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Schools Officer, Grounds - Sandgate District State High School

Education - Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Applications are sought from resourceful and flexible individuals to join the team. In this role you will contribute to the efficient and effective operation and environment of the school by providing a high level of grounds and facilities to the Principal and Business Manager. You will perform a range of activities to ensure that the school is maintained to a high standard follow set instructions and have independence to perform a variety of day to day services that are routine in nature. However, the role receives regular supervision when undertaking duties that are non-routine in nature.
Job Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Brisbane - North
Yearly Salary: $50039 - $58309
Contact Name: Sandra Dias
Contact Number: (07) 3869 9888
Closing Date: 08-JUN-21

Image Courtesy of Sandgate District State High

About Sandgate District State High School

Sandgate District State High is a school which has been strongly connected to the Sandgate community since 1959.

Your Role

As the Schools Officer, Grounds you will have responsibility for the following:

Responsible for a range of day to day activities that include maintenance of school ovals through regular mowing, watering and soil maintenance (refer to Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) guidelines and procedures); lawn and garden maintenance, including regular weeding and the use of appropriate insecticides and fertilisers where necessary (refer to WHS guidelines and procedures); plant, water and care for trees, shrubs, gardens; and undertake general maintenance of grounds care equipment such as mowers, brush cutters, tractors (as per manufacturers' service manuals) and arrange regular services.
Ensure compliance with WHS requirements including maintenance of a safe work environment; safe storage and handling of chemicals, fertilisers and fuels;
Assist with a range of duties that include coordinating the removal and/or disposal of rubbish as required (does not include emptying of bins in agreed eating areas);
Attend to/or arrange repairs and maintenance within the school, including those which relate to fences, paving, gates and irrigation; swimming pools (e.g. maintaining proper water quality, testing water, keeping records of tests, adjusting/adding chemicals as consistent with occupational, health and safety (WHS) guidelines and procedures);
Order and/or collect general grounds care/cleaning supplies and materials as authorised by the Principal, Business Manager or nominated delegate; undertake ground improvement and enhancement activities; and prepare, mark and take general care of all outdoor sporting facilities (e.g. basketball, netball and tennis courts, cricket pitches, track and field areas).
Work in the field laboratory where there is a junior agricultural course and an agricultural assistant is not employed.
Other duties, consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position as directed by the Principal, Business Manager or nominated delegate.

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

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.

Contact Name: Sandra Dias, Business Manager (07) 3869 9888

Closing Date: Tuesday, 08 June 2021

To apply please attach the following:
A brief resume 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.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Brisbane City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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