First listed on: 26 June 2020

Field Operator (Water Cycle)


When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • permanent full time - 76 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $49,267 - $58,752
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - South Grafton  
  • the opportunity to accrue time in lieu
  • the opportunity to 'purchase' leave

About the role

Are you looking for an opportunity ‘to plan and deliver services valued by the community’?  Do you like a variety of work across a wide geographic area?  If you are interested in water and sewerage operations, apply to join Clarence Valley Council’s Water Cycle team for the opportunity grow your skills in one of the most scenic, beautiful and geographically diverse areas of New South Wales.

We are seeking a budding applicant to assist with construction, operation and maintenance of Councils water supply and sewerage services.  There is a great variety of work as the assets the Water Cycle section is responsible for include water and sewerage pipes, sewer and water pump stations, water supply reservoirs, sewage treatment plants and chlorination plants.

We offer a good work / life balance, and STRIVE ‘to make the Clarence Valley a community full of opportunity’.

Download the position description here.


Rodney Weatherstone, Supervisor (Water & Sewer West) on 6643 0272.

Closing date

Monday, 20 July 2020 at 11.30 pm (NSW time).

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website.  

    For this application you will not be required to supply a resume, only relevant certificate and licences

Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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