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GIS Officer Cumberland Council Merrylands NSW

  • June 5, 2024
  • (0)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Merrylands NSW
  • 1,530.25 - 1,759.79 $ / Week

Cumberland Council

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  • WMS
  • Technical support
  • Presentation skills
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Job details

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  • $1,530.25 – $1,759.79 a week

Job type

  • Permanent
  • Full-time


Merrylands NSW


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  • Annual leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Insurance services
  • Parental leave

Full job description

Located 20km west of Sydney on Dharug country, with a population of 240,000 residents, Cumberland City Council is the fourth most populous Local Government Area in Greater Sydney. Cumberland boasts one of the most diverse communities in Australia, with people from many different backgrounds and cultures living alongside one another.

Our people are focused on driving community outcomes, programs and services to innovate, inspire and deliver change for the community we represent and has worked hard to fulfil its community’s vision for Cumberland as a place where anyone can feel welcomebelong and succeed.


The Information Services team is committed to providing high quality service to all stakeholders who include our Community, our Executive, the Leadership Group and all Council staff. The team provides timely and accurate advice, and utilises better practice methods and procedures and continuous improvement methodologies while developing new and innovative solutions to problems in a consultative and customer focused manner.

The GIS Officer is responsible for providing mapping and analysis services to the organisation and supporting the community through spatial data creation, management, spatial analysis and map production. The role will require partnerships to be developed with internal business units to support their operations and enhance the use of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) across Council. In order to provide support to all staff including operations staff in their use of GIS and/or mobility applications, the role will spend their time at Merrylands Office and Auburn Depot.

The successful applicant will require:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Spatial Information Systems, GIS or asset management and a land related discipline
  • Experience with GIS software and/or mobility tools and analytical technical support
  • Proven experience in maintaining core GIS data relating to land records, assets register and corporate local government systems such as work orders and capital works
  • Experience with spatial modelling and data analysis
  • Knowledge of GIS concepts such as projection, datum, scale and cartographic principles
  • Ability to train users in using GIS tools, produce high quality maps and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of web service layers e.g. WMS & WFS services within Council’s GIS
  • Experience with raster data manipulation software
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work productively as a member of a team and contribute to team goals, explain technical concepts and adhere to agreed timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability of having a self-directed drive to learn and pick up new skills, and work without direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out duties from time to time as directed by Supervisor
  • Class C drivers licence.

Download the position description here for more information.

About this role:

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • 70 hour fortnight
  • Access to Council’s 9 day fortnight Accrued Day Off (ADO) arrangement
  • Located at Council’s Merrylands office and Council’s Auburn depot, and may be required to work across any of Council’s work locations.

Salary information: The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award.

  • Grade 10 of the Cumberland Salary Structure with a salary range of $1,530.25 to $1,759.79 per week, plus 11% superannuation
  • The commencing salary will be negotiated, taking into consideration the successful applicant’s qualifications, skills and experience related to the role


  • We promote work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements including working from home opportunities or an additional three (3) days’ leave for front-facing roles that are unable to access working from home arrangements
  • Training and professional development opportunities available to develop skills and grow your career
  • Leave entitlements including annual leave,15 days personal leave per year, parental leave and access to Long Service Leave after five (5) years (where applicable)
  • Three (3) additional grant days of paid leave over Christmas (where applicable)
  • Corporate Health Insurance discounts
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs to support our staff by providing access to online professional learning, paid leave to undertake annual skin checks, COVID-19 vaccinations and to donate blood
  • Subsidies to assist with the cost of wellness and fitness activities
  • Free access to Council owned swimming pools
  • Access to Council’s Fitness Passport Program and Employee Assistance Program (EAP).


Cumberland City Council is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, reflective of the community it represents. Council welcomes and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, and is committed to providing an accessible and safe workplace for our staff through making reasonable adjustments. If you have any accessibility or support requirements throughout the recruitment process, please contact the hiring manager during the application process.

What you’ll need to have for this role:

  • The right to live and work in Australia
  • Be able to provide information for pre-employment checks required for the position
  • Participate in health monitoring as outlined in the risk assessment for this position and Council’s Health Monitoring Procedure, as required
  • Provide evidence of your vaccination status as part of the employment screening process, in accordance with Council’s COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.

EnquiriesTelephone Lisa Yuan, Coordinator GIS and Corporate Data on 8757 9975 for further information.

Closing date: 11:59pm, Thursday 20 June 2024


To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire. You’ll be asked to attach your resume and any relevant qualifications (if required) to complete your application. Make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply as your application cannot be submitted until completed.






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