Waste Attendant (Readvertised)

Dubbo Regional Council Full Time Permanent 14/01/2022

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our Employee Value Proposition was developed with input from our employees. Our employees expressed how they feel working at DRC, highlighting some of the reasons they think working with us is a positive experience and what makes them stay.

That is how We Are DRC was created.

Here at DRC we are:

  • Balanced
  • Equipped
  • Connected
  • Progressive


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.


The Waste Attendant is to work with the other waste depot staff in providing beneficial and cost efficient solid waste receival and processing at waste facilities. Responsibilities will include weighbridge operations.

  • Undertake waste classification;
  • Provide customer experience;
  • Packaging and processing of waste material for recycling or treatment;
  • Weighbridge operations; and
  • Undertake heavy plant operation. 
  • Plant operator competence in loader, compactor, bobcat or other plant operation applicable to landfill operations, including mechanical aptitude;
  • Class HR Drivers Licence and WorkCover Construction Induction Card;
  • General administrative skills demonstrating a competent level of literacy, numeracy, basic computer skills and cashier work; and
  • Good customer service and verbal communication skills.

You will be physically fit and enjoy working in the outdoors. You will value the opportunity to work in an environment that is varied and provides the opportunity to multi-skill in a variety of areas across waste services. 

You have excellent communication skills, are a team player and continually look for positive ways to contribute to team culture.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave (pro-rated), access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program. DRC also has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Furthermore, DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment.  Please refer to the attached Jobs Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $52,417 - $60,916 per annum plus superannuation and adverse working conditions allowance. 

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 31 January 2022

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Manager Resource Recovery and Efficiency - 6801 4790

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