Recreation Officer Vacancy No. FAC-1701 Closing Date: 28 October 2016 Are you passionate about creating opportunities for people to participate in sport and recreation, get active and improve their health? Do you want to assist national, state and local sports and recreation organisations to provide facilities and the best opportunities for teams and individuals to train, compete and host events? If so, we invite you to come and play in a team that enjoys scoring great goals! An opportunity exists for a driven and enthusiastic candidate to join Council's Facilities Department as a Recreation Officer. The position will report to the Recreation Coordinator and, in this role, you will allocate and book the use of sportsgrounds and facilities, support the operations of and develop partnerships and networks with sports organisations and associations, enable the delivery of a range of sport and recreation projects, and contribute to the development and implementation of a range of policies, procedures and strategies. Don't be a spectator, we'd like you to submit an application before the closing date, so that you can be part of our team selection process. This position is available to commence immediately. Essential Current Class C Driver Licence Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as recreation, community, sport, business administration, and/or relevant and practical experience in the sport, recreation or leisure industry Strong communication skills including well developed customer service skills and managing public enquiries Well-developed ability to lead, motivate and communicate with a broad range of internal and external groups and individuals Capacity to work in a multi-project and multi-function environment Ability to use initiative to resolve day to day work issues Proven ability negotiate and interact on complex issues Demonstrated ability to use a range of software applications including MS Office and database management systems Desirable Proven knowledge and practical experience of sport, recreation, parks and/or reserve operations An understanding of the structure and functions of sport and recreation clubs and Associations developed through practical experience An understanding of facilities' booking processes and experience in dealing with bookings and/or allocating space Experience conducting community meetings and consultations Demonstrated project management experience We can offer you a stimulating work environment that values innovation and initiative and is at the leading edge of change in Local Government, as well as access to Council's Salary Packaging Program, Education Assistance Program and flexible working hours. The position is located in the Penrith Civic Centre, adjacent to a major shopping centre and close to the railway station. Commencing Salary: $62,900 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation. Further Salary Progression is available through Council's Salary Administration System. To view the position description and submit your application before 5pm on the closing date, please visit www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au. Alternatively, for further information about the position please contact Andrew Robinson on 4732 7688. Council practices EEO and WHS principles.