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-Plumber

The position

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.

This role also requires the delivery of the backflow program by implementing a cross connection survey, identifying various hazard ratings, liaising with customers and installing and testing backflow prevention devices.

NOTE: This position will require the successful applicant being included on a fortnightly on-call roster for after-hours duties, or as otherwise directed.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are in accordance with the Local Government State Award 2017. Salary range $60,503 - $70,772 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 description 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: 9.00am Wednesday, 27 June 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.