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Essential Services Officer

MacDonnell Regional Council - Alice Springs, NT

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  • Full-time, fixed term
  • Base Salary Package starting at $70,912
  • Total Effective Package: $79,216.55 (inclusive of leave loading and superannuation)
  • Based in Community

MacDonnell Regional Council

MRC was established in 2008 and its area covers our 13 major remote communities as well as many outstations. MRC employs over 500 staff, 370 of whom are the local Aboriginal staff.

MRC's vision is "many voices, one dream, building a quality desert lifestyle" and our mission is "to improve the lives of Council residents by delivering valued and relevant services".

The Role:

Essential Service Officer is responsible for the maintenance of Power, Water and Sewerage infrastructure in accordance with the PowerWater Essential Service agreement.

Key Duties:

  • Maintenance of all power generation, water and sewerage infrastructure
  • Regular servicing of power generation units and maintenance of PowerWater infrastructure
  • Maintain aircraft landing areas (ALA)
  • Be part of an On-Call roster for emergency duties
  • Maintain vehicles, tools, plant and equipment allocated to delivery of the service

Skills and Experience:

  • Current C Class Driver Licence
  • Current White Card
  • Relevant plant and equipment tickets
  • At least 6 months experience in a similar role
  • Trade qualifications
  • Working at Height Certification


Staff choose to work here because of their commitment to advancing the lives of our residents. Staff are rewarded with diverse and challenging work that supports career growth.


  • 6 weeks annual leave and generous personal, study and cultural leave
  • Up to 3% additional Employer Super Contribution
  • Remote Salary packaging

This is an incredible opportunity to live and work in Central Australia. For further information contact

Keith Hassett, Manager Service Delivery, by phoning (08) 8958 9603

Applications close 13 June 2021

Under MacDonnell Regional Council's Special Measures Scheme, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for this position and will be preferenced in the selection process if they meet all the essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level.