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Salary: Weekly Wage $1,515.10 + 11% Superannuation
Position Status: Permanent Full Time
Hours of Work: 35 Hour week RDO every fortnight, 8am to 4:45pm with 1 hour Lunch Break
Closing Date: 5.00pm Sunday 23rd September
About Cowra & Council
Cowra is located within beautiful Central NSW on the banks of the Lachlan River. It is approximately one hour from the regional hubs of Bathurst and Orange, two hours from Canberra and four hours from Sydney. The town is situated at the intersection of three state highways; the Mid-Western Highway, the Olympic Highway and the Lachlan Valley Way, making it a central hub for travel, freight and logistics.
Covering 2810 square kilometres, the shire includes a number of small villages which feed into the Cowra township and contribute to the shires’ agricultural and cultural growth. These villages include Billimari, Darbys Falls, Gooloogong, Morongla, Noonbinna, Wattamondara, Woodstock and Wyangala. Cowra is a town with deep historical ties to Japan and is regarded as a centre for peace. Its public identity became a part of World War II history with the Cowra Breakout of 1944. This tragic event in the town’s history led Cowra to focus on promoting the values of friendship and reconciliation, something which the town still projects today.
Not only is Cowra a historical town, it is a town with a love for food and wine. It is surrounded by vineyards and grazing rich farmlands with quality restaurants and cafes, and also includes endless water and camping opportunities with Wyangala Dam only a short drive away. Cowra is a growing community with a number of primary and high school education options, health centres, sporting clubs, community groups and limitless weekend activities. It is the perfect place to raise a family, study, work or retire.
Cowra Council employs over 200 full time equivalent staff, our vision is to be a leading, innovative and creative community, proud of our place in history and offering opportunity with the best of country living. The region enjoys a range of economic, social, educational and health services with a welcoming community that embraces new members from all backgrounds. We strive to provide, maintain and extend Council services to improve the quality of life for residents throughout the Shire. We aim to actively lead, facilitate and foster sustainable development and wealth generating opportunities through agricultural, industrial, commercial and tourism growth.
About the Opportunity
Council is seeking to appoint a self motivated individual to the position of Engineering Survey and Design Assistant within the Assets & Technical Services section of Council. This position will assist with the planning, programming and execution of specific survey and design projects including however not limited to; the construction of pipe & box culverts, road works, stormwater drainage, traffic facilities and wastewater & water mains. This position would suit an engineering professional who can think conceptually, apply best practice standards and manage multiple tasks.
The preferred applicant will have;
Students of Engineering or related disciplines are also invited to apply. The successful applicant will have a positive, can do work attitude with the ability to work autonomously within a small team environment and demonstrate the ability to take initiative.
Weekly Wage $1,515.10 + 11% Superannuation
Permanent Full Time
35 Hour week with RDO every fortnight, 8am to 4:45pm with 1 hour Lunch Break
Employment conditions are in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award
Candidates must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position
Please click on the link for a full copy of the Position Description.
For further enquiries please contact Acting Manager - Assets & Technical Services, Ian Thomas on 02 6340 2109 or Senior Personal Assistant - Infrastructure & Operations Tanya Hampton on 02 6340 2072
How to Apply
Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed and rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested.
You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume. A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired.
Cowra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise at time of application.
Applications Close: 5.00pm Sunday 23rd September
In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:
As part of the recruitment process, Cowra Shire Council will be collecting information about you. This information is private information for the purposes of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act. This information will be included in the recruitment file and only accessed by members of the Recruitment Selection Panel.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Council aims to ensure fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration for all applicants, regardless of sex, ethnic or racial origin, or physical disability.