Civil Operations Technical Officer

About Us

City of Palmerston is the Northern Territory’s youngest city and is located 20 kilometres south-east of the Northern Territory’s capital Darwin.  Palmerston has grown rapidly in a short period of time and in 2023 its population of almost 40,000 people live in 14 suburbs, with around 5000 registered animals.

City of Palmerston (CoP) is “A Place for People”. We place people at the centre of all that we do and deliver, by providing excellent services to our community.

Our Commitment to You and Our Customers

At CoP we value

  • Teamwork
  • Commitment and Accountability
  • Sustainability and Self-Sufficient
  • Quality Resources
  • A culture of Continuous improvement 

In addition to our focus on culture, values, and behaviours, we embed our Customer Service Charter in everything we do both internally and externally. The pillars of our Customer Service Charter are:

  • Make it easy for customer
  • Perform with pride
  • Listen, learn and act
  • Evaluate and improve

About the Opportunity

An opportunity exists for a motivated and experienced individual to join the Infrastructure Team as Civil Operations Technical Officer.

Reporting to the Civil Operations Team Leader, you will operate across multi-disciplinary teams and will be  responsible for the supervision and coordination of services and provide specialist knowledge, skills in civil infrastructure and minor works project delivery, and a high-level customer service by contributing to the planning, programming, and maintenance of Council assets in ensuring the City of Palmerston is 'A Place for People', in line with the vision of the Community Plan. 

Additionally, you will undertake operational and maintenance activities for civil infrastructure assets, including contractor management, program development, customer service, inspections, and stakeholder engagement.

About You

We are looking for a person that will be a part of a dynamic team with demonstrated strong judgment and problem-solving skills to gather and analyse complex information, ability to make timely decisions and communicate outcomes effectively and be able to engage with multiple stakeholders and provide a high level of customer service and demonstrated knowledge in interpretation and application of technical drawings, Australian Standards and guidelines relating to civil infrastructure works.

What we can offer you:

  • A great team environment and culture
  • Generous leave entitlements including six weeks annual leave.
  • Generous training and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent Remuneration with annual salary increases.


At City of Palmerston we embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

To view a copy of the position description and to 'Apply' please see below.

Applications Close: Friday, 22 September 2023

Vacancy Description - 20230831 - Civil Operations Technical Officer - PD - P4049_L6.pdf (295 kB)
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