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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 on the left 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 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 skillsto a developing 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 January 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 20 February 2019.

Position Description

 

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Building Tradesperson

We are now recruiting for a full time Building Tradesperson for our Facilities Maintenance crew.  If you have a trade qualification and extensive construction and maintenance experience then this might be the job for you. 

You will need to be fit and strong and keen to work outdoors.  

Applicants who are excellent communicators, able to work independently and as part of a team, have a commitment to safe work practices and have relevant experience are encouraged to apply. 

A competitive remuneration package is offered ($77,000 to $90,000 depending on allowances and overtime) including above award wages and 6 weeks’ annual leave. A comfortable home is available in Bedourie at subsidised rent.

This position is offered as a fulltime permanent position.

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 Dave Roberts, Facilities Maintenance Coordinator on 0428 859 294. Email enquiries to dave.roberts@diamantina.qld.gov.au.

Applications close 11 January 2019.

Position Description

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