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Job Vacancies

Positions Vacant

Positions with Council will be advertised in local newspapers, on the community noticeboard, council and job websites such as Seek as applicable. All applications must be submitted to Council by the closing date stated in the advertisement.

Applications must include a cover letter, including a response to the selection criteria, and a current resume.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applications will be gauged on a merit basis.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a smoke free work environment.

Should you require any further information please contact Council on 03 5020 1300.

 

Current Vacancies

Director Infrastructure and Development

  • Relaxed rural lifestyle and a true sense of community 
  • Package negotiable up to $160k 
  • 3-5 year performance-based contract

Balranald Shire is a dynamic vibrant rural community in south west NSW. The Shire reflects the aspirations of its local community – a forward thinking, progressive Council which is focussed on improving the liveability of our Shire.  

The progression of mineral sand mining within our Shire will play a significant role in the sustained economic growth of the region. 

Council now invites applications for the position of Director of Infrastructure & Development and is seeking to appoint an innovative, energetic and motivated professional to assist it in meeting its objectives as outlined in the Community Strategic Plan. 

This position reports to the General Manager and has the responsibility to guide and manage the provision of Water, Sewer, Planning, Assets, Public Health and Development control services. 

It is a position that will require someone in sync with the direction of Council, outstanding management, organisational and governance skills. The successful applicant should have an unwavering commitment to ensure the delivery of outcomes in line with Council and community expectations. 

Council is interested in applicants who bring a diversity of experience from corporate or local government sectors. 

The position description is available by contacting Council’s reception on 03 5020 1300. 

Confidential enquiries may be directed to the General Manager Aaron Drenovski.  

Applications close: 26 June 2017 at 12 noon and should be addressed to the General Manager, Balranald Shire Council, PO Box 120, Balranald NSW 2715.

Please click on the advert to enlarge

Please click on the following link to view the position description for the  Director Infrastructure and Development role

 

 

Casual Visitor Services Officer

Applications are invited for casual staff members to support the visitor services team at the Balranald Visitor Information Center to fill-in when rostered staff are unable to work on the day or days they are scheduled to work. The role involves all aspects of visitor services as well as sales of merchandise, tours & other tourism related products. Local knowledge and customer service experience is desirable.  Terms of employment will be in accordance with Councils salary and performance management systems and the Local Government (State) Award 2014. 

Please contact Connie Mallet, Tourism Coordinator on 03 5020 1599 for further details or click here for a Casual Visitor Support Officer June 2017 position description.

Written applications closing on Friday 23rd June 2017 are to be addressed to the General Manager, Balranald Shire Council, PO Box 120, Balranald 2715 or by email to council@balranald.nsw.gov.au

 

Casual PCA Carer

Applications are invited for casual PCA Carers at Bidgee Haven Hostel, Balranald.  These positions involve all aspects of personal care for the residents of the Hostel.  Hours per week will be variable and subject to negotiation.  Terms of employment will be in accordance with Councils salary and performance management systems and the Charitable Aged & Disability Care Services Award. Subsidised accommodation may be available for suitable applicants.

For further details on the positions available please contact Gen McConnell, Acting Bidgee Haven Hostel Coordinator on 03 5020 1035. Position descriptions will be available at Council’s office or please click here – PD Carer Call In Casual

Written applications closing on Friday 30th June 2017 are to be addressed to the General Manager, Balranald Shire Council, PO Box 120, Balranald 2715 or by email to council@balranald.nsw.gov.au

 

Document & Records Officer

Applications are invited for the full time position of Document & Records Officer with Balranald Shire Council.  The successful applicant will assist Council with the implementation of and ongoing support of all functions of document management and records. To be successful in the role you should possess a sound understanding of the principles of records management, well developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritise work and complete within given timeframes.  

Terms of employment will be in accordance with Councils salary and performance management system and the Local Government (State) Award 2014. Further details on the role can be obtained by contacting Ms Rhani Neville, Finance and Governance Officer on 03 5020 1300.

Applications closing on Sunday 2 July 2017 are to be addressed to: The General Manager, Balranald Shire Council, PO Box 120, Balranald 2715 or by email to council@balranald.nsw.gov.au

Position descriptions will be available at Council’s office or please click here – Document and Records Officer June 2017

 

How to Apply

Balranald Shire Council employs on a merit based principle. Merit is gauged by how well you satisfy the selection criteria listed in the Position Description and is described as the relationship between the qualities required to do the job and the qualities that applicants bring to the job.

Job applications

You will be required to supply the following;

Cover letter/Response to selection criteria

A cover letter should be a short introduction of yourself, why you applied for the position and any additional information you may believe is relevant or of importance.   Your cover letter should also address the essential and desirable selection criteria.

Each position has essential and desirable selection criteria that are designed to ensure incumbents meet the inherent requirements of the job.  Selection Criteria are based on the key accountabilities of the position and are listed in general order of priority. If you do not meet an essential selection criterion you may be excluded from further consideration for the position. The wording used in the selection criteria questions defines the necessary level of knowledge, skill or ability to do the job.

For example:

  • Demonstrated means that you have actually performed the activity or used the skill in the past, rather than just the potential to do so.
  • Knowledge of (or the ability to rapidly acquire the knowledge of) means that you already have the required knowledge, or you can provide examples of past situations which have required a rapid acquisition of knowledge.
  • Thorough, sound or high level indicates that a more advanced level of knowledge or skill is required.

It is important to note that when you are answering the selection criteria, you will need to state HOW and/or WHEN you met each aspect of the criterion, do not just state that you met the criterion, you must provide examples of how.

Council appoints on merit and therefore by demonstrating how you meet the essential and desirable criteria, it assists Council to gauge how well you meet the inherent requirements of the job in regard to your education, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Resumés

A resumé should include the following;

  • Your name, address, daytime contact details
  • Qualifications/Education
  • Employment history: Details of your work experience, stating the most recent first, including the position held, organisation you worked for, the period of employment (e.g. May 2005 – September 2007), and a brief outline of your responsibilities and the duties you performed
  • Referees: Including the names, position titles, employer, and contact details of two recent work related referees (preferably your current or most recent manager/supervisor). It is important to remember to ask the referees whether they are willing to act as referees prior to supplying their details.

Forwarding application

Post: The General Manager, Balranald Shire Council PO Box 120 BALRANALD NSW 2715

Fax: 03 5020 1620 (please post your resume as well as faxing, as the quality of faxed documents may be impaired)

Email: council@balranald.nsw.gov.au