Town Services Manager

Closing Date: 20 June 2021

Town Services Manager Tiwi Islands Regional Council

This position will be managing Council Town Services, Civil Works, boatshed, waste management and parks and gardens crews on the Tiwi Islands 

Position Purpose

This position is responsible for providing town services to the Council and community at Wurrumiyanga, Pirlangimpi, and Milikapiti on both Bathurst Island and Melville Island. The Regional Council Sector exists to serve their community through the laws, policies and
programs of Regional Councils and the Northern Territory Government. The Town Services Manager reports directly to the General Manager Infrastructure. The Town Services Manager is responsible for the effective delivery of the following broad areas:


Direct and oversee and monitor all infrastructure services and programs on Tiwi Islands.
Deliver the projects on time, to budget, and in accordance with Council’s standards policies and procedures.
Supervise and monitor staff in a cross cultural environment with specific reference to developing the capacity of local Tiwi people.
Review expenditure monthly for all programmes and more frequently for critical projects, and make necessary adjustments in consultation with other relevant staff.
Work with the Manager Organisational Development on staffing matters in relation succession planning and performance management;
Ensure the functions and duties of the service programs are carried out with compliance to all relevant statutes, regulations constructions standards and;
Being an active member of the infrastructure management team and contribute to developing and implementing the strategic direction of the Regional Council to effect positive change in the community.

Selection Criteria

Tertiary qualification
Five years of experience in Council or Civil services work environment.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills to manage Council’s civil and town services works operations.
Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, implement and communicate Council services and community projects.

Local government experience
Experience in living remote community.
Some knowledge of AMSA and CASA requirements

Base salary up to $120,000 plus 9.5% superannuation
Subsidized accommodation

Your application will be required to include the

Statement addressing the essential criteria
(located above)
Please submit your applications to

Applications close 20 June 2021.

Position is Based in Wurrumiyanga
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For all enquiries please contact General Manager at
Tiwi Islands Regional Council on 08 89709510 .