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EOI-Schools Officer (Grounds/Facilities)


Location: Benowa State High School

Classification: Temporary Schools Officer (Grounds/Facilities)

Job Type: Part Time 30hrs/wk

Contract Duration: ASAP to Friday 8 December, 2017(Possibility of Extension

Closing Date: Friday 11 August, 2017

About the role: Schools Officer (Grounds/Facilities)

An exciting opportunity exists for the appointment of a temporary part-time Schools Officer (Grounds/Facilities). As a key member of Benowa State High Schools support staff team, you will contribute to the efficient and effective operation and environment of the school. You will be required to perform a range of duties to ensure that the school is maintained to a high standard. This position may require you to operate the school bus as needed.

Your role: Schools Officer (Grounds/Facilities)

As the Schools Officer (Grounds/Facilities) you will have the responsibility for leading the following activities and undertaking the following tasks, including but not limited to:
  • Undertake grounds improvement and enhancement duties
  • Monitor and maintain school facilities
  • Preparation of classrooms for regular school activities
  • The ability to work flexible working hours to meet the needs of the school
  • Other duties, consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position as directed by the Principal or nominated delegate.

How you will be assessed (Criteria to be addressed):

  1. You are considering applying for the temporary position of School’s Officer (Grounds/Facilities), at Benowa State High School. Why do you want to work here?
  2. You could be joining a team of people employed to ensure the work environment of the school is safe and looking fantastic for the students, parents and staff. What skills do you bring to the team?

  3. The position you are applying for combines distinct roles: Schools Officer – Grounds and Schools Officer – Facilities. Depending on the needs of the school you may be required to undertake both of these roles on a daily basis. What appeals to you about this position and why?

  4. One of your roles may be to operate the school bus and one of the requirements is to hold a valid MR licence. Detail your experience in operating a medium rigid licence vehicle and how that relates to working alongside students and teachers in a large high school.

  5. Everyone has a part to play in ensuring the school is a safe place. What Workplace Health and Safety standards do you consider relevant in your role?

  6.  What would it take to make this the best place for you to work?

The ideal applicant will be someone who:

  • Demonstrates a skillset that enables the role to undertake required procedures without intensive supervision

  • Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work positively with all members of the school community, both individually and as a member of a team

  • Has proven experience in delivering exceptional customer service

  • Demonstrates knowledge or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of Departmental administrative policies, practices and procedures used in schools.

  • Is currently holding an unblemished, valid MR (medium rigid) Licence as well as providing evidence of a current traffic history record. Apply online at:

  • Has proven experience in driving passenger vehicles covered by a MR Licence and be able to provide a minimum of two references of past contractors/employers

  • Demonstrates that there is no reason why they would not be able to be listed on the schools motor vehicle insurance policy

About Your Application

There is no standard format to follow when preparing your application; however you should provide:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role by answering the questions under the heading – How you will be Assessed (Criteria to be addressed) as outlined above.

Your application should be submitted by email to: with the subject to be: Your surname, your first name, Schools Officer (Grounds/Facilities)

Other Important Information

  • A non-smoking policy applies in Queensland government buildings, offices and motor vehicles.

  • A discipline history check may be initiated on the successful applicant.

  • If the successful applicant has been engaged as a lobbyist, a statement of their employment is required.

  • You may be required to complete a period of probation in accordance with the Public Service Act 2008.

  • Staff are required to actively participate in consultation and communication with supervisors and management regarding health, safety and wellbeing issues and comply with all provision of the relevant workplace health and safety legislation and related health, safety and wellbeing responsibilities and procedures developed by the department.

  • You will work for an organization that values its people and promotes leadership and innovation. We respect professionalism and embrace diversity and a balance between work and life commitments.

  • DETE employees are required to acknowledge they understand their obligations under the Queensland Government Code of Conduct and the DETE Standard of Practice and agree to align their professional conduct to these obligations.



EOI-Schools Officer (Grounds/Facilities) (PDF, 76KB)