Jobs at Rous County Council

Thank you for your interest in seeking employment with Rous County Council. We currently have the following position available.

Water Operator

The position

The core function of this role is to undertake field activities to operate, maintain and report on the water distribution and reticulation assets to achieve Rous County Council’s levels of service.

Qualifications and experience

This role requires knowledge of Water Industry Operations together with experience in a labouring role preferably gained within a water service environment.

Demonstrated experience in a customer service role, literacy utilising the Microsoft suite of products and WorkCover Construction Induction Certification are also essential requirements for this position.

Certificate III in Water Operations, knowledge of SCADA control systems and understanding of local government processes is desirable for this role.

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

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award 2017. Salary range $52,312 - $ 61,198 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.

Position description

A copy of the position descrition is available here.

Please ensure you address the selection criteria contained in the position description.

Full advertisement

A copy of the full advertisement is available here.

Applications close: 9:30am Friday, 2 March 2018 .



Submitting an application

In your application you should include the following:

  • a cover letter specifying the position you have applied for
  • a copy of your resume
  • a document outlining how you are able to satisfy each of the essential and desirable criteria; you must address each essential criteria
  • a photocopy of all certificates, licences etc quoted in your application.

Application for employment form

This application form must be completed, signed and attached to the front of your application. Please ensure that you have addressed the essential and desirable requirements of the position in your application.

Job applicant information package

The job applicant information package is designed to provide applicants with an overview of Rous County Council and to assist you in preparing your application.

Where to send your application

Applications should be addressed to Human Resources and can be submitted by:

post:   PO Box 230, Lismore NSW 2480
hand delivery:  218-232 Molesworth Street (Level 4), Lismore NSW 2480

What to do if you have questions

If you have questions about the position or the application process, please email: or telephone (02) 6623 3800.