Facilities Officer

City of Ryde Full Time Permanent 23/05/2024
  • Permanent Full Time Position
  • Work with a passionate team dedicated to deliver the mechanical and essential services
  • Enjoy a rostered day off approximately once every 3 weeks | Employer of Choice

About Us

City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We are a recognised Employer of Choice (Australian Business Awards 2022) and offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and skilled Facilities Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of mechanical and essential services across our property portfolio.

In this role you will be assisting the Coordinator in maintaining accurate and current records of maintenance and services performed, keeping statutory records (including hazardous materials register) and executing procurement of external services for agreed works programmes.

In this role you will contribute to the development of OPEX and CAPEX budgets in relation to Essential and Mechanical Services and assisting with the planning of capital works projects. You will arrange and monitor programmed maintenance including but not limited to checking items are completed as per schedules (such as electrical, plumbing, and gutter cleaning programmed maintenance). In addition,, you will establish and develop ongoing programs to undertake all facilities management activities, including rolling preventative maintenance programmes.

This position is known internally as Field Officer Mechanical and Essential Services.

About You

As a Facilities Officer you will effectively and efficiently manage and maintain Councils buildings to the highest possible standard, including compliance and safety requirements. In this position you will work effectively with third party service providers for specialised services.

In addition, you will have:
  • Certificate III Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering diploma, or experience in Facilities Management.
  • WHS Induction Certificate.
  • Current Driver's Licence.
  • Experience in the areas of building services maintenance, compliance and projects.
  • Experience in investigative work necessary in diagnosing faults.
  • Proven project and contract management track record within the area of property maintenance and services.
  • Ability to work in, and as an integral part of, a small team, contributing to the team dynamic.
Please note: In line with Council's COVIDSafe Workplace Policy & Procedure all staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Your commencing annual salary will range from $66,085 to $85,910 + Superannuation + to-an-from vehicle dependent on your experience and qualifications.

Culture & Benefits
  • Commitment to providing opportunities for work/life balance
  • Hybrid work from home and office arrangements available for eligible positions
  • Flexibility regarding start and finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • Work 37.5 hours and enjoy a rostered day off approx. every 3 weeks
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave (for eligible employees)
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas to ensure you have time to enjoy the holiday
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, skin checks, etc.)
How to apply

Please ensure you give full answers to the online application questions, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an interview.

Please note you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you have the option save and return to your application prior to the closing date. In addition to answering the online questions, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process. Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria.

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 June 2024 at 11:30pm

If you would like to know more, please see the position description or contact Jon Sorbara on 0419 411 825 for a confidential discussion.

City of Ryde is committed to Equal Employment and Child Safety