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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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  • 10208 Para Planner

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    10208 Para Planner

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    The Para Planner is responsible for assisting in the provision of town planning responsibilities for Council and para-professional services on statutory matters (development and subdivision applications) and strategic land use planning including compliance with relevant legislation relative to development matters.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Service delivery. Efficient and effective operations of the para-planning, administrative and customer service function for the unit in accordance with statutory legislation and Council’s planning scheme.
    2. Customer focus and relationships. Strong customer focus in dialogue and dealings with public, developers, Council and Government Departments. A helpful proactive manner in liaison with customers is essential.
    3. Administration and support. Provide professional and timely support in assisting with the delivery and management of projects, report writing, record keeping and correspondence.
    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

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

    • Qualifications/Experience in a similar field and a commitment to professional development as a para planner
    • Experience working in a planning environment.
    • Awareness of local government in particular development regulation and strategic planning practice.
    • Demonstrated experience and competency in a range of administrative duties.
    • Proven ability to deliver high quality customer service to internal and external customers with an ability to evaluate customer needs and identify opportunities for service improvement.
    • 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
    • Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing.

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

    BENEFITS
    Benefits of working for Council include:

    • 19 day month or 9 day fortnight
    • 12% superannuation (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave
    • salary sacrificing available

    For further information please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Sarah Ronnfeldt on 1300 242 686.

    QLGIA (A) Level 2.1 = $$60,561.15 p.a

    12 Noon, Monday 2 October 2018

  • Expressions of Interest - Chair of Audit Committee

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    Expressions of Interest – Chair of Audit Committee

    Due to retirement of the incumbent, the position of Chair of the Central Highlands Regional Council’s Audit Committee will become vacant in December 2018. Accordingly, Council seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced contractors interested in providing such a service.

    Audit Committee Constitution:

    Audit committee functions in Queensland local government are governed by s. 105 of the Local Government Act 2009 and ss. 208-211 of the Local Government Regulation 2012, but might be summarised as a committee that:

    1. Monitors and reviews:
      • The integrity of financial documents; and
      • The internal audit function; and
      • The effectiveness and objectivity of the internal auditors; and
    2. Creates a positive culture toward the identification and treatment of risk, including fraud and corruption risk.
    3. Aids with the assurance of legislative and policy compliance regimes.
    4. Ensures the adequacy of management oversight of the business and its internal controls.
    5. Makes recommendations about any other finance, governance or risk matters that the committee considers requires action or improvement.
    6. Promotes a continuous improvement culture.

    The current committee comprises an Independent Chair, an independent member and two (2) councillors. All committee members are appointed by Council.The Audit Committee currently meets six (6) times annually.The Audit Committee Charter is available on-line at http://www.centralhighlands.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Audit-Committee-Charter-2016.pdf

    Remuneration of Committee Chair:

    The chair will be paid meeting fees of $2200 ( GST inclusive) per meeting, and this includes travel and meeting preparation time. Reasonable travel, accommodation and out-of-pocket expenses will be met by Council to enable meeting attendance.

    Selection Criteria:

    Your expression of interest should include a written statement addressing the selection criteria (below), a current curriculum vitae and details of professional indemnity insurance coverage.

    1. Be independent of the management of Central Highlands Regional Council.
    2. Have specialist experience (previous Audit Committee experience will be highly regarded) and knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines:
      • financial management including accounting standards
      • audit and risk
      • legal and governance matters
      • local, state or federal government operations

    Applications are to be submitted electronically to recruitment@chrc.qld.gov.au by COB Friday 5 October 2018

    For further information, please contact General Manager Corporate Services, Jason Bradshaw on (07) 4986 8466.

    COB Friday 5 October 2018

  • 10195 & 10196 Network Crew Operator (Plumber) - Emerald

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    10195 & 10196 Network Crew Operator (Plumber) – Emerald

    Department: Infrastructure & Utilities
    Location: Emerald

    The Network Crew Operator (Plumber) directs and works 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 RESPONSIBILTIES

    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 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

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS
    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.

    BENEFITS
    Benefits of working for Council include:

    • 9 day fortnight
    • 12% superannuation (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave
    • Salary sacrificing available
    • On call rotation allowance
    • Penalty rates
    • Live Sewer Allowance
    • $1500 Tool Allowance

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

    QLGIA (C) Level BT1 = $70,063.01 p.a plus super and allowances

    12 Noon, Tuesday 2 October 2018

  • 10613 Coordinator Strategic Land Use

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    10613 Coordinator Strategic Land Use

    Department: Communities
    Location: Emerald

    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.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Service delivery. Holds overall responsibility for the successful delivery of strategic planning responsibilities in accordance with established legislation and procedures.
    2. 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.
    3. Information delivery. High standard reporting, 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-long term projects having a beginning, an end and specified deliverables.
    7. Stakeholder engagement. Establish a reputation for reliance and trust across the spectrum of stakeholders, including management, peers, fellow workers and the general public.
    8. 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
    Your application must 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.
    • 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
    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.

    BENEFITS
    Benefits of working for Council include:

    • Rostered Days off
    • Up to 12% superannuation
    • 5 weeks annual leave
    • Salary sacrificing available

    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 8 = $99,846.02 - $111,662.56 p.a plus superannuation

    12 Noon, Monday 24 September 2018

  • 10145 Governance Officer

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    Closing Date

    10145 Governance Officer

    Department: Corporate Services
    Location: Emerald

    The Governance Officer will be responsible for providing input into the maintenance, development and implementation of the Corporate Governance Framework. As the Governance Officer works as part of a small team the Key Responsibilities (as outlined below) will be assigned as required by management, often on a rotating basis to ensure adequate coverage of priorities and to promote the internal control of rotation/separation of duties.

    POSITION KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Corporate Governance Framework. Assist in the coordination and development of Council’s policies and procedures through the Governance Framework,
    2. Integrity management. In conjunction with the Governance Manager, assist in the operation and maintenance of Councils Complaints Management System, including investigations and case management.
    3. Corporate and Operational Planning and Performance Reporting. Facilitation of development of performance reporting frameworks that satisfy corporate and legislative requirements.
    4. Corporate Registers. Maintain nominated corporate registers, including those associated with the statutory delegations framework.
    5. Paralegal. Within the incumbent’s capabilities, interpret legislation, implement and maintain effective processes to ensure compliance and to meet audit and governance requirements.
    6. Audit and Assurance function:
      1. Provide assistance to the Governance Manager in the provision of reports to the Audit and risk Committee, and senior management.
      2. Provide secretarial support, as required, to the Risk and Audit committee.
    7. Data Integrity. Ensure governance records are accurate and filed appropriately 
    8. Enterprise Risk Management:
      1. Custodianship of the enterprise risk management system and leadership of implementation across the organisation, including business continuity planning
      2. Ownership of the insurance portfolio and budget responsibility.
    9. Analysis and Reporting. Accurate analysis and reporting on quarterly performance monitoring and enterprise risk.

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    • Minimum of Queensland C Class provisional driver’s licence.
    • Sound knowledge of:
      • corporate governance functions and strategic initiatives including processes, policies and systems, preferably in a public sector environment
    • Demonstrated experience in Governance or Internal Audit or Risk Management roles in a medium to large organisation.
    • Ability and experience in preparing reports, policies and procedures under broad direction
    • Demonstrated knowledge (or the ability to rapidly acquire) of the Local Government Act and the legislative framework within which Council operates
    • Demonstrated consultative, interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills to effectively engage and manage the needs and expectations of stakeholders
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with information of a sensitive nature
    • Demonstrated strong attention to detail, analytical skills and ability to methodically problem solve.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage workload in a complex and dynamic environment
    • Experience in the Microsoft suite of products, particularly Word and Excel and the ability to become proficient in Council systems and corporate governance systems, registers and databases.

    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

    Criminal History Check

    Medical Assessment including Drug & Alcohol testing

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

    Benefits of working for Council include:

    19 day month

    12% superannuation

    5 weeks annual leave

    salary sacrificing available

    For further information about the role please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION or contact Christopher Joosen, Manager Governance on 1300 242 686.

    QLGIA (A) Level 4 - 5 = $72,414.58 - $81,549.82 p.a

    12 Noon, Tuesday 2 October 2018

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