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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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  • 10613 Coordinator Strategic Land Use

    Position

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    10613 Coordinator Strategic Land Use

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

    About the Role
    The Coordinator Strategic Land Use will be responsible for effectively managing Council’s strategic planning in accordance with established legislation and procedures. The Coordinator will also be responsible for making decisions in his/her area of responsibility; regulating, protecting and improving the amenity, safety and well-being of the Central Highlands community.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    • Service delivery. Holds overall responsibility for the successful delivery of strategic planning responsibilities in accordance with established legislation and procedures.
    • Technical skills and expertise. Understand, interpret, administer and comply with relevant legislation and Council policies applicable to the functions within a local government strategic land use unit.
    • Information delivery. High standard reporting, correspondence and advice to internal and external clients relevant to disciplines with the unit
    • People management. Supervise, motivate, develop and support work teams and individual employees with in the unit to achieve section and organisational goals.
    • Strategic and business planning. In conjunction with the Manager, assist in developing and implementing strategic and business plans across the unit and section to achieve organisational goals.
    • Project management. In conjunction with the Manager, assist in planning, implementation, and tracking of specific short-medium-long term projects having a beginning, an end and specified deliverables.
    • Stakeholder engagement. Establish a reputation for reliance and trust across the spectrum of stakeholders, including management, peers, fellow workers and the general public.
    • 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
    Please include in your application, a statement advising of your skills, experience and qualifications for each selection criteria and mandatory requirement below:

    • Degree qualifications in Bachelor Urban and Regional Town Planning or similar.
    • Minimum five (5) years’ experience working in a town planning (or related) role with Local government experience preferred.
    • Specialised knowledge and/or proven experience of working with a Queensland local government strategic planning or related business environment and processes including relevant legislation, policies and procedures, including the Planning Act 2016 and experience in their application.
    • High level technical knowledge of strategic planning concepts including (but not limited to) growth management principles, place making and environmental planning and sustainability.
    • Well-developed oral and written communication and high quality negotiation skills to respond to matters as they arise.
    • Demonstrated ability to articulate strategies, policies and ideas to key stakeholders such as elected representatives, the development industry, State Government and the community.
    • Extensive experience in the development, consultation and implementation of strategic documents such as masterplans, planning policies and planning instruments.
    • Demonstrated report writing skills ability to prepare concise and informative reports.
    • Demonstrated initiative in identifying effective strategic outcomes.
    • 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 Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.
    • Qualification checks
    • 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
    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Kirstin Byrne, Manager Planning and Environment 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
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Rostered days off

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 8.1 = $99,846.02 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 1 July 2019

  • 10602 Management Accountant (Part Time)

    Position

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    Closing Date

    10602 Management Accountant (Part Time)

    Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
    Location: Emerald
    Department: Corporate Services

    This position is being offered on a permanent part time basis with approx. 29 hours per week (4 days)

    About the Role
    The Management Accountant is responsible for providing financial assistance to Council by supplying a range of accounting and reporting functions to enable the effective delivery of financial services ensuring appropriate standards of service provision to both internal and external customers.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    1. Annual Budget. Liaise with managers to prepare relevant components and contribute to the overall delivery of Council’s annual budget.
    2. Procedure Development. In consultation with management, develop and implement procedures and guidelines that support Council’s financial policies.
    3. Financial Reporting. Prepare timely, efficient and relevant management reporting for managers, ELT and council. Support the financial accountant to ensure adequate completion of all council’s statutory reporting functions.
    4. Financial Understanding. Work with managers, and council staff to ensure full understanding of financial processes required by council.
    5. Financial. Undertake financial transactions, cash handling, receipting and banking processes in accordance with established procedures
    6. Compliance. Research, monitor and ensure compliance with the financial requirements of the Local Government Act and Regulations, Australian Accounting Standards and Relevant taxation legislation.

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

    Mandatory requirements:

    • Degree Qualified – Business/Accounting or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers’ licence.
    • Experience in Developing, and reporting of Budgets and analysis or results

    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

    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 Julie Bruce, Acting Manager Finance 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)
    • Corporate uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 5.1 = $41.65 per hour

    12 Noon, Monday 1 July 2019

  • 10060 Building Certifier

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10060 Building Certifier

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

    About the Role
    The Building Certifier will be responsible for processing building applications, site inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans, initiating correspondence, liaison with builders, architects and engineers and dealing with the public. As well as all other duties as directed by the Coordinator Development & Planning and Manager Planning & Environment at a level that meets Industry and Council standards.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    1. Service delivery. Responsible for the successful delivery of all building application assessments and associated compliance matters, and assist and/or liaise with existing ad other Council departments and external agencies on relevant matters. 
    2. Technical skills and expertise. Understand, interpret, administer and comply with relevant legislation and Council policies applicable to the functions within the local government building applications unit. 
    3. Information delivery. Producing high standard reports, correspondence and advice to internal and external clients relevant to disciplines within the unit. 

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

    Selection Criteria

    1. Experience in the practical application of building surveying within local government or private sector. 
    2. Sound working knowledge of Building Code of Australia and development related legislation. 
    3. Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills including the ability to compile comprehensive reports. 
    4. Reasonable level of computer literacy including demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, online mapping and Council Information System and the internet more broadly. 
    5. Demonstrated ability to provide quality assurance in customer service. 
    6. Strong interpersonal and time management skills that will contribute to the efficiency of a small team. 
    7. Ability to assess and initiate things independently with careful attention to details.  
    8. Demonstrated experience in meeting deadlines and working in a fast paced environment. 

    Mandatory Requirements

    • At least 12 months experience associated with building control. 
    • Knowledge of Australian Standards relating to building work, local laws and Council policies and procedures 
    • Knowledge of the Workplace Health and Safety Act and safe work procedures pertaining to the building and construction industry. 
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence. 
    • Associate Diploma Building Inspection or BA Science Construction Management or equivalent.  
    • Qualifications and experience in accordance with requirements of Part II Standard Building Regulations 1993 of the Queensland Building Act 1975. 
    • QLD Building Certifier licence (minimum level 3)

    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 checks
    • 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
    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Joseph Kirkwood, Coordinator Development and Planning 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
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Rostered days off

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 8.1 = $99,846.02 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 1 July 2019

  • 10150 Community Development Officer Indigenous

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10150 Community Development Officer Indigenous

    Employment Type: Permanent Part Time
    Location: Blackwater
    Department: Communities

    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:

    Mandatory requirements:

    • Minimum of 2 years experience in a related discipline
    • Demonstrated experience in engaging and partnering with the community to design and deliver indigenous development programs and initiatives
    • Demonstrated experience with organising, promoting and conducting community events, functions and meetings
    • Experience with community organisations and grant writing
    • High level of project management, report writing and presentation skills
    • High level communications skills to build and foster relationships
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    • Queensland Working with Children Blue Card

    Selection Criteria:

    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

    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
    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Lynda Connell, Supervisor Community Development 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)
    • Corporate uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 3.1 = $35.18 per hour

    12 Noon, Monday 1 July 2019

  • 10195 Plumber (Network Crew Operator) Emerald

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    Closing Date

    10195 Plumber (Network Crew Operator) Emerald

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

    About the Role
    The Network Crew Operator (Plumber) will direct and work along with the crew they are leading to undertake planned or responsive activities / repairs to the water and wastewater networks. This includes job planning, job safety and risk assessments, traffic management, identifying and reporting failures, causes and remedies, receiving and closing out of customer requests on a tablet computer and marking up Council plans for asset accuracy.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    1. Leadership. To Lead and safely manage a small team for operation and maintenance of Council’s water and waste water networks
    2. Continuity of Supply. Undertake work as directed to minimise disruption to customer service.
    3. Customer Service. Undertake job planning and works to meet customer levels of service and liaise with customers to keep them informed of progress / completion.
    4. Planned Maintenance. Undertake planned maintenance activities on water and sewer networks. Carry out manual works as required.
    5. Responsive Maintenance. Undertake responsive maintenance activities on water and sewer networks to ensure customer service levels are met. Carry out manual works as required.
    6. Safety and Training. Work according to safe work procedures and undertake necessary training to ensure regulatory compliance is met and zero harm is achieved.
    7. On-call / After-hours. Participate in an on-call roster system as a crew member to undertake after-hours responsive or planned maintenance activities.

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

    • QBCC Plumbers and Drainers licence.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class (Manual) drivers licence.
    • General Construction Induction Card
    • Significant field experience in a similar or related leadership role
    • Sound knowledge of water and wastewater network management, planned and responsive maintenance activities

    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 positon, providing the work complies with the conditions of your visa.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Qualification Check
    • Medical and Functional Capacity Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

    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 Dann, Supervisor Networks 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

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream C) Award, Level BT1 = $70,063.01 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 1 July 2019

  • 10092 Coordinator Management Accounting

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10092 Coordinator Management Accounting

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

    About the Role
    The Coordinator Management Accounting is responsible for providing high level and comprehensive financial advice to Council in an effective and efficient manner. The position is also responsible for driving and coordinating Council’s annual budget process and providing management accounting services across all departments of council, including the development and documentation of accounting procedures across council.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    1. Annual Budget. In consultation with Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Council and managers co-ordinate and complete Council’s annual budget.
    2. Long Term Financial Plan. In consultation with ELT Council and managers Co-ordinate and complete Council’s long term financial plan.
    3. Policy Development. In consultation with management, ELT and Council, develop policies and guidelines that support the provision of reliable, timely information across council.
    4. Financial Reporting. Ensure a system of timely, efficient and relevant management reporting is developed and delivered to managers, ELT and council.
    5. Financial Understanding. Work with managers, ELT, Council and council staff to develop the level of financial understanding within council.
    6. Financial. Undertake financial transactions, cash handling, receipting and banking processes in accordance with established procedures
    7. Compliance. Research, monitor and ensure compliance with the financial requirements of the Local Government Act and Regulations, Australian Accounting Standards and Relevant taxation legislation
    8. People Management. Lead, motivate, develop and support the Management Accounting team to deliver service excellence.

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

    • Degree Qualified – Business/Accounting or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.
    • Experience in Developing Budgets in a local government
    • Membership of CPA or CA or equivalent body (desirable)

    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
    • Qualification 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
    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Julie Bruce, Acting Finance Manager 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
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Rostered days off (21 day month or 9 day fortnight)

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award, Level 8.1 = $99,846.02 p.a

    12 Noon, Thursday 27 June 2019

  • Recently Closed - 10281 Plant Operator/Labourer Park & Gardens - Duaringa

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    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed – 10281 Plant Operator/Labourer Park & Gardens – Duaringa

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

    About the Role
    The Plant Operator/Labourer is 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.

    Responsibilities of the Role

    1. Decision making. Daily responsibilities/tasks including resolving on the job issues to be carried out efficiently and effectively using education, experience, expertise and previous training, when deciding on the appropriate equipment and council procedure to use.
    2. Operation and Maintenance. Ensure safe and competent operation of all Council equipment, including carrying out regular maintenance checks.
    3. Environmental awareness. Awareness and preparation of a safe work area including all plant and equipment must be maintained at all times, ensuring the safety of employees and the public.

    Selection Criteria
    Please include in your application a statement for each selection criteria and mandatory requirement below:

    • General Construction Induction Card.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.
    • Demonstrated ability to undertake physical tasks associated with the position
    • Sound standard of communication skills, including responding to routine enquires from the general public and fellow employees, and recording activities and standard information
    • Trade qualification in horticulture (desirable)

    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 positon, 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 Capacity Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

    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 Tony Price, Coordinator Parks & 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
    • PPE supplied
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 9 day fortnight

    QLGIA Stream B, Level 3 = $55,340.54 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 24 June 2019

  • Recently Closed - 10417 Senior Ranger

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed – 10417 Senior Ranger

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

    About the Role
    The Senior Ranger position objective is to assist the Coordinator Ranger Services with the regulation, protection and improvement of the amenity, safety and well-being of the Central Highlands Regional Council community, through the implementation and monitoring of plans, policies, Local Laws, legislation and compliance standards relevant to the responsibilities of the Ranger Services Unit.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    • Service delivery. Assist the Coordinator Ranger Services with the successful delivery of the full range of ranger services responsibilities in accordance with established legislation and procedures with a strong customer service focus.
    • Technical skills and expertise. Understand, analyse, interpret, administer and comply with relevant Acts, legislation and Council policies applicable to the functions within a local government ranger services unit (animal control, local laws, plant & animal pest and stock route management).
    • Information delivery. Producing high standard reports, correspondence and advice to internal and external clients relevant to disciplines within the unit.
    • People Management. Assist the Coordinator Ranger Services with the supervision, motivation, development and support of work teams and individual employees within the unit to achieve section and organisational goals.
    • Stakeholder Engagement. Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders, to manage expectations and establish opportunities for the ongoing development of Council employees.

    Selection Criteria
    Please include in your application a statement for each selection criteria and mandatory requirement below:

    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills including both team work and public relation skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to identify pest plants and animal pest presence.
    • Demonstrated proven knowledge of all acts associated with stock routes and a good understanding of relevant legislation and procedures associated with the movement of and maintenance of stock.
    • Demonstrate ability to prepare and present in-depth reports.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment in relation to enforcement procedures and customer service under minimal supervision.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers’ licence
    • Suitable qualifications in a relevant field, such as a Cert IV in Government investigations or Rural Land Management, or equivalent prior learning and training.
    • Within 6 months of appointment, be willing to successfully undertake training for permits/approvals for, ACDC unrestricted licence, 1080 operators’ licence, Firearms licence and First Aid.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Ranger or Local Laws Officer (or equivalent)
    • Demonstrated ability to develop & manage budgets, resources and monitor and evaluate programs.
    • Possess sound skills in the operation of Microsoft applications.
    • Demonstrated experience in the handling of companion animals, pest animal/plant control, livestock handling, operation and maintenance of small plant and equipment, fencing & stock route watering facilities.
    • Proven experience in understanding legislation, case management for all aspects of investigations, including legislative breaches and Council representation to external agencies and court.

    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.
    • Criminal History
    • 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
    Please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Brett Keys, Coordinator ranger 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
    • PPE supplied
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Rostered days off (21 day month or 9 day fortnight)

    QLGIA Stream A, Level 5.1 = $78,521.05 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 24 June 2019

  • Recently closed - Plant Operator/Grader - Duaringa

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    Closing Date

    Recently closed – Plant Operator/Grader – Duaringa

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

    About the Role
    The Grader Operator will be required to undertake safe plant operation and labouring duties
    on sites across the Central Highlands Regional Council area as directed by the Supervisor in
    accordance with all Council policy and procedures.

    Responsibilities of the Role 

    1. Grader Operation and Maintenance.  Ensure the safe and competent operation of a
      Grader in accordance with 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
      the grader and/or associated plant.
    2. Flexibility. When required, supervise worksite and staff, including accurate completion
      of associated documentation.
    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:

    • Statement of Attainment or Ticket for Grader Operations.
    • Demonstrated ability to operate grader within design tolerances (Final Trim experience)
    • Minimum of Queensland C class (Manual) provisional drivers licence.
    • 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 positon, 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 Capacity Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

    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 Doug Gray, Senior Project Manager 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
    • PPE supplied
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 9 day fortnight

    QLGIA Stream B, Level 6 = $58,657.56 p.a

    12 noon, Monday 27 May 2019

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