Vacancy Details

Team Leader Recovery and Reuse


  • Full Time | Permanent Role 
  • Salary starting at $108,499 plus superannuation 
  • A leadership role with great work-life balance | Flexible working options available 


Are you looking for an organisation that supports staff through career development and flexible work options? 

Do you want to escape the city life and experience the regional lifestyle?  

Wodonga Council supports its staff in accessing genuine flexible work and leave options including working from home, flexible start and finish times, paid parental leave arrangements and purchasing additional leave.   

Want to read more about life in Wodonga? Click here or visit our website here. 

Wodonga Council is dedicated to providing high quality services across the community.  

We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation. We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work and take pride in what we do. 


The role 

This is a senior role that will lead the team responsible for a broad portfolio of work and programs that deliver on Council’s waste management agenda. 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

  • Provide direction and specialist advice on all waste management issues to council. 
  • Oversee the various activities at the Resource Recovery Centre, street sweeping functions, street litter functions and any related waste management opportunities. 
  • Represent council on any technical advisory committees dealing with waste management or resource recovery and also the Halve waste committee. 
  • Provide effective leadership for Resource Recovery Centre staff that ensures the establishment and ongoing operation of effective service, and promotes a positive response to organisational and operational change; 
  • Ensure the relevant reporting to State Government bodies occurs 
  • Ensure that reporting requirements for the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority are met; 


If you're a leader looking for a diverse role in the Waste Management industry, then we'd love to hear from you.  


Key Selection Criteria:   

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us their: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. 
  • Demonstrated experience developing, guiding and implementing waste management strategies within a similar sized organisation. 
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills with a proven ability to use initiative, investigate issues, collect and analyse data and make recommendations on solutions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide staff leadership and be an effective member of a wider team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and manage health and safety systems in a similar work environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and manage substantial operating and capital budgets. 
  • Substantial experience in managing, and negotiating within, large and complex contracts. 


How to Apply 

Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents.  

  • A document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here
  • A brief cover letter 
  • A current resume 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • Any other mandatory requirements outlined in the position description (eg. first aid, CPR, WWCC, forklift). 

The completion of a pre-employment functional assessment (paid for by the council) might  also be required. 

If applicable, evidence regarding right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 




Richard Lamb – Manager City Services, Outdoor Operations | (02) 6022 9319 |  


Applications close Monday 11:59pm, 26 February 2024 


Position description below 

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including: 

  • Employee health and wellbeing programs; 
  • Flexible work arrangements; 
  • Learning and development; and, 
  • Career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and, people from every age, culture and ethnic background. 

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us. 

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at