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Water and Sewer Supervisor

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Employer:  Cloncurry Shire Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Cloncurry QLD 4824, Australia (Show on map)

Water and Sewer Supervisor

Position Objective

Be responsible to the Director Works and Environmental Services for leading the Water and Sewerage Team by being responsible for the coordination, resourcing and supervision of and ensuring the safe, cost effective and efficient operation and maintenance of Council’s water and sewerage treatment plants; pump stations; reticulation, plumbing and water storage infrastructure.

In addition to work performed in Cloncurry, travel and work in Council’s remote townships of Dajarra, Kajabbi will be required from time to time.

Key Responsibilities

The following outlines the key responsibilities of the position, but is not all encompassing:


➢ This is a hands-on role leading the Water and Sewer team in a new direction integrating water and sewer into Council’s overall Asset Management Plan;

➢ Develop, review and maintain procedure manuals to ensure compliance with legislation and industry standards;

➢ Supervise reporting to ensure various legislative standards are met (i.e. SWIM, DEWS Annual Technical Report, DWQMP and Dam EAP);

➢ Oversee the maintenance programs within the managed area and predetermine ordering requirements and raise requisitions for goods and services;

➢ Ensure supply of chemicals is maintained with sufficient reserves for the ongoing treatment of Cloncurry’s water and sewerage;

➢ Update water and sewer pump inventory and assets for Cloncurry, Dajarra, Kajabbi and Malbon;

➢ Assist with budget preparation for repairs, maintenance, plant and equipment replacement within the managed area;

➢ Be familiar with and monitor progressive job cost allocations and expenditure to ensure works remain within budget parameters;

➢ Carry out risk assessments and participate in projects, repairs and maintenance;

➢ Maintain accurate and complete records of compliance activities, repairs and maintenance in accordance with Council’s record keeping policies and procedures;

➢ Assist with biannual water meter reading and record keeping;

➢ Perform Dam inspections in accordance with relevant legislation;

➢ Recommend to the Works Manager and Director Works and Environmental Services changes which would facilitate better service to customers, or would improve efficiency and reduce costs either within the managed area or Council as a whole;

➢ On occasion, act as the department’s emergency contact outside of normal operating hours in regard to problems within the managed area and Council as a whole;

➢ Other related duties as directed within the scope of the position.

Staff and Contractors

  Provide supervision of the water and sewerage treatment operators, plumbing team while participating in the day-day operations of Council’s Water and Sewerage Treatment Plants and associated services;

➢ Closely monitor all types of leave and ensure absences are authorised and do not negatively impact on Council operations;

➢ Check and authorise timesheets to ensure correct allocation of job costing; attendance and overtime is controlled;

➢ Organise regular tool box meetings with team and participate and contribute in meetings;

➢ Ensure a well-trained and competent workforce within the managed area through on the job training and professional development opportunities;

➢ Ensure employees and sub-contractors comply with all Council policies, procedures, local laws and environmental practices;

➢ Conduct annual reviews and performance management for employees within the managed area


➢ Current unrestricted “C” Class driver’s licence is mandatory;

➢ Construction White Card/Blue Card is mandatory prior to commencement;

➢ Current high risk forklift ticket would be highly desirable;

➢ Be a licenced plumber or possess a Certificate III Water Operations or higher would be highly desirable;

➢ Experience in Local Government or in a civil construction environment would be highly desirable.

Applications close: Closes 30 July. 2018

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