First listed on: 25 January 2019

Senior Weed Control Operator

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...

  • permanent full time76 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $49,627 - $59,181 per annum, plus superannuation
  • a 9 day fortnight
  • location - South Grafton 
  • the opportunity to accrue time in lieu
  • the opportunity to 'purchase' leave

About the role

Do you like the outdoors? Getting amongst it in the wilds of the Clarence?  Are you willing to work as an effective team member?  This could be the job for you!

We have a vacancy in our Natural Resource Management team for someone interested in weed control. But not just any weeds – we’re talking control of Invasive species - Biosecurity matter – those weeds impacting on our productive and protected landscapes in our beautiful Clarence Valley.

We are looking for someone with experience in the application of a wide range of weed control techniques – chemical, physical, mechanical. This role requires that your equipment is kept in good condition and operational at all times.  There is also a need for mapping infestations on tablet PC’s and recording of pesticide usage. 

Download the position description here.


Reece Luxton, Natural Resource Management & Projects Coordinator on 66431 7241.

Closing date

Sunday, 17 February 2019 at 11.30 pm (NSW time) daylight saving time

Other important information

This position is based at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

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 a resume and relevant certificates and licences.

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

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