General Labourer

Penrith City Council - Penrith NSW
$51,007 - $59,044 a yearPermanent +1

About us

At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award winner in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing leave
  • 15 days personal leave
  • Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education
  • Diverse salary packaging
  • And much, much more!

City Presentation delivers a range of services that provide clean, well-presented public spaces in the Penrith Local Government Area. Comprising over 200 qualified and driven staff, areas of opportunity for employment include civil construction and works, horticulture and landscaping, fleet management and workshop servicing, trades and public cleansing and maintenance.

Our team ensures that Council spaces are well maintained and always ready for use by our residents, are sustainable into the future, and significant assets, community buildings, roads, drainage, fleet, parks and open spaces provide the required level of service in a cost-effective manner for present and future residents.

In City Presentation, we seek staff who are organised, take pride in their work, and are willing to go that little bit further to ensure the little details make their work speak for itself. We encourage personal and professional development, and pride ourselves on a culture that encourages staff contribution and involvement.

About the role

We are seeking multiple General Labourers to immediately join our team on a permanent full-time basis.

As General Labourer, you will play an important role in the maintenance and development of parks, gardens and other sites across the Penrith LGA within the Public Spaces Maintenance area of Council’s City Presentation Department. You will be required to undertake labouring and other duties as directed as well as use and operate plant, tools and equipment in a range of circumstances associates with public spaces operations.

The position requires a commitment to ongoing training, flexibility and multiskilling within the Public Spaces Maintenance area to develop and maintain the required skills and competencies of the position.

This position operates on a 76-hour fortnight with a Rostered Day Off once a fortnight.

Essential Criteria

  • General working experience (labouring or otherwise)
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to deal in an appropriate manner with the general public
  • General labouring experience or capable of carrying out labouring duties
  • Work Safely in the Construction Industry (White) Card or willingness to obtain at your own cost

Desirable Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Horticulture or related area
  • Competency in the use of various plant items
  • Current Traffic Controller card (Blue ticket)
  • Current Class C driver licence (manual vehicle operation)
  • Previous experience in Local Government

Commencing salary: $51,007.00 - $59,044.00 per annum, plus 10% superannuation and an Adverse Working Conditions Allowance in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award.

This position requires the worker to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 or to hold a medical contraindication certificate.

You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.

Visit to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.

In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

For further information about the position, please contact Mal Sheens, Operations Coordinator – Public Spaces Maintenance on 4732 8659.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.

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