Private Works Officer

About us

Our council presents an exciting opportunity for people seeking a dynamic, progressive and fast-paced organisation. 

We have developed a positive workplace culture where collaboration and personal development are core components. 

Ours is a genuine commitment to making a tangible impact on the community through a role offering both purpose and stability. 

Invest in your own professional and personal growth and be a real contributor to the experience of the Palmerston community. 

There is a sense of pride in the work we do and what we can achieve together for the people of Palmerston. 

Coming together with like-minded people is energising and engaging – you know when you apply yourself you can make a difference that matters. 

We see investing in our people as an investment in 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 Role

This is a 12-month, limited tenure role.  Working with the Planning and Development Manager, the Private Works Officer is responsible for the services and outcomes that contribute to the delivery of the City of Palmerston Community Plan, including:

  • Permits and approvals for works by others
  • Driveway and stormwater connection assessment and approvals
  • Contractor coordination
  • Planning and development support, including documentation review, administration, inspections
  • Road safety and traffic management


What you need:

Minimum diploma level qualifications in Civil Engineering or equivalent
Minimum 12 months experience in civil construction works supervision and/or civil infrastructure design
Experience in providing quality customer service to a range of stakeholders
Demonstrated skills in problem solving and resolving complex issues
Demonstrated knowledge of civil construction standards, current technology, and design requirements
Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to prepare correspondence
Formal qualifications in work site traffic management (desirable) and possession or ability to obtain a White Card.


What you receive:

  • Competitive leave entitlement with 6 weeks Annual leave a year
  • Training & Professional Development opportunities
  • A great team who will support you to achieve professionally and personally
  • Access to wellbeing initiatives and Employee Assistance Program



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 Apply:

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

Applications Close: Tuesday, 16 July 2024




Vacancy Description - 20240702 - Position Description - Private Works Officer.pdf (487 kB)
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