Waste Contracts Officer

Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

 About the role

This is a full time, permanent position, working Monday to Friday (8.30am to 4.30pm) Location at West Nowra Waste Depot


Reporting directly to the Waste Contracts Coordinator, the focus of this position is to:

  • Provide direct contract administration support to the Waste Contracts Coordinator
  • Review development applications for compliant and suitable waste minimisation and management plans
  • Audit and reconcile waste and recycling collection services provided with database records and charges applied to property owners by the Rates unit

Skills & Experience

In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualification (Diploma / Degree) or equivalent appropriate experience
  • Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Demonstrated ability to share information appropriately, consult, and work collaboratively to progress or assist in the progression of tasks, in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrated high level of written and verbal customer service skills and values

Council requires applicants for this position to undergo a National Criminal History Check during the recruitment process. This check will be at the expense of Council.


We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs


How to Apply 

You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please briefly detail your role and involvement with contract administration.
  3. What is your understanding of the processes involved with development applications?
  4. Demonstrate your ability to prioritise workloads and manage against competing deadlines.


Contact:  Darron Ellery - Waste Contracts Coordinator 02 4229 3617

 Applications Close: Monday 8 March 2021 (at Midnight)


When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email


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