Employment

The North Burnett region lies approximately four hours drive from Brisbane and one hour west of Bundaberg.  The area has a diverse range of locations including rural townships, beautiful lakes and dams, heritage and other tourist attractions. The area also boasts many educational, medical and sporting and recreational facilities. You can read more information about the North Burnett region in our Visitors and Community sections.

Current Vacancies

Trainee Administration Officer (Customer Service & Library)

As a trainee in Customer Service and Library there will be a focus on developing your interpersonal, organisational and communication skills as well as exposing you to a range of essential Customer Service and Library administrative related duties. You’ll also be working towards completing a Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Business Administration as part of your on the job training. During this traineeship you will undertake varied duties such as:

  • Assist with customer service and customer enquiries
  • Data entry and word processing
  • Maintain records, operate office equipment
  • Maintain calendars and appointment schedules
  • Assist with the development, co-ordination and implementation of programs and activities to promote library resources and services.

Position Status: Full-time fixed term (12 months)

Location: Monto

Applications close: 5:00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017

Positions start: early 2018

Please refer to the Position Description (including Selection Criteria), Expression of Interest to Undertake Traineeship and Job Application Forms. All documents to be completed when applying for this position.

All vacant positions are advertised via North Burnett Regional Council’s Website, North Burnett Regional Council’s Facebook Page and Central North Burnett Times.

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact HR on 1300 696 272.

Trainee Administration Officer (Finance)

As a trainee in Finance there will be a focus on developing your interpersonal, organisational and communication skills as well as exposing you to a range of essential Finance administrative related duties. You’ll also be working towards completing a Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Business Administration as part of your on the job training. During this traineeship you will undertake varied duties such as:

  • Assist with customer service and customer enquiries
  • Data entry and word processing
  • Maintain records, operate office equipment
  • Maintain calendars and appointment schedules
  • Assist with day to day operations of the Finance section

Position Status: Full-time fixed term (12 months)

Location: Gayndah

Applications close: 5:00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017

Positions start: early 2018

Please refer to the Position Description (including Selection Criteria), Expression of Interest to Undertake Traineeship and Job Application Forms. All documents to be completed when applying for this position.

All vacant positions are advertised via North Burnett Regional Council’s Website, North Burnett Regional Council’s Facebook Page and Central North Burnett Times.

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact HR on 1300 696 272.

Trainee Land Protection Officer

As a trainee in Natural Resources Management there will be a focus on developing your interpersonal, organisational and communication skills as well as exposing you to a range of essential Land Protection services for landholders and Council, such as assisting with programs relation to the control of declared weeds, animals and vectors. You’ll also be working towards completing a Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management as part of your on the job training. During this traineeship you will undertake varied duties such as:

  • Assist with customer service and customer enquiries
  • Maintain records, operate office equipment
  • Assist in implementing Council’s pest management plan
  • Assist in implementing declared weed and pest control programs (including chemical application)

Position Status: Full-time fixed term (12 months)

Location: Negotiable (either Monto, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mount Perry or Biggenden)

Applications close: 5:00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017

Positions start: early 2018

Please refer to the Position Description (including Selection Criteria), Expression of Interest to Undertake Traineeship and Job Application Forms. All documents to be completed when applying for this position.

All vacant positions are advertised via North Burnett Regional Council’s Website, North Burnett Regional Council’s Facebook Page and Central North Burnett Times.

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact HR on 1300 696 272.

3 x Trainee Labourer (Civil Construction)

As a trainee in Civil Construction there will be a focus on developing your interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. This role will work effectively as part of a multi-skilled team to achieve daily and project work activities to Council requirements. You’ll also be working towards completing a Nationally Recognised Certificate II in Civil Construction as part of your on the job training. During this traineeship you will undertake varied duties such as:

  • Assist with manual handling of material e.g. excavation and spreading of material
  • Assist with pre-start and work health and safety documentation
  • Assist with traffic control duties
  • Assist with operation, maintenance and service a variety of equipment including hand held power tools and hand held compaction equipment

Position Status: Full-time fixed term (12 months)

Location: Negotiable (either Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Mount Perry or Biggenden)

Applications close: 5:00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017

Positions start: early 2018

 

Please refer to the Position Description (including Selection Criteria), Expression of Interest to Undertake Traineeship and Job Application Forms. All documents to be completed when applying for this position.

All vacant positions are advertised via North Burnett Regional Council’s Website, North Burnett Regional Council’s Facebook Page and Central North Burnett Times.

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact HR on 1300 696 272. 

Administration Officer (Tourism)

Council is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Administration Officer whose role is to assist with the efficient and effective operation of all aspects of the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre, including; technical and front-of-house services, facilities, client liaison, venue hire and/or use, and the promotion and advertising of the North Burnett Region as an area of interest to visit and/or reside. The successful candidate will possess;

    • Excellent customer service skills and professionalism
    • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • A passion to promote the North Burnett Region as a premier destination in rural Queensland
    • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence

            Position Status: Full-time permanent

            Remuneration: Level 1-3, Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – State 2017

            Location: RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre, Eidsvold

 Applications close: 5:00pm, Thursday 23 November 2017

Please refer to the  Position Description (including Selection Criteria), and Job Application Forms. All documents to be completed when applying for this position.

All vacant positions are advertised via North Burnett Regional Council’s Website, North Burnett Regional Council’s Facebook Page and Central North Burnett Times.

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact HR on 1300 696 272.

Administration Officer (Assets)

Council is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Administration Officer whose role will be to provide effective administrative support services to identify, verify and compile data relevant to rural roads and property addressing for the North Burnett Region. The successful candidate will possess;

    • High attention to detail and accuracy of data entry
    • Current ‘C’ class drivers licence
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new systems quickly
    • Demonstrated numeracy, written and communication skills.

            Position Status: Full-time fixed term (6 months)

            Remuneration: Level 1-2, Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – State 2017

            Location: Mundubbera

 Applications close: 5:00pm, Thursday 23 November 2017

Please refer to the Position Description (including Selection Criteria), and Job Application Forms. All documents to be completed when applying for this position.

All vacant positions are advertised via North Burnett Regional Council’s Website, North Burnett Regional Council’s Facebook Page and Central North Burnett Times.

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact HR on 1300 696 272.

Environmental Health Officer (Environmental Services)

An exciting career opportunity exists for either a graduate or experienced Environmental Health Officer to work in a dynamic regional Local Government. The position offers a diverse range of Environmental Health activities that can be both challenging and rewarding. What qualities are we looking for in the successful applicant?

  • Desire to develop or utilise a variety of Environmental Health skills and knowledge
  • Prepared to drive and work across a large geographical area
  • Work independently and as part of a team contributing to organisational goals
  • Communicate and engage internal and external stakeholders and involve yourself in a rural community
  • Know how to have fun and enjoy the Local Government experience

             Position Status: Full-time permanent

            Remuneration: competitive salary on offer, Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – State 2017

            Location: Gayndah

 Applications close: 5:00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017

Please refer to the Position Description (including Selection Criteria), and Job Application Forms. All documents to be completed when applying for this position.

All vacant positions are advertised via North Burnett Regional Council’s Website, North Burnett Regional Council’s Facebook Page and Central North Burnett Times.

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact HR on 1300 696 272.

Manager Technical Services

An opportunity to join the executive leadership team is now available at North Burnett Regional Council. We are seeking a motivated and experienced leader responsible for the operational management of Council’s Technical Services, with the role focusing on the delivery of first rate Water and Wastewater Services to North Burnett communities. The successful applicant will possess;

    • Specialist knowledge of operational practices in relation to Local Government Technical Services and forward planning processes and requirements relevant to the local government industry.
    • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar, and / or at least 5 years practical experience in water and wastewater at a senior level, preferably in a local government environment.
    • Proven track record in the pursuit of quality services including setting and meeting of high standards and a strong customer focus.
    • Current ‘C’ Class unrestricted drivers licence.

Position Status: Full-time (contract engagement)

Remuneration: competitive salary package on offer

Location: Mundubbera

Applications close: 5:00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017

Please refer to the Position Description (including Selection Criteria), and Job Application Forms. All documents to be completed when applying for this position.

All vacant positions are advertised via North Burnett Regional Council’s Website, North Burnett Regional Council’s Facebook Page and Central North Burnett Times.

For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact HR on 1300 696 272.

Applying for a Position

The objective of Council’s Recruitment and Selection Program is to select the best person for the job by matching applications to the criteria requirements of the position advertised and organisational needs.  The following information will provide you with assistance with your application.

Our selection process is based on assessment of merit, which is how well your skills, knowledge and experience meet the selection criteria.

Your Application

Your application is your first contact with the Selection Panel and will determine whether or not you gain an interview.

The Position Description outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the position and includes the selection criteria that needs to be addressed in your application.  In your application you must clearly demonstrate to the Selection Panel how your attitude, experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications meet the specific requirements of the advertised position.

Your application must include the following:

Application Form

An Application Form must be completed and submitted with each application advising which position is being applied for.

You can download the current application form here or on our Forms page (under Application for Employment).

Statements Addressing the Selection Criteria

Using the selection criteria as headings, describe how your particular skills, experience, abilities and qualifications enable you to satisfy each of the selection criteria.

Shortlisting (or selection for interviews) is based on your responses to the selection criteria.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to demonstrate how well you meet the selection criteria.  If your application does not address the selection criteria, it will not be considered.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

When preparing your resume you should consider and include the following information:

  • Education
    Clearly states details of any secondary or tertiary qualifications.  Photocopies of any qualifications should be included in your application.  If qualifications were obtained overseas, provide as much information as possible to enable equivalence to be assessed.
  • Employment History
    List all positions held in chronological order, with the latest positions held listed first.  Ensure that you indicate dates of employment so the Selection Panel can determine over what period your experience has been gained.  Details of any relevance voluntary work experience should also be included.
  • Referees
    Provide the names and telephone numbers of at least two referees.  These people should be able to comment on your skills and abilities to meet the selection criteria and have your prior approval to provide such comment.
    Written references do not need to be forwarded with your application.

Submitting your application

Your application can be:

  • Sent electronically to admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au (put the position title as the subject)
  • Posted to – Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 390, Gayndah Qld 4625
  • Hand delivered to North Burnett Regional Council Office, 34-36 Capper Street, Gayndah or to your local North Burnett Regional Council Office.

Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified with the position, otherwise they are considered late (see below).

Late Applications

Applications received after the closing date will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.  The onus of proof regarding reasons why the application was late will be on the applicant.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring their application reaches Council’s offices before the closing date.  The closing date appears in the Current Vacancies section above.

Help!

If you require assistance with your application, or further information regarding a position, please contact the North Burnett Regional Council on 1300 MY NBRC (1300 696 272).

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