Team Leader Bushcare and Wetlands Maintenance - Blacktown City Council - WaterCareer

First listed on: 16 November 2019

Team Leader Bushcare and Wetlands Maintenance 


Job No: BC1421
Location: Blacktown, NSW

Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, half-way between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 48 residential suburbs, and population of 370,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the second largest Council in New South Wales and a leader in the development of the Western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 550,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing Councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

About the opportunity
Want variety in your workday and to work within the large and diverse natural areas of Blacktown? If you answer ‘yes’, we want you to apply.

We want a highly motivated, appropriately experienced and qualified bush regenerator to be a Team Leader within the Natural Areas Team. Council has a rapidly expanding Natural Areas portfolio with numerous natural assets to maintain. Opportunities exist for the right people to help shape the future of Council’s Natural Areas network. Applicant must have an MR or higher drivers licence to be considered.

  • Permanent full time position
  • Focus on bushland and constructed wetland restoration.

Qualifications and experience


  • Formal qualifications in Bushland Maintenance or related area. Alternatively, extensive experience in these areas of operations
  • Experience in the maintenance of wetland areas
  • Class MR driver’s licence
  • Staff supervision experience
  • Extensive experience in maintenance of Open Space bushland areas.


  • Chainsaw operation certificate of competence
  • Chemical application accreditation
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • RTA approved Traffic Controller Accreditation
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation/regulations
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to direct and supervise staff
  • Availability to work rostered overtime as required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of WHS, EEO and Anti-Discrimination Principals.

Remuneration and benefits
The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • A competitive salary range of $1,153.50 - $1,292.00 (Grade 7) per week will be offered based on qualifications and experience
  • 76 hour working fortnight
  • Rostered day off (RDO) every fortnight
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 9.5% employer superannuation contribution, Fitness Passport and gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Our commitment to safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random tests, tests where there may be reasonable suspicion and / or post reportable incident testing for Council workers.

Best of luck.

Closing Date: 6 December 2019
Contact Officer: Belinda Riley on 9839 5901

To apply visit the Council's website