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Work & Play in the real outback!

The Diamantina Shire, located in the channel country of central west Queensland is home to the famous Birdsville Races, the iconic Birdsville Hotel and vast outback landscapes. Working with us allows you to explore our wilderness areas and truly experience our renowned events only as locals can. It's an opportunity that you can't go past.

With over 60,000 visitors annually, the Diamantina Shire in Outback Queensland is 95,000 square kilometres in area and the second largest shire in Queensland.  Predominantly a beef producing area the shire contains some of the best contaminant free natural beef fattening country in Australia.  There are three towns within the shire, Birdsville, Betoota and Bedourie the administrative centre. 

Within the next 20 years The Diamantina Shire has a vision to see a friendly, safe Shire of 2000 community residents, while providing our outback community with all weather access by bitumen road, state of the art health, education, communication and transport services with the necessary infrastructure to promote sustainable private commercial enterprise and 100% private housing ownership while preserving our unique culture.

Diamantina Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply using the form above and ensure you include:

  • A Completed Application Form.  
  • A current resume (ensuring contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two referees).
  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your knowledge of the position.
  • A document addressing each of the selection criteria.
  • Copies of any licences or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume.
  • NOTE:  Your application WILL NOT be considered unless you supply all the required documents as detailed above.

 

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Plant Operator (Grader)
 

Applications are invited from experienced Grader drivers to join our busy Works team. We are looking for several experienced hands-on applicants with excellent driving skills and a positive attitude. If you have the ability to final trim, carry out basic operating checks and daily maintenance this could be the opportunity to bring your skills to a dynamic shire and community.

We Require you have…
• Certificate of Competency in Grader Operations
• Knowledge of Main Roads Standard and Techniques; and
• Current Queensland 'C" Class Licence ("MR" Class Licence Desirable)

These positions will be based in either Bedourie or Birdsville which are small but vital towns with fantastic modern facilities including 24/7 health services, schools, sporting facilities and twice weekly flights to/from Brisbane/Mt Isa.

A competitive remuneration package is offered ($60,000 to $92,000 depending on allowances and overtime), including above award wages and 6 weeks annual leave. A comfortable home is available in Bedourie or Birdsville at subsidised rent.

Councils works crews are currently operating on a 10/4 roster during which a reasonable amount of overtime is worked whilst they reside in their modern mobile camp accommodation.

Experienced applicants who are self-starters, team players and enjoy adventure are encouraged to apply.

These positions are offered as a fulltime permanent positions starting March 2019.

If you believe you have the skills and capabilities to fulfil this position, please submit your application above.
Please include:

• A completed application form.
• A current resume (ensuring contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two referees) 
• A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your knowledge of the position.
• A document addressing each of the selection criteria.

Copies of any licences or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume.

For more information telephone Trevor Stewart, Infrastructure Manager on (07) 4746 1600 or email trevor.stewart@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Applications will close on 12 March 2019.

Position Description

 

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Tourism Officer (Casual) - Birdsville

Council are seeking enthusiastic personnel to join our experienced staff at the Wirrarri Visitor Information Centre in Birdsville.  The Wirrarri Centre is the focal point for locals and tourists and hosts the Library and Gallery full of history and local artists.  These positions are casual positions to assist during the busy tourist season (April to October).

You will need to be organised, have great customer service and possess excellent computer skills. Previous experience in a similar role would be highly regarded. This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your knowledge and experience within the tourist sector at an iconic destination.

If you are an excellent communicator and are able to work independently you are encouraged to apply. 

Please note that this position will involve a Monday to Sunday 7 day work roster during peak tourist periods.

The hourly rate for this position, in accordance with the Queensland Local Government Industry Award State - 2017, is either $31.38/hr or $33.50/hr (including an above Award payment of 20%, a casual loading of 23%, and a remote area allowance) depending on your circumstances. 

For more information, please see the Position Description below or contact Jessica Greenaway, Tourism and Events Manager, on 07 4656 2000 or email jessica.greenaway@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Please apply using the form above and ensure you include:

  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your knowledge of the position.
  • A document addressing each of the selection criteria.
  • A current resume (ensuring contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two referees
    • A completed Employment Application Form.

 

Position Description

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Labourer - Birdsville Town Services

Diamantina Shire Council are seeking a committed all-rounder labourer to join the Town Services Team in Birdsville. You will be responsible for…

  • Carrying out existing Facility and Plant Maintenance,
  • Operating plant equipment and machinery
  • Assisting the towns people with their enquiries; and
  • Implementing gardening duties such as mowing, planting and structure maintenance.

 

We require a committed can-do individual who wishes to stay in the area.  If you enjoy working in the outdoors and are physically capable of performing manual labour; this position could be for you. If you have…

  • White Construction Card; and
  • QLD C Class drivers licence 

 

You will be entitled to six weeks' annual leave and a comfortable home/unit will be available for rent in Birdsville at subsidised rental.

If you believe you have the skills and capabilities to fulfil this position, please submit your application using the form above.
Please include:

• A completed application form.
• A current resume (ensuring contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two referees) 
• A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your knowledge of the position.
• A document addressing each of the selection criteria.

To apply, please use the application panel above on this page. For more information, please telephone  Kurt Ball on (07) 4746 1623 or email kurt.ball@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Applications Close 24 March 2019

Position Description 

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Administration Officer - Infrastructure

Applications are invited from suitably experienced candidates for the position of Administration Officer - Infrastructure.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and energetic person to be responsible for the administrative aspects of the Infrastructure Department including executive assistance for the Infrastructure Manager.

If you have strong administration and computer skills then please apply. A knowledge of council infrastructure assets and understanding of road building terminology and processes will be highly regarded.   

This is a fulltime permanent position with a competitive remuneration package ($59,000 to $69,000 depending on your experience), which includes above award wages. 

You will be entitled to six weeks' annual leave and a comfortable home will be available for rent in Bedourie at subsidised rental.

If you believe you have the skills and capabilities to fulfil this position, please submit your application using the form above.
Please include:

• A completed application form.
• A current resume (ensuring contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two referees) 
• A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your knowledge of the position.
• A document addressing each of the selection criteria.

For more information telephone Trevor Stewart on (07) 4746 1621. Email enquiries to trevor.stewart@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Please apply using the form above including:

A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your knowledge of the position.
A document addressing each of the selection criteria.
A current resume (ensuring contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two referees).
Copies of any licences or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume.

Applications close 24 March 2019

Position Description