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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

  • 10152 Plant Operator Capella

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10152 Plant Operator Capella

    Close Date

    06/10/2020

    Description

    Work Type: Temporary Full Time – 3 month contract

    Location: Capella

    Department: Infrastructure & Utilities

    Salary Range: $29.56 per hour + 9.5% Superannuation

    Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you take pride in your work?

    We are currently recruiting a temporary Plant Operator / Labourer to help support our Capella team and the Central Highlands Regional Council community.

    If successful, you will be involved in a variety of labouring duties and form part of a committed team that is responsible for a wide range of plant operation and labouring tasks.

    If you have experience in working outdoors and enjoy being part of a team and can identify with the following qualities, we’d like to hear from you:

    • Positive team player
    • Commitment to safety
    • Take pride in your work
    • Dedication and work ethic to finish a project
    • Polite and friendly communication skills

    Please note you may be required to work overtime on occasion, and work in different geographical locations. To be considered you will be required to have:

    • Open C class Qld Licence or equivalent
    • General Construction Induction Card

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

    To be considered for these positions, please upload the following documents:

    1. A cover letter listing your statement of attainment / tickets for the equipment listed above and licences.
    2. Your resume detailing your relevant working experience.

    For further information about these positions, please contact Tarnya Lowe, Recruitment Advisor on 1300 242 686 within business hours.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a temporary position, you must have the Right to Work in Australia and be either:

    • An Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status
    • Hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia on a temporarily basis for the timeframe required.
    • Medical and functional assessments including drug & alcohol testing
    • Reference checks

    $29.56 per hour + 9.5% superannuation

    06/10/2020

  • 10335 Plant Operator Parks & Gardens Springsure

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10335 Plant Operator Parks & Gardens Springsure

    Description

    Work Type: Temporary Full Time – 3 month contract

    Location: Springsure

    Department: Communities – Parks and Gardens

    Salary Range: $29.56 per hour + 9.5% Superannuation

    Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you take pride in your work?

    Working within our Parks and Gardens teams will enable you to work across a wide range of greenspaces, facilities and community venues that support our local residents.

    We are recruiting a temporary Plant Operator / Labourer to help support our Springsure team and the Central Highlands Regional Council community.

    If successful, you will be involved in a variety of labouring duties and form part of a committed team that is responsible for keeping our community environment well maintained and beautiful.

    If you have experience in undertaking labouring tasks and can identify with the following qualities, we’d like to hear from you:

    • Positive team player
    • Commitment to safety
    • Take pride in your work
    • Dedication and work ethic to finish a project
    • Polite and friendly communication skills

    Please note you may be required to work overtime on occasion, and work in different geographical locations. To be considered you will be required to have:

    • Open C class Qld Licence or equivalent
    • General Construction Induction Card

    To apply for these position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

    To be considered for these positions, please upload the following documents:

    1. A cover letter listing your statement of attainment / tickets for the equipment listed above and licences.
    2. Your resume detailing your relevant working experience.

    For further information about these positions, please contact Tarnya Lowe, Recruitment Advisor on 1300 242 686 within business hours.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a temporary position, you must have the Right to Work in Australia and be either:

    • An Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status
    • Hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia on a temporarily basis for the timeframe required.
    • Medical and functional assessments including drug & alcohol testing
    • Reference checks

    $29.56 per hour + 9.5% Superannuation

    06/10/2020

  • 10588 - S.T.S.S. Administration Assistant (Temporary Position)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10588 – S.T.S.S. Administration Assistant (Temporary Position)

    Work Type: Fixed Term Contract (12 months)

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Corporate Services

    Award Classification: Stream A, Level 2.1 = $63,937.44 per annum plus 9.5% Superannuation

    An opportunity has become available for a savvy administration allrounder to join our team in Corporate Services. We are looking for someone with strong administrations skills, a multi-tasker with a high degree of flexibility and a demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication.

    Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits. We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • Opportunity to work a 9-day fortnight

     

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications with diverse backgrounds.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position.
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.
    3. Address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

     

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Working with children check

    For further information, please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Tanya Rouse on 4982 8309 within business hours.

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award Level 2.1 = $63,937.44 p a plus 9.5% Super

    12 Noon, Tuesday 6 October 2020

  • 10611 - Manager Community Parks & Recreation

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10611 – Manager Community Parks & Recreation

    Work Type: Individual Contract – Five (5) Year Fixed-Term Full Time

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Communities

    Are you a Manager with Parks and Recreation expertise looking to make a difference? How would you like to work for a Council who is committed to continuous improvement, a sustainable future, and the efficient investment in our communities?

    In this position, you will have the autonomy to oversee the strategic management and forward planning of Central Highland’s parks, sports and recreational facilities, and green spaces including:

    • Developing and managing budgets
    • Reviewing and delivering projects
    • Asset lifecycle management
    • Creating horticultural programs
    • Building effective relationships with local sport and recreational clubs

    Whilst your technical expertise is important, it is your ability to lead people that will ensure your success in this position. This is a multi-faceted role that will excite a Manager who thrives on bringing teams together and creating collaborative working environments.

    In addition, you will be motivated by further developing the Communities Parks and Recreation department and be able to effectively consult, present and liaise wit internal and external stakeholders.

    If you identify as a true People Leader who is passionate about making a difference in their local community, then we would like to speak with you.

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.

    • An attractive remuneration package
    • Relocation Assistance
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Corporate uniforms provided
    • Salary sacrificing options available

    Central Highlands Regional Council welcomes applications from all diversity groups.

    For a confidential discussion, please contact Tarnya Lowe on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Qualification check
    • Criminal History check

    Contract

    12 Noon, Tuesday 6 October 2020

  • 10640 - Property & Leasing Officer (Maternity Relief)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10640 – Property & Leasing Officer (Maternity Relief)

    Work Type:        Maternity Relief Contract

    Department:      Customer & Commercial Services

    Award:                 Stream A Level 5 – 6  (Level 5.1 $82,898.60 plus 9.5% Super)

     

    We are currently seeking a Property and Leasing Officer to join our team. Preferably, you must be able to start in the role towards the end of November 2020.

    About you

    We are expecting you to bring with you great value and ideas to join with our friendly & successful team. We value, support and develop those who are committed to delivering positive outcomes for our community.

    You are adept at forming credible and collaborative relationships (including through virtual means) with key stakeholders. You pride yourself on your contemporary, agile thinking and your ability to find solutions for problems. You are a great researcher and have excellent attention to detail skills.

     

    About the Role

    The Property and Leasing Officer will be responsible for land tenure matters including:

    • leasing and licensing of Council owned and controlled land,
    • commercial lease management,
    • compilation and maintenance of Councils’ lease register (freehold and trusteeship),
    • lease and licence program planning,
    • providing technical advice,
    • and reporting on land transactions.

    The property and leasing role will assist with property transactions and property development projects. The position will be part of a team to facilitate the centralisation of council’s land tenure and property management functions.

    Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits. We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

     

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • Opportunity to work a 9-day fortnight

     

     To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications with diverse backgrounds.

     

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position.
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.
    3. Address the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION, for further information please contact Andrea Hewitt on 1300 242 686 during business hours.

     

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

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

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award Level 5-6 = $82,898.60 to $94,168.76

    12 Noon, Thursday 1 October 2020

  • 10378 - Pool Attendant Rolleston (Casual)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10378 – Pool Attendant Rolleston (Casual)

    Work Type: Casual

    Location: Rolleston

    Department: Communities

    Salary Range:  Stream B Casuals, Level 3 = $36.36 per hour plus casual loading

    The Pool Attendant will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day function of the Rolleston Pool, ensuring a safe environment is maintained for all pool users and that the pool is maintained to meet industry and council standards. The Pool Attendant is also responsible for cleaning and maintaining associated facilities (e.g. toilets, change rooms, kiosk, etc.).

     

    How to Apply

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

    To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents:

    • A cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as per position description.
    • Your resume detailing your relevant working experience and mandatory qualifications.

    For further information about this position, please download the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Nicholas Wood on 1300 242 686 within business hours.

     

    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.

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and functional assessments including drug & alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • QLD Working With Children check

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

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream B) Casuals Award Level 3 = $36.36 per hour

    12 Noon, Tuesday 6 October 2020

  • Recently Closed - Plant Operator Parks & Gardens - Multiple positions

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed – Plant Operator Parks & Gardens – Multiple positions

    Work Type: Permanent Full Time

    Locations: Blackwater, Duaringa, Capella, Emerald

    Department: Communities – Parks and Gardens

    Salary Range: $58,425.77 – $59,246.13 + superannuation

     

    Do you enjoy working outdoors? Do you take pride in your work?

    Working within our Parks and Gardens teams will enable you to work across a wide range of greenspaces, facilities and community venues that support our local residents.

    We are recruiting multiple Plant Operator / Labourer positions across Blackwater, Capella, Emerald and Duaringa to further support the Central Highlands Regional Council community.

    If successful, you will be involved in a variety of labouring duties and form part of a committed team that is responsible for keeping our community environment well maintained and beautiful.

    If you have experience in undertaking labouring tasks and can identify with the following qualities, we’d like to hear from you:

    • Positive team player
    • Commitment to safety
    • Take pride in your work
    • Dedication and work ethic to finish a project
    • Polite and friendly communication skills

    Please note you may be required to work overtime on occasion, and work in different geographical locations. To be considered you will be required to have:

    • Open C class Qld Licence or equivalent
    • General Construction Induction Card

    Benefits of working with Central Highlands Regional Council include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme
    • 9 day fortnight
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • PPE and uniforms provided
    • Overtime rates applicable for overtime hours worked
    • Fortnightly pay
    • Salary sacrificing options available
    • Camp Allowance paid when working remotely
    • Employee Assistance Program

    To apply for these positions:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

    To be considered for these positions, please upload the following documents:

    1. A cover letter listing your statement of attainment / tickets for the equipment listed above and licences.
    2. Your resume detailing your relevant working experience.

    For further information about these positions, please contact Tarnya Lowe, Recruitment Advisor on 1300 242 686 within business hours.

    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.

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

    Council will arrange these checks for the preferred candidate following interview

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award Level 3 - 4 = $58,425.77 - $59,246.13 plus 9.5% Superannuation

    12 Noon, Wednesday 16 September 2020

  • 10555 - Coordinator Strategic Asset Management

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10555 – Coordinator Strategic Asset Management

    Department: Corporate Services

    Location: Emerald

    Employment: Permanent Full Time

    Award & Level: Stream A, Level 8.1 – $105,412.43 plus 9.5% Superannuation

     

    Are you a strategic Asset Management professional looking for a career defining role?

    This position is responsible for developing policies, practices and education to ensure uniformity of approach towards Asset Management across Council.

    You will create an integrated, holistic and strategic Asset Management framework for Council. Your ability to effectively consult, present and rationalise your plans and processes to stakeholders is paramount. Working knowledge of ISO55000 and IIMM as it relates to local government is mandatory.

    Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits. We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

     

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position.
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.
    3. A separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria.

    For further information please contact Chris Campbell, Manager Asset Management on 1300 242 686 within business hours.

     

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

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

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

     

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • 9 day fortnight

     

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award Level 8 = $105,412.43 - $117,887.75 p a plus 9.5% Super

    12 Noon, Friday 2 October 2020

  • Recently Closed - 10250 Plant Operator Parks & Gardens Blackwater (Maternity Relief)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed – 10250 Plant Operator Parks & Gardens Blackwater (Maternity Relief)

    Work Type: Maternity Contract until 25/06/2021

    Location: Blackwater

    Department: Communities

     

    About the Role

    The Plant Operator/Labourer will be required to undertake a range of duties as directed by the Supervisor Parks and Gardens including the maintenance to Council’s parks and garden assets and the operation of various plant and equipment in a safe manner.

     

    Benefits of working with Central Highlands Regional Council include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme
    • 9 day fortnight
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • PPE provided
    • Overtime rates applicable for overtime hours worked
    • Fortnightly pay
    • Salary sacrificing options available
    • Employee Assistance Program

     

    To apply for these positions:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.

    To be considered for the position, please upload the following documents:

    1. A cover letter listing your qualifications, education and licences as per the mandatory requirements.
    2. Your resume detailing your relevant working experience to this position.

    For further information, please review the Position Description or contact Tony Price, Coordinator Parks & Facilities BDSR on 07 4980 5524 within business hours.

     

    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.

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

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

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award Level 3 = $58,425.77 plus 9.5% Superannuation

    12 Noon, Monday 7 September 2020

  • 10022 - Area Support Officer (Casual) Blackwater/ Duaringa

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10022 – Area Support Officer (Casual) Blackwater/ Duaringa

    Department: Customer & Commercial Services
    Location: Blackwater/Duaringa
    Employment: Casual
    Award & Level: Stream A, Level 1.6  = $33.18 p.h. plus casual loading

    Objective of the role

    The Area Support Officer will be responsible for undertaking a range of operational, administrative and customer service functions associated with the day to day running of the Area Offices. The Area Support Officer will provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers ensuring the development of good working relationships with all staff and the public.  In addition, the position will also provide general administrative support services to the various departments within the organisation and Area Office as required (e.g. interdepartmental activities, debtors, creditors, stores, processing regulatory applications, meeting support, records management, library services, community and staff housing and community service activities, etc.

     

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position and addressing the selection criteria.
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.

    Please download and review the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

    For further information please contact Rebecah Brosnan on 1300 242 686 within business hours.

     

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • Corporate uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 9 day fortnight

     

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

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

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

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award Level 1.6 = $33.18 per hour

    12 Noon, Tuesday 6 October 2020

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