Dubbo Regional Council is working on filling a number of vacancies based in Wellington in its bid to continue improving services for the community.
Council administrator Michael Kneipp said the positions are vacant frontline positions and include full-time and casual positions.
The positions include two full-time permanent rangers to be based in Wellington to cover a range of issues including dog and stock control and pollution issues as well as six casual labourers and two pool attendants also based at Wellington.
Mr Kneipp said the ranger positions were critically important positions that need to be filled with experienced and skilled staff on a permanent full-time basis.
“Ranger services are a basic essential service in rural communities and I am pleased that appointments to these positions and others recently advertised will be able to be made in coming weeks after interviews have been conducted,” Mr Kneipp said.
A new position of water and sewer operator was also recently approved and filled to assist in the operations of the water and sewer plants at Wellington and Geurie.
“Water and sewerage services are an essential service which require experienced and qualified operators on duty to provide a high standard of service,” Mr Kneipp said.
Another appointment of an internal applicant has been made to the new position of economic development officer based in Wellington and new positions of administration /Caves support officer and parks and landcare support officer based in Wellington have also been created.
Mr Kneipp said the position of economic development officer had been created to increase the capacity of the economic development team to work toward improving the Wellington economy.
“In this period of change Dubbo Regional Council has been able to ensure that existing staff are given opportunities to step up and accept important roles as well as identify and continue to fill vacant positions that are needed to deliver quality service to the community,” Mr Kneipp said.