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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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  • 10175 Manager Airport

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    10175 Manager Airport

    Location: Emerald, Central Queensland

    Central Highlands Regional Council is recruiting for a highly motivated professional to join our team in the position of Manager Airport based in Emerald, Central Queensland. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead the growth of this Regional Airport, identified within the Queensland State Planning as an airport of state significance.

    Reporting to the General Manager Customer and Commercial Service, the Manager Airport is responsible for the efficient and compliant operation of the Emerald Airport and regional Aerodrome Landing Areas in accordance with regulatory and commercial requirements.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Compliance. Responsible for ensuring Airport and Aerodrome Landing Areas meet Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Office of Transport Security (OTS) requirements. Conduct audits to ensure compliance with federal legislation, Council’s airport operations manual and workplace health and safety. Responsible for ensuring all Aerodrome compliance requirements including manuals and plans meet statutory requirements or develop and progress action plans to ensure compliance.
    • Project Management. Manage the interface between the project delivery team, the operations team, and customers to successful completion of aerodrome projects in line with budget, customer requirements, and relevant regulations. Ensure capital projects are managed well utilising sound project management skills.
    • Planning. Prepare and work in accordance with various planning documents to ensure future planning and sustainability of Airport business. Produce and maintain drawings for airport layout and planning. Contributing to the preparation of the capital and operational budgets for the Airport and Aerodrome Landing Areas (ALA). Ensure Airport Strategic Planning is reviewed and updated to meet Airport future needs.
    • Commercial Opportunity. Identify and secure opportunities for the commercial advancement of revenue opportunities to enhance Airport growth and sustainability. Manage airport lease arrangements including participation in re-negotiation of new leases.
    • Communication and Engagement. Provide advice and direction within established Council guidelines, including report and presentation on Airport matters to Council. Liaise with airport stakeholders on a regular basis. Ensure statutory engagement occurs in accordance with legislative requirements. Coordinate the Emerald Airport Advisory Coordination Committee to meet on a quarterly basis.
    • Reporting. Produce required reports for Council and external agencies.   Providing reports on all compliance outcomes, recommendations and corrective action plans to General Manager Customer & Commercial Services.
    • People Management. Lead, motivate, develop and support Airport and ALA staff, encouraging a culture focused on Council’s corporate values, customer service, safety, security, and continuous improvement.

     

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    • Appropriate certifications to manage a Regular Passenger Transport Airport
    • Queensland Open Drivers Licence
    • Demonstrated experience in managing a security-controlled airport, including team, legislative knowledge, commercial acumen, stakeholder management
    • Project management experience in delivering capital works projects
    • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs
    • Experience in technical support of airport operations

    This is a contract position with a remuneration package circa. $170,000 per annum (negotiable), including 5 weeks annual leave, relocation allowance and 12% superannuation.

    Please refer to the Position Description, Emerald Airport Facts and the Emerald Airport Business Profile for more information or
    contact Michelle Webster, General Manager Customer and Commercial Services on 1300 242 686.

    Please note that as part of the interview process you will be 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.

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

    Contract - Remuneraion Package Total Circa. $170K (neg)

    12 Noon, Monday 6 August 2018

  • 10082 Coordinator Planning and Development

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    10082 Coordinator Planning and Development

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    Reporting directly to the Manager Planning & Environment, the Coordinator Development & Planning plans, organises, coordinates and provides direction and oversight for all activities and operations of the Development and Planning unit in accordance with established legislation and procedures. The Coordinator will also be responsible for making decisions in his/her area of responsibility covering a multi-disciplinary team making recommendations to the Manager Planning & Environment.

    Key Responsibilities for the role include:

    1. Service delivery. Holds overall responsibility for the successful delivery of ‘case load’ of applications and compliance matters associated with development assessment, strategic land use planning, development engineering, building and plumbing regulation, para-planning education and development.
    2. Technical skills and expertise. Ability to understand, interpret, administer and comply with relevant legislation and Council policies legislation applicable to the functions within local government development and planning unit.
    3. Information delivery. Producing high standard reports, correspondence and advice to internal and external clients relevant to disciplines with the unit.
    4. People management. Supervise, motivate, develop and support work teams and individual employees with in the unit to achieve section and organisational goals.
    5. 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.
    6. Project management. In conjunction with the Manager, assist in planning, implementation, and tracking of specific short-medium term projects.
    7. 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.

    Your application must address the 7 key responsibilities points and demonstrate your skills and experience in the following mandatory requirements:

    • 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.
    • High level technical knowledge and experience in interpreting and complying with relevant Planning, Building, Plumbing and Environment legislation.
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, develop and support a team of multi-disciplinary employees within a political environment to achieve required outcomes.
    • Well-developed oral and written communication and high-quality negotiation skills to respond to matters as they arise.
    • Demonstrated experience in the development, consultation and implementation of strategic documents such as masterplans, planning policies and planning instruments.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrated high standard of report writing, presentation and networking skills.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

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

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

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

    For further information about the role please refer to the position description or contact Kirstin Byrne, Manager Planning and Environment on 1300 242 686.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    QLGIA (A) Level 8 = $96,005.748 - $107,367.85 p.a

    12 noon, Monday 23 July 2018

  • 10195 & 10196 Network Crew Operator (Plumber)

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    10195 & 10196 Network Crew Operator (Plumber)

    Department: Infrastructure & 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 position 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 demonstrates 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

    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.

    For further information about the role, please refer to the position description or contact Peter Dann, Supervisor Networks on 1300 242 686.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

     

    QLGIA (C) Level BT1 = $67,368.287 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 23 July 2018

  • 10015 Airport Reporting Officer

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    10015 Airport Reporting Officer

    Department: Customer and Commercial Services
    Location: Emerald

    The Airport Reporting Officer is 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.
    The Airport Reporting Officer works on a rotational shift roster and requires you to be available for on-call periods, overtime and shift allowances are paid on top of the base salary.

    Key Responsibilities of the role include:

    • Compliance. Conduct operations of the Emerald Airport and Aerodrome Landing Areas in accordance with Council Policy and Procedures and other Government Regulatory Acts and Regulations. Assist in maintaining the Emerald Airport airside to a standard required to satisfy all relevant CASA, Manual of Operating Standard Part 139, the Emerald Aerodrome Manual, and other relevant legislation. Enforce Council’s local laws, CASA regulations, and the requirements of the Aviation Transport Security Act and Regulations.
    • Equipment Checking. Inspect and report on aerodrome serviceability, airfield lighting and obstacle limitation surfaces.
    • Maintenance. Ensure that maintenance of the Emerald Airport Terminal building and surrounds is kept to a high standard in accordance with all relevant regulatory provisions and operation manuals, this includes the monitoring of trades people engaged to carry out maintenance works. Regularly inspect and maintain Aerodrome Landing Areas to an acceptable level. Carry out daily inspections of the airside area and complete entries into the relevant documentation. Maintain diligent record keeping and reporting as required under legislation.
    • Security. Take responsibility for airside security, including controlling wildlife incursion monitoring airside access and airside driving.

    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 Works Safety Officers course.

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

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

     

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

    For further details about the role please refer to the position description below or for genuine enquiries contact Lane Dechaineux, Acting Manager Airport on 1300 242 686.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    QLGIA (B) Level 4 = $53,959.21 p.a plus relevant allowances and superannuation

    12 Noon, Monday 23 July 2018

  • 10500 Treatment Plant Operator - Springsure/Rolleston

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    10500 Treatment Plant Operator – Springsure/Rolleston

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities
    Location: Springsure/Rolleston

    The Treatment Plant Operator undertakes 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 Responsibilities for the position 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 address your skills and experience in the following position specific 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
    • Field experience in a similar or related role (desirable)
    • Asbestos, confined space, working at heights, trenching (desirable)
    • MR licence, Forklift licence, backhoe ticket/statement of attainment (desirable)

    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.

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

    For further information about the role please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Joshua Adams, Supervisor Treatment on 1300 242 686.

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

    12 Noon, Monday 23 July 2018

  • 10438 Supervisor Environmental Services - Fixed Term

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    10438 Supervisor Environmental Services – Fixed Term

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    This position is being offer on a full time fixed term basis to May 2019.

    The Supervisor Environmental Services supervises, plans, and provides direction and oversight for all activities and operations of Environmental Health Officers.
    Key Responsibilities for the role are:

    1. Service     Delivery.   Successful     delivery     of   environmental     health management responsibilities in accordance   with established legislation and procedures.
    2. Technical Skills and Expertise. Understand, interpret, administer and comply with relevant legislation and Council policies legislation applicable to the functions within local government environmental health.
    3. Information Delivery. Produce reports, correspondence and advice to internal and external clients relevant to disciplines within the unit.
    4. People Management. Supervise, motivate, develop and support work teams and individual employees within the unit to achieve section and organisational goals.
    5. Customer Focus. Foster a customer focused culture within the unit so that members of the public and other employees receive a responsive and professional service that meets or exceeds their expectations.

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

    • Suitable qualifications in a relevant field, either Diploma / Degree
    • Demonstrated level of experience in interpreting and complying with relevant Environmental legislation.
    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, develop and support a team of employees within a political environment to achieve required outcomes.
    • Experience in delivering reports and presentations.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

    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 Assessment and Drug & Alcohol testing.

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

    For further information about the role please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Kirstin Byrne, Manager Planning and Environment on 1300 242 686.

    QLGIA (A) Level 6.1 = $42.90 per hour ($80,872.05 p.a pro rata)

    12 Noon, Monday 23 July 2018

  • 10409 Casual Saleyards Operator

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    10409 Casual Saleyards Operator

    Department: Customer and Community Services
    Location: Emerald

    This position is being offered on a casual basis with approx. 10 hours per week. The position may be required to work outside normal business hours as the need arises on sale days etc.

    The Saleyards operator is responsible for the day to day functions of Saleyards operations. The primary objective of the Casual Saleyards Officer 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.

    Key Responsibilities of the role include:

      1. Maintenance. Assist in repairs to Saleyards infrastructure, clean and washdown concrete areas, re-gravel pens and lanes and any other general maintenance and cleaning in the upkeep of the Saleyards facility. Assist in the construction and replacement of livestock pens and other facility infrastructure.
      2. Administration. Provide comprehensive, accurate and timely business support in regard to Emerald Saleyards operations, ensuring confidentiality is maintained.
      3. Livestock Transactions. Support end to end services to ensure accurate transactions are maintained in the processing of livestock.
      4. Livestock Activities. Where required participate in general saleyards activities to support the efficient operation of the business.
      5. Enquiry Management. Liaise with internal and external customers, ensuring queries are escalated appropriately, resolved in a timely fashion and customer expectations are managed.
      6. Data Integrity. Ensure records are accurate and processed in a timely manner.
      7. Reporting. Provide accurate records of livestock scalehouse operations and transfer records.

    To be considered for the position your application must demonstrate your skills and experience in the following requirements:

    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s license.
    • Competent computer literacy skills with the ability to quickly learn new software and applications.
    • Experience with Livestock Exchange Software or similar (desirable)
    • Skid Steer License (desirable)
    • Welding Experience (desirable)
    • Experience in Livestock Handling (desirable)
    • Experience and Knowledge in the Operation of a Selling Facility (desirable)

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

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

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

    For further information about the role please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Tim Maguire, Saleyards Manager on 1300 242 686.

    QLGIA (B) Level 2 = $32.67 per hour

    12 Noon, Monday 23 July 2018

  • 10459 Supervisor Waste Facilities

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    10459 Supervisor Waste Facilities

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    The Supervisor Waste Facilities is responsible for the physical delivery and day to day management of Council’s waste facilities across the region. Day to day planning, organising rosters and pro-actively supervising and monitoring employees at all Council’s waste facilities is required to ensure that ongoing compliance with the Environmental Authority (EA) is achieved.

    Key Responsibilities for the role are:

    Service delivery.
    Successful delivery of the full range of waste delivery services and responsibilities in accordance with established legislation and procedures. Undertake tasks as instructed, including physical and manual work activities.

    Technical skills and expertise.
    Understand, interpret, administer and comply with relevant legislation (including Environmental Authority compliance) and Council policies applicable to the functions within a waste services unit.

    Organisation skills and People Management.
    Supervise, organise, motivate, development and support work teams and individual employees within the unit to achieve section and organisational goals.

    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.

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

    • Proven skills and experience in the supervision of employees in waste management or similar industry.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of waste operations (including the Workplace Health and Safety practices).
    • Demonstrated ability to manage operational/service related complaints and issues effectively to ensure prompt identification and appropriate action, including researching and drafting responses prior to escalating to the Coordinator or Manager.
    • Proven commitment to the provision of courteous and professional customer service
    • Sound Understanding of statutory regulatory requirements, particularly environmental and waste management legislation.
    • Competent in Microsoft Office applications with the ability to learn computer programs such as Mandalay.
    • Demonstrated skills in report writing with experience in administering of contractual documentation desirable.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.
    • General Construction Induction Card

    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.

    For further information about the role please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Kirstin Byrne, Manager Planning and Environment on  1300 242 686.

    QLGIA (A) Level 4 = $69,629.40 - $74,020.46 p.a + Super

    12 Noon, Wednesday 23 July 2018

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