Team Leader - Unsealed Roads

Job No: PMC2021196
Location: Port Macquarie, NSW

Applications Close Sunday 31 October 2021 11.30pm


About the Role

Within this role you shall be required to lead and supervise maintenance activities across Council’s unsealed roads and rural network. Specifically, you shall:

  • Ensure the unsealed roads grading programme remains on schedule and reprioritise works as required.
  • Extract gravel from local quarries for resheeting of unsealed roads as required.
  • Be able to float rollers and other plant across the unsealed roads network and undertake other unsealed roadwork activities as required.
  • Co-ordinate vegetation trimming as required.
  • Coordinate weed spraying activities with other Council sections
  • Manage resourcing and programmed works in conjunction with your Coordinator.

As this is a team leader role, you shall also be required to provide training, supervision guidance and mentoring support to a small team.


About You

To be successful in this role you shall require:

  • A current Class HR truck licence.
  • Significant experience in onsite supervision of field staff & contractors in civil roads maintenance works or in a similar civil works field (including grading, gravel resheeting, pavement repairs, pothole repairs and vegetation management).
  • Significant experience in hands on unsealed road maintenance activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and set out civil infrastructure works from plans.
  • Demonstrated experience and qualifications to select and implement Traffic Control Plans (TCPs) for maintenance works under live traffic.
  • The ability to operate a grader/backhoe to a high standard.



This is a full time, permanent role, with remuneration of $58,975.56 per annum + Adverse Working Conditions Allowance Level 1. This role is 38 hours a week, with access to Council’s Flexible Working Hours policy.

A tool of trade vehicle option is available to the successful candidate. 


About Council

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council is located on the mid north coast of NSW and is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.  We are conveniently located between Sydney and Brisbane and cover an area of 3,686 square kilometers.  We support a community over 81,000 and are growing by a further 20,000 in coming years. 


About Our Region

Upon commencement you shall call ‘home’ one of the East Coasts most enviable locations.  With access to stunning hinterland, miles of pristine beaches, national parks, playgrounds sporting facilities, restaurants, galleries, theatres and a genuine community feel, the mid-north coast is the perfect location if you enjoy hiking, surfing, camping, fishing, off road exploration, Saturday sports, arts, theatre, food and wine.



If you have any questions with regards to this role, please contact Greg Philp - Unsealed Roads and Vegetation Coordinator on 02 6581 8168.


Interested in Applying?

Before you apply for the job please read the position description and recruitment selection criteria below.

Position Description

Selection Criteria

Please complete the application form below and answer the questions which relate to the essential and desirable criteria within the Selection Criteria, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter.

You may find it helpful to write your response to the questions in a word document then copy/paste this into the application form once you are ready to submit your application.


Close Date

All applications must be submitted no later than Sunday 31 October 2021 11.30pm



Suitable candidates may be placed on a talent pool or eligibility list for future identical, or similar positions for a period of 12 months.

We often ask our preferred applicants to complete pre-employment checks. This may include: Reference Checks; National Criminal Police Check; Medical Assessment; Qualification Verification; Working with Children Check Verification

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