Manager - Cowra Services

Cowra Shire Council Full Time Permanent 10/11/2020

Salary:                                  $2,164.06pw plus 9.5% Superannuation

Position Status:                    Full Time

Hours of Work:                     35 Hours Per Week (9day fortnight)

Closing Date:                        5.00pm Sunday 6 December 2020   

About Cowra & Council

Cowra Council provides local government services to residents within a geographical area of 2,800 square kilometres. Council employs 192 full time equivalent staff and provides a large range of services to our community.  Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our local community. 

The regional town of Cowra is in Central New South Wales approximately one hour from other regional hubs of Bathurst and Orange. Centrally located and easily linkable to the rest of the state and all major cities in south eastern Australia; and only 2 hours to Canberra or 4 hours to central Sydney.

Cowra is a busy and active community with a number of true country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Residents and tourists alike seek out Cowra's fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history.

Food and wine buffs can tour the regions boutique vineyards and excellent restaurants to sample the superb local food and wine available.  You'll enjoy the retail and commercial centre of Cowra, where you'll find everything you could want or need in a larger town while still enjoying that wonderful feeling of country hospitality. 

About the Opportunity 

Cowra Council is seeking a highly motivated and suitably qualified candidate to join our Infrastructure & Operations team as the Manager - Cowra Services. This position provides professional management of the;

  • Aquatic Centre
  • Saleyards
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Street Trees
  • Waste Operations
  • Biosecurity Regulatory Functions 
  • Aerodrome and Cemeteries
  • Depot - Plant, Workshop, Stores & Yard
  • Council Building and Infrastructure 

Our ideal candidate will be highly capable of Managing the functions within Cowra Services and have well developed management, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. They will be able to effectively analyse complex problems and present simple, well-articulated options and recommendations for moving forward. As the position will require constant liaison with staff throughout the organisation and at all levels, the ability to get on well with people at all levels and to work effectively as part of a team is essential. The successful candidate must have degree qualifications in a related discipline such as Civil or Environmental Engineering, Business Management.