Manningham City Council
Waste and Litter Response Officer

Posted: 17 Mar
Closes: 14 Apr
Doncaster, Victoria


  • Permanent – Full Time
  • Band 3: $65k + Allowance + 11% Superannuation 
  • Based in Doncaster East

Exciting opportunity! Play a key role in supporting the Waste team by making a positive contribution to maintaining the cleanliness and general appearance of Council’s open space, nature strips, roads, car parks and right of ways.

Applicants must have experience in a similar role combined with the ability to provide quality customer service to multiple stakeholders. Your ability to display professionalism and motivation along with excellent oral and written communication skills will be highly valuable for this position.

We’re transforming our organisation for good. We’re looking for game changers – high performing individuals who want to grow with us. We shape positive outcomes for our community by being inclusive and passionate about what we do. We value developing and testing new ideas. Learning and working together to improve is just part of our journey.

We roll up our sleeves to get the job done – because we are accountable and work together to achieve excellence for our community.

We’re constantly transforming our organisation to best support the needs of our local community. And we are looking for a new game changer to join the team. A high performing individual who wants to shape positive and inclusive outcomes for our community. You’ll have the opportunity to take ownership of your work while developing and testing new ideas within a culture of learning to deliver excellent outcomes for Manningham.

About the Role

This is a rare opportunity to join our high-performing and close-knit Waste team!

As a Waste and Litter Response Officer, you will make a positive contribution to maintaining the cleanliness and general appearance of Council’s open space, nature strips, roads, car parks and right of ways.

This role minimises the impact and occurrence of dumped rubbish and litter throughout Manningham. You will:

  • Undertake waste and litter collection programs with an emphasis on resource recovery including:
    • Dumped waste and litter collection
    • Public open space and reserves cleaning
    • Activity centres
    • Dead animals
  • Promote a positive public image and customer focus when communicating with residents and business owners

Skills and Experience

  • A team player, committed to best practice and continuous improvement.
  • An individual with knowledge of the maintenance operations, practices and procedures relating to operating a garbage compactor.
  • Practical skills in the installation and maintenance of litter bins.
  • Ability to competently operate / drive the nominated plant, vehicles or equipment.
  • Has a high attention to detail and the skills to investigate complex requests.
  • Willingness to work towards continuous improvement.
  • Medium Rigid truck licence.
  • Experience in operating a waste compactor truck and other associated equipment.
  • Experience and ability to cope with offensive odours and dead animals.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of work practices and procedures associated with asset maintenance and cleansing operations.
  • Flexible and able to respond to changing priorities and able to complete tasks within tight timeframes.

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How to Apply

Click APPLY to submit your up to date CV and cover letter addressing the key requirements of the role under the “Who are you?’ section of the position description. For a confidential discussion please contact Linda Kenworthy, Waste and Resource Recovery Coordinator on 9846 0575 .

For all other enquiries regarding the recruitment process, please email or visit

Applications close on Sunday 14 April 2024 at 5pm

Council recognises the benefits of a diverse workforce for its employees and customers.

To ensure equity of access to employment opportunities, Council encourages applications from underrepresented groups including people who are from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people from different ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds.

Manningham Council have a number of policies and practices to help support our staff, including a Working from Home policy, flexible work practices and an IT infrastructure to support various communication methods when working remotely.

If you require any additional support or adjustments regarding interview arrangements, please advise the contact listed above in advance.

Manningham Council is a child safe organisation and, as such, applicants may be required to hold a Working with Children Check.