Facilities And Property Officer

Warrumbungle Shire Council Full Time Permanent 19/09/2023

Salary Range: $1,266 - $1,445 per 35 hour week + superannuation


Warrumbungle Shire is strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, a short drive from Tamworth, Mudgee and Dubbo, and just over 3 hours from Newcastle, making Warrumbungle Shire a great place to live and work. Covering an area of more than 12,000km², and with a population of nearly 10,000, Warrumbungle Shire Council is one of the larger Local Government Areas in Central West NSW, home to the townships of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Dunedoo, Binnaway, Baradine and Mendooran. 

With a rich history and stunning landscapes including spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient sandstone caves, gorges, and beautiful plains, our scenic location amongst friendly country communities provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

This position is located in the beautiful town of Coonabarabran, known as the Astronomy Capital of Australia, which is midway between Melbourne and Brisbane and is known for its magnificent landscape and stunning night skies. The town has medical services, excellent schools, a variety of sporting and social clubs and a thriving tourism industry. With the nearby Warrumbungle National Park, which is also Australia’s first Dark Sky Park, there is plenty to do and explore whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation. 

At Warrumbungle Shire Council we offer a broad variety of jobs with a range of benefits and career development opportunities within Local Government. The guiding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion form the spirit of the team along with respect, transparency, passion, trust and opportunity is how Warrumbungle Shire Council strengthens its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. We are an EEO Employer with a commitment to our staff and our vision is Excellence in Local Government. 

 Benefits of working for Council

Council are committed to creating a positive working environment and offer a range of benefits for staff, including

  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Monthly RDO
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Salary Packaging options to maximise your take-home pay
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • PPE provided
  • Generous uniform allowance

The Position

The Facilities and Property Officer maintains and oversees the land and buildings under Council's control. This will involve reporting on utilisation, coordinating legal tasks associated with all property including leases, coordinating public use and maintenance of buildings, and managing the day to day operational requirements of Council's property portfolio. 

This role offers a lot of variety with other tasks including:

  • coordination of leasing and licensing of Council’s residential, commercial and community properties and crown lands
  • maintaining relevant registers, records and databases such as Council Land Register, creation and extinguishment of easements
  • managing the day to day operational requirements of Council’s property portfolio, including issuing security keys/accesses, organising repairs and maintenance
  • maintaining and updating cemetery databases, receive reservations and coordinate burials
  • being nominated contact for property matters
  • assisting in resolving property issues including complaints
  • sourcing and managing contractors for cleaning services, security services, sanitary services, fire safety and pest control
  • providing advice on Native Title claims and requests
  • providing input into Council’s delivery program regarding maintenance and repairs of shire’s building and assets
  • applications for Shire boundary adjustments
  • liaising with Crown Lands and Office of Local Government regarding compulsory acquisition of Crown Land and Crown Roads.

To succeed in this position you will have relevant qualifications and practical knowledge of trade skills, excellent communication and customer service skills. Experience in property management is desirable.

Essential Requirements

  • Commitment to Council’s Mission, Values and Code of Conduct
  • Understanding of work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace and commitment to a positive contribution to WHS in the workplace and compliance with Council and legislative requirements
  • Qualifications in any of the following at Certificate III level or higher: facilities management; business administration, information management, property management and/or relevant trade qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in property management and tenancy matters in accordance with legislative requirements, with an understanding of leases and property transfer procedures
  • Practical knowledge of trades skills, including a knowledge of the procedures relating to repairs, maintenance and minor building tasks, together with a demonstrated ability to schedule works and manage contractors
  • Computer skills including ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word to produce documents and reports
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to complete a broad range of tasks with a high degree of accuracy within an environment of competing demands
  • Class ‘C’ drivers licence.

Desirable Requirements

  • Native Title Manager training
  • Demonstrated experience in managing Crown Lands and Crown Roads
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports

Applicants should note that Criminal History Checks, as well as alcohol and drug testing, are conditions of employment.

Applications close at 11.00 pm Sunday 8 October 2023.

For enquiries, please contact Human Resources on 6849 2000.