Maintenance/Facilities Officer

Job posted: 10/03/2023
Applications close: 23/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 03/04/2023 - 02/04/2024

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Facilities Management

Reference: 1335860

Reference: 1335860

Occupation: Facilities Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

SC1   Demonstrated ability to carry out repairs and maintenance to buildings and grounds to a high standard (formal trade qualifications and/or training is desirable

SC2 Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently when completing general maintenance, gardening tasks and repairs.

SC2 Demonstrated strong and proactive work ethic, an eye for detail and problem-solving abilities to achieve the best possible outcomes for the school.

SC3 Demonstrated ability to work and communicate as part of a team and regularly liaise with contractors on the schools Facility Manager overseeing buildings and grounds.

SC4 Demonstrated technical knowledge and expertise with regard to the use of specialised equipment associated with the requirements of the role.

SC5 Demonstrated ability to identify and assess potential risks and work within DET OH&S guidelines that may impact on the safety of members of the school community (students, staff or members of the wider school community)


Attendance during school term breaks will be required through liaison with the Principal and/or Business Manager,

The Maintenance/Facilities Officer is responsible for the effective upkeep of the grounds and buildings and ensures that Occupational Health and Safety regulations are met. They will be responsible in ensuring that all OHS regulations are followed.

The Maintenance/Facilities Officerr works collaboratively with the Business Manager and other members of the Principal team to help ensure that the Asset Information Management System (AIMS) and the Essential Safety Measures (ESM) requirements are met. 

An education support class role at this range is distinguished by the introduction of management responsibility and accountability for the delivery of services. At this level, an employee may direct and supervise the work of other staff members to achieve specific objectives in school administration, operations or educational programs.

An education support class position supports the educational services being provided to students but must not include duties of a teacher as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor. Supervision of students can be required where it is an integral part of the employee’s position or in circumstances where supervision is required individually or in groups up to 4 in controlled circumstances and where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.


The responsibilities of the Maintenance/Facilities position include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining and improving the school grounds (especially lawns, gardens and recreation areas), facilities and buildings
  • Undertaking regular routine inspections and identify issues requiring maintenance.
  • Undertaking routine repairs, cleaning and maintenance of the facilities.
  • Work with contractors to attend to tasks that require registered tradespeople and ensure OHS requirements in relation to sub-contractors are met.
  • Undertaking small building projects and painting as required.
  • Repairing /maintaining furniture as required.
  • Liaising with the Facilities Manager on a regular basis.
  • Supporting staff in relocating furniture and equipment.
  • Working together with the management team to ensure that occupational health & safety requirements are met
  • Working within DET OHS Guidelines

Other duties as directed by the 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 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.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

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

Location Profile

Maintenance/Facilities Officer

Job type:

Full time / From 03/04/2023 - 02/04/2024

Job classification:

Not provided


Helen Salmond | 9368 9800

Maintenance/Facilities Officer