Road Workers - Avoca, Ballarat, Norlane (VPSG2)

Job posted: 16/05/2024
Applications close: 30/05/2024 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Ballarat

Job type: Ongoing - Full Time

Organisation: Department of Transport and Planning

Salary: $60,123 - $73,148

Occupation: Construction

Reference: 4234

Reference: 4234

Occupation: Construction

Salary Range: $60,123 - $73,148

Work location: Western Region | Ballarat

About the Role

*These are ongoing Positions*

In this position, you'll be responsible for various road maintenance and civil construction tasks, including inspections, hazard rectification, and manual labour, all while adhering to safety and quality protocols. Emergency response and overtime are part of the job, with potential travel within the state. While based in the Grampians Region, occasional work from other locations across Victoria may be necessary. Standard hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, but overtime, travel, and after-hours callouts may occur as needed.

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Position Outcomes / Accountabilities

You will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties:

  • Perform a variety of road, roadside and bridge maintenance activities under general supervision, ensuring that quality, environmental and safety practices are observed and adhered to at all times.
  • Operate a variety of plant safely and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Install signs and traffic control devices in accordance with traffic management plans, under general supervision.
  • Construct and maintain other road and roadside furniture, and other minor civil works and safety improvements in accordance with best practices and procedures.
  • Respond to emergencies under general supervision.
  • Exercise judgement in effectively scheduling and prioritising own work activities to achieve required outcomes.
  • Work effectively within a team and ask others for assistance as required.
  • Effectively present information in a clear and logical manner using terminology appropriate for the audience.


Key Selection Criteria

To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate will have foundational knowledge and skills in project delivery, critical thinking, problem-solving, innovation, continuous improvement, and adherence to policies and guidelines. They should be capable of executing tasks against traffic management plans, seeking resolution of problems within established guidelines, contributing ideas for improvement, understanding and applying relevant policies, and actively developing their own capabilities while supporting team development.


Personal Attributes

On a personal level, the candidate will be someone who works collaboratively, shares information, and steps in to help others when needed. They will also demonstrate flexibility, adaptability to changing priorities, and self-awareness regarding their emotional responses and personal strengths and weaknesses, utilising feedback from supervisors for self-assessment.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Current Victorian Drivers licence
  • Current Medium Rigid truck licence
  • Current licences and tickets in plant operation; traffic management, chainsaw and first aid, construction induction card.
  • Construction Induction White Card
  • Working knowledge of computer tablets / mobile devices.


  • Certificate III in Civil Construction
  • Understanding of Asset Maintenance Management Systems
  • Strong knowledge of the Road Management Plan
  • Strong understanding of Maintenance Specification Section 750

What we offer

  • Meaningful work making Victorian communities more accessible and liveable.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities across the department and the wider Victorian Public Services
  • A hybrid working model focused on collaboration and teamwork.
  • Optimal work-life balance initiatives including flexible working arrangements.
  • Opportunity to work across multiple urban and suburban hubs.
  • We prioritise the development of a safe and inclusive culture.

Culture Value

We are an equal opportunity employer, embracing a diverse range of applicants such as veterans, and people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA community members, individuals with disabilities and/or health conditions, as well as those from varied faith and cultural backgrounds. At our department, we prioritize the development of a safe, inclusive, and high-performance culture through shared actions and behaviours that align with our strategy and direction. This empowers our employees to effectively contribute to our goals.


How to Apply

Click the ‘Apply’ button and follow the prompts. Applications should include a resume and a cover letter.  Applications close 11.59pm on Thursday the 30th of May 2024. For further information about the role please contact Rhett Thomas, Works Supervisor – Avoca, via rhett.thomas@roads.vic.gov.au or 0419 102 169, Rob Tuddenham, Works Supervisor Wendouree via Rob.Tuddenham@transport.vic.gov.au or 0408 557 665, Luka Peric, Work Supervisor Norlane via luka.peric@roads.vic.gov.au or 0474 109 060.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and may be subject to other pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport and Planning will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Road Workers - Avoca, Ballarat, Norlane (VPSG2)

Job type:

Ongoing - Full Time

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Rob.Tuddenham@transport.vic.gov.au - Works Supervisor Wendouree Rob Tuddenham - 0408 557 665

Road Workers - Avoca, Ballarat, Norlane (VPSG2)