Maintenance & Facilities

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Job type: Full time / From 29/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1289792

Reference: 1289792

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Gippsland | Traralgon

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated experience and skills in coordinating a specific education support function.

SC2    Demonstrated capacity to supervise the work of other support staff and to develop procedures and guidelines relating to the work area.

SC3    Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.

SC4    Possess the technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the position.

SC5    Demonstrated capacity to provide advice and support to management in respect to the work area.

SC6    Demonstrated commitment to professional learning and growth for both self and others.


The working hours for this role are Monday to Friday, 7.45am to 3.45pm. 

The maintenance and facilities positions exist to ensure that the college’s facilities and environment are maintained in the best possible condition within available resources. These positions require a proactive approach to maintenance and will regularly audit the environment, make recommendations and take action under the direction of the principal. By ensuring grounds and maintenance are maintained to a high standard the college purpose vision and values are supported.

The duties of this position will be being performed properly when the following accountabilities are met. The list below is not an exhaustive or exclusive list.

  • Regular checks are made on the state of the buildings and grounds and a list of maintenance items is provided to the principal team. A full audit of each campus and report to the principal team is made at least twice each year.
  • Repair and maintenance tasks are prioritised in consultation with the Campus Principal / Assistant Principal and in consultation with the principal team. A priority list is maintained.
  • Routine repairs, cleaning and maintenance of the facilities are prioritised and carried out as per the agreed priorities.
  • Following consultation with a Principal or the office manager, tradespeople are met at the front office and directed to the work required. Tradespeople are supervised if necessary and all OH&S conditions are monitored and met.
  • Small building projects are undertaken after consulting with a Principal. Projects are planned out including costs, tradespeople needed and time lines. The Principal is kept up to date on the progress of the job and any issues that arise during the project.
  • Painting is undertaken as part of the routine repairs and maintenance. Graffiti is removed within 24 hours unless circumstances prohibit.
  • All classroom furniture is checked before the beginning of every term and repairs carried out as necessary. Recommendations for new furniture are forwarded to the relevant Principal.
  • Yard bins are emptied weekly or more often if needed.
  • Recycled paper bins are emptied as required.
  • Goods are Ordered and purchased as required.
  • Rooms are set up in a timely manner for assemblies, staff meetings and other events as required
  • Doors and gates are opened and locked daily as agreed with the campus principal / business manager.
  • Security call outs are responded to when required.
  • Doors, gates and windows are maintained so that buildings can be secured on a daily basis.
  • Recommendations are made to the Principal of any modifications or minor works that would improve the safety or overall functioning of the school facilities.

OHS hazards and risks are reported to the principal team and or business manager within 24 hours of their discovery or emergence


The responsibilities of the maintenance and facilities position include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the buildings and grounds of the College.
  • Undertaking regular routine inspections and identifying issues requiring maintenance.
  • Undertaking routine repairs, cleaning and maintenance of the facilities.
  • Supervision of tradespeople, e.g. Glaziers, electricians, plumbers etc.
  • Undertaking small building projects and painting as required.
  • Repairing /maintaining furniture as required.
  • Liaising with the Principal & Business Manager on a regular basis.
  • Emptying yard and recycled paper bins.
  • Ordering and purchasing of goods.
  • Assisting staff with setting up of rooms, hall, student and staff barbecues etc.
  • Liaise with the Principal Team in relation to the scopes of works in relation to any proposed projects and providing a brief to enable the Principal Team to make an informed decision on whether to approve the projects.
  • Implementing and coordinating the running of building and maintenance projects, including obtaining the necessary quotes, tradespeople and resources.
  • Identifying what works can be completed by Traralgon College Staff, and outsourcing other works to suitably qualified tradespeople.
  • Liaising with and coordinating the necessary tradespeople to achieve set tasks within the required timeframes, ensuring the least disruption to the College.
  • Following through all projects from fruition to completion, and provide the Principal Team with progress updates.
  • Taking responsibility for security of buildings including locking and unlocking buildings and gates responding to security call outs as required and ensuring that all buildings can be adequately secured on a daily basis.
  • Ensure that all tradespeople who are onsite work in a manner that does not place any employee, student or visitor at risk of injury, as well as ensuring that all possible risks have appropriate controls in place.
  • Identifying occupational health and safety risks and hazards, reporting these to the principal team and / or business manager and taking action to rectify these as directed.

The responsibilities outlined above will be undertaken under the direction of the Campus Principal or Assistant Principal as directed and appropriate timelines and benchmarks will be set for key responsibilities and outcomes. These along with agreed development goals will form the basis of performance and development planning and review. All staff at Traralgon College are ultimately responsible to the College Principal

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx
  • Please note a current and up to date Working With Children's Card is required for this position

Vaccination Requirement

For positions in special settings, a person is not eligible for employment unless they meet the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile


At Traralgon College we are focused on achieving our purpose of “Growing together as adaptable, confident, successful learners and citizens”. This is supported by a well-developed vision which describes what our students will do, how our staff work, individually and in teams, and how our leaders work.  Our college is focused on working in highly effective teams and we believe in these teams taking collective accountability for the learning, wellbeing and pathways of our students.

Our college values which we believe support the achievement of our purpose and vision are:

·         Respect for self, others and our environment,

·         Responsibility to strive for success,

·         Resilience to take on new challenges.

Our curriculum is planned using the Understanding by Design framework and we are focused on supporting student growth through inquiry learning and a positive and supportive learning culture. We emphasise the need to plan for deep learning and to plan for and teach the learning behaviours we look for in our students. The College’s Positive Behaviour Support program and Berry Street Education Model frames an emerging practice that is having a positive impact on our school's environment.

Traralgon College is the sole government secondary provider in Traralgon, situated at the eastern end of the Latrobe Valley in Gippsland. The college has an enrolment of approximately 1100 students across our two campuses. In 2022 our Shakespeare St campus will consist of years 7 and 8, with our Grey Street Campus consisting of years 9 to 12 including VCAL students. Our two campuses are approximately 4 km apart. 

Fortunately, the college is currently in the early stages of the Traralgon College and Latrobe Special Development School Regeneration Project. Since 2018, the Victorian Government has committed more than $30 million for this project, which will provide local students with safe and nurturing state-of-the-art education facilities. The funding will be used to upgrade and modernise our Grey Street campus and build a new VCE Centre. The new centre will feature a variety of teaching and learning areas, including a creative space and presentation space. We will begin construction on Stage 1 of the project in mid-2021 and finish in mid-2022. Stage 2, which will include a new administration building, library, a Years 9 and 10 building, and a science building, is due for completion by the end of 2023.

Our ambition is to be the school of choice for students and parents in Traralgon. We are also creating a destination for teachers and leaders to develop their practice within a dynamic, professionally challenging, stimulating and rewarding environment.

Our community is a relatively diverse community in socio economic terms drawing on students from Traralgon as well as the surrounding smaller towns. We cater for many students from disadvantaged families as well as those from better off situations, as reflected by our SFOE Index of 0.53.

The college offers a curriculum which progresses from a core curriculum at years 7 and 8 to a core with electives at years 9 & 10 and an extensive VCE and VCAL program with internal and external VET options at years 11 & 12. At our Shakespeare Street campus, we are moving towards a ‘studies of Asia’ focus and building a Chinese language program with support of Confucius Classroom teaching assistance. We offer a range of extra-curricular programs similar to most other larger secondary colleges, as well as, international travel opportunities with our sister school in China and through programs such as the Global Challenge. We also offer an award winning Wakakirri program that is a true college collaboration.

The College provides a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum with a range of pathways to meet the interests and needs of a wide variety of students. Literacy, numeracy and ICT are integrated into the teaching and learning program, and a wide range of VCE and VET studies are offered to our senior students, including VCAL provision, and access to School Based Apprenticeships.

We support students who are at risk of disengagement with a Hands on Learning program at the Shakespeare Street Campus and with alternative programs at years 8, 9 and year 10. At Traralgon College we have a 1:1 laptop program for all students to support inquiry and use of ICT in the classroom.

The college is led by a principal team with a College Principal across both campuses and a Campus Principal and Assistant Principal at each campus. Together with the leading teachers and learning specialists, they form the college and campus leadership teams. Staff employed at Traralgon College are employed on a college basis and may from time to time be transferred from one campus to the other in line with the college’s needs.  

Maintenance & Facilities

Job type:

Full time / From 29/08/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Russel Praetz | 03 5176 2240

Maintenance & Facilities