Job Vacancy 17/08 – Community and Economic Development Support Officer (Temporary Full Time)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Community and Economic Development Support Officer to provide administrative support in the community and economic development sections of Council.

This is a temporary, full-time position for a period of up to six months with the hours of work totalling 72.5 hours per fortnight.

Reporting directly to the Manager Community Development, the key responsibilities include:

  • Support the Manager Community Development to successfully carry out the functions of the Community Development section.
  • Support the Economic Development Support Officer to successfully carry out the functions of the Economic Development section.
  • Independently manage and implement small-scale projects or components of large-scale projects when required and assist with event management of Council events and provide support for iconic community events.
  • Assist the Burdekin Tourism Association and the Visitor Information Centres and carry out administration duties as required, including updating of Council’s tourism website.
  • Attendance at events/meetings after hours or on weekends.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($66,826pa) with commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/08 – Community and Economic Development Support Officer should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found on the last page of the Position Description

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Economic Development Support Officer – Eliza Lovell on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 17/01 – Cultural Venues Manager (Readvertised)

Council is seeking to appoint an experienced performing arts professional to the role of Cultural Venues Manager.

The Burdekin Region offers an outstanding lifestyle that is both contemporary and relaxed. The major township of Ayr is less than an hour’s drive to the city of Townsville. The Burdekin has excellent health and educational facilities, and a wide array of cultural, sporting and recreational activities.

The Burdekin Shire Council owns and operates the shires cultural venues, the Burdekin Theatre and the Burdekin Memorial Hall.

The manager will proactively manage the business and operations, to deliver the strategic, creative and operational requirements of the venues.

Responsible for the management of all aspects of the venues you will lead the cultural venues team to promote the venues as a key focal point for cultural, civic and community events.

You will have strong financial, communication and human resource management skills with a customer service focus.

The capacity to develop and implement artistic programs and events including cultural, civic and community activities will be essential.

The successful applicant will have a strong knowledge of the arts and cultural sector and extensive experience in managing or operating cultural facilities and programs.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

Up to a 3 year contract will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, statements addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to .

Applications close on Monday 20th March, 2017 at 5.00pm.

This is a readvertised position and previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Lisa Trevellick at .

Job Vacancy 17/06 – Disaster Management Officer (Temporary Part Time)

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Disaster Management Officer to provide administrative support in the coordination and facilitation of projects and community engagement functions.

The primary role of this position is to lead the programs as outlined in the 2016 – 2017 Get Ready Queensland funding arrangements for the Burdekin region.

This is a temporary, part-time position for a period of up to three months with the hours of work totalling 48 hours per fortnight.

 Reporting directly to the Burdekin Local Disaster Management Group and Local Disaster Coordinator, the key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake day-to-day disaster management tasks and activities.
  • Assist in the preparation, response and recovery activities for emergencies affecting local residents and visitors including community education and awareness programs.
  • Update and monitor the information on the Burdekin Shire Council’s Emergency webpage and ensure all information is current.
  • Assist in the development, coordination and facilitation of Burdekin’s Area Warden Program for times of disasters.
  • Assist in the development, coordination and facilitation of community based programs and promotions associated with local disaster management plans and emergency response strategies.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($44,243pa) with commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/06 – Disaster Management Officer should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found on the last page of the Position Description

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Monday, 13th March 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Client Services – Eileen Robinson on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 17/05 – Media and Communications Officer

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking an experienced Media and Communications Officer to play a key role in maintaining and developing Council’s communication channels and social media assets.

 The Position

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the key responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the Social Media Strategy including the review and update of the Social Media Policy.
  • Manage, monitor and drive growth on existing and new social media platforms and work closely with Council Executive to create and post engaging content on Social Media channels.
  • Support the broader public relations and marketing goals of council by assisting to research and write feature articles, speeches, newsletters, briefings, reports, scripts, display materials and publications.
  • Provide assistance to the Economic Development section to ensure development strategies and projects are promoted effectively throughout the media and the community by utilising Council talent and resources efficiently.
  • Provide similar advice and assistance to all other sections of Council on promotional opportunities, media and marketing opportunities, and community engagement projects as they occur.

 The Person

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes:

  • A tertiary education or at least three years relevant experience in Communications or Journalism.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of communications and public relations in a corporate environment.
  • Excellent writing skills, especially in the production of media releases, feature articles and promotional literature.
  • Knowledge about the operations of media organisations, have a strong news sense and an understanding of media work processes and information needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($77,682) with commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/05 – Media and Communications Officer should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found on the last page of the Position Description

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Monday, 27 February, 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Chief Executive Officer – Terry Brennan on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 17/03 – Leading Hand (Construction) – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Leading Hand (Construction) in the Works section to assist with the construction and maintenance of roads, footpaths, kerbing and channelling, drainage structures, boat ramps and other Council infrastructure.

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Demonstrated experience in new road construction, drainage works, concreting, Main Roads, and Council maintenance operations
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend job plans, specifications and reinforcing schedules
  • Demonstrated experience in job set-out and level control using the following equipment – Dumpy Level, Theodolite, Laser level and Total Station
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, set priorities and plan works
  • Current Class “MR” (Medium Rigid) driver’s licence

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position ranges from $2,123.72 to $2,266.74 with the commencing wage dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/03 – Leading Hand (Construction) – Works should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Works Overseer – Mr. Robert Potter on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 17/02 – Labourer – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Labourer in the Works section to assist with the construction and maintenance of roads, footpaths, drainage structures, boat ramps and other Council infrastructure.

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills and the ability to follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to assess safety risks and complete and understand risk assessments associated with works.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Physical ability necessary to undertake manual handling and labouring for extended period in direct sunlight if required.
  • MR Drivers Licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $1,934.89 which includes Construction Allowance.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/02 – Labourer – Works should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Works Overseer – Mr. Robert Potter on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 17/04 – Water Treatment Operator

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Water Treatment Operator. This position is responsible for the operation, monitoring and maintenance of the facilities and plant used in the production and maintenance of a safe and acceptable water supply.

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Completed Certificate II in Water Operations-Water Treatment and willingness to complete a Certificate III within 12 months of appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electric pump operation and operational maintenance.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate SCADA via PCs, tablets and/or smart phones.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and maintain disinfection systems.
  • Ability to attend emergency call-outs at the South Ayr Water Treatment Plant within a 15 minute timeframe.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position ranges from $1,969.82 to $2,074.31 with the commencing wage dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 17/04 – Water Treatment Operator should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found in the Position Description

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Manager Water and Waste Water – Mr. Shaun Johnston on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 17/01 – Cultural Venues Manager

Council is seeking to appoint an experienced performing arts professional to the role of Cultural Venues Manager.

The Burdekin Region offers an outstanding lifestyle that is both contemporary and relaxed. The major township of Ayr is less than an hour’s drive to the city of Townsville. The Burdekin has excellent health and educational facilities, and a wide array of cultural, sporting and recreational activities.

The Burdekin Shire Council owns and operates the shires cultural venues, the Burdekin Theatre and the Burdekin Memorial Hall.

The manager will proactively manage the business and operations, to deliver the strategic, creative and operational requirements of the venues.

Responsible for the management of all aspects of the venues you will lead the cultural venues team to promote the venues as a key focal point for cultural, civic and community events.

You will have strong financial, communication and human resource management skills with a customer service focus.

The capacity to develop and implement artistic programs and events including cultural, civic and community activities will be essential.

The successful applicant will have a strong knowledge of the arts and cultural sector and extensive experience in managing or operating cultural facilities and programs.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

Up to a 3 year contract will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications can be lodged electronically via the website and must include a cover letter, statements addressing the selection criteria and a current resume. Written applications can also be forwarded to .  Applications close on Monday 13th February, 2017 at 5.00pm.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Manager Community Development, Tony Vaccaro on (07) 4783 9830 or by e-mailing Lisa Trevellick at .

Job Vacancy 16/39 – Compliance Officer (Temporary)

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Compliance Officer. This is a temporary position for a period of up to twelve months.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake compliance activities including inspections, patrols and investigations, to identify breaches of Council’s Local Laws and the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act, including seizure and impounding of animals including livestock.
  • Undertake investigations into alleged dog attacks, aggressive /nuisance animals, breaches of conditions for regulated and/or restricted dogs.
  • Investigate customer requests relating to the position and take enforcement action when necessary including issuing compliance notices, penalty infringement notices and obtaining warrants.
  • Gather and document evidence for further enforcement action, including interviewing alleged offenders and preparing statements; taking and storing photographic evidence and collection and storage of physical evidence.
  • Undertake community education and promotional activities on topics including responsible animal ownership.

The Person

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in handing animals including dogs, cats and livestock.
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to work in high conflict area.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to adapt to new computer technology.
  • Demonstrated understanding, or the ability to acquire understanding, in legislation enforcement.
  • Possession of a current and maintained Queensland “C” class drivers licence, manual vehicles.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire Position Description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 3 ($66,826pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 16/39 – Compliance Officer (Temporary) should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found on the last page of the Position Description

Applications close on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Word or PDF format is preferable.

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

For further information please contact Linda Govan or Anne Christman on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Vacancy 16/37 – Technical Officers – Civil

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for two Technical Officers to assist the Manager Design Office in providing design, drafting, infrastructure asset management and technical services.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake surveys, design, drafting, estimating, and compilation of specifications, job supervision, contract administration, costing analysis and asset database maintenance.
  • Undertake projects as a technical project officer including tender assessment and project implementation, as constructed recording and asset and maintenance management.
  • Implement technical projects co-ordinating necessary tradesman, technicians and other personnel.
  • Provide timely and relevant reports, designs and specifications, and information to other officers and Council.
  • Undertake special technical projects to identify problems and create solutions.

The Person

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Tertiary Educational Qualifications equivalent to an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Experience in some of the following Industry construction office practices; drafting, scheduling, quantity surveying, estimation, cost control, as constructed records, cost forecasting and the use of computers as an aid to those activities.
  • Proven ability to supervise and develop other employees.
  • Experience in contract administration and supervision.
  • Class C drivers licence.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire Position Description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 6 ($85,434pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 16/37 – Technical Officer – Civil should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria found on the last page of the Position Description

Applications are to be submitted online using the Online Job Application Form.

Applications close on Friday, 13 January 2017. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Manager Design Office – Mr. Matthew Ingle on (07) 4783 9800.

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