Wollongong City Council

Road Safety Officer

Posted: 25 Nov
Closes: 14 Dec
Wollongong, New South Wales


Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.


Full Time | Grant Funded up to 30 June 2025
Salary up to $101,079 plus superannuation and an operational motor vehicle under lease back arrangement
(depending upon qualifications and experience)
Recruitment Number 21155

We are on the look out for a motivated Road Safety Officer to join our multidisciplinary Traffic and Transport Unit. This team is responsible for strategic and integrated traffic and transport planning, road user safety, infrastructure planning and delivery, participating on traffic and active transport committees, and providing specialist advice to internal and external customers.  We have a strong customer focus and working collaboratively across agencies and in consultation with the Community to deliver our Community Strategic Plan.
This position offers you the opportunity to coordinate the development, implementation and promotion of an effective Community Road User Safety Program. You will foster existing partnerships with community groups and government agencies including Transport for NSW (TfNSW), Police and schools. You will also play a crucial role in assisting the Project team be ready for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships (UCI) in September.  

What do you need to be successful in this role?
·         Minimum Tertiary qualitification in a relevant field
·         Experience working closely with community groups in the development of road safety promotions
·         Ability to develop, implement and promote effective community road safety programs
·         A strong team focus and the ability to develop effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders

This position is full time and currently funded up to 30 June 2025. Extension to this term will be subject to recurrent funding, performance and operational requirements. We are a flexible employer and will consider flexible working arrangements if required.
Benefits of working with Council:
·         We have a culture based on values of Integrity, Respect, Sustainability, One Team and Courage
·         We support and encourage study and career development
·         We foster personal and professional growth
·         We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible work arrangements
·         We recognise and reward performance and embrace change
·         We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all
·         We provide many mental, physical and social wellbeing programs to support our staff to be the best that they can be

Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time or temporary roles.

Interested? Address each of the selection criteria individually and attach to your online application. Please note that hardcopy, faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

How to Apply

Wollongong City Council uses a merit based recruitment process. It is essential to respond to each of the selection criteria, writing at least one to two paragraphs using specific and actual examples of how you have demonstrated the particular skill, qualification or experience. Provide relevant examples from your work, study or community roles. Be clear and to the point. Please use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered. Your CV alone will not be enough information for your application to be assessed. Please note that hardcopy, faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.


A copy of our Selection Criteria Template can be found HERE 

Essential Criteria:
1          Hold a tertiary qualification in a relevant field (e.g. behavioural sciences, marketing, education, communication or engineering). In your application, please demonstrate/outline how your qualification is relevant to this role.
2          Describe your experience coordinating community projects and groups.
3          Tell us about your experience formulating and developing effective campaigns in association with other stakeholders and the community which address the problem areas and reach the target group.
4          Outline your ability to work in a team environment and as an effective and constructive team member.
5          Tell us about your approach to building constructive working relationships with key stakeholders including the public. Please provide examples.
6          A current driver's licence.


For further information regarding this position please contact Nathan McBriarty Traffic and Transport Unit Leader on (02) 4227 7798

For any questions regarding submitting the application online please contact the recruitment team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close at 11:59pm Tuesday 14 December 2021

We anticipate that interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 December 2021

We are adhering to NSW Public Health Guidelines with regard to COVID19. As such this recruitment action will be conducted in line with public health orders e.g. potentially online interviews.

Applicants are required to undergo an employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.