Parks & Open Spaces - Team Member Sports Fields

Job No: LCC796
Location: Lismore, NSW

The important stuff:

  • Full Time: 76 hour fortnight
  • Salary: Weekly salary range from $999.00 to $1,148 per week
  • Full position description: Click here
  • Contact: For a confidential discussion please contact Cliff Chadburn, Acting Manager Civic Services 0406 383 872 or
  • Closing date: Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 4:00 PM

Who we are:

The role:  The Team Member Sportsfields is responsible for the maintenance and monitoring of Lismore City Council’s Sportsfields and in particular the line marking and setting out along with assisting with sporting field maintenance, preparation of turf wickets, mowing and goal post installation/removal and landscape maintenance.

This position is part of a multi-skilled team and is required too flexible and agile. From time to time, this role may be required to support more than one department as the need arises and provide support across the organisation as directed.

The organisation: We are committed to making a valuable difference in the community in which we live, work and play. We are a diverse organisation that is made up of many disciplines all working towards the same end goal. We offer a broad range of career opportunities for everyone and encourage and support our teams to develop their skills and build their careers here in the Northern Rivers.

To find out more about our diverse and colourful region, click here.

You are:

  • Respectful and worthy of respect
  • Reliable, dependable, and flexible
  • Self-motivated, proactive, observant, and aware
  • An advocate for change and constantly pursuing better ways of doing things
  • Positive, with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Able to work safely and promote a positive culture of safety

You will:

  • Embody Council’s Values and present a positive image of Council to the public
  • Be accountable and responsible for their own actions and decisions in relation to day-to-day activities
  • Communicate proactively and respectfully, and work co-operatively with other team members and staff
  • Maintain all sporting fields including turf wickets
  • Ensure appropriate weeding and fertilising programs are implemented and monitored
  • Operate and maintain small and medium plant items (truck and tractor for line marking)
  • Undertake line marking activities of sports fields
  • Assist in cleaning and litter collection of facilities before and after sporting events
  • Mow, spray and generally maintain parks, reserves, road reserves and sports field areas
  • Report acts of vandalism, broken or worn facilities
  • Co-operation with other team members of the Parks & Recreation domain
  • Assisting in other areas of the Parks and Gardens Sections
  • Assist Gardens team in landscape maintenance
  • Carry out other duties as required by Council
  • Act in the role of Leading Hand Sporting Fields as required.

Please note:

Pre-employment Screening:  There will be a series of pre-employment checks including health assessments (includes Confidential Medical Statement and functional fitness assessment) and receipt of copies of relevant qualifications and reference checks. 

Immunisation Program:  Council has an immunisation program to provide employees with vaccinations against known health risks associated with their respective duties and to identify any exposure to products that may affect an employee’s health, fitness and wellbeing. This position has been identified as a risk to the employee and as such the successful applicant/s will be required to participate in the immunisation program and it is the applicant’s responsibility to have undertaken relevant immunisation/s prior to commencement with Council.


No paper applications will be accepted therefore all applications are to be submitted online through Council's portal prior to the deadline outlined above.

We are no longer accepting late applications therefore please allow yourself enough time to submit your application prior to the deadline outlined above.



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