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To apply for any positions listed below please complete the online application form.

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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  • 10630 Creditors Officer Part Time - Fixed Term

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    10630 Creditors Officer Part Time – Fixed Term

    Department: Corporate Services
    Location: Emerald/Springsure

    The Creditors Officer is responsible for the accurate and efficient maintenance of Council’s accounts payable cycle including ensuring all internal control procedures are followed. The position will also be required to complete reconciliations and provide reports as requested.

    We are offering this position on a 6 month fixed term part time basis with a total of 32.5 hours per week (8.30 to 4.30 Monday to Friday)

    Our creditors team is based in Springsure however the successful applicant once trained does have the option to work from the Emerald office however will be required to travel to Springsure occasionally to complete the accounts payable cycle.

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

    • Year 12 or equivalent work experience
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Denis Glacken, Coordinator Procurement on 1300 242 686.

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

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

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

    QLGIA (A) Level 2.1 = $30.89 per hour + super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10149 Senior Advisor Workplace Relations

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    10149 Senior Advisor Workplace Relations

    Department: Corporate Services
    Location: Emerald

    The Senior Advisor Workplace Relations is responsible for providing professional advice and support to line Managers in relation to people management, industrial and employee relations issues.

    Key Responsibilities for this role include:

    1. Investigations. Provide expert industrial relations advice to support and undertake workplace investigations, including disciplinary, grievance, bullying and harassment.
    2. Performance Management. Support and guide line managers to effectively manage underperformance and excessive absence issues.
    3. Policy Development. Contribute to the review of Organisational Development policies and procedures to suit the needs of the organisation.
    4. Projects. Contribute to the successful delivery of Organisational Development projects, taking responsibility as directed.
    5. Legislation and Award Interpretation. Provide professional advice around interpretation of industrial, Local Government and relevant legislation and awards impacting on employee management.
    6. Culture and Change. Support the end to end change initiatives and development of corporate culture in line with Council requirements, providing Organisational Development advice and guidance.

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

    • Proven experience working in a senior HR and Industrial Relations Advisor role
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current employment and industrial relations legislation, Local Government legislation and awards.
    • Demonstrated experience in undertaking workplace investigations.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Tanya Rouse, Manager Human Resources on 1300 242 686.

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

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

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

    QLGIA (A) Level 7 = $88,200.10 - $93,069.98 p.a + super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10195 & 10196 Plumber/Network Crew Operator

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    10195 & 10196 Plumber/Network Crew Operator

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities
    Location: Emerald

    The Network Crew Operator (Plumber) directs and works 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.

    Key Responsibilities for the role include:

    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

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

    • 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

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Peter Dann, Supervisor Networks on 1300 242 686.

    As part of the interview process the preferred candidate is required to undertake relevant pre-employment checks. 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.

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

    QLGIA (C) Level BT1 = $67,368.28 p.a + super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10074 Community Development Officer CRG

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    10074 Community Development Officer CRG

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently seeking a Community Development Officer, specialising in Community Reference Groups.

    Council is committed to working with its community and has establishing the Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan. Realising our local priorities through placed based community plans. Our thirteen place based plans recognise the unique and diverse communities within our region and gives equitable representation.

    The Community Development Officer CRG is responsible for coordinating, facilitating and engaging with the community reference groups in accordance with the Central Highlands 2022 Community Plan.

    This is an excellent opportunity to work within the Community Development team on a community planning project unique to local government.

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

    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community development, community engagement and/or related disciplines
    • Demonstrated experience in engaging and partnering with the community to design and delivery community development programs and initiatives
    • Demonstrated experience with organising, promoting and conducting community events, functions and/or meetings
    • Experience with community organisations and club governance, meeting procedures and grant writing
    • High level of project management, report writing and presentation skills
    • Working with Children Blue Card
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Suzanne Poulter, Manager Community Development on 1300 242 686.

    As part of the interview process the preferred candidate is 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.
    • Working with Children check (Blue Card)

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

    QLGIA (A) Level 3.1 = $63,780.72 p.a + super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10492 Water Infrastructure Project Engineer

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    10492 Water Infrastructure Project Engineer

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities
    Location: Emerald

    The Water Infrastructure Projects Engineer leads a small team and is responsible for management of the short term capital delivery program (1 -3 year period) and capital investment governance and approvals process, develop annual capital works program, project manage and deliver major (>$2M) and minor capital works (<$2M) and develop strategic mechanisms for delivering routine capital works effectively.

    Key duties for the role include:

    1. Capital Investment Governance. To oversee the capital investment governance framework to ensure effective and efficient delivery of annual capital works programs
    2. Capital Works Program. Develop annual capital works program in conjunction with planning engineer and in accordance with the capital investment governance framework.
    3. Major Projects. To deliver major capital works in accordance with procurement and tendering guidelines and project management principles to ensure effective outcomes are delivered.
    4. Minor Projects. To deliver minor capital works in accordance with procurement and tendering guidelines and project management principles to ensure effective outcomes are delivered.
    5. Strategic Procurement. Develop strategies for bundling of capital works projects with a view to reduce the overall delivery cost.
    6. People Management. Lead, motivate, develop and support the team to deliver service excellence

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

    • A tertiary qualification (Bachelor of Engineering) in a relevant technical discipline
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    • Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Project (or equivalent)

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Peter Manning, Manager Water Utilities on 1300 242 686.

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

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

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

    QLGIA (A) Level 8 = $96,005.78 - $107,367.85 p.a + super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10501 Treatment Plant Operator

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    10501 Treatment Plant Operator

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities
    Location: Emerald

    The Treatment Plant Operator will undertake activities as directed to operate, undertake planned or responsive activities to the water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, reservoirs or sources, mechanical maintenance and electrical maintenance. This includes job planning, job safety and risk assessments, quality monitoring and reporting, 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.

    Key Duties of this role include:

    1. Operate and monitor. Undertake activities as directed to ensure effective daily and after-hours operation and monitoring of treatment facilities, including regular reporting. Carry out manual works as required.
    2. Water and effluent quality. Undertake activities as directed to operate Council’s water and wastewater treatment plants to ensure compliance with Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and DEHP Licence conditions.
    3. Continuity of service. Follow work procedures to ensure continuity of service of pump stations, reservoirs and treatment plants to achieve level of service and compliance.
    4. Planned Maintenance. Undertake planned maintenance schedules with the aim to reduce responsive maintenance and unplanned breakdowns.
    5. Responsive Maintenance. Undertake unplanned breakdown maintenance to ensure legislative requirements are met.
    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.

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

    • Cert II or Cert III Water / Wastewater Treatment Operations or willingness to obtain
    • General Construction Induction Card
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
    • Sound knowledge of water and wastewater network and treatment management, planned and responsive maintenance activities

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Josh Adams, Supervisor Treatment on 1300 242 686.

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

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

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

    QLGIA (B) Level 8 = $59,409.07 p.a plus super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10631 Senior Youth Development Officer

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    10631 Senior Youth Development Officer

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    The Senior Youth Development Officer is responsible to lead, deliver and report on the progress of activities, programs and events to the Central Highlands youth related strategic documents. This position will work as part of the Community Development unit to successfully deliver council’s community planning, development and engagement activities. The senior Youth Development officer will also lead and mentor the 2 x Youth Development Officers’ that report directly to the position.

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

    • Minimum of 2 years experience in community development, community engagement and/or related disciplines
    • Demonstrated experience leading a team to achieve goals
    • Demonstrated experienced in engaging and partnering with the community to design and deliver youth development programs and initiatives
    • Demonstrated experience with organising, promoting and conducting community events, functions and meetings
    • Experience with community organisations and grant and report writing
    • High level of critical thinking, problem solving and project management
    • High level communication skills to build and foster relationships with youth, their families, internal and external stakeholders and other organisations
    • Queensland Working with Children Blue Card
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Lynda Connell, Supervisor Community Development on 1300 242 686.

    As part of the interview process the preferred candidate is 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.
    • Working with Children check (Blue Card)

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

    QLGIA (A) Level 4.1 = $69,629.40 p.a plus super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10632 Youth Development Officer

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    10632 Youth Development Officer

    Department: Communities
    Location: Springsure/Capella

    The Youth Development Officer is responsible for facilitating, coordinating and promoting youth development programs and events for Central Highlands Regional Council. This position is 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.

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

    • Minimum of 2 years experience in community development, community engagement and/or related disciplines
    • Demonstrated experienced in engaging and partnering with the community to design and deliver youth 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 communication skills to build and foster relationships with youth, their families, internal and external stakeholders and other organisations
    • Queensland Working with Children Blue Card
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Lynda Connell, Supervisor Community Development on 1300 242 686.

    As part of the interview process the preferred candidate is 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.
    • Working with Children check (Blue Card)

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

    QLGIA (A) Level 3.1 = $63,780.72 p.a + super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10409 Casual Saleyards Operator

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    10409 Casual Saleyards Operator

    Department: Commercial Services
    Location: Emerald

    The Saleyards Operator will be responsible for the day to day functions of Saleyards operations. The primary objective of this role is to provide general business support to the Emerald Saleyards operations ensuring livestock transactions are completed in an accurate, timely and compliant manner and all enquiries are handled appropriately. The role also provides services to the Emerald Saleyards that support its operations including but not limited to pre-sale and sale activities and the handling of livestock.

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

    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s license.
    • Competent computer literacy skills with the ability to quickly learn new software and applications.

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact Tim Maguire, Saleyards Manager on 1300 242 686.

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

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

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

    QLGIA (B) Level 2 = $32.67 per hour

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10015 Airport Reporting Officer

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    10015 Airport Reporting Officer

    Department: Commercial Services
    Location: Emerald

    The Airport Reporting Officer will be responsible for performing a range of tasks and duties to ensure the safe and high standard in the operation and maintenance of the Emerald Airport.

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

    • Queensland Open Drivers Licence
    • Aircraft Radio Telephone Operator Certificate of Proficiency or willing to obtain
    • Security officer Licence or ability to obtain.
    • Must be willing to obtain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).
    • Completed or be willing to complete an Airport reporting Officer’s and Safety Officers course.

    The successful applicant must have previous experience as an Airport Reporting Officer or Work Safety Officer.

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact David Voss, Manager Airport on 1300 242 686.

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

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

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

    QLGIA - B Level 4 = $53,959.21 pa + super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

  • 10629 Assets and Maintenance Officer Airport

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    10629 Assets and Maintenance Officer Airport

    Department: Commercial Services
    Location: Emerald

    The Assets and Maintenance Officer Airport will be responsible for providing maintenance services for the Emerald airport infrastructure, buildings and facilities (e.g. airport grounds, airfield, gardens, fences, offices, hangars, car parks, maintenance sheds, equipment). Some additional work may be required at other Council Aeroplane Landing Area’s periodically

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

    • Understanding of Workplace Health and Safety requirements.
    • Trade certificate or equivalent experience in the building or related industry.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class open driver’s licence.
    • Be able to hold a current aviation Airside Security Identification Card (ASIC)
    • Grounds work experience.

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further details or contact David Voss, Manager Airport on 1300 242 686.

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

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

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

    QLGIA - A Level 2 - 3 = $58,231.88 - $68,172.97 pa + super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 May 2018

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