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Labourer - Urban x 2

Council is seeking two suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the above positions.

The purpose of these positions is to assist in all maintenance and construction activities and to be actively involved in team building and development programs.

The positions are Grade 2 in Council’s salary structure with a commencing salary of $925.04 per week, plus superannuation and allowances as per the Local Government State Award depending on qualifications and experience.

Intending applicants must refer to the Information Package for the position. This information is available from Council’s website www.narrandera.nsw.gov.au or Council’s Human Resources Department on 6959 5510 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.

Applications close Wednesday 12 October 2022.

Position Title

Labourer - Urban

Doc ID




Status f/t, p/t, casual

Full Time

Hours of Duty/days worked

8.5 hours per day with a 9 day fortnight

UV Rating





Urban Team Leader

Date Compiled

June 2009

Date Modified

*Feb 2011 *May 2012 *November 2013 *November 2014 *March 2015 *October 2016 *April 2018*March 2019*July 2021*November 2021


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.

To assist in all maintenance and construction activities and to be actively involved in team building and development programs.

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: Undertake labouring duties

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


Assist maintenance and construction teams to complete programs

Undertake labour intensive tasks as instructed

    Operate minor plant in accordance with the appropriate Safe Work Method Statements
    Report any defects with any tools or plant to the Team Leader
    Complete any task within the time allocated by the supervisor and to a suitable standard
    Assist in Emergency Management work as required by Team Leaders or on call staff.


Key Result Area: Traffic Control

  Task Standard - to what qualitative or behavioural standard should the task be performed at:
1 Implement traffic control plans

Erect and remove traffic control signs and structures in accordance with the Traffic Control plan and Transport for NSW guidelines

    Act as a traffic controller in accordance with Transport for NSW Guidelines


Key Result Area:   Risk Management

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

Carry out duties in accordance with Section 4.1 (WHS Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Authorities) of this position description

Use Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) and standard operations procedures

    Ensure all work is performed in accordance with requirements of the WHS Policy, procedure and legislation
    Use and maintain all safety equipment and PPE in accordance with relevant standards
    Report all identified hazards, accidents and near misses to your supervisor
    Attend all compulsory and relevant training


Key Result Area: Plant and Equipment

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

Operate Plant

Operate plant in an efficient and effective manner – no downtime

Operate plant with care and in a safe manner at all times

Competently operate an out front lawn mower

Use plant safely and in accordance with the Operating Instructions and Council’s Safe Work Method Statements

Report damage to plant immediately to Supervisor.

All tool and equipment replacements are authorised by Supervisor.

2 Use Tools & Equipment

Tools used efficiently and effectively – no downtime

Tools and equipment respected and used with care – no breakages

Tools and equipment losses/damages reported immediately to the Supervisor.
3 Maintenance & Storage of Plant, Tools & Equipment

Perform regular maintenance of plant, tools and equipment as per operating Instructions

Ensure plant, tools and equipment are securely locked away when not in use as per Council’s policy and procedure

Tools and equipment kept in a clean and tidy state


Key Result Area: Customer Service

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

Interface with the Community and Staff

Demonstrate a spirit of co-operation to other staff.

Maintain communication with staff affected by decisions

Act in a courteous and helpful way.

2 Provide excellent customer service

Minimal customer complaints.

Provide prompt & courteous service at all times.

Investigate customer requests as directed

3 Adherence to Council policies and Code of Conduct

Compliance with Councils Code of Conduct and Customer Service Charter at all times


Key Result Area: Teamwork

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

Work within a team environment

Perform an active role within the team to achieve project objectives

Regular consultation and co-operation with team members.

Project objectives achieved through the efficient and effective use of resources at all times

2 Attend toolbox meetings

Attend toolbox meetings as required.

Be actively involved in tool box meetings prior to projects commencing


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 (Manual Vehicles)

Essential:  General Construction Induction Card

Essential: Traffic Controllers Certificate (IMP and TCR)

Preferable: Certificate III in Civil Construction

Preferable: Chainsaw Operators Certificate

1. Well developed communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills to communicate within a team environment

The ability to work with minimal supervision

3. Ability to carry out labour intensive activities
4. Ability to form timberwork, carryout concrete works and prepare ground surfaces
5. Minimum 6 months of relative work experience
6. Ability to operate small plant and machinery
7.  Ability to undertake Overtime where required


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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