repairs and maintenance;
- Irrigation and drainage;
- Painting applications and finishes;
- Installation, repairs and maintenance of various fencing/retaining walls;
- Installation, repairs and maintenance of timber decking; and
- Concreting, paving and tiling.
The successful applicant will demonstrate a proven ability to communicate effectively using positive language and active listening techniques, and will be well-practiced in performing work tasks in accordance with WHS principles, policies and procedures.
This position operates on a 76-hour fortnight with a Rostered Day Off once a fortnight.
- Demonstrated experience in building and construction works, such as carpentry, plumbing, concreting, fencing or painting
- General labouring experience or capable of carrying out labouring duties
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to work independently
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to use technology (e.g. mobility systems) to effectively plan and carry out work tasks
- Ability to deal in an appropriate manner with the general public
- Knowledge of and commitment to WHS and EEO principles
- Current Class C driver licence
- Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White) Card
- Trade qualification in a related field
- Current MR driver licence
- Ability to operate items of plant or equipment
- Previous experience in Local Government
Commencing Salary: $56,333.00 per annum, plus 9.5% superannuation and an Adverse Working Conditions Allowance in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award.
You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.
Please select the link/s below to view the position description and to submit your application.
In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.
For further information about the position, please contact Allan Berry, Field Coordinator - Trades, on 4732 7452.
Council practices EEO and WHS principles.
Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.
Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.