Works Supervisor

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Closing Date: 2018-02-04

The Northern Midlands Council, one of the largest and most diverse municipalities in Tasmania, covering an area of 5,130 square kilometres is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified Works Supervisor.   

The successful applicant will be responsible for supervising and coordinating all municipal services as required by the Northern Midlands Council.  This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Organising and allocating resources and plant in the most efficient manner
  • Supervising Works employees and subcontractors on a daily basis
  • Supervising contract and subdivision works
  • Ensuring plant and equipment is maintained in a safe working condition and that reports and costing's relating to the same are provided as requested
  • Providing reports to the Works Manager and General Manager as directed and required
  • Certification of Works employee timesheets, including periods of leave and plant operation sheets
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to ratepayers
  • Coordinating plant and resources in emergency situations
  • Assisting with general construction and maintenance work of bridges, kerb and channel, footpaths and road pavements
  • Authorise purchase of materials to enable works to be undertaken
  • Deputise for the Works Manager during periods of leave
  • Provide recommendations for learning and development opportunities for Works employees

For your application to be considered, the ideal candidate will be an experienced tradesman, with previous experience in the construction and maintenance industries (with the ability to interpret plans and levels).  Similarly, you will also have general knowledge and an understanding of municipal works, construction and maintenance as applicable to this position.  Previous supervisory/leadership experience is also a prerequisite, as is the retention of a current driver’s licence.

In addition to this, you will also possess the following knowledge/skills:

  • Ability to gather information and problem solve and then make decisions within Council policy and any applicable legislation
  • Ability to use plant equipment
  • Good writing skills for the preparation of reports and correspondence
  • Ability to recognise priorities and work to deadlines
  • Be computer proficient

This position will be offered on a permanent full-time basis and the terms and conditions of employment, including salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant, in accordance with the Northern Midlands Council Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.

If you are appropriately experienced, we look forward to receiving your application, which should include a cover letter, your current resume and selection criteria addressing the key responsibilities listed above.

Applications should be addressed to Samantha Dhillon, People & Culture Business Partner, Northern Midlands Council, PO Box 156, Longford, Tasmania, 7301 or alternatively by email to

Applications close on 4 February 2018 and all enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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