The Shire of Paroo is a local government area in Southwest Queensland, Australia. The Paroo Shire covers an area of 47,623 square kilometres (18,387 sq mi). In the 2021 census, the Shire had a population of 1,679. The region incorporates four towns Cunnamulla, Yowah, Eulo and Wyandra, with Cunnamulla being the hub of the Shire and is centrally situated on the crossroads of the Balonne and Mitchell Highways. Cunnamulla, meaning “long stretch of water”, gets its name from the picturesque Warrego River which meanders past the town and is a popular spot for fishing and water sports.

The Position

This role is responsible for maintaining and repairing water, sewerage and storm water constructions. In addition to strong technical and trade skills, the successful candidate will be customer service focused and provide leadership withing the Water and Sewer Team. As a representative of Council, professionalism and the provision of courteous customer service is essential.

Selection Criteria

1. Demonstrated written/verbal skills with the ability to complete accurate paperwork and follow directions.

2. Demonstrated a high communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently relay information to internal and external stakeholders, with commitment to excellent customer service, and the ability to respond to customer enquiries in a professional and patient manner, achieving mutually agreeable solutions and de-escalating conflict.

4. Ability to work within a team, share knowledge and experience and meet deadlines.

5. Demonstrated industry experience in repairs, maintenance and operations as related to the role.

7. Ability to undertake work outside of normal business hours including participating in an on-call roster.

8. Commitment to uphold Council’s Code of Conduct, Workplace Health and Safety and Anti-Discrimination policies.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Trade qualifications in Plumbing and Draining.
  • Demonstrated experience in water, sewerage and storm water maintenance, systems and associated legislation.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse customers.
  • Prior experience in the use of Microsoft Office and ability to quickly acquire working knowledge of Paroo Shire Council systems.
  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle under a ‘C’ Class Queensland Drivers Licence or higher is an essential requirement for this position
  • Construction Safety Induction Card (White Card)


  • Hold a current Queensland ‘HR’ class drivers licence.
  • Other relevant trade qualifications (e.g. Backflow prevention, restricted electrical, solar and heat pump).
  • Hold or have the ability to obtain first aid and confined spaces certificates Construction Safety Induction Card (White Card not Blue Card), essential;
  • Ability to legally operate a motor vehicle under a ‘C’ Class Queensland Drivers Licence or higher is an essential requirement for this position.


  • A competitive remuneration package is offered at $86,000 plus allowances, overtime and call out roster.
  • Fulltime permanent position of 38hrs
  • 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% loading
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Uniforms provided.

A position description is available below. Applications closes when the positions are filled.

To apply please email your resume, cover letter outlining your experiences of the selection criteria and application form to For further information please contact the HR Officer on 07 4655 8400.

Please note we can only consider your application if you are eligible to work in Australia.



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Paroo Shire,Queensland,Australia

Job Overview
Job Posted:
2 weeks ago
Job Expire:
5mos 1w
Job Type
Full Time
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Paroo Shire,Queensland,Australia