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Maintenance Supervisor

Australian Department of the Environment - National Park, TAS

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
APS 5 - $73,299 - $80,410 per annum plus superannuation
Parks Australia Division
Uluru-kata tjuta National Park

Who we are
Beyond the spinifex sand plains of arid central Australia lies Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, one of three national parks leased by their Aboriginal owners to the Director of National Parks, and jointly managed by Traditional Owners and Parks Australia. Parks Australia assists with ongoing management of the park’s natural and cultural heritage. This branch also manages a rich and fascinating range of island ecosystems and habitats, including oceanic Pulu Keeling, Norfolk and Christmas Island National Parks.

Reporting to the Manager Parks Operations, the Maintenance section is responsible for essential service provision to the Park and Mutitjulu community as well as the day to day maintenance and repairs of infrastructure.

The Job
Under limited supervision and at the direction of the Manager Parks Operations provide support by:
  • Coordinating maintenance programs including:
o maintenance of the essential services including power, water, sewerage and communications
o maintenance of park houses, other infrastructure, vehicles, plant and equipment and undertake emergency repairs
  • Assisting in the development of annual and operational plans for the delivery of maintenance schedules and programs.
  • Supervising and providing leadership and direction for the Essential Services Officer and help support and mentor the Indigenous Trainee and Mutitjulu Community Rangers to build skills and capacity.
  • Coordinating effective record keeping of data and produce and maintain plans and reports related to the maintenance of park assets.
  • Under limited supervision at the direction of the Manager Parks Operations undertake activities including procurement; contract management and reporting; and Implement the Chief Executive Instructions.
  • Sharing the Traditional Owner’s vision for the future of the park and participate in the exchange of knowledge, experience and skills between Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, the community and public and work with Indigenous staff and stakeholders that speak Pitjantjatjara and/or Yankunytjatjara as a first language.
All duties will be performed in accordance with the Park’s Lease Agreement, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) and Management Plan.

Skills and Capabilities
  • Trade qualifications or highly relevant experience in any of the following; building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical fields
  • Ability to deliver sound technical advice concerning maintenance issues
  • Ability to undertake repairs and maintenance of buildings including houses and offices; power, water and sewerage infrastructure; VHF Radio transmission and fleet management.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills including the ability to:
o consult and negotiate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people
o produce clear and soundly based reports in a timely manner
o liaise with a variety of contractors, staff and members of the Mutitjulu community.

Knowledge and experience
  • An awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people in remote locations and the ability to contribute sensitively and effectively to the joint management of the park as well as developing and supporting relationships based on mutual trust, respect and consideration of values and culture.
  • A knowledge and understanding of government procurement practices, procedures and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in:
o project and contract management
o decision making including planning and problem solving
o Work Health and Safety policies and guidelines.
  • being an effective team leader and in mentoring, developing and supervising staff from a variety of backgrounds
  • sound knowledge of safe working practices in relation to working with infrastructure and electricity; and the ability to respond to emergency situations.
Eligibility and other requirements
Citizenship - To be eligible for employment with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment you must be an Australian citizen.

For additional information, please read the Job Description below.

National Park, TAS

Government, Defence & Emergency


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