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

For more information about the current vacancies click on the + next to the job title.

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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Current and closed vacancies

  • 10295 Plant Operator / Labourer Infrastructure Emerald.

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10295 Plant Operator / Labourer Infrastructure Emerald.

    Work Type: Full Time
    Location: Emerald
    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities
    Remuneration:  Award Stream B, Level 3: $58,425.77 plus Superannuation

    Do you enjoy working outdoor and operating small plant equipment?
    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently seeking a Plant Operator / Labourer to join the Infrastructure team based in Emerald. This position is responsible for performing a diverse range of labouring duties and will also be required to operate small plant equipment such as slashers to assist in the maintenance of road and town facilities.
    In this role you will be a valued member of a well-established team and have the opportunity to continue to develop your skills within a supportive environment.

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • A positive and flexible approach towards a range of labouring and operating tasks on small plant equipment including slashers
    • Willingness to work on rural job sites which will involve staying in a camp environment when required
    • Ability to work autonomously and part of a team
    • Current Queensland Medium Rigid Drivers Licence
    • Construction White Card

    Having the following licences/tickets are not essential, but would be beneficial:

    • Statement of Attainment or tickets for various small plant equipment
    • Heavy Rigid or Multi-combination Vehicle Licence
    • Traffic Controller Ticket
    • Current First Aid or CPR Certificate
    • Chainsaw/pole saw operation ticket

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.
    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.
    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Annual PPE and uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.
    Please download and review the position description.
    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter addressing the mandatory requirements of the position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Pre-employment Checks
    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.
    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and functional assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference Checks

    For a confidential discussion, please contact the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications close: 12noon, Thursday 24 June 2021

    Thursday 24 June 2021

  • 10063 Applications Support Analyst

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10063 Applications Support Analyst

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Corporate Services

    Remuneration:  Award Stream A, Level 6:  $88,795.90 – $94,168.76 + Superannuation

    An exciting and rare opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic individual to join the Corporate Applications team based in Emerald QLD.  To find out more about the Central Highlands Region, watch the  Work, Play, Discover the Central Highlands video.

    In this role you will support the organisation through our enterprise application TechnologyOne CiA OneCouncil.  The ideal candidate would have a broad knowledge of applications within TechnologyOne and have the ability to quickly become an expert in specific suites.

    You will work within a dedicated and supportive team and will have the opportunity to continue to develop your existing skill set.

    You will support the organisation by:

    • Responding to and resolving customer incident and service requests
    • Developing complex business reports
    • Enhancing business workflows via ETL, BPA and modifying DocOne templates
    • Developing test plans and implementing system upgrades
    • Proactively providing continuous improvement of council’s corporate systems and processes

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Demonstrated experience in a similar role
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    • Proven ability to develop positive working relationship with internal and external stakeholders
    • Qualification in Information Technology or equivalent experience
    • QLD Drivers Licence

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the Corporate Services team that is responsible for driving positive change, then we’d like to hear from you.

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.

    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight or 19 day month

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applications that meet the mandatory requirements outlined on the position description will be invited to participate in an online assessment.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Criminal History Check

    For a confidential discussion, please contact a member of the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications Close:  12 noon Monday 28 June 2021

    Monday 28 June 2021

  • 10490 Treatment Plant Operator

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10490 Treatment Plant Operator

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Infrastructure & Utilities

    Award & Level: Stream B, Level 8 = $65,229.97 p.a + superannuation

     

    Central Highlands Regional Council has an exciting opportunity for a Treatment Plant Operator to join the team based in Emerald.

    In this role you’ll have the opportunity to be part of a team undertaking planned and responsive activities to the water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations or reservoirs in the area and provide hands on support in an outdoor environment.

    We are looking for an effective team player who is committed to working and maintaining a safe workplace for not only yourself but also contractors and site visitors.

    In exchange for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with an attractive salary package, generous leave provisions and great work/life balance!

    Your expertise will support the council by:

    • Assist with the planned and responsive activities to the water and wastewater treatment facilities
    • Providing support, mentoring and technical knowledge to members of the water team
    • Quality monitoring and reporting

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Demonstrated experience in a similar role
    • Having sound knowledge of water and wastewater treatment plant operations
    • Cert III Water / Wastewater Treatment Operation or the willingness to obtain this certification
    • Current Drivers Licence
    • General Construction White Card

    Having the following licences/tickets are not essential, but would be beneficial:

    • MR Licence
    • Forklift Licence
    • Asbestos, Confined Space and Working at Heights Tickets

    Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits.

    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Annual uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    • A cover letter addressing the mandatory requirements of the position as outlined on the position description
    • Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and functional assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Qualifications Check

    For a confidential discussion, please contact the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

  • 10508 – Assistant Network Operator

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10508 – Assistant Network Operator

    Work Type:  Full Time

    Location:  Emerald

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities

    Salary: $60,242.04 plus Super (Award Stream B, Level 5) 

    Are you an experienced General Labourer wanting to work in a role where there is opportunity for growth and development?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is seeking a proactive and reliable Assistant Network Operator to work within a dynamic team in the Emerald Region.  As a member of council’s Infrastructure and Utilities team, this position is responsible for performing a range of labouring duties and assisting tradesman, to assist with the planned or responsive activities to the water and wastewater networks.

    In this exciting role, you will be a valued member of a well-established team and have the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive environment.

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Demonstrated experience in a similar role and willingness to complete manual labouring activities
    • A proactive and results driven approach to tasks
    • Ability to work autonomously and within a diverse team
    • Current Queensland Car Licence
    • Construction White Card
    • Willingness to undertake Cert III Network Operations, or Water Industry Worker Certificate.

    Having the following licences/tickets are not essential, but would be beneficial:

    • MR or HR Vehicle Licence
    • Excavator ticket/statement of attainment
    • Traffic control accreditation
    • Certificates in asbestos, confined space, working at heights, trenching

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the Infrastructure and Utilities team, then we’d like to hear from you.

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits. 

    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Annual PPE and uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:  

    1. A cover letter addressing the mandatory requirements of the position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.

    All applicants who meet the mandatory requirements as outlined in the position description will be invited to participate in a video assessment.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment and functional assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks

    Applications close:  9am Monday 21 June 2021

    9am Monday 21 June 2021

  • 10414 Senior Planner Strategic Land Use

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10414 Senior Planner Strategic Land Use

    Work Type: Fixed Term – 2 years

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Corporate Services

    Applications Close:  8am Monday 21 June 2021

    Award Stream A, Level 6:  $88,796.90 – 94,168.79 plus 9.5% Super

    How would you like to focus on planning projects that matter to a local community?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is focused on continuous improvement and investing in its people. As a result, we have created a new position within our planning team to help deliver key initiatives to better support our community.

    Your local government planning experience will enhance your ability to manage long-term projects that include heritage and indigenous initiatives, and urban design and heritage guidelines.

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Relevant tertiary qualifications with local government planning experience
    • Experience in the drafting or amending of planning schemes
    • Robust project management skills with an ability to track milestones and outcomes
    • Consultative communication skills in order to build and retain positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.

    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight or 19 day month

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position.
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.

    Candidates who meet the mandatory requirements outlines in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference and qualification checks

    For a confidential discussion, please contact a member of the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

     

  • 10538 Compliance Officer

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10538 Compliance Officer

    Employment Term: Full Time

    Location: Emerald 

    Remuneration: $70,029.96 – $86,096.23 + superannuation (Stream A Level 3-5) 

    How would you like to take on a consultative role that provides technical advice to our local community? 

    Central Highlands Regional Council is focused on continuous improvement and investing in its people. Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for an experienced Compliance Officer who will be responsible for prompt and accurate investigations of compliance matters under relevant legislation administered by council. 

    Your technical expertise coupled with the ability to build professional and effective working relationships with all staff and the public will be highly regarded.  

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need: 

    • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline 
    • Previous working knowledge of local government policies and procedures 
    • An ability to conduct compliance inspections and follow through with appropriate enforcement actions 
    • A high degree of emotional intelligence in order to effectively mediate conflict, negotiate and influence outcomes 
    • A proven ability to interact with customers from a wide range of backgrounds 
    • Experience in producing comprehensive reports as well as logical and professional written communication 
    • A high degree of technical proficiency in operating local government systems 

    If you would like to join a team committed to providing exceptional customer service to the Central Highlands region, we would like to hear from you.

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.
    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.   

    Benefits include: 

    • An attractive remuneration package  
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading 
    • Corporate uniforms provided 
    • Salary sacrificing options available 
    • Choice of 9 day fortnight or a 19 day month 

     To apply for this position:   

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.   

    Please download and review the position description.   

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents: 

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position 
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position. 

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete. 

    Please note our recruitment process includes the following pre-employment checks: 

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently. 

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include: 

    • Right to Work in Australia 
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing 
    • Reference checks 
    • Qualification check 

    For a confidential discussion, please contact the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume. 

    Closing Date:  9am Monday 14 June 2021

    9am Monday 14 June 2021

  • Recently Closed: 10435 Supervisor Construction

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10435 Supervisor Construction

    Location: Emerald, Central Queensland

    Work Type: Full Time

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities

    Remuneration:  Stream A, Level 3-4:  $70,029.96 – $81,272.99 + superannuation

    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently looking for a highly experienced Construction Supervisor to join the Infrastructure team. This role involves the physical delivery and day to day management of capital works on council’s rural and urban road, drainage, footpath and cycle way networks.

    If you are an experienced construction supervisor looking for a new and exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you!

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Supervising and leading the construction team to ensure effective delivery of construction projects
    • Monitor and control project budgets
    • Establish, build, and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external parties
    • Contribute to a positive, safe, and effective working environment and culture

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Demonstrated experience in civil construction and knowledge of civil construction process and methodologies
    • Extensive understanding of quality control practices and testing
    • Knowledge of construction compliance specifications
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Cert III Civil Construction

    Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits. We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Annual uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Please note our recruitment process includes the following pre-employment checks:

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Qualification check

    For a confidential discussion, please contact the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications Close: 9am Monday 7 June 2021

    9am Monday 7 June 2021

  • 10332, 10337, 10338 Plant Operator, Infrastructure - Springsure

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10332, 10337, 10338 Plant Operator, Infrastructure – Springsure

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Springsure

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities

    Remuneration:  Award Stream B, Level 3: $58,425.77 plus Superannuation

    Are you looking for work life balance whilst utilising your civil works experience?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is seeking multiple Plant Operator / Labourers to join the team located in Springsure. As a member of council’s Infrastructure and Utilities team, this position is responsible for performing a range of labouring duties and small plant operation tasks, to assist in the completion and maintenance of road and town facilities.

    In these exciting roles, you will be a valued member of a well-established team and have the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive environment.

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Experience in a similar role in a civil construction setting
    • A positive and flexible attitude towards a diverse range of labouring tasks
    • Willingness to work on rural job sites which will involve staying in a camp environment when required
    • Current Queensland Drivers Licence
    • Construction White Card

    Having the following licences/tickets are not essential, but would be beneficial:

    • Experience with road construction and/or maintenance
    • Statement of Attainment or tickets for various small plant equipment
    • HR Vehicle Licence
    • Traffic Controller Ticket

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.

    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter addressing the mandatory requirements of the position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and functional assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference Checks

    For a confidential discussion, please contact the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications close: 12 noon, Monday 21 June 2021

    12 noon, Monday 21 June 2021

  • 10725 Arts and Cultural Officer - Galleries (Fixed Term 18 Months)

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10725 Arts and Cultural Officer – Galleries (Fixed Term 18 Months)

    Work Type: 18 Month Contract – Full Time

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Corporate Services

    Remuneration: Award Stream A, Level 3 to 4:     $70,029.96 – $81,272.99 plus 9.5% Super

    Are you passionate about curating and shaping art exhibitions and experiences within regional communities?

    We are looking for a motivated Arts and Cultural Officer to create and implement a vision for the Central Highland Regional Council Art Galleries in Emerald and Springsure on an 18 month fixed term contract. This is a pivotal role within our community where you’ll be required to:

    • Proactively project manage Art Exhibitions for a 12 – 18 months period
    • Collaborate with galleries, artists, community groups, schools and Councillors
    • Curate and install art pieces to create cohesive exhibition displays
    • Successfully run opening events including catering, volunteers and entertainment
    • Oversee the local art collection including valuation and conservation requirements
    • Create social media marketing campaigns

    In this position you will enjoying working with a highly collaborative team and be supported by a leadership team who will empower you to succeed. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Communities team who are committed to making a difference, then we’d like to hear from you.

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.

    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.  

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight or 19 day month

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference and qualification checks

    For a confidential discussion, please contact a member of the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter, resume and selection criteria.

    Applications Close: 8am Friday 11 June 2021

    8am Friday 11 June 2021

  • 10444 Supervisor Maintenance Urban - Blackwater

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10444 Supervisor Maintenance Urban – Blackwater

    Location: Blackwater, Central Queensland

    Work Type: Full Time

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities

    Remuneration: Stream A, Level 3-4: $70,029.96 – $81,272.99 + Superannuation

    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently looking for a highly experienced Maintenance Supervisor to join the Infrastructure team based in Blackwater. This role involves the physical delivery and day to day management of maintenance operations on council’s rural and urban road, drainage, footpath and cycle way networks.

    If you are an experienced maintenance supervisor looking for a new and exciting opportunity, then we want to hear from you!

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Supervising and leading the crew to ensure effective delivery of maintenance projects
    • Monitor and control project budgets
    • Establish, build, and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external parties
    • Contribute to a positive, safe, and effective working environment and culture

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Demonstrated experience in a similar role involving supervision of a work team and plant equipment within a road construction or maintenance setting
    • Extensive understanding of quality control practices and testing
    • Knowledge of construction compliance specifications
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Cert III Civil Construction

    Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits. We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Annual uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Please note our recruitment process includes the following pre-employment checks:

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Qualification check

    For a confidential discussion, please contact the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications Close: 12noon Tuesday 15 June 2021

    12noon Tuesday 15 June 2021

  • 10455 Senior Rates Officer

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10455 Senior Rates Officer

    Work Type: Permanent Full Time

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Corporate Services

    Remuneration: Award Stream A, Level 4 to 5: $76,451.69 – $82,898.60 plus 9.5% Super

    Are you a rates expert looking to make a difference? Whilst your expertise is important, it is your ability undertaking challenging conversations and the ability to communicate complex rates related information to customers in an easy to understand way.

    Council is seeking an experienced Senior Rates Officer who is customer focused and proactive. You will be required to undertake the annual rates notice and collection process, with the role being responsible for the end to end rates duties, including calculation of interim rates, adjustments to rates and collection of outstanding rates. This role will also liaise with a variety of stakeholders at all levels.

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Demonstrated understanding of the application of local government legislation in relation to rating practices
    • Substantial experience in administrating and maintaining local government rating systems
    • Demonstrated experience in resolving customer enquires in relation to rating matters
    • High level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite particularly Excel
    • Extensive demonstrated experience in levying and administering rates and charges in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009 and Local Government Regulation 2012

    If you are interested in becoming a member of a People and Culture team that is responsible for driving positive change, then we’d like to hear from you.

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.

    • An attractive remuneration package
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Corporate uniforms provided
    • Salary sacrificing options available
    • Choice of 9-day fortnight or a 19-day month

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Qualification check
    • Criminal History check

    For a confidential discussion, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications Close: 8am Monday 14 June 2021

    8am Monday 14 June 2021

  • 10724 Coordinator Rates and Revenue

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10724 Coordinator Rates and Revenue

    Location: Emerald, Central Queensland

    Term: Permanent Full Time Position

    Remuneration:  Stream A, Level 7:  $96,841.95 – $102,188.97 + superannuation

    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently seeking an experienced Rates Coordinator to join the Finance Team based in Emerald.  In this role, you will be supporting  and mentoring a busy rates team whilst overseeing accounts receivable, revenue and rating functions.  You will also partner with the Manager Finance to drive the development of these functions and take responsibility for council’s rate book and associated processes.

    In this leadership position, the Coordinator of Rates and Revenue will be instrumental in driving this critical function within Corporate Services. 

    Your key responsibilities will include: 

    • Ensuring the efficient operation of Council’s rate and accounts receivable functions 
    • Leading and developing 4 team members across the rates and accounts receivable functions 
    • Budget and Financial reporting and analysis responsibility  
    • Implementing improvements to procedures across systems and processes.  

    To be successful in this position, you will possess: 

    • Local Government knowledge of relevant legislative related to the rating function 
    • Relevant tertiary qualifications 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Technology One oneCouncil Property & Rating module
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
    • Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to adapt to changing deadlines
    • A customer centric service approach to both internal and external stakeholders
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skill

    If you are interested in becoming a valued member of a Corporate Services who are committed to making a positive contribution to the council, then we’d like to hear from you.

    Benefits:

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.

    • An attractive remuneration package
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Corporate uniforms provided
    • Salary sacrificing options available
    • Choice of 9 day fortnight or a 19 day month

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements outlined in the position description will be invited to participate in an online video assessment.

    Please note our recruitment process includes the following pre-employment checks:

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Criminal History check

    For a confidential discussion, please contact the recruitment team on 1300 242 686 or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications Close: 8am Monday 21 June 2021

    8am Monday 21 June 2021

  • Recently Closed: 10417 Senior Ranger

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    Recently Closed: 10417 Senior Ranger

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Communities

    Award: Stream A, Level 5: $82,898.60 – $86,096.23 plus 9.5% Super

    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently seeking a highly experienced Senior Ranger to join their well-developed team based in Emerald. This role involves day to day planning, supervising and monitoring of the rangers located in the Central Highlands Region along with providing assistance to the Coordinator Ranger Rural Services on a daily basis.

    In this busy role, your daily activities will include:

    • Assisting and completing detailed reports relating to Ranger Services
    • Conducting patrols and carrying out inspections/investigations enforcing domestic animals and livestock legislation/local laws
    • Investigation of Breaches to Local Laws and Statutory Provisions
    • Issuing of infringement notices
    • Recording and reporting of incidents
    • Leading, supervising and mentoring a team

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Extensive experience in a similar enforcement position (Ranger or Local Laws Officer)
    • Demonstrated supervision and leadership experience in local government or similar
    • Proven experience in understanding legislation and case management
    • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
    • Current Queensland C Class Drivers Licence
    • Suitable qualifications in a relevant field, such as a Cert IV in Government investigations or Rural Land Management or equivalent
    • Willingness to undertake training for permits/approvals for ACDC unrestricted licence, 1080 operators’ licence, Firearms licence and First Aid

    If this sounds like you, apply now!

    Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits.

    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight

    To apply for this position:

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position and addressing the mandatory requirements listed on the position description
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and functional assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference Checks
    • Criminal History Check

    For a confidential discussion, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 1300 242 686 during business hours or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications close: 12noon Thursday 27 May 2021.

    12noon Thursday 27 May 2021

  • 10264 Plant Operator, Parks & Gardens - Capella

    Position

    Award/Salary

    Closing Date

    10264 Plant Operator, Parks & Gardens – Capella

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Capella

    Department: Communities

    Award: Stream B, Level 3-4 : $58,425.77 – $59,246.13 plus 9.5% Superannuation

    Are you looking for a great opportunity to work outdoors as part of a dynamic team?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is seeking an experienced, energetic and self-motivated Plant Operator/Labourer to join their Parks and Gardens team based in Capella. This opportunity will allow you to proudly contribute to the community by maintaining the town’s outdoor surroundings to be an enjoyable and preserved space for all.

    In this busy role, your daily activities will include:

    • Maintaining the parks and gardens in Capella and surrounds
    • Operating lawn mowers, whipper snippers, tractors and other plant equipment
    • Carrying out physical activities to maintain the Parks and Gardens facilities including mowing, trimming, planting, irrigation, spraying, hedging, cleaning, rubbish removal duties and other adhoc duties as required

    To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to possess:

    • Experience in a similar position carrying out physical tasks to care for grass, trees, plants and hedges
    • Knowledgeable and interested in horticulture
    • Ability to work in a team environment and the capacity to follow directions
    • Sound written and oral communication skills
    • Current Queensland C Class Drivers Licence. Travel is required
    • General Construction Induction Card

    If this sounds like you, apply now!

    Working for Central Highlands Regional Council has its benefits.

    We are a progressive region, committed in creating opportunities for all. We welcome forward thinking individuals who are focused on continuous improvement, a sustainable future and understand the valuable role we play in investing in our regional community.

    Benefits Include:

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (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
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight 

    As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds.

    Please download and review the position description.

    To be considered for this position, please include the following documents:

    1. A cover letter outlining your motivation for applying for this position and addressing the mandatory requirements listed on the position description
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements listed in the position description will be sent a video assessment to complete.

    Pre-employment Checks

    To be appointed to a position within the Central Highlands Regional Council, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent residency status, or hold a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently.

    The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:

    • Right to Work in Australia
    • Medical and functional assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks

    For a confidential discussion, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 1300 242 686 during business hours or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications close: 8am, Monday 28 June 2021

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