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Trade Waste Officer

Job No: CEN3075
Location: Central Coast NSW

Internal applicants only

Primary Work Location: Nexus Building North Wyong 

  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks relating Trade Waste   
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight 
  • Permanent Full Time 
  • Commencing salary range between $1,276 to $1,531 per week ($66,554 to $79,839 per annum) + Superannuation + Tool of Trade Commuter Use Vehicle

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.

Trade Waste Officer is responsible for managing the potential impacts of non-compliance with legislation, including the Environmental Protection Act and licence conditions. This may include injuries to employees, disruptions to sewerage treatment processes, environmental damage resulting from treatment process disruption, or physical damage to the sewerage system.

This position is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Manage and regulate Liquid Trade Waste dischargers in accordance with the objectives of Central Coast Council (CCC) and the relevant legislation to ensure that they comply with Council’s policy to protect the region in terms of sewerage systems, Council employees, the community and the environment from the impacts of illegal liquid trade waste and effluent discharges;
  • Manage trade waste referrals from Environment & Planning to ensure compliance with Council’s development approval guidelines;
  • Manage compliance requirements including inspecting properties to ensure compliance with application and approval conditions and where required, issuing compliance notices.

Essential Criteria:

  • Certificate IV qualification in Water Operations (Sewer, Water or Trade Waste);
  • Current Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Certification;
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence;
  • Significant experience working in an operational role the water and sewer industry including demonstrated previous water utility experience dealing with liquid trade waste;
  • Demonstrated ability to operate modern sampling and precision testing equipment in accordance with legal standards, and where necessary, represent Council in legal proceedings;
  • Demonstrated experience adhering to monitoring programs, accurate and timely reporting and professional management of programs is essential;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Water Management Act, 2000, Local Government Act, 1993 and the Protection of the Environment Operations Act, 1997.

A 9 day fortnight work-cycle currently applies to this role.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity. 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake and pass a Confined Spaces medical.

Enquiries: Melissa Coote Team Leader Trade Waste on 0409 324 319.

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, 4 December 2022.


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