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.

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: Project Leader 
Job Type: Contract for 12 months
Job Status: Full time 
Contact: Matt Buckell, Team Leader Projects
Phone: (08) 8384 0629
Ref No: 5030
Applications close 5pm Wednesday 5 October 2016

Position Title: Team Member Civil Maintenance 
Job Type: Permanent
Job Status: Full time 
Contact: Graham Searle, Team Leader Civil Maintenance
Phone: (08) 8384 0657
Ref No: 0292
Applications close 5pm Tuesday 4 October 2016


Position Title: Casual Library Officer
Job Type: Casual 
Contact: Linda McPharlin, Coordinator Library Operations
Phone: (08) 8301 7270
Applications close 5pm Monday 26 September 2016


Position Title: Team Member Irrigation 
Job Type: Permanent
Job Status: Full time 
Contact: Rinus Bouwer, Team Leader Parks and Natural Resources
Phone: (08) 8384 0154
Ref No: 0173
Applications close 5pm Monday 26 September 2016


 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

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:
Phone (08) 8307 2900
Contact: Lyneece Hall
Address: Randstad, Unit 5, 198 Main South Road, Morphett Vale SA 5162

Office Workers
To register for white collar roles (i.e. administration, technical and professional staff):
Phone (08) 8468 8036
Contact: Belynda Nelson
Address: Randstad Level 2, 63 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000