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Resource Recovery Coordinator

Roper Gulf Regional Council - Mataranka, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Designation &
Classification Level

RGRC Level 6

Position No 2181 Division Community Services & Engagement

Business Unit Council Services Reports To
Manager Projects and Community
Engagement (Central Arnhem)

Location Mataranka Date Created January 2021

Date Approved January 2021



Roper Gulf Regional Council incorporates 11 main communities where core and agency services are

delivered such as Council Administration, Waste Management, Postal and Tourism support, Youth, Sport &

Recreation Services, Aged Care Support, Child Care Support, Library Facilities, CDP Programs, Essential

Services, Power and Water services, Night Patrol and many more.

The Council’s mission statement of “Working as one towards a better future through effective use of all

Resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to the Council’s service delivery and its partnership with

the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders.

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader.


  • The position works collaboratively with the Manager Projects & Community Engagement to deliver waste management, landfill
diversion and recycling programs, deliver value to the Region and help achieve Council’s environmental and sustainability goals.

  • Deliver recycling and waste management services in line with Council’s Operational Plans and EPA requirements by supporting
Council staff in communities with their waste management issues and developing appropriate recycling strategies and practices.

  • In conjunction with the Manager, assist in identifying local community needs, strengths, opportunities and gaps in waste and
recycling services and delivery of regular and cost effective waste management and recycling operations across the Region.

  • Build relationships with internal staff to ensure a high level of service delivery
  • Cooperate and liaise with external agencies and individuals on behalf of Council in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Work within Council’s competing priorities of Council’s waste management and resource recovery obligations and compliance.
  • Assist the Program Manager to effectively identify and manage conflict and potential sources of conflict or dissatisfaction
regarding the service delivery of Council’s waste management and recycling programs.

  • Provide technical support on waste management and resource recovery projects to ensure program outcomes, timing, budgets
and other objectives are met in accordance with best practices

  • Advise the Manager on the status of waste management and resource recovery projects and activities
  • Assist in the establishment and maintenance of a forward works program for waste management and resource recovery projects
to ensure effective budget and resource planning and alignment with both internal and external expectations

  • Assist in the preparation, lodgement and management of grant funding applications from external funding bodies for waste
management and resource recovery projects

  • Support contract Management activities related to delivery of waste management and resource recovery projects and programs
  • Monitor project progress to ensure milestones and key performance indicators are met and prepare project progress reports
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of key stakeholder consultation when undertaken in relation to the delivery of waste
management and resource recovery projects and associated forward works programs

  • Deal with sensitive issues with discretion and confidentiality.
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager and Council Services Coordinator’s, assist in the annual budget process for all Waste
Management and Recycling programs across the Region.

  • Work with Council Services Coordinator’s to ensure all Council’s Waste Management and Recycling programs are within budget.
  • Ensure all assets utilised in waste management and recycling operations across the Region are maintained to an acceptable
standard and any damage and/or repairs required are reported within a timely manner.

  • Ensure performance reviews are conducted for all Resource Recovery and Waste Management staff.
  • Assist the Manager to regularly review and implement Regional waste management and recycling operational and activity plans.
  • While at work, take reasonable care of your health and safety and that of persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions
  • Cooperate with Council’s actions taken to comply with a requirement imposed by or under any Act or regulation.
  • Work with Council Services Coordinators to ensure compliance with Council’s Workplace Health and Safety Policies and
procedures for the delivery of Waste Management and Resource Recovery programs.

  • Participate in relevant training programs and seminars to enhance professional performance
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Relieve in the role of Council Services Coordinator as required to ensure continuity of service delivery and to facilitate the leave
requirements of CSC’s across the region

  • Undertake other reasonable duties as directed by the Manager or General Manager


  • Diploma or advanced Diploma or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated record of achievement in the delivery of infrastructure management services and successful completion of small
infrastructure projects

  • Demonstrated ability to plan at an operational level across a range of activities and locations for a period in excess of one month
  • Demonstrated operator skills relevant to the operation and maintenance of small and heavy plant in relation to civil works, natural
resource management and waste management.

  • Demonstrated work organisational skills required to coordinate and support a remote team and a number of projects
simultaneously to meet organisational goals and objectives

  • Competent in oral and written communication skills with the ability to write standard correspondence and technical reports that
require original content

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and superior written and verbal communication skills, particularly the ability
to draft correspondence and reports

  • Ability to maintain and process information regarding complex contracts, agreements and project plans
  • Well-developed word-processing and computer application skills
  • Disciplined approach and attention to detail
  • Ability to operate as an effective team member
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity, Occupational Health
  • and Safety and Cultural Diversity principles
  • Engineering qualification or extensive construction Management experience
  • Current Northern Territory Manual “C” Class Drivers Licence or ability to obtain
  • Able to meet the inherent requirements of the position both physically and mentally.
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia (Please note that RGRC do not currently
undertake sponsorship).

  • Undertake a new Criminal History Check prior to commencement of employment and renew your Criminal History Check every
three (3) years, or as per the Criminal History Check Policy.

  • This position requires a person with the ability to prioritise competing demands and meet deadlines set by supervisors. Good
physical fitness is important as the person is required to carry out manual labouring tasks.

  • A high standard of service is necessary as the person is required to take appropriate action in response to a variety of internal
and external demands. Good listening and communication skills are essential to ensure directions and instructions are carried
out safely, promptly and accurately.

  • The position is expected to work in an outdoor environment under varying weather conditions throughout various sites within the


  • Experience in a Local Government environment
  • Qualification in Engineering, Projects Administration or equivalent
  • Experience in Technical Services Environment
  • Knowledge and experience in construction principles and practices

Mataranka, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency


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