First listed on: 04 June 2020




(Permanent full time)


Located in the 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

To ensure accurate and timely reading of water meters in accordance with meter reading schedules and delivery of water meter replacement program. To undertake the operation and maintenance of Council’s distribution and reticulation assets to achieve Council’s levels of service, including compliance with Council’s Drinking Water Management System.


Qualifications and experience

This position requires a Certificate III in Water Operations or willingness and ability to complete together with demonstrated experience in a labouring role with a good knowledge of water industry operations.

The ability to work with or without supervision to achieve targets and assess and manage competing priorities while performing physical duties is essential for this role


The successful application will demonstrate their experience dealing with customers or external stakeholders, supervising contractors and working with a team of people.


This position will require the successful candidate to relieve in the fortnightly on-call roster for afterhours duties.


You must also be committed to promoting Council’s Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability and Respect.


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 2017. Salary range $57,298 - $67,028 per annum based on skills and experience plus statutory superannuation (9.5%) and generous working conditions including a 76 hour, nine-day fortnight. A satisfactory health assessment, including drug screening is a pre-requisite to an offer of employment.



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 


  • Applications close: 9:00am Friday 19th June 2020    


  • 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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