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Town Supervisor - Birdsville

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.

We are looking for an experienced hands-on person to effectively and efficiently coordinate the operations and responsibilities of the town services team. If you love the outdoors, are fit and strong, and have experience or qualifications in horticulture or landscaping please apply. The position is based in Birdsville which is a small but vital town with fantastic modern facilities including 24/7 health services, a school, sporting facilities and twice weekly flights to/from Brisbane/Mt Isa.

A competitive remuneration package is offered ($73,737 to $81,023 per annum) including above award wages and 6 weeks annual leave. A comfortable home is available in Birdsville at subsidised rent.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated (received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration or as determined by Queensland Health (Public Health Direction), or be able to provide evidence of any contraindication in accordance with the Public Health Direction, or be willing to be fully vaccinated before commencement.

This is position is offered as a fulltime permanent position.

Please include with your application:
• 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 licenses or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume
For more information regarding this position please contact Shelly Pappin on 07 4746 1600 or email shelly.pappin@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Applications will close on 23 June 2022

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Labourer Town Services

We are now recruiting for a committed all-rounder, permanent full-time Labourer for our Birdsville Town Services Team.  If you are fit, strong and keen to work outdoors then this might be the job for you. We require applicants to have an unrestricted Open 'C' Class Drivers Licence, White Card (Construction Card) and the ability to operate plant equipment and machinery or willingness to learn.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated (received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration or as determined by Queensland Health (Public Health Direction), or be able to provide evidence of any contraindication in accordance with the Public Health Direction, or be willing to be fully vaccinated before commencement. 

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. It gives you the chance of a great future and the genuine opportunity to extend you career through training and skill development. If you love the outdoors, are fit and strong, and have experience or qualifications in horticulture or landscaping please apply. The position is based in Birdsville which is a small but vital town with fantastic modern facilities including 24/7 health services, a school, sporting facilities and twice weekly flights to/from Brisbane/Mt Isa.

A competitive remuneration package is offered ($61,319 to $65,143 per annum depending on allowances) including above award wages and 6 weeks annual leave. A comfortable home is available in Birdsville at subsidised rent.

Please include with your application:
• 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 licenses or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume
For more information regarding this position please contact Shelly Pappin on 07 4746 1600 or email shelly.pappin@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Applications will close on 23 June 2022

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Tourism & Hospitality Officer

Council is 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 artefacts.

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.

This is a Maximum Term Fulltime (until 31 October 2022) position with a competitive remuneration package ($58,174 to $61,997 depending on your experience, allowances), which includes above award wages.

You will be entitled to six weeks' annual leave and a comfortable home 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 on our website. 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 licenses or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume.

For more information, contact Community Sustainability Manager – Charles Liggett on (07) 4564 2000 or charles.liggett@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Applications close when position filled. 

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Plant Operator (Labourer)

We are now recruiting for a fulltime Plant Operator (Labourer) for our Civil Crew. If you are fit and strong, keen to work outdoors then this might be the job for you. We require applicants to have an HR Licence and concreting experience.

A competitive remuneration package is offered ($56,000 to $91,500 depending on allowances and overtime), including above award wages.  Council also provides 6 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading and 10% superannuation. A comfortable home is available in Bedourie or Birdsville at subsidised rent.

Councils works crews operate on a 10/4 roster whilst residing in modern mobile camp accommodation.

Experienced applicants who are self-starters, team players and enjoy adventure are encouraged to apply. If you believe you have the skills and capabilities to fulfil this position, please submit your application above, including:

• 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.

The position description is available below or for more information email or telephone Francis Warren, Multiskill Foreman on 0429 461 230 or email francis.warren@diamantina.qld.gov.au.

Applications close when position filled.

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Diesel Mechanic

Applications are invited from experienced Diesel Mechanic to provide an effective and efficient mechanical service involving the repair, servicing and maintenance of Council’s plant, equipment and vehicle fleet.  Plant includes Heavy Commercials, Earthmoving, Agricultural Type equipment, light fleet and ancillary items. We Require you to have…

•           Trade Qualified Diesel Mechanic Certificate.

•           To hold current HR drivers licence or able to obtain.

•           A minimum of 3 years’ trade experience.

•           Be physically fit for hot/dry conditions.

•           To hold Working Safely in the Construction Industry CPCCOH1001A (white card).

•           Experience with CAT equipment preferred.

This position is based in Bedourie which is a small but vital town 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 ($95,548 to $118,231 depending on allowances and overtime), including above award wages and 6 weeks’ annual leave. A comfortable home is available in Bedourie at subsidised rent.

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

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 below. 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 licenses or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume.

For more information telephone Bill Dillon, Workshop Coordinator on 0455 431 962 or email Bill.dillon@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Applications close when position filled. 

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Plant Operator (Maintenance Grader)

Applications are invited from experienced Maintenance Grader drivers to join our busy Works team. We are looking for an experienced hands-on applicant with excellent driving skills and a positive attitude. If you have the ability to operate a Grader in all situations as required by the supervisor in all aspects of maintenance grading of local Council and Department of Transport Main Roads (DTMR), to be able to 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
  • Current Construction Safety Induction Card (White Card)
  • Knowledge of Main Roads Standard and Techniques; and
  • Current Queensland 'C" Class Licence ("MC" Class Licence Desirable)

This position 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 ($63,360 to $99,675 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.

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 below. 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 licenses or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume.

For more information telephone Trevor Stewart, Infrastructure Manager on 0407 232 762 Email enquiries to trevor.stewart@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Applications will close when filled.

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Plant Operator (MC Truck)

Applications are invited from experienced MC truck drivers to join our busy Works team. We are looking for an experienced hands-on person with excellent driving skills and a positive attitude. The position 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 and Mount Isa.

We require you to have:
• Current Queensland "MC" Drivers Licence;
• Construction and Knowledge of Main Roads Standards and Techniques; and
• Widespread experience in the high standard of operation and maintenance of a Type 2 Road Train with side tipper and/or water tankers.

A competitive remuneration package is offered ($75,396.10 to $97,276 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.

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 below. Please include:

• A completed application form (ensuring contact details are current, and you have nominated at least two referees).
• A current resume.
• 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 licenses or tickets required in the Position Description must be included with your resume.

To view the Position Description or apply, visit our website.

For more information telephone Trevor Stewart, Infrastructure Manager on 0407 232 762 or (07) 47461600 Email enquiries to trevor.stewart@diamantina.qld.gov.au

Applications will close when filled

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