Graduate Surveyor

Job No: PSC320
Location: Parkes

About the Opportunity

Are you wanting to develop new skills and grow your knowledge and understanding of surveying activities in a Local Government environment? 

If so, take this unique opportunity to work with Council's Traffic & Design team, conducting surveying activities in the preparation and delivery of civil construction projects for Council’s Works & Services department with a key focus on supporting machine guidance technologies.

Based at Council's Administration Centre, the Graduate Surveyor will be an integral member of the Works & Services Team, responsible for assisting with engineering services, plans, project delivery, survey services and traffic management. 

About Parkes Shire Council

Parkes Shire Council is a progressive and innovative organisation that embraces new ideas and has adopted a philosophy of continuous improvement. Council is committed to delivering progress and value to our community through living our corporate values of Community, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, Safety and Teamwork. 

Council has been acknowledged for Excellence in Local Government as the winner of the prestigious AR Bluett Memorial Award in 2016 which recognises the most progressive rural council in the state, based on all council operations and services.

Council values our position as a progressive, cohesive and well respected employer of choice.  We are proud of our corporate values which guide the work we do, the choices we make and how we interact with each other and the community. For our employees we provide career development and succession planning opportunities across a large range of trades and professions.

Council embraces a LEAN philosophy across its operations in an effort to maximize the value and service we deliver to our community with a commitment to best practice work health and safety for our staff and stakeholders. In our quest for improvement Council has achieved formal accreditation under  ISO45001:2018 framework for our Work Health and Safety Management System.  This highly regarded accreditation recognises the dedication and commitment from Council staff to ensure safety management systems are robust and efficient and more importantly that a safe workplace is provided for our staff, contractors, visitors and volunteers.

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Essential Criteria

To be successful in this position you will need: 

  • Bachelor of Spatial Science (survey major) or similar
  • SafeWork NSW Construction Induction (White Card)
  • Standard Drivers licence
  • Ability to work in a team environment and take direction from team members 
  • Possess good communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computer applications
  • Commitment to Customer Service
  • Commitment to maintaining a high level of privacy and confidentiality
  • Commitment to continuous improvement

Other details relating to this position are:

  • Grade 10-12 weekly salary of $1,164.40 to $1,515.33. Salary to be determined dependent upon qualifications and experience of successful applicant
  • Employer Superannuation of 9.5% applies
  • 35 hour working week and a fortnightly RDO
  • Employment conditions are in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2020
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job
  • Parkes Shire Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Aboriginal persons are encouraged to apply


How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer the questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below. You will also be asked to attach your current Resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your Resume. A cover letter is not required.

Council will only accept applications submitted on line, however if you do not have access to a computer or other electronic device, the Human Resources team, Engineering Administration staff or your local library staff will be only too happy to assist you.

Parkes Shire Council operates a merit-based recruitment process.

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination (at Council's expense), including a hearing and alcohol and other drugs test
  • Please include two work related referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Provide the applicable Working with Children Check number if the role applied for requires a Working with Children Check
  • Undertake any other applicable screening that may be relevant to the role
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications 

Working With Children Check

To create a child safe environment, all Council employees will require a Working With Children Check number. Applicants need to possess or express a willingness to apply for a Working With Children Check. More information can be found at

Privacy Statement

As part of the recruitment process, Parkes Shire Council will be collecting information about you. This information is private information for the purposes of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act. This information will be included in the recruitment file, and accessed by Council Records Staff and members of the Recruitment Selection Panel. Applicants may request their information be returned to them at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

Other Important Details

Inquiries: Telephone Yvette Lieschke-Mercer on (02) 6861 2333 for further information.

Closing Date: 5pm AEDST on Monday, 2 November 2020.


Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!

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