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Technical Officer - Treatment Plants and Catchments

Job No: CEN3050
Location: Central Coast NSW


Primary Work Location: Wyong, NSW

  • Exciting opportunity to be a part of the Water & Sewer team at Central Coast Council
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight with flexible/hybrid working arrangements available
  • Permanent Full Time with a commencing salary of up to $95K based on skills and experience + 10.5% superannuation + Tool of Trade Commuter Use Vehicle

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.


As the Technical Officer, you will be working across all Treatment Plants and Catchments within Central Coast Council to meet agreed performance parameters and improve operational performance.

You will achieve this by providing your technical expertise and support in the design and delivery of new and replacement capital works and large scale operational projects, managing and conducting investigations, audits and trials.

About the Role

  • Identify and lead the implementation of opportunities to improve efficiency of operations leading to improved service delivery and/or cost savings and improved revenue opportunities
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of an asset management program and report on asset condition including long term maintenance and/or refurbishment works
  • Assist with the surveillance, maintenance and reporting requirements for Council’s water supply dams to ensure all work is carried out in accordance with CCC’s procedures and regulatory guidelines
  • Perform regular inspections of work sites and document outcomes, in Council’s inspection and hazard identification record system
  • Manage recycled water management plans and major recycled water customer enquiries and operational contracts to meet required business outcomes

About You

  • Certificate IV qualification in Water Industry Operations or related field OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in a similar role combined with relevant ongoing professional development
  • Current Class C Driver's Licence
  • Current Confined Spaces Certification
  • Significant demonstrated experience in the operation and maintenance of Water and Sewage treatment plants including a wide variety of mechanical and/or electrical equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to independently anticipate and identify operational problems, obstacles and opportunities and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and maintenance of asset management systems for treatment plant systems or equivalent
  • Leadership capability, including active communication with the team in regard to performance, business strategy, diversity, coaching, mentoring and change management

What we offer: 

  • Weekly pay cycle;
  • Generous Leave Provisions: 20 days paid Annual Leave, 15 days Sick Leave/Carers Leave, Health & Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, Additional purchased leave, Parental Leave – 18 weeks full pay/36 weeks ½ pay, Paternity Leave - 2 weeks
  • Novated Leasing;
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families;
  • Fitness Passport – access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle;
  • Health & Wellbeing programs – skin cancer screening, Breastscreen, Flu vaccination, blood donations;
  • Recognition of Service;
  • Council Child Care Salary Sacrifice;
  • Professional Development opportunities;
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities;
  • Reward & Recognition programs.

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Enquiries:  Greg Horvath, Section Manager - Treatment Plants and Catchments. 0419 139 326

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday 27th November 2022.

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

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