Schools Officer, Grounds and Facilities - New Special School, Coomera

$51,292 - $59,768 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Gold Coast QLD, Australia
  • 14 Sep, 2021
Full time - Permanent Other

Job Description


A new state special school located in Coomera on the Gold Coast, is opening in 2022 for Prep to Year 12 students, and is seeking applications from Schools Officer - Grounds and Facilities interested in working in a special school environment. You will be a warm, dedicated and passionate person who is willing to contribute to the effective and efficient management of the school. As a member of the team of a school that places students at the centre of all decisions, they will be required to interact with students and staff on a daily basis, and therefore be required to have strong relational skills and possess highly effective communication skills. The school motto of ‘Together we can achieve’ will guide our commitment to striving for the best learning outcomes for all of our students through leadership, quality teaching and accountability. As a member of our teaching and learning team you'll be supported to be the best you can be. Apply now to become a foundation staff member of this new state special school!

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification OO2, OO3
Workplace Location Gold Coast
Job ad reference QLD/SER386884/21P
Closing date 27-Sep-2021
Yearly salary $51292 - $59768
Fortnightly salary $1966.00 - $2290.90
Job duration
Contact person Jo Hindmarch
Contact details 0460 006 991
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This is a OO2 progressional position as per the Role Description. The successful applicant will be appointed to the OO2 classification with eligibility for progression to the OO3 level (as per QLD Public Service Award 2015) once specific criteria have been met. Salary rate shown is reflective of OO2 to OO3 classification range.

About the School:

  • A culture of high expectations with a strong belief that every student can learn when provided with a dynamic and fun learning environment that supports the individual needs of all students
  • Intentional collaborative practices, data-based decision making and feedback will be the way of working for all staff
  • Strong commitment to family and community engagement will be a key focus of the school

About You:

  • A passion for gardening and grounds keeping
  • Attention for detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the work environment of a school
  • Demonstrated knowledge of plants, power tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply workplace health and safety standards especially on the use, application and storage of petrol, LP gas, insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers and chemicals and knowledge of other legislation relevant to the undertakings of the role.

About the Role:

You will have responsibility for the following:

  • Assist with a range of duties that include clearing and hosing of drains and gutters; collection of waste, food and paper on school grounds; coordinating the removal and/or disposal of rubbish as required (does not include emptying of bins in agreed eating areas);
  • Ensure compliance with WH&S requirements including maintenance of a safe work environment; safe storage and handling of chemicals, fertilisers and fuels; bring to appropriate attention any safety hazards; manage equipment records; and maintain tools and equipment for repair services (as per manufacturer's service manual).
  • Lawn and garden maintenance, including regular weeding and the use of appropriate insecticides and fertilisers where necessary; plant, water and care for trees, shrubs, gardens; and undertake general maintenance of grounds care equipment such as mowers, brush cutters, (as per manufacturers' service manuals) and arrange regular services.
  • Other duties, consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position as directed by the Principal, Business Manager or nominated delegate.

A mandatory requirement of this role is:
OO3 appointees must have possession of a Certificate III qualification or higher relevant to the tasks outlined, from a recognised institution under the Australian Qualification Framework or agreed equivalent which, in the opinion of the Director-General, Department of Education or delegate is acceptable.

Competency at this level requires proven expertise and understanding of school facilities operations, standards and application of suitable processes.

  • Capability to perform activities consistent with workplace, health and safety guidelines and procedures with regard to government facilities.
  • Undertake a range of functions which may require the practical application of high level skills relevant to the role.
  • Demonstrated experience to analyse requirements, identify solutions, plan and coordinate cost effective renewal projects, following documented methods and instructions.
  • Sound knowledge and compliance with regulations, codes and specifications relevant to the role.
  • Skillset that enables the role to undertake required procedures without intensive supervision.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

If you are interested in being part of a high performing team that believes that working effectively together to create a fun and engaging learning environment is crucial for supporting student success, then please apply as per the instructions below.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume (maximum 3 pages) including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.


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Job Closing Date

27 Sep, 2021