Position Details
Cemeteries Risk and Compliance Officer
Full Time
Lifestyle and Community
Southport Lawn Cemetery
Queensland Local Government Officers Award - Federal Level 4
$68,006.42 to $72,617.82

City of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia with a diverse population, combining exciting challenges with the kind of lifestyle few cities can boast about.

At City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes 'How We Do Things'  our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities.

  • We aim high – we are passionate about delivering the best for our city
  • We add value – we are innovative and make the most of every opportunity
  • We work as a team – our people are great individually, but unstoppable together
  • We take responsibility – we are committed to working safely, being trustworthy and owning our actions

About the Position

Purpose of position is to reduce the City's risk exposure from hazards and from workers conducting businesses within the City cemeteries. In achieving this objective the position is to conduct inspections/audits of cemeteries to ensure compliance and safety and to ensure compliance with permits and approvals issued.

Key duties of the position:

  • Assists  with the management of venue bookings and on-site service arrangements and associated processes through the application of relevant systems
  • Provide excellent customer focused outcomes to internal and external customers through the provision and delivery of services aligned to the venue being worked at   
  • Coordinate and provide oversight to the provision of safe venues for internal and external stakeholders to undertake various business and social activities, ensuring areas are safe and hazards are identified and managed
  • The delivery of risk assessments that identify site hazards and the provision of instruction/guidance, whilst maintaining good working relationships with those performing work in and on City venues
  • Site inductions required for Funeral directors, Stone masons and other contractors who conduct work on a grave/site in accordance with new WH&S changes.
  • Set and maintain safety responsibilities and standards with Contract providers (this includes Stonemasons and Funeral Directors).
  • Liaise with all stakeholders regarding burials and oversee those conditions of contracts are being met by all parties with handover and handback of excavation sites
  • Identify potential improvements to operational, maintenance and administrative procedures and practices
  • Identify and report maintenance and operational  issues through the application of relevant systems
  • Undertake inspections of monuments and structures to visually assess any potential safety concerns or risks and manage these concerns and risks
  • Appropriate working methodologies employed for the provision of safety of visitors and workers prior to and after the site is handed over from Council
  • Inspect cemeteries s for illegal activities and or structures (including the recording of approved structures) and send appropriate notices for rectification
  • Undertake specific risk assessments
  • Assist with administrative functions and services including:
    • Managing Purchasing – creating shopping carts, purchase orders and receipting 
    • Bookings and special needs identification
    • Customer assistance and guidance
    • Service requests – identification, registration and resolution as required
    • Record management for venues use including data entry and verification
    • Managing Pathway receipting


What We Offer

Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance with 9 day fortnights coupled with a friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded. We offer professional development training and provide study assistance to enhance your career progression. Competitive remuneration on offer plus up to 12% superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice.

How to Apply 

You will need to have an eRecruit account in order to apply for this position. Please select “Apply Now” and follow the on-screen prompts to complete and submit your application. For more details, please call the Contact Person listed on the advertisement. For queries or issues regarding the eRecruit system please phone 1300 465 326 during Business Hours.

As part of our selection process, you may be required to undertake a one way video interview via SEEK SparkHire, and a face to face interview; you may also be required to undertake undertake police checks, employment history checks, qualification checks and drug and alcohol testing in accordance with Australian Standards and Council's procedures.

Please note applications for this position will close at 10.30pm on the listed closing date.

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Ben Kelly
07 55829021
Daryll Hinde
07 7086
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