HVAC Maintenance Officer

Job Details


Job Title: HVAC Maintenance Officer

Employment Type: Ongoing

Classification: Parliamentary Service Level 2/3

Closing Date: 11:30pm AEDT, 24 July 2024 

Contact: Michael Bailey, 0401107324, Michael.T.Bailey@aph.gov.au


The Opportunity


The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a Parliamentary Service Level 2/3 HVAC Maintenance Officer within Property Services Branch. 


Maintenance Services is the maintenance authority for Parliament House and is responsible for repairs and maintenance of the building's structure, fabric, finishes, landscape and all engineering services such as air-conditioning, power, lighting, hydraulic services and movement systems. Mechanical Services is a Business Unit within Maintenance Services, responsible for the HVAC and Hydraulic systems and Mechanical Plant and Equipment of the building. 


The team provides the resources to carry out planned and breakdown maintenance with a mix of in-house trade staff and external contractors. The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is seeking to recruit a motivated, adaptable and innovative person for the role of Maintenance Officer - HVAC, Mechanical Services.


Who we are looking for


 As part of the Mechanical Services team, the successful applicant will be required to contribute to the overall service delivery of the Business Unit by undertaking tasks including, but not limited to preventive, emergency and corrective maintenance utilising trade skills, recording and reporting on required work, assisting with project investigations and completing training and other physical tasks. The role requires working with a wide variety of clients, internal and external to the Parliament, in a dynamic work environment where priorities and deadlines that frequently change.
The successful applicant will be required to undertake a medical assessment to determine fitness-for-duty prior to appointment. Applicants must demonstrate the physical capacity to perform the full range of duties including bending, kneeling, climbing ladders and lifting heavy tools/equipment as well as undertaking and maintaining the training requirements associated with the Duty Statement of this position.

You must be well presented, neat and tidy at all times, professionally courteous and abide by the Parliamentary Service Values and Codes of Conduct



Job Specific Requirements


  • Trade qualification in HVAC (air conditioning/refrigeration) is essential.
  • A minimum disconnect/reconnect electrical qualification is essential.
  • Ability to work alone or part of a team.
  • Ability to be on-call (rotating roster) and flexible in start/finish times.
  • At times, you will be required to mentor apprentices.
  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted) security clearance.

At DPS, we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that ensures all our people can contribute to our shared purpose. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.


Duty Statement


Classification: Parliamentary Service Level 2/3 

Branch: Property Services Branch 

Section: Maintenance Services 

Immediate supervisor: Manager Mechanical Services - PSL6 


Under limited/general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for the Parliamentary Service Level 2/3 classification. The duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:


1. Undertake all work requiring the application of trade skills relating to a wide range of situations on operations and maintenance of buildings, plant, equipment, and fixtures & fittings.
2. Undertake tasks in either a workshop situation or as a member of a team operating in the field.
3. Assist in the guidance and direction of staff to effectively complete planned and emergency work.
4. Report and record completed tasks and additional required maintenance to management and through using the computerised Maintenance Management system.
5. Ensure the highest standards of safety in all areas of operation in accordance with WHS policy.
6. Participate in approved formal and on the job training programs.
7. Other duties as required, such as working at height, first aid, confined space entry and rescue, climbing ladders, elevated platform access, lifting and other activities requiring a suitable level of physical fitness.


Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.


How to apply


Please upload a pitch (750 words maximum) describing how your skills and experience would contribute to the role and work of the department. 


Your pitch is an opportunity to tell us why you want to work at DPS, why you are interested in the role and what you can offer in the role. Frame your pitch around the role description and relevant ILS Profile. Make sure to use relevant examples and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to perform the role. 


Our purpose and values


We proudly provide innovative, unified, and client-focused services to the Australian Parliament and parliamentarians. We are a values driven department, placing our values at the heart of everything we do; from our service offerings and decision making to our interactions with stakeholders and each other.  


Our people are employed in a broad and unique range of professional, customer service and trade-based roles, all joined by a shared purpose: to make an enduring contribution to Australia’s parliamentary democracy. We have an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. While we come from all walks of life, we share a commitment to care for and protect our iconic workplace. 


Every year, almost one million people visit Australian Parliament House to experience the parliamentary process, the building’s architecture, nationally significant art collections, events, tours, and food and dining experiences – all made possible by our people, who are active participants in an environment where no two days are the same.


What we can offer


Join our community based on innovative, unified, and client-focused services, where your skills and development will be nurtured. You will also enjoy:  


•    access to flexible work arrangements 
•    ongoing opportunities to learn and develop new capabilities 
•    a competitive remuneration package
•    free secure underground parking
•    free gym membership and access to recreational facilities
•    on-site childcare, banking services, post office, value-for-money dining options and more.




Currently, the salary range for this position is $66,506 - $76,196 per annum. Plus an additional 17% allowance entitlement. 


Conditions of Employment


Employment opportunities at Department of Parliamentary Services are subject to a range of conditions prescribed in the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 which include:


•    Australian citizenship – to be eligible for employment with DPS, applicants must be an Australian Citizen. 


•    Security clearance and character clearance – the preferred applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the level specified, as well as complete and be deemed suitable through a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check. 


•    Health assessment – a pre-employment health assessment will be required where there are physical or medical requirements for the role.