Jobs Clarence Valley – Drainage Coordinator

Website Clarence Valley Council

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity ‘to plan and deliver services valued by the community’? Do you like a variety of work across a wide geographic area? If you are interested in floodplain management , apply to join Clarence Valley Council’s Water Cycle team for the opportunity to grow your skills in one of the most scenic, beautiful and geographically diverse areas of New South Wales.

The position will be based in either Council’s Rushforth Road Works Depot in South Grafton or Council’s Maclean office but this may change should business need identity other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in future. As Floodplain Coordinator you will be required to develop, implement and review floodplain risk management plans; ensure effective and efficient delivery of Council’s floodplain capital, renewal, maintenance and natural resource management programs using both day labour and contractors and provide leadership of the 6 person floodplain team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate development, implementation and review of Floodplain Risk Management Plans following
    the process outlined in the NSW Floodplain Development Manual (Data Collection, Flood Study,
  • Floodplain Risk Management Study, Floodplain Risk Management Plan, Plan Implementation).
  • Coordinate and manage Council’s Natural Resource Management floodplain activities and floodplain
    infrastructure management program, including development of operation, maintenance, renewal and
    capital works program within available budget with appropriate consideration of risk management.
  • Liaise, advise and negotiate with other Council sections, Government agencies and members of the
    public to ensure the successful completion of scheduled capital, renewal, maintenance and Natural
  • Resource Management programs.
  • Coordinate floodplain grant applications.
  • Ensure a consistent level of service, behaviours and work practices are delivered in all areas.
  • Lead and motivate staff and foster a culture of continuous improvement through identifying and
    implementing service improvements.
  • Undertake stormwater and drainage investigations, including modelling, assessment and
    catchment analysis.

Job Requirements:

  • High level computer literacy in email and internet programs and high-level proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated highly developed communication and negotiation (written and verbal) skills, with the ability to clearly articulate expectations to staff and contractors
  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, motivation and change management within a workforce of diverse skill, knowledge and background
  • Ability to assess and analyse complex issues/problems over a large geographic area and develop prioritised responses for advice/implementation

Qualification & Experience:

  • Demonstrated relevant depth of experience in floodplain strategic planning and management
  • Demonstrated relevant depth of experience in stormwater and drainage investigations, including computer modelling of stormwater drainage systems
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management

Job Details:

Company: Clarence Valley Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Clarence, New South Wales, AU

Application Deadline: N/A

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