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Ivanhoe Town Ganger

Town Ganger - Ivanhoe

• Must reside in Ivanhoe

• Permanent Position

• 38 Hour week

Central Darling Shire Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified Town Ganger to join the organisation. The key duties of this role are to co-ordinate, organise and monitor a small crew (or contractors) as directed by the Assistant Overseer or Overseer and to undertake general labouring, plant operating and driving as required. 

This position is integral to the efficient functioning of the Shire’s operations. To be successful in the role you must meet the following selection criteria:

Essential Skills and Experience

• Grade MR Drivers Licence

• WorkCover certificates ‘OHS General Induction for Construction work in NSW’ (White Card)

• Ability to demonstrate at interview a literacy ability to read instructions and complete time, plant and pay sheets legibly and accurately, along with inspection documentation as a result of road inspections carried out

• Ability to do basic arithmetic, including take and set out measurements in the metric system, and accurately calculate simple areas and volumes

• Experience with heavy earthmoving plant, small-motorised mechanical equipment and ability to identify and rectify problems if required

• Demonstrated knowledge of work health and safety considerations. Particularly WH&S Act

• Ability to plan, co-ordinate and lead work crews in the type of jobs required

• Ability to meet medical examination requirements for appointment to the position 

• It is a requirement of this position that the appointee reside in Ivanhoe

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

• Two to three years’ experience supervising in a similar position within Local Government

• Basic understanding of aerodrome inspections and maintenance requirements

• Basic understanding of bridge, culvert and grid inspections and maintenance requirements

• Preparedness to undertake Council sponsored training courses if requested

• Plant operating licences, such as skid steer loader (WorkCover Certificate LS), loader/backhoe (Work Cover Certificate LB) and forklift (WorkCover Certificate LF)

• Ability to undertake surveying tasks assisting Engineers, Overseers, or other staff

• Concreting, bitumen sprayed sealing, drainage laying, plumbing, road construction and maintenance of appropriate plant or machinery operating

• Knowledge of repair/maintenance and/or operation of a variety of heavy and small plant machinery

• First Aid Certificate

If you are looking for variety in a role and want to be part of a team committed to delivering exceptional service to the community then this role could be for you.

For further information on the role please download the Position Description below.

Applications including a full CV, covering letter and response to the position’s selection criteria must be made through our website at

Applicants must address the selection criteria to be considered for this role. 

For enquiries please contact Wayne Noakes, Senior Consultant Local Government Management Solutions on 0429 618 526. 

Applications close 5pm Monday 30 November 2020 (Please note extended closing date)


Town Ganger Ivanhoe Position Description