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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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  • General Manager Corporate Services

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    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    General Manager Corporate Services

    Recruitment for this position is being handled by Blackadder Associates.

    All questions and applications should be directed to them via their website or phone contact Chris Rose on 0412 334 111.

    NOTE: SEE ABOVE. DO NOT APPLY WITH THIS ‘APPLY NOW’ BUTTON.

    An attractive total remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

    Applications with Blackadder Associates close 9am Monday 25 February 2019

  • 10645 Technical Officer Resource Recovery

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10645 Technical Officer Resource Recovery

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    The Technical Officer Resource Recovery pro-actively supervises and monitors operations and contractors at all Council’s waste facilities including contract administration and project delivery. The position is required to ensure ongoing compliance with the Environmental Authority (EA) is achieved. This is to be done in accordance with Council policies and procedures and relevant regulations and statutory requirements, customer expectations and performance targets.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    The key responsibilities for this role include:

    1. Service delivery. Successful delivery of the full range of waste delivery service and responsibilities in accordance with established legislation and procedures. Undertake tasks as instructed, including physical and manual work activities.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. Project management. In conjunction with the Coordinator, assist in planning, implementation, and tracking of specific short-medium-long term projects having a beginning, an end and specified deliverables.
    6. Contract administration. Develop and review contract and tender documents under the direction of the Coordinator using the Procurement & Logistics templates, draft tender advertisements and oversee the tender openings. Conduct pre-award contract negotiations, including the assessment of conditions of contract departures, determining the risk weighting in terms of the applicable project, and formulate responses in respect of the contract departures

    SELECTION CRITERIA
    Your application must demonstrate your skills, experience and qualifications for the following mandatory requirements:

    • Qualifications, in Environmental Management, Project Management or a related field.
    • Demonstrated skills in report writing and responding to customer enquiries with a desire to the commitment to the provision of courteous and professional customer service.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of waste and recycling 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.
    • Sound understanding of statutory regulatory requirements, particularly environmental and waste management legislation.
    • Intermediate computer literacy (including word processing, Excel, PowerPoint) and with experience in the analyses of numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of waste information being preferred (i.e. Mandalay).
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.
    • General Construction Induction Card or ability to obtain one within 3 months of commencement.

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS
    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 and Functional Capacity Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing

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

    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
    • Uniforms and PPE supplied (if required)
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Rostered days off

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further information about the position or contact Kirstin Byrne, Manager Planning & Environment on 1300 242 686.

    Qld Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award - State 2017, Level 5.1 = $78,521.05 p.a plus super

    12 noon, Monday 4 February 2019

  • 10380 Principal Planner Strategic Land Use

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10380 Principal Planner Strategic Land Use

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    The Principal Planner (Strategic Land Use Planning) is responsible for the development of a range of complex strategic land use plans and projects designed to influence the longer-term direction and sustainability of the region. The Principal Planner will be able to work with the legislations, policies and procedures in assisting with Planning Scheme implementation and/or amendment, as well as supervising and task allocation to planning staff under their authority.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Service Delivery. Responsible for the provision of accurate and efficient strategic planning processes, reports, assessments, advice and the maintenance of planning schemes and infrastructure charge regimes in the Council area.
    2. Technical Skills and Expertise. Understand, interpret, administer and comply with relevant legislation and Council policies applicable to the functions within the local government strategic land use unit.
    3. Information Delivery. Producing high standard reports, correspondence and advice to internal and external clients relevant to disciplines within the unit.
    4. People Management. Supervise, motivate, develop and support work team and individual employees  to achieve section and organisational goals.
    5. 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.
    6. Communication. With the guidance of the Coordinator and/or Manager institute effective communications with internal and external clients and the general public.
    7. Additionally you may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the Coordinator or Manager.

    SELECTION CRITERIA
    You must submit a separate document detailing your skills, experience and qualifications in the following requirements:

    • Degree qualification in Urban and Regional Planning or relevant discipline from a recognised University.
    • A working knowledge of the Planning Act 2016, Ministers Guideline and Rules and other relevant legislative, policy and procedural requirements for strategic planning.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a town planning or strategic planning role, where the development of strategic instruments were a key deliverable.
    • A record of high performance in the strategic land use planning functions and responsibilities.
    • Experience in developing strategies, master plans, precinct plans or similar.
    • Extensive experience in managing, reviewing and improving strategic land use planning functions and responsibilities.
    • Well-developed oral and written communication and high quality negotiation skills to respond to matters as they arise.
    • Expertise in negotiating positive outcomes with a range of key stakeholders.
    • Committed to developing and achieving strategic goals and the ability to effectively manage change with a strong outcome focus while managing competing priorities.
    • Demonstrated experience in operating in politically sensitive environments.
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers’ licence.

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS
    As part of the interview process you are required to undertake the following pre-employment checks.

    • 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.

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

    Please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION for further information about the role or contact Kirstin Byrne, Manager Planning & Environment on 1300 242 686.

    QLGIA (A) Level 6 -7 = $84,106.94 - $96,792.78 p.a plus super

    12 Noon, Monday 28 January 2019

  • 10615 Manager Governance

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10615 Manager Governance

    Department: Corporate Services
    Location:
    Emerald

    POSITION OBJECTIVE:
    To provide leadership and coordination of Council’s governance and risk management functions, including performance reporting and the supervision of internal audit and statutory reporting and compliance obligations. Act as the custodian of Council’s overall governance framework, systems and processes to ensure high-level performance and compliance. To be Council’s principal advisor on matters relating to governance, compliance and risk management matters.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    The key responsibilities for the position are:

    1. People Management. Lead and develop a small team of personnel in the delivery of good governance for the whole of organisation.
    2. Governance. Ensure that Council has the frameworks, structures, processes and documentation in place to support achievement of high-performance objectives (accountability, probity and transparency) and to meet legislative requirements. Act as the custodian (and quality controller) of the Corporate Governance Framework.
    3. Integrity Management. Be the custodian of the statutory complaints management processes and systems (i.e. Administrative Action Complaints, Public Interest Disclosures, Competitive Neutrality Complaints, Councillor Complaints etc.) and be the Liaison Officer for the State integrity agencies, including the Queensland Ombudsman, Crime and Corruption Commission and the Department of Local Government. Be an exemplar to the organisation for acting with integrity.
    4. Corporate and Operational Planning and Performance Reporting. Lead the process of the periodic assembly of the statutory corporate and operational plans. Also, build a performance reporting culture that not only satisfies statutory obligations, but provides meaningful information to Council and community on the organisation’s ongoing performance.
    5. Policy. Coordinate the development of (including research and analysis support) a contemporary policy suite for Council. Act as the custodian of the policy register and structure to ensure consistency in policy development, periodic review for relevance and need and communication of policies to Council and community.
    6. Paralegal. Coordinate the provision of (through a triage service) legal advice to the organisation to ensure optimum balance of investment in effort and protection of Council’s interests. Within the incumbent’s capabilities, provide basic interpretation and advice services to the organisation.
    7. Enterprise Risk Management:
      1. Act as custodian of the enterprise risk management system and provide leadership of a risk culture across the organisation, including business continuity planning (noting that disaster planning and management is led separately to this role).
      2. Ownership of the corporate insurance portfolio and budget responsibility.
      3. Management of internal and external claims for loss or damage with the exception of Work Health & Safety claims.
    8. Audit and Assurance.
      1. Manage the day-to-day internal audit function and relationship (which operates semi-independently of Council management), noting Council’s choice to outsource this to an external firm.
      2. Act as Secretary (and secretariat as required) to Council’s statutory Audit Committee.
    9. Corporate Registers. Maintain nominated corporate registers, including those associated with the statutory delegations’ and authorisations framework.
    10. Additionally, you may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by General Manager Corporate Services and/or the Chief Executive Officer.

    SELECTION CRITERIA
    Your application must include a separate document demonstrating your skills, qualifications and experience in the following requirements:

    • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline.
    • Thorough and demonstrable knowledge (acquired through experience) of the administration and interpretation of local government legislation and policy.
    • High level knowledge of corporate governance functions, including policy development, risk and control concepts.
    • Demonstrated Local Government Experience and working within a political environment
    • Minimum of Queensland C class provisional driver’s licence.

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS
    As part of the interview process you are required to undertake the following pre-employment checks:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Criminal History 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 Tanya Rouse, Manager Human Resources on 1300 242 686.

    Contract - TRP circa $163,500.00 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 28 January 2019

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