First listed on: 20 March 2024

About Rous County Council

Rous County Council in located in the heart of the Northern Rivers with an operational footprint covering over 3,000km2. As a County Council, we are responsible for providing three specific functions; Bulk Water Supply, Weed Biosecurity and Flood Mitigation.

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate leader who is ready to engage a team of connected staff.  Key accountabilities for the role are to:

  • Lead and provide operational advice supporting improved asset management processes and workflow, including investigation and responses to operational issues, condition assessments and to maintain levels of service.
  • Contribute to, develop, implement, monitor, manage, review, improve, revise and report on strategic, operational and project plans related to water treatment plants, telemetry and SCADA/PLC infrastructure across the distribution and treatment assets, water sources and related recreational areas, including asset operation and maintenance plans.
  • Manage, communicate and collaborate with staff in the Team, including the monitoring and management of performance.
  • Prepare, program and project budgets and assist in the preparation of annual budgets for the group in accordance with strategic and operational plans.
  • Contribute to the preparation, review and implementation of Council’s Emergency Management Plan/s and Emergency Response Plans for water supply and participate in management of responses as required.
  • Ensure works comply with safety, environment and quality systems and relevant policies, procedures, practices and legislation.
  • Participate in the implementation, review, continual improvement and internal promotion of Council’s Drinking Water Management System, including the review and assessment of daily treatment plant(s) operational performance to ensure regulatory compliance is achieved effectively and efficiently.
  • Manage the operation, maintenance, renewal, reporting and safety surveillance of Council’s dam structures and storage areas, including participation in the review, exercising and implementation of the Dam Safety Emergency Plans (DSEP) for Rocky Creek and Emigrant Creek Dams, and participating in management of responses as required.
  • Maintain strong and open communication with the Group Manager Operations ensuring achievement of operational outcomes.
  • Manage, monitor and report expenditure on programs and projects against budget forecasts and ensure expenditure is maintained within the adopted Budget allocations.
 Our value proposition to you:
  • A progressive and innovative organisation embracing change 
  • Supportive environment for career development
  • Working in support of environments across a diverse footprint.  Locations are surrounded by National Parks and waterfalls. 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Flexible working arrangements that are imbedded in our culture supporting work/life balance
  • 70 hour 9-day fortnight
  • Remuneration from $108,000-$128,000 + attraction and or market allowance % for the right candidate. Additional superannuation, private motor vehicle leaseback or equivalent vehicle allowances are applicable
  • Relocation support if applicable

Your value proposition to us: 

  • Working collaboratively and inclusively is your style
  • Taking a lead in business improvement is innate in your character
  • You will be known for your excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • You flex your high level technical ability
  • You have a calm disposition with a considered approach under pressure 
  • You have a strong posture for safety 

Your average workday will be kept busy by: 

  • Leading, developing and empowering staff to be effective multi-skilled team members who are committed to continuous improvement
  • Being out and about , this is not purely a desk job. You will be performing dynamic duties in support of assets located across a large footprint. 
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and external stakeholders inclusive of Constituent Councils Ballina, Byron, Lismore & Richmond Valley. NSW Health, Department of Primary Industries and Environment Protection Authority etc.
  • Business, maintenance and asset management transformation.
  • Contributing to and guiding the Future water project.  

Are you ready to catapult your career?

Click APPLY. For the selection criteria and more information about the position, view the position description. To be considered for the position, it is mandatory that you submit your resume and upload a document that answers the selection criteria.  A satisfactory health assessment, including drug screening and a national police history check is a pre-requisite to an offer of employment. Helpful resources to assist in answering selection criteria can be found on the Careers page.

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 14th April 2024.  Shortlisting may occur on review of applications when received.  For a confidential discussion relevant to salary and role make contact. 

Rous County Council is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and diversity across our workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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