Employment opportunities

We are a high performing; responsive and innovative organisation that meets our communities’ needs and strives to achieve excellence in all areas. Our workforce of over 720 employees, work together to ensure Onkaparinga remains the best place in South Australia to live, work, visit, play and invest. We’re committed to creating an organisation that is known for customer responsiveness, community collaboration and quality service. Our professional and friendly workplace provides a vibrant environment in which individuals are supported to develop to their fullest potential.

Employment opportunities

When employment opportunities are available at the City of Onkaparinga they will be listed below. When “no items available to list” is displayed, this means there are no positions available.

City of Onkaparinga Employee Benefits Guide

Our values

The City of Onkaparinga is a great place to work and we have many initiatives underway which contribute to the ongoing development of a robust, supportive and engaging workplace culture. Over 300 staff helped to develop the behaviours which demonstrate how we live our values and build a positive and inspiring organisational culture.

Our Organisational Values & Behaviours

Applying for a position

Review our current vacancies listed on this page and if you’re ready to take your next career step, find out how to prepare your application, what is involved in the recruitment and selection process and relevant pre-employment checks.

City of Onkaparinga Application Guide

You must have the legal right to work in Australia and provide copies of relevant visas


Position Title: Technical Officer Watercourse
Job Type: Contract for 5 years
Job Status:  Full-time 
Contact: Rinus Bouwer, Team Leader Parks & Natural Resources
Phone:  (08) 8384 0154
Ref No: 5076
Applications close 9am Friday 1 March 2019

Position Title: Team Leader Procurement 
Job Type: Contract for 3 years
Job Status:  Full-time 
Contact: Jock Berry, Manager Property and Commercial
Phone:  (08) 8384 0582
Ref No: 7060
Applications close 9am Wednesday 27 February 2019

Position Title: Senior Audit and Risk Officer 
Job Type: Contract for 5 years
Job Status:  Full-time 
Contact: Kathryn Brown, Team Leader Corporate Governance
Phone:  (08) 8384 0760
Ref No: 8050
Applications close 10am Monday 25 February 2019

Position Title: Business Services Support Officer - Community Safety 
Job Type: Contract until 30 March 2021
Job Status:  Part-time working 30.4 hours per week
Contact: Neal McDonald, Team Leader Emergency Management and Support
Phone:  (08) 8384 0757
Ref No: 6025
Applications close 9am Monday 25 February 2019

Position Title: Development Officer (Building) 
Job Type: Permanent
Job Status:  Full-time
Contact: Ian Randell, Team Leader Building
Phone:  (08) 8384 0633
Ref No: 6098
Applications close 9am Wednesday 20 February 2019


When submitting your Application

Your application should be typed or written clearly and should not be sent in bound or in enclosed folders. One application should be submitted for each position you are applying for. Do not send originals of official documents and make sure your application reaches us by the closing date and time indicated in the advertisement.

Applications can be sent to recruitment@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au, please include the job reference number in the subject.

Post hard copy applications to:

Contact officer (named in the advertisement)
C/O Human Resources
City of Onkaparinga
PO Box 1, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168

Please note, by submitting an application you are acknowledging and agreeing for your data to be collected and stored by the City of Onkaparinga

Assessment of application

We cannot accept responsibility for applications not received or received after the nominated closing time and date.

The selection panel for the role will assess each application and short list applicants to be interviewed.

Temporary Employment

If you are interested in short-term temporary work with our organisation, we encourage you to register your interest with Randstad.

Contact Details:

Field Workers

To register for blue collar roles (Parks and Waste Services):
Phone (08) 8307 2900
Contact: Heidi Neale
Address: Randstad, Unit 5, 198 Main South Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162

To register for blue collar roles (Construction, Civil and Building Maintenance):
Phone (08) 8150 7032
Contact: Jesse Bakirtzakis
Address: Randstad, Ground Floor, 88 Henley Beach Road, Mile End SA 5031

Office Workers

To register for white collar roles (Administration, Technical and Professional Staff):
Phone (08) 8468 8006
Contact:Xanthe Madgwick
email: xanthe.madgwick@randstad.com.au
Address: Randstad Level 2, 63 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000