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Over 600,000 Aussies have lost their jobs during COVID-19 and a further 600,000 have seen their work hours reduced.

As restrictions start to lift and we prepare to get back to a new 'normal' we're launching our new Job Search.

Field Officer - Water & Sewer

Business
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Location
SCONE
Job Type
Full Time
Hours
38 hours per week
Salary
$50,000 - $60,000

Permanent Full-Time (38 hours per week)

Do you want to work in a small team of committed staff who strive to provide the best services to our communities?

Are you seeking a lifestyle change with an employer who prioritises your work-life balance?

Then this role is for you!

The role:

Council is seeking a General Labourer (known within Council as a Field Officer) to join the Water & Sewer team.

The Field Officer will undertake general labouring and other duties whilst learning on the job under the direction of the Team Leader or Supervisor. Ensuring all works are carried out in a safe, timely, efficient and effective manner.

What we need from you:

If you have some knowledge of water and sewer infrastructure and operations, or plumbing, then that is great. If not, you will have transferable skills (e.g. the use of hand tools, ability to follow direction, good work ethic, and the physical ability to undertake labouring tasks), we can teach you the rest!

What's on Offer:

- Salary range of $975.60 to $1092.70 per week ($50,731.20 to $56,820.40 p/annum) + 10.5% super + weekly operational allowances + potential overtime and the opportunity for salary progression
- 9 day fortnight (that means every second weekend is a long weekend!)
- 20 days paid annual leave every year
- Council provides all the training you need to safely do your job! (eg. Confined space training, traffic control training, license upgrades etc.)
- Access to long service leave after 5 years of continuous service
- Flexible work arrangements and reward program
- Access to professional development and a clear career pathway
- Salary sacrifice options

About us:

Council is a progressive and caring organisation where all our employees work together to deliver quality services to support our community. We strive to make a difference and add value to the lives of our community. Everything we do is underpinned by the values of the organisation and staff, which are being honest, open and accountable, having mutual respect for all people and cultures, ensuring we deliver on our commitments, providing efficient, effective and reliable services to ensure staff and community safety and to provide improved environmental responsibility.

Located in the picturesque Upper Hunter, our shire encompasses the townships of Merriwa, Murrurundi, Aberdeen and Scone. All great places to live and work, come and see for yourself!

Enquiries and Further Information

Give Andrew Brown (Engineer Water & Sewer Distribution), a call on 02 6540 1326 or e-mail [email protected] to discuss this opportunity.

Closing Date:

Friday 22nd July, 2022 at 4 pm.

How To Apply

All applications must be submitted and the key selection criteria addressed online by the closing date by clicking "Apply for this job" or through Council's website - upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

Hard copy applications will also be accepted via our Customer Services Teams.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and value diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage all applicants, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ and culturally diverse communities to join Council.

Council will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via [email protected] or 02 65401100 to discuss.

Skill Required

What we need from you:

If you have some knowledge of water and sewer infrastructure and operations, or plumbing, then that is great. If not, you will have transferable skills (e.g. the use of hand tools, ability to follow direction, good work ethic, and the physical ability to undertake labouring tasks), we can teach you the rest!

To apply for this job, please contact us by sending us an email to [email protected]