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Casual Relief Airport Reporting Officers at Narrandera-Leeton Airport

Applications are invited to provide relief in the above position.

This is an ideal opportunity to diversify and enhance your employment options for the future.

The position will work a roster which includes alternate Fridays, weekends and period of leave as required. Initial and ongoing training will be provided.

The Relief Airport Reporting Officers will report directly to Narrandera Shire Council’s Traffic Airport Officer.


•    Workcover induction card

•    Satisfy Police and Security Agency checks to qualify for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

•    Be subject to random Drug and Alcohol tests by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Narrandera Shire Council

•    Ability to work in accordance with a roster including duties on weekdays, weekends, public holidays and periods of leave as required.

•    Ability to be on call

•    First aid certificate

•    Class C driver licence

•    Ability to operate tractor/slasher combination

•    Ability to operate ride on, push mower, brush cutter, miscellaneous small plant

•    Basic computer skills i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, ability to send/receive e-mails

Intending applicants must refer to the Information Package for the position. This information is available from Narrandera Shire Council’s website www.narrandera.nsw.gov.au or email: council@narrandera.nsw.gov.au.

All applicants need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or have a medical exemption) to be eligible for consideration.

Merit based selection will be followed.

Applications close Monday 14 November 2022.

Position Title

Relief Airport Reporting & Works Safety Officer (AR/WSO)

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Status f/t, p/t, casual


Hours of Duty/days worked

As per roster

UV Rating





Traffic and Airport Officer

Date Compiled

August 2012

Date Modified

September 2013*November 2014* January 2015* August 2015* October 2018* January 2022


Corporate Values - 'ECLAIRS'

  • Ethical
  • Caring
  • Loyalty
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Safety

Purpose of Position

This section should contain an encompassing statement of the major focus of the position. It should not define/list tasks, or responsibilities.

The position is responsible for effectively working as part of a team to assist in the preparation and delivery of reports to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport (OTS), Regional Development and Local Government and to assist in the provision of quality service in the maintenance and security of the Narrandera – Leeton Airport grounds, terminal buildings, airside environs and associated facilities.

Key Result Area’s for the Position 

The key result areas (KRA’s) are the major outputs for which the position is responsible and are not a comprehensive statement of the position activities.  Ideally, each KRA should cover a separate area of the work function. Most positions should be adequately covered by 5-8 KRAs.  No position should require more than 8 – maximum. The KRA’s are each broadly defined explaining the essential functions of the position.  In addition each KRA may also be accompanied by detailed lists of tasks of how work is to be carried out.

Key Responsibility Areas

Key Result Area: Airport Administration

  Task Standard - to what qualitative or behavioural standard should the task be performed at:


Initial investigation of complaints, incidents

Person/s reporting complaint, incident to be treated with courtesy and respect.

Investigation documented in  log book.

Preliminary report of investigation well researched and forwarded to Traffic & Airport Officer.

Advise initial complainant of final outcome, remedial action taken to rectify.

Regularly monitor security cameras for breaches of security and or vandalism.


Issuing & Recording of NOTAMS

Formulate NOTA Formulate NOTAMS, via AVCRM Aerodromes , Confirm NOTAM via electronic form (preferred) , record in daily log book


Key Result Area: Daily Safety Inspections

  Task Standard - to what qualitative or behavioural standard should the task be performed at:

Ensure airside environment is safe and secure at all times

Ensure radio call is made prior to entering movement area advising of intentions.

Ensure utility is equipped with flashing lights.

Inspect primary runway, taxiway, apron, secondary runway, runway strip, wind indicators, fencing, hazards & miscellaneous items daily. Document these inspections in AVCRM Aerodromes.

ARO logbook kept current & available for periodic inspection by management & CASA auditor.

Be vigilant looking for foreign objects which may cause damage to aircraft.


Key Result Area:  Terminal & Environs

  Task Standard - to what qualitative or behavioural standard should the task be performed at:

Ensure terminal and environs are clean and tidy for all RPT flights

Terminal vacuumed and lino mopped daily, bins emptied daily external areas of terminal neat and tidy.

Spiders and debris monitored regularly.

Toilets cleaned and mopped daily, dispensers checked daily and replaced as required. Walls regularly washed and cleaned.

Lighting replaced as required.


Key Result Area: Airside Maintenance

  Task Standard - to what qualitative or behavioural standard should the task be performed at:

Grassed areas within movement area mowed via tractor/slasher combination regularly and maintained to a maximum height of 300mm as per CASA regulations

Ensure radio call is made prior to entering movement area advising of intentions.

Ensure tractor is equipped with flashing lights.

Mowing undertaken as required to meet CASA regulations and safety of grassed areas within movement area.

Condition of grassed areas within movement area documented in AVCRM Aerodromes.

Raise NOTAM if grassed areas exceed 300mm in height.


Ensure other airside areas are kept safe & operational. Secondary windsock, gables, cones, replaced as required. Weeds sprayed or chipped as required. Gravel runway dragged and rolled as required when moisture content is present.

Ensure radio call is made prior to entering movement area advising of intentions.

Ensure utility is equipped with flashing lights.

Inspect secondary windsock for functionality, replace as required.

Regularly inspect gables & cones, clean where required or replace if damaged.

Report likely noxious plant outbreaks to Noxious Weeds Officer.

Monitor gravel runway, taxiway for depressions and rectify as required. Drag & roll gravel runway when required, only when moisture content is present.


Key Result Area:  Landside Surrounds

  Task Standard - to what qualitative or behavioural standard should the task be performed at:
1 Ensure landside surrounds are maintained and regularly mowed. Lawns kept green within reason in growing season, trees maintained & minor gardening works undertaken

Lawns mowed regularly within growing season & non growing season.

Edges whipper snipped at least every third mow as required.

Gutters kept clean either via street sweeper or blower vac.

Trees trimmed and shaped as required.

Key Result Area:  Runway Lighting

  Task Standard - to what qualitative or behavioural standard should the task be performed at:

Runway lighting checked daily during normal inspection weekly night inspection undertaken

All lighting checked during daily safety inspection.

Lights replaced immediately if blown.

Raise NOTAM if light/s cannot be replaced immediately.

Light outages documented and recorded.

Lighting on windsock inspected and replaced as required.

Key Result Area:  Airside Security (Secured Area)

  Task Standard - to what qualitative or behavioural standard should the task be performed at:

Ensure all personnel airside visually display an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC), or Visitors Identification Card (VIC) and obey their obligations as specified with card issued.

Airside Driving & Vehicles; control surface driving and vehicle access while airside.

Aircraft apron Parking.

All Person/s must display a valid ASIC when airside and may only access secure areas of the airport as authorised by the airport operator or the ARO.

Before a person may be issued with a VIC, they must have a valid reason for entering the secure area of the airport. This must be confirmed by the ARO. This reason must be updated if it changes at any time during the visit and recorded in the VIC register.

All VIC holders must be supervised by the ARO and must wear and display their VIC at all times while in the secure area of an airport. If a VIC holder is unsupervised at any time they must leave the secure area immediately.

Authority to drive airside (ADA) all vehicles must have document/permit in place to drive airside.

Ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicular traffic airside so that the aircraft operators are not interrupted.

Enterprise Risk and Work Health and Safety responsibilities of Workers/Staff




Comply with safe working procedures

Comply with the WHS Act section 28, Duty of workers;

a. Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety; and

b. Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons; and

c. Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to comply with this act; and

d. Co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been notified to workers.

Follow safe work procedures established by Council


Use of appropriate personal protective equipment and safety systems

Where PPE is required to control exposure to hazards in the workplace, wear and maintain the PPE as directed, as indicated in a risk assessment, or as required in WHS procedures, or as in the safe work method statements.


Assist with the preparation of risk assessments and safe work method statements

Before commencing work or job where there is an identified risk, conduct a risk assessment to identify, assess and control the hazards associated with the work or job. This must be conducted in conjunction with other relevant staff, and the supervisor;

Assist in the annual review of safe work method statements.


Report WHS

Report workplace hazards to the supervisor or manager and WHSO as soon as possible after they occur or are identified; and

Report injury or illness arising from workplace activities using the Incident /Injury/ Near miss report form as soon as possible after incident.


Enterprise Risk and WHS Training

Attend all required Enterprise Risk and WHS training


Selection Criteria

Essential: Class C Driver Licence 

Essential: Airport Security Identification Card (ASIC) or ability to be eligible for one

Essential:  General Construction Induction Card

Preferable: First Aid Certificate

Preferable: Airport Reporting & Works Safety Officers Certificate

Preferable: Airband Radio Operators Certificate


1. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills to communicate within a team environment
2. Demonstrate skills in negotiation, conflict resolution, and problem solving
3. Ability to carry out work and labouring activities with no supervision
4. Ability to operate plant eg. Tractor with slasher and roller

Knowledge of the operations of a certified Aerodrome catering for regular passenger transport (RPT) and general aviation CASA

6. Knowledge of the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 & Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005
7. Demonstrated solid knowledge of WHS procedures, safe working practices and risk management


Required Vaccinations:

Essential: COVID-19 Vaccination (or Medical Exemption)

Preferable: Influenza Vaccination

Preferable: Hepatitis A

Preferable: Hepatitis B

Preferable: Tetanus (dT or dTpa)

Preferable: Q Fever

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