First listed on: 06 January 2017

Located in the picturesque Northern Rivers area of NSW, Rous County Council is a special-purpose local government organisation that delivers bulk water and provides flood mitigation and weed biosecurity services.

 The position

The Operations branch operates and maintains Council’s assets and implements Council’s natural resource management plans. The Operations Engineer sits within the Operations branch and has responsibility for overseeing the operation and maintenance of Council’s water distribution, reticulation and flood mitigation infrastructure.

 Qualifications and experience

Along with a degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline plus experience (2yrs) in a similar role, experience in the operation and maintenance of bulk water supply infrastructure and project management is also essential. To be successful you will be committed to excellent customer service through efficient and effective operational management of the team.

 Please refer to the position description for full details of essential and desirable criteria.

 Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award 2014. Salary range $82,700 - $96,800 per annum based on skills and experience, plus statutory superannuation. Other generous benefits include: access to Council’s ‘Private lease motor vehicle’ arrangements; nine (9) day fortnight; and reimbursement of relocation expenses (in accordance with Counil's policy).  A satisfactory health assessment, including drug screening is a pre-requisite to an offer of employment.  To be eligible you must be an Australian Citizen or have legal right to work in Australia.


A Position Description, Information Package and further details about Rous County Council are available on Council’s website at or by contacting Human Resources on (02) 6623 3800. 

 Applicants must address the selection criteria contained in the Position Description.

 Applications can be forwarded by:

  • email to,
  • by post addressed to the General Manager, PO Box 230, Lismore NSW 2480, or
  • delivery to Reception on Level 4, 218-232 Molesworth Street, Lismore.

This is a re-advertised vacancy - previous applicants need not re-apply.

Applications close: 9:00am Monday 23 January 2017

Rous County Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity across our workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are enc

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