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Career Profiles

Terry - Group Manager Infrastructure Operations

My employment with PMHC began as a Mechanical Fitter Apprentice. Apprentices at PMHC are given the opportunity to gain diverse industry skills and knowledge, and once complete have a solid platform to build a career. After completing the apprenticeship, I continued employment as a mechanical fitter and also continued to study, completing a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.  With the experience and qualification I had gained, I was appointed in several positions with increasing responsibility including Mechanical Technical Officer and Mechanical Supervisor, then later transferred to water section in the role of Technical Supervisor. 

With the support of Council’s Educational Assistance program, I completed a Degree in Civil Engineering as an external university student, and I am now employed as Group Manager, Infrastructure Operations. 


Tait - Environmental Health Officer

I started working for Local Government in 2002 as a trainee Administration Officer in a designated Aboriginal position. Following my traineeship, I undertook a full time Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) Degree at Bachelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education in the Northern Territory.

Working as an Environmental Health Officer gave me a broad range of job roles and got me out in the field doing inspections, investigations and water sampling which I enjoyed doing. My current role at Port Macquarie-Hastings Council involves approving and inspecting new and existing on-site sewage management systems and ensuring upgrades are made to failing septic systems. I am also helping to train another Aboriginal Environmental Health Officer, and work closely with the Local Aboriginal Lands Councils to obtain grants to remove illegally dumped rubbish on Aboriginal owned lands. 

I would recommend working in Local Government to anybody. My years in Local Government have been very enjoyable. It has improved my skills, my knowledge, and my experiences, whilst providing challenging work.


Nicole - Digital Communications Officer

My career with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council began as the Tourism Marketing Coordinator in 2006. I studied for a degree in Recreation and Tourism at University and focused on destination marketing.

Through my job at Council I learnt a lot about digital media which led me to my current role. I am constantly participating in one hour webinars, full day courses or online diplomas to further my education and learn new techniques and programs that can help me do my job more effectively. Through these courses, I obtained the qualifications necessary to apply for the Digital Communications Officer role.

This page was last updated on: 23 August 2021