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Operations Supervisor - Victoria Daly Regional Council - Katherine

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  • Are you an experienced Heavy Vehicle driver and supervisor looking for your next adventure?
  • Oversee the waste management system and transportation for a passionate local council!
  • Attractive base salary circa $84,233 – $98,295 plus super, accommodation, and relocation assistance.

About the Organisation

The Victoria Daly Regional Council was formed as part of the Local Government reforms in the Northern Territory. Council Service Centres are located in Kalkaringi, Yarralin, Timber Creek, Pine Creek and Nauiyu.

With a vision to become a recognised leader within Australia's Local Government, Council's aim is to work towards developing a broad range of strategies that will help shape its vision for the region through excellent service delivery and community engagement; assisting to build one of the most sustainable, vibrant and diverse regions in Australia. The Council strives to form partnerships that ensure strategic goals are met.

About the Opportunity

Victoria Daly Regional Council is now looking for a full-time Operations Supervisor to join their team in Katherine, NT.

This exciting and hands-on role is responsible for the operation of the Council's road train trucks, the transport of Council Assets and the operation of plant and equipment, as well as overseeing all council's waste management and transfer station facilities.

You will work as part of a team to supervise work contracts throughout the council area to ensure works are delivered to a high standard, and within budget. You will also oversee all the waste management and transfer station facilities, undertaking maintenance and council works as necessary. This role will see you travelling around parts of rural NT that many never get the chance to experience, working with a variety of teams to achieve the best outcomes.

Core duties:

  • Assist Council's Services Managers and Council Works team leaders to deliver community projects;
  • Communicate effectively with staff, stakeholders and contractors for positive outcomes for the council;
  • Ensure performance is reported to the director of operations accordingly;
  • Operate the council's road train truck to transport council assets to remote communities;
  • Assist with minor works and services and provide training / develop skill sets in the Parks and Gardens area; and
  • Travel to surrounded remote communities regularly.

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About You

To be successful in this role you will hold relevant Heavy Plant Certificates including loader, grader, and backhoe. You will also hold a current Multi Combination driver's licence. A tertiary qualification in a relevant field will also be beneficial but is not essential.

Additionally, you will have experience operating a road train, as well as in a site supervisor role. You may also have experience in waste management, but training can be provided to help you succeed in this area.

This role is part of a collaborative team and often a number of stakeholders are involved in each project. As such, experience communicating effectively with staff, community members, and contractors to achieve positive outcomes is essential. You will also need to be comfortable communicating digitally, and possess basic computer literacy and experience with Microsoft office suite.

You will need to be adaptable and flexible in this role, with the ability to manage pressure, meet deadlines, and focus on effective service delivery. Your work will take place in remote locations, so you will also need the ability to resolve issues and problems that arise while working in such regional locations.

Experience working in remote areas is desirable, to enable you to work effectively within indigenous communities.

Please Note: A current Driver's Licence, Working with Children clearance and a criminal history check will be required prior to commencing in this role.

About the Benefits

By taking on this pivotal role, you will be joining an organisation that truly values its employees, and actively encourages training and further study.

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary package circa $84,233 – $98,295 plus super, remote area assistance and relocation assistance of up to $5,000 to support you in moving to this beautiful part of the country!

You will also be provided with a mobile phone and a vehicle for work purposes.

Victoria Daly Regional Council offers a family-friendly workplace, with fantastic working conditionsand benefits, plus you will enjoy fantastic job security within the Council sector.

If you are an experienced transportation supervisor looking to join a friendly and welcoming regional council, don't wait - Apply Now!

About Katherine

Where the outback meets the rainforest, Katherine is the Crossroads of Australia’s North. A region full of misty waterfalls, untouched gorges and some of the best fishing in the world, the Northern Territory’s third largest town, on the banks of the Katherine River, lies just south of the world-renowned Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park).

Katherine is a thriving modern regional centre and services the areas of Pine Creek, Mataranka, Borooloola, Daly River and Timber Creek. The town itself provides ample opportunity for locals and tourists alike to experience sports, leisure and entertainment, with the population swelling during the dry season. Experience events like the Walking with Spirits Festival and the prestigious Katherine Show, or unwind and take a dip in the Katherine Hot Springs. With plenty of facilities, including a modern shopping complex and boutique stores, a hospital and schools, several sports grounds, as well as numerous parks and gardens and excellent fishing spots, there's plenty here to provide a comfortable living experience for all.

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