First listed on: 13 February 2020

Trainee (Water Cycle)

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • temporary full time - 76 hours per fortnight
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - South Grafton/Townsend
  • full payment of course fees

About the role

We have two vacancies in our Water Cycle team for someone who is interested in a career in the Water Industry. We have one position based out of the Rushforth Road Works Depot and another based from out Townsend Depot in Maclean. As a trainee you will be learning in a hands on capacity all about:

  • Water sampling and Treatment
  • Sewerage Treatment
  • Operations and maintenance of water and sewer reticulation systems.

The traineeship also has a theoretical component with attendance to TAFE a part of your journey towards a Certificate III in the Water Operations Industry.

If you are willing to learn new skills and have an enthusiastic attitude towards a career in the Water Industry this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Download the position description here.


Andrew Potter, Water & Sewer Operations Coordinator on 6643 0200.

Closing date

Monday, 2 March 2020 at 11.30 pm (NSW time) daylight savings time.

Other important information

These positions are located at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot and Townsend Depot, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

Candidates must be eligible for a Government funded traineeship. Please ensure the traineeship/apprenticeship eligibility form is completed or your application will not be considered. Please download the form here.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another
    person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply relevant certificates and licences.


Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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