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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

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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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  • 10176 Manager Fleet, Workshops & Depot Operations

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    10176 Manager Fleet, Workshops & Depot Operations

    Position: Manager Fleet, Workshops & Depot Operations

    Position No: 10176

    Base Salary: $172,342 – $182,240 + Superannuation, Memberships, Vehicle & Relocation Assistance

    Location: Emerald, Central Queensland

    Term: Contract Position 3 – 5 years

    How would you like to lead, develop, and support the fleet, workshop and depot operations that are vital to supporting one of Queensland’s largest council territories?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is committed in delivering value to its community. As a result, we are looking for a high calibre individual to successfully lead the Fleet, Workshops & Depot Operations and become an integral member of the management team.

    In this position you will coordinate and deliver comprehensive fleet services across council by centrally managing the regional delivery of fleet logistics, mechanical maintenance and metal fabrication services to Council, managing fleet assets and depot operations.

    Your expertise and ability to provide strategic leadership and deliver operational improvements will be highly regarded. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Prepare, review, and deliver council’s strategic and operational plans, including budgets, projects, and policies to support your departmental objectives
    • Managing the existing fleet and the replacement programs including plant equipment, vehicles and depot
    • A commercial approach to the day-to-day activities of the Branch ensuring cost effectiveness and goals of the Branch and Council are achieved
    • Ensure compliance with all statutory requirements relevant to the Fleet, Workshop & Depot operations
    • Drive business performance by providing positive leadership and clear direction to all staff
    • Establish, build, and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external parties
    • Foster a positive, safe, and effective working environment and culture

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

    • A proven ability to lead the operational functions of a Fleet, Workshop or Asset business unit/s within a fast-paced environment
    • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing budgets and projects
    • Tertiary qualifications in a Technical field or related discipline and substantial management experience
    • Certificate IV WHS (or equivalent) or willing to undertake

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the team who are responsible for driving positive outcomes, then we’d like to hear from you.

    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:

    • An attractive remuneration package incorporating base, superannuation, professional memberships and vehicle usage
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Corporate uniforms provided
    • Relocation assistance
    • Salary sacrificing options available

    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
    • 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.

    Closing Date: 08.00am Monday 1st November 2021

    08.00am Monday 1st November 2021

  • 10300 Plant Operator / Labourer Parks & Gardens

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    10300 Plant Operator / Labourer Parks & Gardens

    Work Type: Full Time
    Location: Emerald
    Department: Communities
    Award: Stream B, Level 3-4 : $60,193.77 – $61,014.13 plus 10% Super

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

    Central Highlands Regional Council is seeking an experienced and reliable Plant Operator/Labourer to join the Parks and Gardens team based in Emerald.
    In this role you will be working in highly collaboratively team and complete a range of manual tasks to maintain Council’s parks and garden facilities within the region.
    If you have great communication skills, an eagerness to work outdoors and a passion for providing great spaces for the community to enjoy, then we want to hear from you!

    In this busy role, your daily activities will include:

    • Maintaining the parks and gardens in the Central Highlands Region
    • Operating lawn mowers, whipper snippers, tractors and other plant equipment
    • Carrying out physical activities to maintain the Parks and Gardens facilities

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

    • Experience in a similar position carrying out physical tasks
    • Sound written and oral communication skills
    • Positive customer service centric approach
    • Current Queensland C Class Drivers Licence
    • 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 18.75% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Uniform allocation
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
    • Wages paid fortnightly
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Opportunity to work a 9 day fortnight

    How to apply:

    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 during business hours or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications close: 8am Thursday 28 October 2021.

  • 10332, 10337, 10338 Plant Operator / Labourer - Springsure

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    10332, 10337, 10338 Plant Operator / Labourer – Springsure

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Springsure

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities

    Remuneration:  Award Stream B, Level 3: $$60,193.77 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 across the region.

    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 18.75% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • 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 25 October 2021

  • 10265 Plant Operator / Labourer, Parks and Gardens - Capella

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    10265 Plant Operator / Labourer, Parks and Gardens – Capella

    Work Type: Full Time
    Location: Capella
    Department: Communities
    Award: Stream B, Level 3-4 : $58,425.77 – $59,246.13 plus 10% Super

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

    Central Highlands Regional Council is seeking an experienced and reliable Plant Operator/Labourer to join the Parks and Gardens team based in Capella.

    In this role you will be working in highly collaboratively team and complete a range of manual tasks to maintain Council’s parks and garden facilities within the region.

    If you have great communication skills, an eagerness to work outdoors and a passion for providing great spaces for the community to enjoy, then we want to hear from you!

    In this busy role, your daily activities will include:

    • Maintaining the parks and gardens in the Central Highlands Region
    • Operating lawn mowers, whipper snippers, tractors and other plant equipment
    • Carrying out physical activities to maintain the Parks and Gardens facilities

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

    • Experience in a similar position carrying out physical tasks
    • Sound written and oral communication skills
    • Positive customer service centric approach
    • Current Queensland C Class Drivers Licence
    • 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

    How to apply:

    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 during business hours or register your application by submitting your cover letter and resume.

    Applications close: 8am Monday 25 October 2021.

    8am Monday 25 October 2021

  • 10724 Coordinator Rates and Revenue

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    10724 Coordinator Rates and Revenue

    Location: Emerald, Central Queensland

    Term: Permanent Full Time Position

    Salary:  Stream A, Level 7:  $98,609.95 – $103,956.97 + 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
    • 19 day month – monthly RDO’s

    To apply for this position:

    Please download and review the position description.

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

    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 1 November 2021

    8am Monday 1 November 2021

  • 10507 Network Crew Operator

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    10507 Network Crew Operator

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities

    Salary: $75,737.02 – $83,133.99 plus Superannuation (Award Stream C, Level BT1 – BT3)

    Are you an experienced plumber looking for work life balance?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently looking trade qualified plumbers to join the dynamic Network Team based in Emerald.

    In this role, you will use your existing trade skills and knowledge to lead a small team and maintain Council’s water and waste water mains, reticulations, and associated infrastructure to avoid interruptions to the water and wastewater services to the Central Highlands region.

    To be successful in this role, you will support the Networks team by:

    • Leading a small team of 2 crew members whilst coordinating daily plumbing activities for planned and responsive maintenance
    • Work with the Supervisor Networks to assist in the preparation of upcoming works
    • Undertake regular inspection of water and wastewater systems and correct defects
    • Attend to enquiries and complaints from the general public in relation to plumbing related issues

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

    • Demonstrated experience in a similar role
    • A proactive and results drive approach to tasks
    • QBCC Plumbers and Drainers licence
    • Current Queensland Drivers Licence
    • Construction White Card

    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 18.75% 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

    How to apply:

    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 a shortlisting 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 and functional assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference and Qualification checks

    Applications close: 12noon, Monday 25 October 2021

  • 10655 Senior Public Relations Officer

    Position

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    10655 Senior Public Relations Officer

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Emerald

    Department: Communities

    Salary: Stream A Level 6: $88,795.90 – $94,168.76 + 10% superannuation

    Are you looking to take the next step in your Public Relations Career?

    Due to an internal promotion, Central Highlands Regional Council currently has an opportunity for a Senior Public Relations Officer to join the team based in Emerald. We are looking for someone with a broad range of experience in public relations, who will enhance council’s public relations capacity and effectiveness.

    In this role, you will delegate workloads, provide professional advice and manage complex public relations tasks which will allow you to continue to develop and diversify your skills.

    Your extensive public relations experience will allow you to successfully maintain and enhance the reputation of council.

    Your expertise will support council by:

    • Managing and delegating the workload of the Public Relations team to ensure consistent and exceptional service delivery
    • Advising and supporting stakeholders on public relations, media, marketing and branding matters
    • Developing and implements public relations campaigns
    • Establishing, building and maintaining effective working relations with internal and external parties

    To be considered for this position, you will need experience in:

    • Diverse and complex public relations tasks within a large organisation
    • Social media content planning and the delivery of campaigns across multiple social media channels
    • The use of social media scheduling software and digital analytical tools for monitoring and reporting
    • A high-level understanding of corporate communications principles including internal and external stakeholder engagement
    • Demonstrated experience in the content management of websites and intranet sites and basic graphic design.
    • Ability to produce and edit images and video content
    • Outstanding research, storytelling and writing skills and an ability to apply these skills to social media content
    • Degree qualifications in the relevant field and/or equivalent experience

    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 18.75% 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.
    2. Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position.

    Applicants who meet the mandatory requirements outlines 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
    • Working with Children check

    If you need more information, please contact a member of the Recruitment Team on 1300 242 686 during business hours.

    Applications Close: 8am Monday 18 October 2021

    8am Monday 18 October 2021

  • 10217 Plant Operator / Roller Operator - Capella

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    10217 Plant Operator / Roller Operator – Capella

    Work Type: Full Time

    Location: Capella

    Department: Infrastructure and Utilities

    Remuneration:  Award Stream B, Level 5: $61,927.72 plus Superannuation

    Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your civil construction skills within a highly collaborative team?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently seeking a Roller Operator to join the Infrastructure team based in Capella. This role is you will be required to undertake plant operation and laboring duties to assist in the maintenance of road and town facilities across the Central Highlands region.

    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.

    If you are a skilled roller operator or hold a roller ticket and are looking to start a new career, we want to hear from you!

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

    • A positive and flexible approach towards a range of operating and labouring tasks
    • 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 Class C Drivers Licence
    • Statement of Attainment or Ticket for Roller Operations.
    • 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

    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: 8am, Monday 18 October 2021 

    Monday August 16 2021

  • Recently Closed: 10063 Applications Support Analyst

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    Recently Closed: 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: 8am Tuesday 12 October 2021

    8am Monday 12 October 2021

  • Recently Closed: 10737 Supervisor Management Accounting

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    Recently Closed: 10737 Supervisor Management Accounting

    Position: Supervisor Management Accounting

    Position No: 10737

    Location: Emerald

    Salary: $88,795.908 – $102,188.97 + superannuation (Stream A Level 6-7)

    How would you like to establish your leadership career in this newly created role?

    If you have the ambition, we have an opportunity for you to succeed within a high performing accounting team.

    Central Highlands Regional Council is focused on continuous improvement and investing in its people. As a result, we are looking for an experienced Accountant who is interested in building their career with this newly created leadership position.

    Your expertise and ability to provide financial services advice to diverse and multi-faceted business units will be highly regarded. You will be joining a team of committed professionals who are passionate about service delivery. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Utilise your technical knowledge to help improve processes and proceedures
    • Influence business decisions by providing robust budget analysis and recommendations
    • Build positive and effective working relationships with key stakeholders
    • Mentor and lead a team of accountants

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

    • Extensive experience in a financial or management accounting role within a large, complex organisation
    • A proven ability to interpret and apply accounting standards and regulatory requirements
    • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Business, or equivalent fields
    • Exceptional communication and report writing skills, with the confidence and capability to present complex information to internal stakeholders
    • Advanced software and systems skills to document, analyse data, and report appropriately

    If you are interested in joining a leadership team who are responsible for driving positive change, then we’d like to hear from you.

    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 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
    • 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.

    Closing Date 4 October 2021

  • 10497 Senior Treatment Plant Operator - Capella

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    10497 Senior Treatment Plant Operator – Capella

    Work Type: Full Time
    Location: Capella
    Department: Infrastructure & Utilities
    Award & Level: Stream B, Level 9 = $66,947.30 p.a + superannuation

    Are you looking for career progression into a senior role in water and wastewater?

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

    In this role you’ll be responsible for the efficient operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and associated infrastructure.

    We are looking for an effective team player who is able to provide mentoring and assistance to other members of the water team.  This position involves participating in an on-call, call-out roster.

    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:

    • Coordinating and taking part in the operational, planned and responsive activities to the water and wastewater treatment facilities
    • Providing support, mentoring and technical knowledge to members of the water team
    • Completing supervision tasks including reporting, preparing rosters and managing leave

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

    • Excellent knowledge of water and wastewater network and treatment plant operations
    • High level of interpersonal and communication skills
    • Cert III Water / Wastewater Treatment Operation
    • General Construction White Card
    • Current QLD Manual Drivers Licence

    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 what motivated you to apply
    • Your resume detailing your career history relevant for this position

    Applications that meet the mandatory requirements outlined in 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 and functional assessment including drug and alcohol testing
    • Reference checks
    • Qualifications Check

    Applications close: 12 noon Monday 25 October 2021

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

    Monday 16 August 2021

  • 10745 Senior People & Performance Business Partner (Fixed Term)

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    10745 Senior People & Performance Business Partner (Fixed Term)

    Position: Senior People & Performance Business Partner

    Position No: 10745

    Location: Emerald

    Employment Type: 2 year Fixed Term

    Salary: $90,563.90 – $103,956.97 + superannuation (Stream A Level 6-7)

    How would you like to take on a pro-active, consulting position focused on optimising people and their performance?

    Do you want to be a part of a People & Culture team committed to adding value to our operational teams?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is focused on continuous improvement and investing in its people. As a result, we are looking for an experienced Senior People & Performance Business Partner to work collaboratively with our leaders to drive people strategy and delivery solutions.

    Your expertise and ability to provide a broad range of generalist HR advice to diverse and multi-faceted business units will be highly regarded. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Build positive and effective working relationships with employees at all levels
    • Drive business performance through partnering with leaders to build and lead highly effective teams, drive change and guide their team through key people initiatives
    • Support and advise on complex Employee Relations and Industrial Relations matters
    • Conduct investigations on breach of policies and performance related issues
    • Partner with leaders to develop robust workforce plans
    • Act as a conduit between your operational business units and the People & Culture team to continuously improve people policies and practices

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

    • Extensive experience in providing HR generalist advice within large, complex organisations
    • A proven ability to interpret legislation, and investigate industrial relations and workplace matters
    • Tertiary qualifications in HR, ER/IR or equivalent
    • A high degree of emotional intelligence with the ability to consult with staff at all levels
    • Exceptional communication and report writing skills, with the confidence and capability to present to internal and external stakeholders
    • Intermediate computer and systems skills to document, analyse data, and report appropriately

    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.

    Working for Central Highlands Region has its benefits.

    • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 18.5% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
    • An attractive remuneration package
    • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
    • Corporate uniforms provided
    • Payroll deductions and salary sacrificing options available
    • Opportunity to work a 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 invited to participate in an online 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
    • Qualification check
    • Criminal History check

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

  • 10746 Coordinator Corridor Management

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    10746 Coordinator Corridor Management

    Location: Emerald

    Term: Full Time

    Salary: Stream A, Level 8: $105,412.43 – $117,887.75 + Superannuation

    Are you an Engineer experienced in Corridor Management?

    Looking for the next step in your career?

    Central Highlands Regional Council is currently looking for a highly experienced Coordinator Corridor Management to join the Infrastructure team based in Emerald. In this newly created role, you will oversee a small team and coordinator a variety of requests resulting in no two days being the same. You will work predominately in the planning side of the business with the opportunity to champion improvements on infrastructure which provide positive lasting impacts for the community.

    Working with us, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Reviewing applications and issuing permits for various works
    • Undertaking inspections and providing technical advise based on findings
    • Investigating engineering issues affecting Council Infrastructure assets
    • Coordinate the planning, design and delivery of outsourced and in-house projects in line with legislative requirements and governance frameworks
    • Leading and mentoring a small team
    • 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
    • A proven ability to lead and oversee multiple projects within a large organisation, ideally within local or state government
    • Civil Engineering Degree or Tertiary Qualifications in Engineering
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively present information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

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

    Benefits:

    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
    • Relocation Assistance

    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
    • 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 27 September 2021

    8am, Monday 27 September 2021

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