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OSMS and Liquid Trade Waste Officer

Job No: RVC514
Location: Casino

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The primary purpose of the role is to provide technical reporting, assessment and regulation of the Onsite Sewage Management Systems (OSMS) and Liquid Trade Waste (LTW) in the Richmond Valley Council local government area ensuring the systems are operating effectively and not posing a risk to human health, infrastructure or the environment.

We are looking for

  • A team player and provide professional support, advice and assistance to internal and external customers on Council’s On-site Sewage Management Strategy and Liquid Trade Waste policy
  • A great communicator and improve community awareness of environmental management practices of on-site sewage management and Liquid Trade Waste systems
  • Someone who can deliver education to our community and businesses as a primary pathway to achieve regulatory and compliance outcomes
  • You have the skills to choose appropriate processes from policy or legislative requirements
  • You will be skilled in preparing correspondence/approvals for new and existing on-site wastewater treatment and disposal systems and Liquid Trade Waste requirements.

We are seeking someone who has:

  • Demonstrated plumbing experience in the operation, servicing and installation of onsite wastewater systems and liquid trade waste pre-treatment devices
  • Class C Driver Licence
  • Demonstrated competencies or equivalent experience in field record management with electronic devices and systems.
  • Liquid Trade Waste Regulation or equivalent
  • Construction Induction Certificate (WHS White Card)

About the Role

Term Contract: 70-hour fortnight

Salary: Range from $71,260 to $81,952 pa + 10.5% super

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday, 26 March 2023

Contact: Chad Borgeest, Environmental Health Officer - (02) 6660 0296 

NOTE: As the activities of this position could involve exposure to Hepatitis A and B and Q Fever, the employee will be vaccinated against these hazards or required to provide proof of immunity against these diseases.


About Richmond Valley

The Richmond Valley LGA is the base of the Northern Rivers region of NSW; Tweed Heads, Byron Shire, Lismore Shire and Ballina Shire. The area is around three hours from Brisbane, less than an hour to Byron Bay and 30 minutes to Lismore. Richmond Valley and our surrounding areas are some of the most beautiful and desired in the country. Why wait in bumper-to-bumper traffic when you can drive past the gorgeous beaches, through rolling hills and fully embrace the benefits of regional living. Your "office" will range from beautiful coastal villages and country towns to vast fertile farm lands. 

The region's community is welcoming and friendly, which is why it has become a popular location for sea and tree changers who have had enough of traffic jams, congestion and long work hours.

We are proud to have won multiple awards for our culture including: Outstanding Employer of the Year by NSW Northern Business Chamber, and Large Employer of the Year by Training NSW.

Richmond Valley has a generous Leave Management Policy including three weeks sick leave, compassionate leave, and volunteer leave to name a few. Our Health & Wellbeing Program includes Fitness Passports, free yoga each week, free meditation and a fun Health & Wellbeing day alongside many other initiatives.

We are a strong believer in developing those who want to learn more, master their field or enter a new one, our Learning & Development strategy supports professional growth that aligns to organisational need. Leadership is very important to Richmond Valley and we invest every year in our Leadership team with the aim of making all staff at Council empowered and engaged.

Please visit Working With Us for more detail regarding benefits Richmond Valley Council has to offer and here for more information about the Regional Job Precincts.


Our Values

Integrity and Passion


Our Behaviours

We lead by example. We take responsibility. We do what we say. We embrace change. We are community focused. We are in this together




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