Review the jobs that are currently available at the Burdekin Shire Council.

To apply for a job, download the Job Application Package.

Once you have prepared your job application, you can either

  • email it to employment@burdekin.qld.gov.au or
  • post it to Confidential Job Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, QLD, 4807.
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Job Vacancy 19/14 – Plant Operator – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications for a Plant Operator in the Works section. Applications close on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is currently seeking applications to fill the role of Plant Operator in the Works section.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate an ability to make judgements on routine work conditions and processes, independent from senior staff and accepting responsibility for those judgements.
  • Ensure the efficient use of materials, plant and labour at all times on Council works.
  • Completion of plant defect reports as necessary.
  • Perform other duties which contribute to the effectiveness of Council’s operations (e.g. labouring, operation of other plant for which the position holder is qualified).
  • Drivers and Operators of machinery are responsible for the daily machinery maintenance prior to machinery start-up (six-point check).
  • Conduct start up and shutdown procedures as per operator manuals.
  • Carry out basic preventative maintenance and regularly clean allocated item of plant.
  • Ensure all servicing and maintenance of plant is performed and is consistent with manufacturer’s recommendations.

The Person

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

  • Current certificate of competency for a front-end loader.
  • Current Class MR Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation of a front-end loader during road construction activities, including site cleaning and stockpiling of materials.
  • General Construction Induction White Card.
  • Proven ability to work under minimum supervision and in a team-based environment.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $2,153.87 including 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 19/14 – Plant Operator – 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 Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Works Overseer – Robert Potter on (07) 4783 9800.

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Job Vacancy 19/15 – Administration and Records Coordinator

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Administration and Records Coordinator to lead and coordinate Council’s Administration and Records Sections. Applications close on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at 5.00pm.

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for an Administration and Records Coordinator to lead and coordinate Council’s Administration and Records Sections which includes Records Management, Council meeting support and various organisational administration duties.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of the Administration and Records section.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of the Council’s electronic document management system (ECM) including relevant policies, procedures, operational standards and retention and disposal schedules.
  • Coordinate and conduct routine disposal, retention, preservation and transfer of records in accordance with the Public Records Act, 2002 and relevant legislation.
  • Promote sound records management practices and responsibilities throughout Council.
  • Administer and maintain Council’s agenda and minute system and provide training to other officers in the use of the system.
  • Oversee the classification of Council’s correspondence including the referral of correspondence to relevant meetings and the allocation of tasks to relevant officers to ensure all correspondence is dealt with efficiently.

The Person

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

  • Demonstrated skills in leadership, team development and staff development.
  • Demonstrated experience in office administration and record-keeping procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of agenda preparation and minute taking procedures and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and learn software applications relevant to the work environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of corporate policy and processes and how they relate to sound Record Management.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 5 ($83,443pa) 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 19/15 – Administration and Records Coordinator 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, 2 April 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Kim Olsen – Manager Financial and Administrative Services on (07) 4783 9800.

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Job Vacancy 19/13 – Labourer – Works

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Labourer within the Works section. Applications close Wednesday, 03 April 2019 at 5.00pm

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Labourer within the Works section.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting work team members with the construction and maintenance of Council infrastructure in accordance with specifications, plans and safety documentation.
  • Ensure the efficient use of materials, plant and labour under their control.
  • Participate in and conduct risk assessments prior to commencement of work on job sites.
  • Confirm the location of services (Power, Water, Fibre Optic etc.) before commencing works.
  • On a day to day basis, work efficiently and accurately, exercising initiative in the application of established work procedures.
  • Undertake work as detailed in the relevant work quality plans and work procedures ensuring compliance with all Acts, Regulations and Codes of Practice including the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Work Method Statements and the like.

The Person

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

  • MR Drivers Licence.
  • General Construction Induction White Card.
  • 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.
  • Physical ability necessary to undertake manual handling and labouring for extended period in direct sunlight if required.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The gross fortnightly wage for this position is $2078.90 including Construction Allowance.

Applications for 19/13 – Labourer – Works should include:

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

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 submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact the Works Overseer – Robert Potter on (07) 4783 9800.

 

Applying for a Council Job

Applications for employment with Burdekin Shire Council should be lodged by email to employment@burdekin.qld.gov.au or by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

Applications for employment with Burdekin Shire Council should be lodged by email toor by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

You will need to submit a separate application for each position you are interested in.

Some positions require specific qualifications or experience, and these are identified in the position description. Please consider your qualifications and/or experience carefully as your application may not be considered if you are unable to meet these requirements.

Selection Process

Burdekin Shire Council is committed to recruiting the best possible candidates. Accordingly, the selection process is based on merit principles and equal employment opportunity. Your application will be assessed against the requirements of the position, based on your qualifications and your relevant experience.

Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by return email or mail, and if you are selected for interview, the council will contact you with details of where and when the interview will take place. In most cases the council will provide at least 3 working days notice.

The selection process may also include:

  • A medical assessment at the council’s expense.
  • A Working with Children Check.
  • A background check.

Migration and VISA requirements for permanent and temporary positions with council

If you are not a citizen or a permanent resident, please ensure that your residency status/work entitlements are detailed on your application. Please only apply for those positions for which you are eligible based on your current residency. The table below is a quick guide for you.

Residency StatusPermanent PositionsTemporary PositionsInformation for Applicant
Australian CitizensYesYes
Australian ResidentsYesYesApplication to include evidence of permanent residency (VISA etc)
NZ Citizens with Unrestricted work rights (for example, Special Category VISA (SCV))YesYesApplication to include evidence of residency status and work entitlements (VISA etc)
Temporary Residents with a valid Working VisaNoYesApplication to include evidence of residency status and work entitlements (VISA etc)
Temporary Residents without a valid Working VisaNoNoUnable to apply for positions with council

What you should include in your application

To assist in your claim for a position, Job Applications should be clear and concise, relate to the position applied for and include:

  • your responses to the selection criteria (which is found on the last page of the position description)
  • a short resume including the name and telephone number of two work referees (people who have directly supervised you or who have knowledge of your capacity to perform the duties of the advertised position)
  • a covering letter detailing your knowledge, skills, experience and ability to meet the specified requirements as outlined in the job description.

How to apply

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807, telephone 07 4783 9800 or this website, click on Current Vacancies, find the position that interests you and download the application package.

Online

Simply click on Current Vacancies, find the position that interests you and download the application package.

Enquiries regarding the application process can be directed to Human Resources on 07 4783 9800 or by email to.

All applications should be submitted by 5pm on the advertised closing date.

In Person

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

You can return your completed application to the Human Resources Office at the Shire Chambers, 145 Young St, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

By Mail

Call Human Resources on 07 4783 9800 and ask them to send you an application package.

You can return your completed application by mail to Confidential Application, PO Box 974, Ayr, Qld, 4807.

When you can expect to hear from us

Once your application is received an acknowledgement will be send out by email or mail confirming that we have received your application. Successful applicants will generally be notified within two weeks of the interview, and unsuccessful applicants will be notified once the recruitment process has been finalised.

Current Job Vacancies

Council workers concreting the cycle path at Plantation Park.

Employment

A career with Burdekin Shire Council is rewarding and enjoyable. The opportunity to be part of a large and diverse organisation with a strong community connection with the incomparable North Queensland lifestyle is unique.

Why work for Burdekin Shire Council?

A career with Burdekin Shire Council is rewarding and enjoyable. The opportunity to be part of a large and diverse organisation with a strong community connection is unique in itself – combine this with the incomparable North Queensland lifestyle, and it’s hard to imagine a more appealing choice.

You might be surprised at the range of services the council provides and supports – explore our current vacancies to find out more about the satisfying and challenging careers available, and take a step towards your new life!

Check the Current Job Vacancies to see if there is a position available for you in the council.

Health and Safety – our commitment to you

Burdekin Shire Council is committed to providing workplaces which are safe for council workers and all other people as well. This commitment is reflected in the extensive Workplace Health and Safety induction provided to all of our employees, and in the comprehensive safety management systems employed throughout the organisation.

We will ensure that our people are provided with suitable direction and training, adequate resources, competent supervision, safe systems of work and appropriate instruction in the use of all equipment including PPE.

Our values

  • Service – we commit to excellence
  • People – we value each other
  • Integrity – we do the right thing
  • Respect – we learn through listening
  • Enjoyment – we create a fun workplace

Diversity and Equality Opportunities

Burdekin Shire Council provides a positive and supportive working environment to employees.  It is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its people such as cultural and physical diversity (people with disabilities).

Employee Relations

Council encourages employees to manage a healthy family/work life balance by providing:

  • Generous leave
    • Up to 17.5% leave loading
    • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
    • Long Service Leave which may in some circumstances may be available pro rata after seven years of service
    • Parental Leave
    • Personal Leave (Sick/Carers)
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Reimbursement of some professional registration fees
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Active Social Club
  • Flexible working schedules (determined by operational requirements)

Find out more

For more information on opportunities to work with council, please contact our Human Resources department on 07 4783 9800.

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