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Alternatively forward your resume, covering letter and application cover sheet demonstrating your previous relevant work experience via email or post to: Human Resources, Central Highlands Regional Council PO Box 21, EMERALD QLD 4720

Central Highlands Regional Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a smoke-free work environment.

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Whilst the application period has ended for the vacancies marked ‘recently closed’, Central Highlands Regional Council welcomes late applications. In fairness to other applicants, all late applications will be accepted in accordance with our recruitment and selection procedure.

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Current and closed vacancies

  • 10482/10483 Resource Recovery Attendant (2 roles)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10482/10483 Resource Recovery Attendant (2 roles)

    Work Type: Permanent Full Time
    Location: Emerald
    Department: Communities

    About the Role

    The Resource Recovery Attendant is required to undertake labouring and maintenance duties at Council’s waste facilities to deliver a high quality service. This role is on a roster basis and requires travel between sites.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    1. Operations. Undertake all works and practices having the highest regard for the environment and in accordance with accepted environmental and waste management standards.
    2. Tasks. Completion of day to day tasks as instructed, including physical and manual work activities.
    3. Customer service. Foster a customer focused culture within the unit so that members of the public and other employees receive a responsive and professional service that meets or exceeds their expectations.
    4. Teamwork. Working collaboratively across the organisation, sharing knowledge and experiences. Identification of potential opportunities for innovation and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Council’s operations.

    Selection Criteria
    To be considered for this position you must respond to each dot point below (1-2 page document). Please ensure each selection criteria is clearly labelled.

    Mandatory

    • Ability to operate waste management plant and equipment on a daily basis.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    • General Construction Induction Card
    • Statement of attainment/ticket for Roller and Front End Loader and/or Excavator

    Desirable:

    • Experience using computer programs including payment and record keeping systems.
    • Sound knowledge of relevant waste management and environmental legislation.
    • Knowledge of landfill and waste transfer station operations.

    Pre-employment Checks
    To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently. If you have a visa permitting you to work temporarily in Australia, you may be appointed to a temporary or casual position, providing the work complies with the conditions of your visa.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and functional assessment including drug & alcohol testing.
    • Reference checks

    Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview.

    How to Apply
    To apply, please submit the following documents:
    1.  A cover letter outlining your skills, experience and qualifications.
    2.  A separate document with a short statement addressing each selection criteria.
    3.  Your resume, including a minimum of 2 referees.

    For further information
    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Bruce Masters, Supervisor Waste Facilities on 1300 242 686 within business hours.

    Benefits
    There are some great benefits working for Council, including:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – 12% for employees contributing 6%, total 18% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Corporate uniform allocation and PPE provided
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 9 day fortnight

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award, Level 5 = $58,487.42 p.a

    12 Noon, Friday 10 April 2020

  • 10050 Assistant Treatment Plant Operator (Emerald)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10050 Assistant Treatment Plant Operator (Emerald)

    Work Type: Permanent Full Time
    Location: Emerald
    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities

    About the Role
    The Assistant Treatment Plant Operator will be a development role and will undertake activities as directed to operate and undertake planned or responsive activities to the water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, reservoirs or sources. This includes job planning, job safety and risk assessments, quality monitoring and reporting, identifying and reporting failures, causes and remedies.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    1. Operate and monitor. Undertake activities as directed to ensure effective daily and after-hours operation and monitoring of treatment facilities, including regular reporting. Carry out manual works as required.
    2. Water and effluent quality. Undertake activities as directed to operate council’s water and wastewater treatment plants to ensure compliance with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and DES Environmental Authority conditions.
    3. Continuity of service. Follow work procedures to ensure continuity of service of pump stations, reservoirs and treatment plants to achieve level of service and compliance.
    4. Planned Maintenance. Undertake planned maintenance schedules as directed with the aim to reduce responsive maintenance and unplanned breakdowns.
    5.  Responsive Maintenance. Undertake unplanned breakdown maintenance as directed to ensure legislative requirements are met.
    6.  On-call / after-hours. Be available for emergency on-call duties if required, and to undertake after-hours responsive or planned maintenance activities.
    7. Safety and training. Work according to safe work procedures and undertake necessary training to ensure regulatory compliance is met with a goal of zero harm.

    Selection Criteria
    To be considered for this position you must respond to each dot point below (1-2 page document). Please ensure each selection criteria is clearly labelled.

    1. Sound written and oral communication skills.
    2. Demonstrated time management skills, with the ability to organise and prioritise work effectively to meet deadlines/timeframes.
    3. Demonstrated ability to follow safe work practices.
    4. Self motivated with the ability to work as part of a team.
    5. General Construction Induction Card.
    6. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers’ licence.
    7. General Construction Induction Card.

    Pre-employment Checks
    To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently. If you have a visa permitting you to work temporarily in Australia, you may be appointed to a temporary or casual position, providing the work complies with the conditions of your visa.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and functional assessment including drug & alcohol testing.
    • Reference checks

    Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview.

    How to Apply
    To apply, please submit the following documents:
    1.  A cover letter outlining your skills, experience and qualifications.
    2.  A separate document with a short statement addressing each selection criteria.
    3.  Your resume, including a minimum of 2 referees.

    For further information
    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Joshua Adams, Supervisor Treatment 1300 242 686 within business hours.

    Benefits
    There are some great benefits working for Council, including:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – 12% for employees contributing 6%, total 18% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Corporate uniform allocation and PPE provided
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 9 day fortnight

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award, Level 6 = $60,124.00 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 9 April 2020

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