Parkes Shire Council

Senior Pool Lifeguards – Casual (Parkes)

Posted: 31 Jul
Closes: 17 Aug


About the Opportunity

Do you love working outdoors and improving the services offered to your local community?

Want to combine your  passion for aquatic activities with your customer service and teamwork skills?

Then look no further - consider an opportunity to work and gain valuable life skills and experience at the Parkes Aquatic Centre as a Senior Pool Lifeguard from October 2020 through to April 2021 in a Casual role.

Working casually at the Parkes Aquatic Centre, you will be responsible for the vigilant supervision of Pool users, undertaking water testing to ensure water quality, operating plant and equipment and general maintenance and cleaning of the entire precinct.

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.

Find out more about working at Parkes Shire Council and why Parkes is a smart move -

Essential Criteria

Given that you have a passion for aquatic activities and dealing with people, to be successful in this position you will need to have:

  • High Level Customer Service
  • Basic Computer Literacy skills
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Working With Children check number
  • Possess or willingness to obtain a Pool Lifeguard Licence
  • Possess or willingness to obtain training in CPR
  • Demonstrated commitment to WHS and EEO principles
  • Demonstrated attributes and work values to become a valuable team member

Other details relating to this position are:

  • The Grade applicable to the position is Grade 6 within Council's salary structure.
  • The base hourly rate for this Grade 6 role is $32.59 which includes a casual loading of 25%. Applicable Award penalty rates (excluding the casual loading) will be applied for hours worked outside ordinary hours. An additional Adverse Working Conditions Allowance of 44 cents per hour is payable.
  • You will need to be available for the week commencing 28 September 2020 for training (including Lifeguard certificate and CPR courses if you do not already possess) and on-site inductions. Note: These courses will be at the applicant's own cost and the induction unpaid.
  • It is a requirement to be immunized against Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B & Tetanus at the applicants cost
  • Employer Superannuation (SGC) of 9.5% applies (as per legislation)
  • Hours of work will be from between 5.30am to 9.00pm Monday to Sunday. You will work under an agreed weekly roster.
  • Employment is under 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 a few 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.

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 drug and alcohol 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 within the shire, all roles involving lifeguarding and cleaning of public amenities will require a Working with Children Check Number.  Shortlisted applicant will need 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

Enquiries: Telephone  Sharon Ross on (02) 6861 2333 for further information.

Closing Date: 5.00pm AEST on Monday, 17 August 2020


Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!