Closing Date for Applications: / The closing date for applications for this position is:
4pm, Friday 13th February 2015
Status: / Full Time
Location: / This position will be based from Rutherglen, Victoria.
Enterprise Agreement: / Indigo Shire Council’s Enterprise Agreement 2012-14. The agreement is available at or by emailing
Classification: / This position has been classified Band 4
Salary: / Band 4 - $53,552 – $57,272 pa
Payment Details: / Salary is paid on a fortnightly basis into a nominated bank account by direct bank deposit.
Superannuation: / In addition to the above salary, Council will contribute 9.5% of salary to Vision Super or another complying superannuation fund as nominated by the employee if earnings are in excess of $450 per month. Please note all payments to Superannuation funds other than Vision Super will be made via a Superannuation Clearing House.
Qualifying Period: / This position will be subjected to a six (6) month qualifying period.
Annual Leave: / Four (4) weeks annual leave per annum (pro-rata)
Other Leave: / Other leave entitlements are listed in the Indigo Shire Council Enterprise Agreement 2012-14.
Reference, Police and Qualifications Check: / As part of the employment process all applicants will be required to submit a minimum of two referees, be prepared to undergo a police check and provide evidence of qualifications.

Application Information

Indigo Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer, and applies merit based selection techniques. Selection is based on the assessment of each applicant in relation to the selection criteria provided in the vacancies position description.


The Position Description
The position description is an outline of the nature and expected outcomes of the job. It will also include the knowledge and skills required to undertake the role. A position description is not a detailed record of every task and duty.

Selection Criteria
The Selection Criteria indicates the level of knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes that an individual needs in order to perform the duties of the position. Indigo Shire Council requires you to provide a statement addressing each criteria as part of your application, as your responses allow us to better assess your ability to meet the criteria. How well you fulfil the criteria will determine whether or not you are asked to attend an interview.

Your Application should include

1.  A covering letter

2.  A separate attachment outlining your experience against the selection criteria

3.  A current resume, including the names and contact numbers of two referees

Submitting your application

Indigo Shire Council's preferred method of application is email, which can be sent to
(Attachments should be in .doc or .odt format).

Post to
Employment Application
Organisational Development Department
Indigo Shire Council
PO Box 28
Beechworth Vic 3747

Note: If sending via mail please do not bind applications or place in folders. A staple, paper clip or bulldog clip will suffice.

Applications may also be hand delivered to Indigo Shire Council, 101 Ford Street, Beechworth. Applications must reach the Organisational Development Unit by the advertised closing date and time. A receipt of your application will be acknowledged either in writing or via email within seven working day.


POSITION / Road Maintenance – Plant Operator/Crew Leader
DATE / Jan 2015
CORPORATE UNIT / Infrastructure Services
CLASSIFICATION / Indigo Shire Council Enterprise Agreement 2012-2014, Band 4
AUTHORISED BY / Manager Organisational Development


·  To be part of Indigo Shire Council’s Operations Team that delivers maintenance and construction services for roads and associated infrastructure including parks and gardens, recreational reserves and open space.

·  To effectively and efficiently perform the duties associated with the operation and maintenance of heavy construction plant and equipment.

·  For specific small civil projects assist with the co-ordination of on-site works to current standards and designs.


·  Operate heavy plant and equipment such as trucks, backhoes, skid steers and loaders safely and competently.

·  Operate minor plant and equipment such as ride on mowers, chainsaws, hand mowers, line trimmers and chemical spray units safely and competently.

·  Carry out repair works to roads and associated infrastructure, including construction and maintenance activities such as earthworks, excavations, cleaning of drainage pits, pipes and streets, grass slashing, weed spraying, concreting, tree pruning and removal, patching roads.

·  Install and maintain street signs and road furniture.

·  Adhere strictly to safe work practices and be aware of and implement OH&S requirements.

·  Lift heavy articles within OH&S and general safety policies and manual handling guidelines.

·  Operate and maintain allocated plant safely and effectively including performing daily plant checks, identifying and correcting defects where possible.

·  Carry out regular routine maintenance of allocated plant and equipment in accordance with manufactures recommendations or as directed and report regularly to supervisor on plant condition.

·  Ensure that all road-works signage code of practice and regulations are observed in the work zones.

·  Participate in afterhours call out duties.

·  Carry out other duties as directed.


·  To provide the best customer service to both internal and external customers in accordance with Council’s Customer Service Policy, in particular:

o  Return telephone calls within 24 hours

o  Ensuring that the public image of the Council as a service provider is always maintained in the highest integrity.

·  To support Council objectives in the public forum

·  To display a positive attitude toward Council policy and decisions in relation to the position and the public image of the Council.

·  To provide a positive personal contribution in the policy and decisions in relation to the position and the public image of the Council.

·  To provide a positive personal contribution in the exchange of information between team members, across business departments and with customers.

·  To contribute to the Best Value Program by participating in teams aimed at work improvement.

·  To encourage and participate in team activities.

·  To participate in training programs designed to increase efficiency and effectiveness

·  To identify areas where additional training is required and advise supervisor.

·  Presentation of courteous and helpful image to Councillors, internal officers, outside organisations and customers

·  Maintenance of confidentiality in performing the duties of the position and in liaising with internal officers, outside organisations and customers.

Public Safety / Risk Management

·  To be observant with regard to identification of potential public safety hazards and notify supervisor of hazards which cannot be remedied immediately.

·  Where possible, rectify hazards and notify supervisor with a view of preventing recurrence.

·  To follow up action items reported by staff and advise staff of action taken.

·  Observe risk management principles, policies and practices through the risk management strategy and operational procedure statements.

·  Employ risk management principles and practices in day-to-day duties and functions.

·  Report on any matter that may have a potential risk exposure to the organisation, fellow employees, contractors or the public.

Occupational Health and Safety

·  To comply with provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act by taking all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of self and others.

·  To rectify actual or potential hazardous situations, where appropriate, in accordance with established policies and procedures.

·  To participate in programs designed to monitor and protect the health of staff in their workplace.

·  Utilise appropriate protective clothing and equipment at all times.

·  To report as soon as practicable to your Supervisor / Manager

o  Unsafe equipment , work practices or conditions

o  Potential Hazards

o  Near Misses

o  All injuries sustained whilst in the performance of work duties

o  Damage to Council equipment or property


REPORTS TO: / Foreman
SUPERVISES: / Small construction team as directed
INTERNAL LIAISONS: / ·  All Council Employees
EXTERNAL LIAISONS: / ·  Internal clients
·  External suppliers
·  Sub-Contractors
·  Council Business units and staff
·  General Public


·  Be accountable for the quality, quantity and timeliness of own work.

·  Drive vehicles and operate plant safely and competently.

·  Maintain confidentiality in performing the duties of the position.

·  Work in a team environment or work individually under supervision.

·  Work within general guidelines but exercise discretion in the application of established practices and procedures.


·  Safe and competent operation of Heavy Mechanical Plant-

o  Backhoe

o  Skid Steer

o  Loaders

·  Safe and competent driving of Trucks

·  Ability to adapt to and work in new physical locations/areas and changing work environments as part of a team environment.


·  Documented procedures and processes are well defined and understood.

·  Ability to identify problems and resource needs and relay to supervisor.

·  Clearly understand and implement safe work practises.

·  Guidance is always available.


·  Skills in time management, prioritising of tasks and leading small teams.

·  Ability to work under pressure and meet competing deadlines.

·  Ability, initiative and common sense to schedule and reschedule workload and time constraints of the duties of the position.


·  Ability to project a positive image in communicating with both internal and external customers at all times.

·  Ability to work as part of a team including guiding and leading other team members when required.



OH&S ‘IC” Induction Card.

Current (HR) Heavy Rigid Victorian Driver’s Licence (or State equivalent).

Demonstrated ability to safely and competently operate the following heavy plant:

o  Backhoe

o  Skid Steer

o  Loaders


Demonstrated ability to safely and competently operate the following vehicles and plant:

o  Combination truck trailer licence

o  Excavator

o  Grader

o  First Aid Level 2

o  Farm Chemical Users

o  Chainsaw competency

o  Traffic Control Ticket


1.  Sound knowledge and demonstrated competency in operating trucks and heavy construction plant as listed above.

2.  Relevant technical skills in Civil Construction including reading, understanding and interpreting construction plans, standard drawings and instructions.

3.  Ability to lead and work as a team member.

4.  Be physically able to complete all facets of civil construction and maintenance work including a physical functionally assessment.