Dubbo Regional Council


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.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced treatment plant operator or someone who has practical experience operating an industrial process.  In this role you will have the opportunity to contribute to the community by assisting in the operation of the treatment plants and associated reservoirs, booster station and sewer pumping stations to ensure that best quality drinking water is supplied and effluent meets the requirements of applicable legislation.


Assist in the operation and maintenance of Council’s Water and Sewerage Treatment Plants and undertake routine standard operation of Council’s Water and Sewerage treatment facilities including testing of water and effluent quality.    


  • Certificate III in Water Operations (Treatment) or ability to obtain within 2 years of employment in the position.
  • Demonstrated experience working in the water industry in particular treating water and sewerage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • General administrative skills demonstrating a competent level of literacy, numeracy and basic computer skills.
  • Experience in the operation of supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA)/telemetry).


You will have hands on experience working and operating with industrial processes and will have experience in the operation of supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA/telemetry). You will value the opportunity to work in a diverse multi-functional regional Council.

You have excellent communication skills and are a team player who continually looks for positive ways to contribute to team culture.  You will have a commitment to on-going learning and will take on the challenge of obtaining a Certificate III in Water Operations (if required) within 2 years of employment.  


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 Job Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.


Salary: $60,848-$70,715 per annum plus superannuation.

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 15 August 2022

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council’s Treatment Operations Coordinator – 6801 4871


  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
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  • Full Time
  • Dubbo
  • Posted 4 days ago
  • Phone: 6801 4871
  • Contact: Council's Treatment Operations Coordinator
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  • Pay: $60,848-$70,715 per annum plus superannuation
  • Dubbo Regional Council