Outdoor Education Assistant
Part-time Temporary

Closes: 17 December 2019

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 2
Salary: $55,934 - $61,764
Position No: 21747
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 December 2019
Contact Officer: Peter Kent on peter.kent@ed.act.edu.au or (02) 6205 2005

Details: Join Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) as we make Canberra attractive, safe and easy to move around. We offer rewarding careers with great benefits, where you will work on projects that make a difference to the everyday lives of your family, friends and community. We have opportunities available in a wide range of teams, all doing their part to help us achieve our mission of delivering connected services to the people of Canberra. You can help us improve our parks, ponds and public open spaces through horticulture, mowing and maintenance; boost Canberra’s sustainability through recycling and waste programs; and help our city be better connected through building and managing roads, footpaths, cycle paths and our integrated public transport network including buses and light rail. You can help us champion literacy and learning through our public libraries, ensure animal welfare and safety through our domestic animal services, and bring your skills to commercial operations that we oversee including Yarralumla Nursery, ACT Public Cemeteries and Capital Linen. We also need those with great technical, business, creative and people skills to help us plan, support and communicate the great work that we do. Join our team of close to 2,000 employees already at work in one of our 50+ locations across Canberra and help us shape our city for tomorrow.
We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.
Birrigai was established in 1979 as a jointly sponsored project between the then Department of Territories and the ACT Schools Authority. Birrigai is an ACT Government facility and is currently jointly managed by the Yarralumla Nursery Senior Director TCCS and onsite Principal, Education Directorate (EDU). Birrigai offers a range of outdoor activities, and cultural and environmental education programs to ACT, regional, and national preschool to Year 12 students from both the Government and non-government education sectors. Birrigai also provides services to a range of community and corporate groups. Birrigai is able to offer onsite accommodation for up to 190 people with self or fully catered options. Birrigai is located 2 kilometres from Tidbinbilla nature reserve on Tidbinbilla Road and is 14kM from Gordon in the Tuggeranong Valley. The Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS) is a values based organisation where all employees are expected to embody the prescribed core values of respect, integrity, collaboration, safety, excellence and innovation as well demonstrate the related signature behaviours.
A vacancy currently exists for a highly motivated Outdoor Education Assistant in a part time job share capacity. Hours will be determined in accordance with Birrigai’s working requirements and the other officer in the role but will be completed across three days per week. The position includes working with Birrigai’s qualified teaching staff to set up, pack up and deliver activities while also working to ensure the smooth running of program days. The successful applicant will assist in developing, creating, cleaning and maintaining program resources as directed. Upon group check outs the Outdoor Education Assistant is responsible for cabin inspections and reporting maintenance issues to the administration team to ensure timely repairs. As a member of a small team the role has varied tasks and sometimes competing demands, as such the successful applicant will be flexible, adaptable and able to work under limited direction to complete tasks. Strong communication skills and a positive willing attitude are necessary, enabling the successful applicant to work within numerous areas and small teams on the site.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Manual Drivers Licence (C-class) is mandatory with ability to facilitate own travel to site
  • Ability to work outside rostered hours as necessary.
  • Current First Aid Qualification or ability to gain prior to commencement
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
Note: This is a temporary position available from 27 January 2020 until 27 January 2021. This position is part-time at 18 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.
How to Apply: Applicants are to address the Selection Criteria located in the Position Description, and provide a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact of two referees.
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Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.


This is a temporary position available from 27 January 2020 until 27 January 2021. This position is part-time at 18 hours per week and the full-time salary noted above will be pro-rata.

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