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Jobs & Careers

Thank you for your interest in working with Council

All of Council's current vacant positions are advertised on this webpage and are open to anyone with the necessary skills, qualifications and experience. Please review the advertisement and Position Description carefully to assess your eligibility for the position.

Please Note: 

Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify. The successful applicant is required to obtain a National Police Clearance, provide evidence of all claimed qualifications and undertake a medical assessment prior to appointment.

Current Vacancies

Position Title Position Details Applications Close
Customer Service / Administration Officer Advertisement
Position Description
To apply for this position please use link below:
4pm Friday
5 November 2021
Senior Business Systems Officer Advertisement
Position Description
To apply for this position please use link below:
4pm Friday
29 October 2021
Coordinator Rates Advertisement
Position Description
To apply for this position please use link below:
4pm Friday
5 November 2021

Applications are due by close of business on the closing date and are to be submitted as outlined in the Advertisement above.

You can also keep up-to-date with Council vacancies via our South Burnett Facebook page.

Lodging your Application

Please make sure your application includes:

  • A cover letter including statements addressing the key selection criteria
  • Current resume
  • Copies of your tickets, licences and qualification that are listed on the position description

Please refer to Council's P&C Factsheets:

  • For details on how to apply and information in relation to the process, please select the following link: Information for Applicants
  • For helpful tips and information on completing your application, please select the following link: Application Tips.

Please note: **You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for positions with Council. Please refer to VEVO for more information**.

We appreciate your time and interest in applying for a position with us and wish you all the best with your application.

Recruiting Process once Vacancy Closes

The timeline of the recruitment process can be quite varied for different positions depending on a number of factors. Some of these include: the number of applicants that apply for the position (increasing the amount to review and shortlist), and the processing of background checks etc. Below are the standard steps Council follows when recruiting:

  • Step 1: Review and shortlist applications.
  • Step 2: Conduct Interviews.
  • Step 3: Conduct relevant assessments (i.e. Pre-Employment Medical examination, Criminal History Checks / plant/ machinery driver testing).
  • Step 4: Successful applicant selected & notified verbally, followed by a letter of offer.
    • Unsuccessful applicants who were interviewed will receive a phone call and letter.
    • Unsuccessful applicants who were not interviewed will receive a letter.
  • Step 5: From here the onboarding Process commences and the successful applicant starts their employment with Council.

Working for Council

The South Burnett Region is ideally situated just 2 - 3 hours’ drive to Brisbane, Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast. The region is renowned for its great wine, gourmet foods and recreational facilities such as Lake Boondooma and Yallakool tourist parks.

Our Values

Having values within Council is important as they provide the framework which Council engages with employees, customers, stakeholders and all of the community. Values ultimately influence and shape Council’s culture. Our values form the acronym ACHIEVE which stand for:

  • Accountability – We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions
  • Community – Building partnerships, supporting communities and delivering quality services
  • Harmony – Our people working cooperatively to achieve common goals in a supportive and safe environment
  • Innovation – Encouraging an innovative and resourceful workplace and community
  • Ethical Conduct – we behave fairly with open, honest & accountable behaviour and consistent decision-making
  • Vision – Our vision is the driving force behind our actions and responsibilities
  • Excellence – Striving to deliver excellent environmental, social and economic outcomes

Council's conditions of employment are governed by various industrial instruments, including Certified Agreements (Officers and Field Staff), in-house Policy and Procedure documents, and the Queensland Local Government Industry Award - State 2017.

Council's Employee Code of Conduct (PDF) is an important document and outlines the set of standards and behaviours that guide the way in which local government employees approach their work. This document forms part of the employment contract for any new employee.

Labour Hire Agencies

If there are no advertised roles in Council that match your skills and experience, you can register with a labour-hire agency. Council regularly accessed CTC Employment Services for temporary placements in a cross-section of work areas.

P&C Forms and Policies

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