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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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  • 10476 Learning and Development Advisor

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10476 Learning and Development Advisor

    Work Type: Permanent Full Time
    Location: Emerald
    Department: Corporate Services

    About the Role

    The Learning and Development Advisor is responsible for assisting in the compilation and implementing of council’s learning and development framework. The position is responsible for providing efficient end to end support to council for its learning and development needs and initiatives, identifying gaps and opportunities providing recommendations and supporting managers and supervisors in up skilling their teams.

    The Learning and Development Advisor will be the champion for councils electronic learning management system and expert in producing digital learning materials.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    1. Training Program. Establish and coordinate council’s learning and development calendar in line with operational requirements, ensuring compliance with legislation and council policy. Responsible for the development and delivery of council learning and development initiatives.
    2. Learning and Development Framework. Assist in the development and implementation of council’s strategic learning and development initiatives in line with council’s operational plan and people strategy as identified for employee compliance and development.
    3. Performance Analysis. Develop, maintain and implement individual learning and development plans in response to current council performance for each employee of council.
    4. Stakeholder Engagement. Establish and maintain business partnering relationships with internal and external stakeholders, to manage expectations and establish opportunities for the ongoing development of council employees. Explore collaborative relationships with RTO’s and explore development of partnership opportunities for delivery.
    5. Reporting. Provide management reports as requested to support effective employee management and development.
    6. Data Integrity. Ensure employee learning and development records are accurate through the use of electronic records management and the highest level of confidentiality is maintained at all times.
    7. Human Resource Projects. Contribute to the successful delivery of Human Resource projects relating to building employee capability and capacity.
    8. Instructional Design. Coordinate the development of learning and educational resources through our online learning management system.
    9. Learning Management System. (LMS) Develop and maintain council’s LMS to drive and support the effective learning direction across council.
    10. Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    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. Well-developed skills in the design, development, facilitation and evaluation of learning and development programs including e-learning packages.
    2. Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
    3. Experience utilising the Microsoft Office suite and any other electronic learning management systems.
    4. Demonstrated ability to manage stakeholder relationships using a consultative and collaborative approach.
    5. Demonstrated experience working in a learning and development environment.
    6. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.

    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 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 Tanya Rouse, Manager Human Resources 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 5.1 = $80,484.08 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 21 October 2019

  • 10697 Senior Financial Systems Advisor

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10697 Senior Financial Systems Advisor

    Work Type: Full Time – Fixed Term 3 years
    Location: Emerald
    Department: Corporate Services

    About the Role

    The Senior Financial Systems Advisor is council’s finance systems specialist contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the finance team in meeting the strategic goals of Council. The role is responsible for leading the management and reporting of council’s annual budget and statutory obligations. The Senior Financial Systems Advisor will ensure that council’s financial management systems are developed to support the requirements of business and financial reporting including the maintenance of internal system controls to provide management with confidence that the financial data is maintained and reported accurately

    Responsibilities of the Role

    1. The Senior Financial Systems Advisor role is responsible for managing the efficient and effective delivery of council’s financial corporate enterprise systems.
    2. Contribute to the preparation, management and reporting of the annual budget, long term financial forecast and statutory obligations of council.
    3. Develop, manage and review council’s financial reporting systems, performance, processes and identifying system issues.
    4. Drive quality improvement initiatives to enhance council’s financial systems and processes.
    5. Lead the design, development and implementation of new finance system projects to ensure seamless integration with other finance systems and business process. Manage system upgrades in collaboration with the IT team.
    6. Enhance systems accounting team performance, increasing their financial systems capabilities and positioning the team to deliver successful outcomes.
    7. Provide a responsive approach to the development and implementation of special purpose performance and other reporting, particularly including data analytics for compliance purposes, as required.
    8. Ensure availability and integrity of data required for finance reports and to meet audit and other business requirements.
    9. Identify, specify and develop reports to extract information from Council’s Corporate Enterprise.
    10. Ability to identify problems and to develop concepts to explain the problem and ensure advanced rigor in the generation of options and consideration of external factors in implementing solutions.
    11. Provide leadership and training to system users with respect to the systems, tools and processes used by and/or implemented by council to build staff capabilities to match current and future business service requirements.

    Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    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. A tertiary degree in accounting.
    2. Significant experience in finance systems, process mapping
    3. Demonstrated high level experience in the principles, application and undertaking of centralised systems accounting functions and activities, as a centralised service provider within a large matrix organisation.
    4. Demonstrated well developed knowledge and understanding of financial accounting and management accounting concepts and Australian accounting standards.
    5. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the principles of process improvement practices and process to enable continuous improvement opportunities across the organisation
    6. Demonstrated ability to providing customer service which is responsive and tailored to the needs of the customer
    7. Demonstrated ability to build strong business partnerships through identified and developed business networks
    8. Demonstrated ability to train and develop staff in new systems and processes supporting individual growth to achieve organisational goals
    9. Demonstrated ability to optimise stakeholder engagement to identify, scope and develop reports utilising council’s corporate enterprise systems.
    10. Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and achieve successful outcomes with high emphasis on timeliness, quality and accuracy.
    11. Knowledge and experience using ETL, XLOne, Crystal reports, Enterprise Budgeting (EB), DP job, security/functions deployment, BPA and DocOne
    12. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence

    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 assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing
    • Criminal History Check
    • 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 Margaret Gatt, General Manager Corporate Services 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – State 2017 - Level 8.1 = $102,342.17

    12 Noon, Monday 14 October 2019

  • 10044 Asset & Planning Engineer

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10044 Asset & Planning Engineer

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

    About the Role

    The Planning and Asset Engineer will be responsible for preparing long term asset plans to meet a required level of service in the most cost effective manner throughout the life cycle of assets. This position will also be responsible for ensuring asset information is collected in accordance with council requirements.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Asset Management. Monitor and maintain council’s asset management systems as related to Infrastructure asset classes. Record and maintain asset knowledge; asset condition, critical assets and business risks. Develop asset management lifecycle strategies.
    • Information Analysis. Undertake asset inspections and data collections. Collate asset information for Council reporting and use in forward planning.
    • Asset Plans. Co-ordinate and facilitate the development and implementation of advanced asset management plans providing strategic advice to asset owners. Define requirements; strategic context, service levels and future demand.
    • Process Implementation. Define processes that support asset management; asset management teams, asset management plans, information systems, service delivery models and quality management.
    • Stakeholder Management. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop specifications for infrastructure and processes that meet Council’s service levels.

    Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    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. Familiarity with asset management practices as related to infrastructure assets including whole of life costs, condition assessment and forward planning.
    2. Demonstrated strong attention to detail, analytical skills and ability to methodically problem solve
    3. Demonstrated ability to deal with customers at all levels in a professional and courteous manner.
    4. Exposure to use of geographic information systems.
    5. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence

    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
    • Qualification Check
    • Criminal History Check
    • 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 Kym Downey, Manager Project Development & Contract Delivery 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – State 2017 Level 7.1 = $94,021.31 pa

    12 Noon, 14 October 2019

  • 10660 Administration Assistant S.T.S.S - Fixed Term until April 2020

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10660 Administration Assistant S.T.S.S – Fixed Term until April 2020

    Work Type:  Full Time – Fixed Term until April 2020
    Location: Emerald
    Department: Corporate Services

    About the Role

    The primary objective of the Administration Assistant S.T.S.S. is to provide administrative and office support to various departments within council ensuring documentation is accurate and compliant, and enquiries are handled appropriately.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    1. Administration. Provide comprehensive, accurate and timely administrative support, ensuring confidentiality is maintained. Contributing to the research and compilation of documents, reports and submissions.
    2. Short Term Support. Provide practical support to the department supporting them to deliver projects, events, workshops, meetings and other specified activities.
    3. Finance Assistance. Provide financial support for the department when required eg: raising purchase orders and requisitions etc.
    4. Enquiry Management. Liaise with internal and external customers, ensuring queries are escalated appropriately, resolved in a timely fashion and customer expectations are managed.
    5. Data Integrity. Ensure records are accurate and filed appropriately.

    Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    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. Demonstrated experience working in a busy and fast paced administrative environment.
    2. Demonstrated time management skills, with the ability to organise and prioritise work effectively to meet deadlines/timeframes.
    3. Ability to use the Microsoft Office suite of programs at an intermediate level of understanding.
    4. Previous experience in electronic records management of records.
    5. Demonstrated clear understanding and practice of confidentiality and proven ability to work autonomously and as a part of a team.
    6. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.

    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 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 Trish Wheeler, Executive Assistant Corporate Services 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 2.1 = $62,075.18 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 14 October 2019

  • 10280 Plant Operator/Labourer Duaringa

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10280 Plant Operator/Labourer Duaringa

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

    About the Role

    The Plant Operator / Labourer will be required to undertake plant operation and labouring duties across the Central Highlands Regional Council area as directed by the Supervisor.

    The position may at times be required to undertake duties such as traffic control, operation of small plant (i.e. chainsaw, dingo type digger, cherry picker, excavator less than 0.5m3 etc.), medium plant (i.e. skid steer, backhoe, job truck etc.)

    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Plant Operation and Maintenance: Ensure safe and competent operation of assigned plant to Council and TMR Standards on road networks and Civil Construction/Maintenance projects. Adopt best practice in relation to road maintenance and construction activities. Undertake regular maintenance checks on any assigned plant.
    • Labouring Duties: Carry out a variety of manual tasks associated with Council’s undertakings which may include but not limited to; pot hole patching, concrete and drainage works, site mark out, operation of hand held and mechanical power tools etc.
    • Training and Development: To actively participate in ongoing training and self-development to achieve continuous improvement for yourself and council.

    Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    Selection Criteria

    Your application must demonstrate your skills, experience and qualifications in the following mandatory requirements:

    • Minimum of current Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    • General Construction Induction Card.
    • Statement of Attainment or Ticket for various construction plant.

    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 Khaney Lakaev, Coordinator Road Construction 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award, Level 3 = $56,724.05 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 14 October 2019

  • 10647 Senior Project Manager Road Construction

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10647 Senior Project Manager Road Construction

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

    About the Role

    In the role of Senior Project Manager Construction, you will project manage the delivery of multiple civil infrastructure projects through the provision of technical expertise, project management experience, and the administration of contracts relating to the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure. You will be responsible for ensuring Central Highlands Regional Council’s processes, policies, procedures, and systems are followed and provide guidance on their implementation and improvement. In doing this you will ensure effective coordination of key activities and resources associated with the delivery of multiple projects.
    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Project Management. Direct and manage project management principles and methodology to manage multiple projects and achieve project outcomes. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to infrastructure activities, at varying levels of complexity, to meet project requirements.
    • Engineering. Applies engineering expertise to develop solutions that meet client requirements and guides others.
    • Road Construction and Maintenance. Applies a comprehensive knowledge and experience of road construction and/or maintenance practices and principles to road construction and/or maintenance, contributing to continuous improvement of these processes and practices.
    • Manages internal and external relationship. Builds and maintains productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Models open communication. Actively and attentively listens to others. Understand different and competing views and synthesises stakeholder information to inform approach.
    • People Management. Lead, motivate, develop and support reporting staff to deliver service excellence.

    Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    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. Experience in civil construction project management, including construction of roads, bridges, and other drainage structures in both urban and rural environments
    2. Demonstrated experience in the development and/or implementation of quality assurance/quality control systems
    3. Experience in the development and/or implementation of contract management/administration systems
    4. Ability to read, understand, communicate, explain, and enforce the contents of engineering drawings and specifications
    5. Strong communication skills and the ability to mentor and guide team members to achieve optimum outcomes.
    6. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence

    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 Khaney Lakaev, Coordinator Road Construction 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award - State 2017, Level 7.1 = $94,021.31

    12 Noon, Monday 14 October 2019

  • 10634 Health & Wellness Advisor

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10634 Health & Wellness Advisor

    Work Type: Permanent Full Time
    Location: Flexible within CHRC Region
    Department: CEO’s Office

    About the Role

    The Health and Wellness Advisor is responsible for injury case management in line with legislation and promoting health and wellness initiatives by providing support, advise and guidance to council and ensuring a high level of service provision by occupational health service providers.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    1. Organisational Development. Provide coaching, support and advice on workers’ compensation and non-work related matters, and health and wellness initiatives
    2. Legislative and other interpretation.  Provide accurate technical advice around interpretation of legislation impacting on workers compensation and work health and safety, and other medical assessments and/or reports.
    3. Case Management.  Work closely with relevant stakeholders (e.g. Local Government Workcare, medical professionals, safety advisors, supervisors and affected workers) to ensure appropriate case management with an emphasis on minimizing lost time and facilitating early return to work on suitable duties/return to pre-injury duties.
    4. Data Integrity.  Maintain accurate records in line with council’s record keeping policy and procedures and the Safety and Wellness team’s protocol with an emphasis on attention to detail and confidentiality.
    5. Projects.  Work closely with relevant stakeholders (in particular, the Safety and Wellness Manager) in the strategic planning, implementation and continuous improvement of key projects (e.g. Corporate Wellness Program).
    6. Reporting.  Compile and/or contribute to reporting as required.
    7. Culture.  Lead by example and promote a culture that is built on personal responsibility for the safety and wellness of oneself and others.
    8. Safety Management System.  Develop, implement, monitor and review health and wellness policies and procedures and contribute to the effectiveness of council’s Safety Management system.

    Additionally you may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the Manager.

    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. Your application must demonstrate your skills, experience and qualifications in the following requirements:

    • Tertiary in allied health or a safety related discipline (or lesser qualification but with significant experience)
    • Rehabilitation and return to work accreditation
    • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
    • Highly demonstrated communication (oral and written) and administrative skills (Microsoft Office)
    • Willingness to quickly build rapport, trust and credibility and ability to negotiate and collaborate at all levels of the organisation
    • Ability to deal with highly confidential, sensitive and sometimes confronting information
    • Motivated self-starter who is able to prioritise and work unsupervised but under pressure
    • Proven experience (minimum five years) in a similar role
    • Minimum Qld C Class Provisional Drivers Licence

    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. As part of the interview process you are required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks.  The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

    Central Highlands Regional 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 Sandie Schofield, Manager Safety and Wellness 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
    • PPE supplied
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Rostered days off

    QLD Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 5 = $80,484.08 per annum

    12 Noon, Monday 14 October 2019

  • Recently Closed: 10365 Plant Operator/Water Truck (Capella)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10365 Plant Operator/Water Truck (Capella)

    Work Type: Permanent Full Time
    Location: Capella
    Department: Infrastructure & Utilities

    About the Role
    The Water Truck Operator will be required to undertake plant operation and labouring duties across the Central Highlands Regional Council area as directed by the Supervisor, in accordance with Council policies and procedures, Queensland Transport Regulations and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator legislation.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    1. Water Truck Operation and Maintenance: Ensure the safe and competent operation and regular maintenance of a Water Truck in line with council’s heavy vehicle management system.  Adopt best practice in relation to road maintenance and construction activities at all times.
    2. Flexibility. When required, float operation will be required.
    3. Training and Development:  To actively participate in ongoing training and self-development to achieve continuous improvement for yourself and council.

    Selection Criteria
    Your application must demonstrate your skills, experience and qualifications around the following requirements of the position:

    • Current Queensland Heavy Rigid or Heavy Combination Vehicle Licence
    • General Construction Induction Card.
    • Demonstrated ability to operate a Water Truck.

    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 Todd McCorkell, Road Maintenance Overseer North Central 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 (pro rata for part time)
    • PPE supplied
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 9 day fortnight

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

    12 Noon, Tuesday 8 October 2019

  • Recently Closed: 10632 Youth Development Officer

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10632 Youth Development Officer

    Department: Communities
    Location: Springsure or negotiable within CHRC region
    Employment: Full Time

    About the Role
    The Youth Development Officer will be responsible for facilitating, coordinating and promoting youth development programs and events for Central Highlands Regional Council. The Youth Development Officer will be responsible to deliver and align activities, programs and events as stated in Central Highland’s youth related strategic documents. This position will work as part of the Community Development Unit to successfully deliver councils community planning, engagement and development activities.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    • Service Delivery. Assist with the successful delivery of council’s community planning, development and engagement activities consistent with Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan, Corporate Plan, Operational Plan, Community Development Framework, Community Engagement Framework and Policy, Youth Strategy and other strategic documents and as required by relevant legislation.
    • Community Development. Undertake community needs assessments and deliver on council’s youth development programs, initiatives and events to fulfil the goals of the Youth Strategy.
    • Community Planning. Assist in relevant engagement and reporting on regional and place-based planning to ensure youth priorities continue to be captured.
    • Community Engagement. Undertake community engagement and communications planning, activities, planning for council led youth focused projects and public campaigns.
    • Advocacy. Advocate on behalf of young people to other levels of Government, organisations and institutions about the needs of the community, funding requirements and other social impacts using an evidence-based approach.
    • Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    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. Demonstrated understanding of the current issues affecting young people in the Central Highlands.
    2. Comprehensive written and verbal communication skills, and ability to use a variety of computer applications including the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
    3. Highly developed teamwork skills and ability to work collaboratively with all council departments, schools and external agencies and stakeholders.
    4. Demonstrated experience in delivering youth diversionary or engagement services or related programs including consultation, evaluation and reporting.
    5. Sound demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and relate to a variety of young people (10-25years) from differing cultural and social economic backgrounds.
    6. Comprehensive time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritise several deliverables and meet deadlines as required.
    7. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    8. Queensland Working with Children Blue 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 Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.
    • Working with Children Blue Card
    • Reference checks

    Central Highlands Regional 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 about the role please refer to the position description (link below) or contact Hayley Hogan, Senior Youth Development Officer on 1300 242 686 during business hours.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    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
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 3.1 = $67,990.25 p.a

    12 Noon, Tuesday 8 October 2019

  • Recently Closed: 10467 Technical Officer Planning & Design

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10467 Technical Officer Planning & Design

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

    About the Role

    The Technical Officer will be responsible for gathering and analysing data to improve council’s understanding of its assets and services.  This position provides technical and administrative support to engineers and managers.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Design Works. Assist with and provide designs for council’s civil infrastructure assets.
    • Engineering Investigations. Conduct investigations into engineering issues affecting civil infrastructure assets.
    • Applications. To review applications for various minor works, make recommendations and undertake inspections as required.
    • Design and Development Standards. Ensure that application of CMDG standard are relevant to council. Attend CMDG meetings on behalf of council.
    • Data Collection and Analysis. Develop and implement programs to collect and collate traffic movement data. Monitor (monthly check) and update traffic count information. Ensure traffic count programs for each area are being carried out.
    • Enquiry Management. Liaise with internal and external customers, ensuring queries are escalated appropriately, resolved in a timely fashion and customer expectations are managed
    • Stakeholder Engagement. Meet with stakeholders to gather data for infrastructure and processes; drafts reports on meetings with stakeholders; prepare responses to stakeholders; prepare applications for funding and approval
    • Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    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. Sound attention to detail, analytical skills and ability to methodically problem solve.
    3. Demonstrated ability to accurately collect, collate and analyse large volumes of data and produce reports.
    4. Ability to develop positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    5. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    6. Willingness to undertake further training or engineering studies.

    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 Kym Downey, Manager Project Development and Contract Delivery 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 4.1 = $74,224.94 p.a

    12 Noon, Tuesday 8 October 2019

  • Recently Closed: 10492 Coordinator Project Delivery

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10492 Coordinator Project Delivery

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

    About the Role

    The role of the Coordinator Project Delivery is to develop, assist and manage a project delivery program that ensures council projects are delivered in an efficient and timely manner.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Develop Delivery Program. Develop capital project delivery program in conjunction with project owners and managers
    • Monitor and Report. Monitor and report on program, identifying variations, impacts and mitigations.
    • Supervise Construction Works delivered by contract. Act as client and/or superintendent for contractor delivered works.  
    • Contracts. Coordinate and assist in the preparation and administration of tenders and contracts for works under the capital works program.
    • Standards and Templates. Establish a suite of standard documents and templates for use in delivery of projects from initial scope to final close out
    • Strategic Procurement. Develop strategies for bundling of capital works projects with a view to reduce the overall delivery cost.
    • People Management. Lead, motivate, develop and support the team to deliver service excellence.
    • Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

     

    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. Demonstrated strong attention to detail, analytical skills and ability to methodically problem solve.
    2. Demonstrated experience with civil design, construction techniques and standards as applied to fit for purpose infrastructure assets.
    3. Extensive knowledge of road, stormwater, water, sewerage design and construction contract specifications.
    4. Demonstrated ability to deal with customers at all levels in a professional and courteous manner.
    5. A tertiary qualification (Bachelor of Engineering) in a relevant technical discipline.
    6. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.

    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
    • Qualification check
    • 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 Kym Downey, Manager Project Development and Contract Delivery 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 8.1 = $102,342.17 p.a

    12 Noon, Tuesday 8 October 2019

  • Recently Closed: 10110 Coordinator Planning & Design

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10110 Coordinator Planning & Design

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

    About the Role

    The role of the Coordinator Planning and Design is to coordinate the delivery of planning and design services to meet council’s standards in the most cost effective manner throughout the life cycle of assets.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    • Design Works. Provide appropriate designs for council’s civil infrastructure assets. Coordinate and manage consultants designing works.
    • Engineering Investigations. Conduct investigations into engineering issues affecting civil infrastructure assets.
    • Contracts. Provide specifications and designs for use in tenders and contracts for works under the capital works program.
    • Stakeholder Management. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop specifications for infrastructure and processes that meet council’s service levels.
    • Asset Management. Coordinate and assist with asset management processes and forward planning of infrastructure assets.
    • Roads. Coordinate management and use of council’s road corridors.
    • People Management. Lead, motivate, develop and support the team to deliver service excellence.
    • Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the reporting manager.

    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. Demonstrated strong attention to detail, analytical skills and ability to methodically problem solve.
    2. Demonstrated experience with civil design, construction techniques and standards as applied to fit for purpose infrastructure assets.
    3. Extensive knowledge of road, stormwater, water, sewerage design and construction contract specifications.
    4. Familiarity with relevant Australian Standards and knowledge of asset management, maintenance and life cycle costs for infrastructure.
    5. Demonstrated ability to deal with customers at all levels in a professional and courteous manner.
    6. Civil Engineering Degree or Tertiary qualifications in Engineering.
    7. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

    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
    • Qualification check
    • 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 Kym Downey, Manager Project Development and Contract Delivery 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
    • Rostered days off

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 8.1 = $102,342.17 p.a

    12 Noon, Tuesday 8 October 2019

  • Recently Closed: 10268 Plant Operator/Labourer (Capella)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10268 Plant Operator/Labourer (Capella)

    Work Type: Permanent Full Time
    Location: Capella
    Department: Infrastructure & Utilities

    About the Role
    The Plant Operator / Labourer will be required to undertake plant operation and labouring duties across the Central Highlands Regional Council area as directed by the Supervisor. The position may at times be required to undertake duties such as traffic control, operation of small and medium plant.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    1. Plant Operation and Maintenance: Ensure safe and competent operation of assigned plant to Council and TMR Standards on road networks and Civil Construction/Maintenance projects. Adopt best practice in relation to road maintenance and construction activities. Undertake regular maintenance checks on any assigned plant.
    2. Labouring Duties: Carry out a variety of manual tasks associated with Council’s undertakings which may include but not limited to; pot hole patching, concrete and drainage works, site mark out, operation of hand held and mechanical power tools etc.
    3. Training and Development: To actively participate in ongoing training and self-development to achieve continuous improvement for yourself and council.

    Selection Criteria
    Your application must demonstrate your skills, experience and qualifications in the following requirements:

    • Minimum of current Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    • General Construction Induction Card.
    • Statement of Attainment or Ticket for various construction plant.

    Pre-Employment Checks
    As part of the interview process the preferred candidate is required to undertake the following pre-employment checks:
    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and Functional Capacity Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

    Central Highlands Regional 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 addressing the selection criteria.
    2. Your resume, including a minimum of 2 referees.

    For further information
    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Peter Loader, Supervisor Maintenance Urban Capella 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
    • PPE supplied
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 9 day fortnight

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award, Level 3 = $56,724.05 p.a

    12 Noon, Tuesday 8 October 2019

  • Recently Closed: 10150 Community Development Officer Indigenous (Part Time)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10150 Community Development Officer Indigenous (Part Time)

    Department: Communities
    Location: Blackwater or negotiable within CHRC region
    Employment: Permanent Part Time

    This position is being offered on a permanent part time basis with approx. 21.75 hours per week (3 days)

    About the Role
    The Community Development Officer Indigenous role is responsible for working with the wider community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and council staff to facilitate and deliver the Reconciliation Action Plan.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    • Service Delivery. Assist with the successful delivery of council’s community planning, development and engagement activities consistent with Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan, Corporate Plan, Operational Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and other strategic documents and as required by relevant legislation.
    • Community Development. Using an asset-based approach, undertake community needs assessments and coordinate Council’s Indigenous Community Development initiatives and events as outlined in the Reconciliation Action Plan.
    • Community Planning. Lead Council’s Reconciliation Action Planning and assist with facilitating, implementing and reporting to ensure Indigenous peoples have a voice.
    • Community Engagement. Undertake community engagement and communications planning, facilitate activities and reporting for Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
    • Advocacy. Advocate for the Indigenous community to other levels of Government, relevant organisations and institutions about the needs of the community, funding requirements and other social impacts using an evidence-based approach.

    Selection Criteria
    Please include in your application, a statement advising of your skills, experience and qualifications for each selection criteria and mandatory requirement below:

    1. Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
    2. Competency with Microsoft Word and general computer use.
    3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate events, activities and meetings.
    4. Demonstrated ability to produce high level documents, grant applications, acquittals and reports.
    5. Demonstrated ability to write a project plan and coordinate projects.
    6. Demonstrated understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    7. Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    8. Queensland Working with Children Blue 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 Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.
    • Working with Children Blue Card or willingness and eligibility to obtain.
    • Reference checks

    Central Highlands Regional 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 addressing the selection criteria.
    2. Your resume, including a minimum of 2 referees.

    For further information about the role please refer to the position description (link below) or contact Lynda Connell, Supervisor Community Development on 1300 242 686 during business hours.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    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 (pro rata)
    • Corporate uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program

    Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 3.1 = $40,794.15 p.a

    12 Noon, Tuesday 8 October 2019

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