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Careers @ Gippsland Water

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Interested in one of our vacant positions? Apply for a job with us today.

If you value integrity, collaboration, safety, innovation and collaboration, we’re off to a great start.

We care about water, and all life that springs from it. Together, we’re working to enhance liveability through careful management of one of Gippsland’s most precious resources.

We have a number of opportunities, including:

  • Full time work
  • Part time work
  • Graduate program
  • Job Shadow Day (partnered with Work Solutions Gippsland)
  • Vacation program

So why choose us?

We exist to deliver reliable, high-quality water, wastewater and waste recovery services to ensure the economy and liveability of the central Gippsland region.

Our service area is diverse in area and needs, from the fast-growing towns in the west, to the transitioning economy of the Latrobe Valley and providing water and wastewater services to some of Victoria’s largest industrial water users.

We’re focused on:

  • maintaining quality water and wastewater services for our customers at an affordable price;
  • our sustainable future and the future of the region; and
  • continuing to strengthen the important role we play in our local communities.

Our people

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applications from experienced women and men, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+, ATSI, culturally and ethnically diverse candidates to best represent and engage with communities we live and work in.

Our strategic priorities provide the direction and insight into how we will deliver on our priorities, highlighting that our people play an integral role in our ability to achieve successful outcomes for customer and community and deliver Water for Victoria now and into the future.

You can read some stories about our people to get a feel for who we are.

Our achievements

With a clear strategy, strong leadership and driving accountability in a consistent way across the business, we’ve been able to drive a positive culture shift and increased employee engagement.

These results haven’t happened by accident. Our efforts have been intentional and underpinned by key programs and initiatives falling out of our People Strategy and the development of a clear leadership philosophy.

We’re continuing to refine our processes and develop programs and strategies that support our culture and develop our people to enable high levels of performance and improved employee experience.

What we have to offer

Our reward & recognition framework has been developed to support a constructive culture and is focused on consistently recognising and encouraging the demonstration of our values as well as outstanding performance at the individual, workgroup, departmental and organisational level.

It’s designed to empower and encourage our people to appropriately recognise and reinforce positive behaviours and contributions of their peers and leaders and to celebrate our people’s contribution, commitment and service.

Some of the ways we reward and recognise our people include:

  • Length of service milestones
  • End of year celebration
  • Values awards
  • Annual performance reviews

Freedom

It’s also about freedom. We support our people to achieve their potential by providing the flexibility to achieve the right work-life balance and to learn, explore and pursue what’s important to them.

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Varied start and finish times
  • Working from alternative locations
  • Part-time work and other flexible arrangements
  • Time-off-in-lieu
  • Job share
  • Family responsibilities leave
  • Study support
  • Training and development programs

Learning & Development

We also focus on building the capability and culture of our people into a more highly skilled, professional, customer focused and efficient organisation.

Some of our initiatives include:

  • Our leadership program in partnership with Swinburne Professional.
  • Formal and on-the-job training and development programs.
  • Study assistance for tertiary and post graduate studies.
  • Supporting the local STEM Sisters program which allows young women to make better informed choices about education and careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

We understand the importance of social connection and offer:

  • Social club
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Organisational Workgroup
  • Free weekly fruit deliveries for all team members
  • A closed social media group
  • Running group

Make an impact

We do truly meaningful work within a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

Some of the benefits we can offer to make your experience with us rewarding, both personally and professionally, include:

  • Corporate volunteering
  • Involvement in community events
  • Site tours and community engagement activities

Our community

We also know how important it is to reflect the community we serve. Some of our initiatives include:

  • Partnering with a local disability employment service provider to host unemployed local people with disabilities and other barriers to employment as part of their annual Job Shadow Day.
  • Partnering with Fulham Correctional Centre’s community transition program where over 60 prisoners are gaining workforce experience at our Organics Recycling Facility.
  • Providing financial support for local community projects through our community support program.

Recruitment Process

The position description

The position description outlines the duties of the position and the selection criteria. The selection criteria is based on the qualifications, licences, skills and experience needed to undertake the role effectively.

Shortlisting applicants to interview

All applicants are advised by mail or email that we have received their application. Short-listing then takes place, which involves assessing the applications against the selection criteria and selecting the most suitable applicants to interview. The short listing and interview phase can take 2-3 weeks, so please do not be discouraged if you have not heard anything in this time.

Interviews

Interviews will be conducted by a panel of three staff members, who will ask a series of questions relating to the selection criteria. We conduct behavioral-based interviews, which means that questions will ask for examples to demonstrate the applicant's ability in each specific area.

Police and Medical Checks

For some positions, shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical and/or a Police Check. We will cover the cost of these checks.

Reference checks

At least two reference checks are undertaken for the preferred candidates.

Offer of employment

The successful applicant will be offered the position verbally followed by a written offer.

Unsuccessful applicants

Interviewed applicants are notified by phone after the successful applicant has been appointed. All unsuccessful applicants are advised of the outcome of their application in writing.

How to Apply

Cover letter

This letter should include your full name, address and contact daytime phone number and the title of the position you are applying for. It should also include why you are applying for the role and a summary of your skills and experience that meet the selection criteria.

Response to the selection criteria

Provide a brief statement on how you meet each of the Selection Criteria e.g. qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities and work experience. Remember to give examples of how you have had experience in these areas throughout your life.

Resume

An up-to-date resume which includes:

  • Education, qualifications and licenses;
  • employment history (with your most recent position first) detailing period of employment, position and responsibilities; and
  • at least two recent work-related references with daytime phone numbers.

If you want to attach any supporting material such as certificates/licence, please do not attach originals.

There are a variety of ways you can submit your application to us, including online.

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Graduate & Student Programs

Each year we offer employment for post-secondary students undertaking studies in a range of disciplines. Starting in November each year, these are 12-week placements that offer students valuable experience in their chosen field, supervised by experienced mentors.

Applicants for vacation placements must provide a cover letter stating which position they are applying for and why, a transcript of results, a resume and a response to the key selection criteria. The program is aimed at students studying a Bachelor Degree, Certificate or Diploma.

Vacancies are advertised each September, with interviews held in October. The placement begins in late November and finishes in mid February.

All opportunities will be advertised on this site, and will also be circulated by the various university careers portals.

About us

Get ahead with your application by reading our key strategies, corporate documents and more about who we are and what we do.

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About Us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Contact Us

Gippsland Water Head Office, 55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500
Fax: (03) 5174 0103
Interpreter service: 131 450
TTY: 1800 555 677
Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au

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