Waste Water Treatment Coordinator - Readvertised

Dubbo Regional Council Full Time Permanent 25/05/2023


We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of close to 55,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $220 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 focus is on delivering high quality services, strengthening our community engagement and strategic management capabilities, building an organisation based on performance and continuous improvement whilst creating a values based organisational culture and developing a professional and engaged team that delivers on our shared values; Progressive, Sustainable, One Team and Integrity.


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 almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.


This challenging and diverse role is responsible for supervision of the treatment plant team, ensuring the efficient treatment and disposal of Waste Water to EPA licence conditions and enabling the provision of high quality treatment and disposal to ensure the protection of the environment for the Dubbo Community.


  • Supervise the maintenance and operation of the waste water treatment assets in accordance with Council's policies and procedures;
  • Operate a computer based supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA/telemetry system, servicing waste water systems;
  • Ensure provision of a 24 hour emergency response to address faults and failures for treatment plants and pumping stations; and
  • Maintain high quality treatment and disposal of waste water by reliable operation of treatment plants, pumping stations and the laboratory.


  • Certificate III Water Operations;
  • Certificate IV Water Operations (Treatment) or the ability to obtain within 2 years of employment in the position;
  • Solid experience in Supervision of water or waste water treatment plants including staff;
  • Demonstrates competency in computer operation and data entry;
  • Experience in telemetry operations; and
  • Class C Drivers Licence.


We are seeking a self motivated individual, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who prides themselves on providing excellent customer service. Your attention to detail skills will be of a high standard and you will enjoy working in a diverse team.

You will be a hands on leader who continually shows positive leadership and looks for constructive 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, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program.

DRC also offers a variety of flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC 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
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop Computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Dubbo Regional Council 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 Job Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $72,287 - $84,010 per annum plus superannuation.

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 12 June 2023

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Water and Sewer Operations Engineer - Treatment - 02 6801 4868.


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