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Technical Officer (Water and Wastewater)

Position Details:

  • Work type: Permanent Full-time
  • Location: Mundubbera or Monto
  • 9-day fortnight

Why work with us?

There really is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

Work-life balance, this role offers a 9-day fortnight allowing you to enjoy our beautiful rural location, and relaxed natural environment, while having the space and freedom to explore your potential.

Community and connection, find a sense of belonging and build authentic and meaningful relationships within our close-knit communities.

Affordable living, enjoy a lower cost of living and better housing affordability.

Rural lifestyle, enjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding career, this is an exciting time to be joining the team.  North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about our region in our NORTH BURNETT VISITORS GUIDE.

 About the role

As Technical Officer (Water and Wastewater), you’ll support our Water and Wastewater team in delivering compliant and cost-effective services. Your tasks will include managing the Drinking Water Quality Management Systems, conducting technical investigations, and providing operational support. You’ll also handle asset updates, produce reports, ensure compliance with safety standards, and oversee program delivery within budget. This role is key to maintaining high-quality water and wastewater services across our communities.

 About you

You are a seasoned professional with experience in Water and Wastewater operations. You demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, and effective communication. Qualifications in Water Operations, Plumbing or Trade Waste, a White Card, and a valid unrestricted driver’s license are required. You’re self-motivated, able to manage time well, and committed to professional development. A plumbing qualification is a plus. Your ability to work autonomously, exercise sound judgment, and continuously improve processes will ensure your success.

 Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, maintain and administer the Drinking Water Quality Management Systems in accordance with the requirements of the approved Drinking Water Quality Management Plan. This will include monitoring and analysing plant and system data to identify concerning trends and areas for improvement.
  • Develop, implement and maintain fit for purpose operational documentation such as policies, procedures, processes, work instructions for the Water and Wastewater stream.
  • Undertake technical investigations to inform team decision making, including options to address regulatory concerns.
  • Provide technical assistance and direction to operational staff and contractors (where appropriate).
  • Provide technical input into customer service requests.
  • Assist in the updating of asset registers and analyse asset performance to identify upgrade and/or renewal requirements.
  • Produce operational statistics and reports for internal stakeholders, State and Federal Government
  • Ensure that all works executed by assigned staff or contractors are carried out safely, comply with relevant standards and specifications and meets the needs of Council and its customers with minimal inconvenience or disruption.
  • Deliver approved capital and operational projects, using Council’s project management framework and complying with procurement requirements.
  • Monitor expenditure in areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with budget and report any significant variations.

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO)
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters

Applications close:  10:00pm, Monday 29 July 2024


For further information regarding this position please contact Darren from the People and Performance Team on 0499 781 280.

Additional Information

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

Due to the nature of these roles, the successful candidates will be physically fit and able to satisfactorily pass Council’s medical and functional assessment based on the physical and safety requirements of the position.

To be considered for this position, you must have adequate unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodation / housing – the North Burnett Region offers affordable accommodation options, particularly if you are looking at getting into the housing market.  Contact our local real-estate agents directly to discuss potential opportunities.  If you are looking for short-term/rental accommodation, again, please contact our local Real Estate agents directly to discuss suitable options.

North Burnett Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.