Facilities Support Officer

The Facilities Support Officer is responsible for supporting facilities management functions at Melbourne Gardens including procurement, asset management, contract management, building works and preventative scheduled and remedial maintenance.
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Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Facilities Management
Classification: RBGV 2.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/421840C
Closing Date: 18-Feb-2019
Salary Range: $58,870 - $65,036
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Facilities Support Officer_revised_010219.pdf (PDF, 146KB)


Contact: Mark Crosher
mark.crosher@rbg.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV)

  • Opportunity to work for an iconic Victorian landmark
  • Full-time ongoing role
  • South Yarra location

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens is one of Melbourne's most beautiful and historic cultural heritage venues and includes the National Herbarium of Victoria and the Melbourne Observatory. Founded in 1846, an important science institution, its world renowned picturesque landscape extends across 36 hectares, with over 90 buildings and structures,  many being listed on the State's Heritage Register.

This role is within the Infrastructure and Facilities Branch, which has the broad objective to maintain the built environment to a high standard, in a safe and serviceable condition, complementing and helping to enrich the overall Melbourne Gardens experience.

The role presents:

  • a great opportunity to launch your career as an emerging  facilities or venue management professional at one of Melbourne's most prestigious, dynamic and diverse venues
  • to be at the cutting edge of an organisation with an ambitious public facing cultural and science growth agenda
  • a way to make difference, and play your part in safeguarding this iconic cultural institution and historic landmark

In this role you will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Supervisor Facilities with the facilities management functions at Melbourne Gardens including procurement; asset management; contractor management; building works and preventative scheduled and remedial maintenance (including heritage building conservation); building compliance; risk management, emergency management and security; office accommodation and relocations; essential services; cleaning and energy management; along with various administrative duties.

Success Criteria

To be the successful candidate for this position you will have:

  • a keen interest in the building/facilities/venue management profession supported by appropriate entry level knowledge and technical skills with regard to building maintenance;
  • good attention to detail;
  • demonstrated leadership qualities along with administrative, computer, organisational and problem solving skills;
  • ability to operate machinery and equipment and
  • aptitude for interpreting maps, plans, technical drawings and specifications.

You will also have completed a relevant trade certificate or a property/facilities/venue management TAFE or university course. Equivalent experience supporting facilities management at a multi-faceted public facing venue will also be advantageous.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please refer to the position description.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au

Application close Monday 18 February 2019.

Enquiries can be directed by email to Mark Crosher, at mark.crosher@rbg.vic.gov.au

Applications should address the list of role requirements under the heading ‘Experience / Knowledge' as stated in the position description found under the ‘Attachments' heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.


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