Positions Vacant

This page contains information regarding current employment opportunities with Council.

The Kyogle Local Government Area (LGA) is a geographically and socially diverse area with a changing population.

Kyogle is a well-established country town that services a highly productive agriculture industry and a community that is increasingly popular with people looking for a more relaxed hinterland lifestyle a short distance from major centres. Council employs approximately 110 staff and services a population of about 10,000 people. The community is well serviced by education facilities, both public and private schools, with a strong sense of community. Medical and hospital facilities are also of a high standard.

Kyogle Council is one of the area’s largest employers, and offers a progressive and rewarding employment environment within the local area.

Vacancies are posted to this page at the same time they are advertised. Senior positions may also be advertised in interstate papers and the Local Government Job Directory. Applications will only be accepted in response to an advertisement.

Council is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people from diverse backgrounds, people living with disabilities and indigenous Australians.

Expressions of Interest and Quotation Request for Project Engineering Services

Suitably qualified engineers and engineering consultants are invited to submit an expression of interest and quotation for the services described below.

The Services will mainly relate to estimating and scheduling, project management and supervision, contract management and supervision and technical advice around Kyogle Council’s accelerated Bridge Program over the next two to three years.

The Services are expected to be provided through multiple sources and with flexibility in the engagement arrangements. Options will range from a full-time in-house employment contract with Council, to specific service requests through external consultancy on an as-required basis on or off site.

Duties that may be required include:

  • Provide Project Management and Contract Management services for Council’s Bridge and/or Roadworks Programs
  • Prepare contracts, tenders and specifications
  • Prepare project plans, estimates and job packages
  • Manage external grant funding records and reporting requirements
  • Delivery of aspects of Council’s contract road maintenance services on behalf of Transport for NSW

A typical position description for a Project Engineer role at Kyogle Council is provided in Appendix 1 of this document for reference. This position description provides further details on the expected duties, skills, and performance capabilities typical to The Services proposed.

The Services may be provided either as an in-house employee under the Local Government (State) award 2020 conditions, or at an all-inclusive hourly rate (excluding reimbursable expenses) as an external consultancy where the individual or organisation holds an ABN and appropriate insurances.

For more information on this opportunity, please follow this link to view and download the information package and submission forms

Water Operations Traineeship

Secure an exciting entry level position available for a Water Operations Trainee with Kyogle Council. This is a diverse role for a motivated person wanting to build a career in Water Operations while participating in on-the-job training. This traineeship can open doors to incredible careers and endless opportunities!

The Opportunity

  • Construction, maintenance and repair of water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Excavation of trenches and laying of pipe infrastructure
  • Operation and maintenance of small plant and equipment
  • Working in an all-inclusive culture where all people are valued, and differences respected
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification – Cert III in Water Industry Operations

To be considered for these positions, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enjoys working in physically demanding environments
  • Has a Class C manual drivers licence
  • Completion of Higher School Certificate of equivalent
  • Ability to work and interact effectively as a team member
  • Has a construction industry White Card (or ability to obtain one)
  • Presents a positive image of Council to the public

For further information, including how to apply for this job, click on this link to the NovaSkill website.

Applications close Monday, 18 January 2021.

Civil Construction Apprenticeship (Roads)

We’re looking for a fit and energetic individual who is wanting to start their career in Civil Construction (Roads). This full-time apprentice position will provide you with the opportunity to learn all aspects of road building and reconstruction, streetscaping, stormwater drainage and cycle/pathways. This is an ongoing opportunity with your local council to progress into the industry of Civil Construction.

The Opportunity

  • Construct, maintain and repair major roads and highways
  • Operation and maintenance of small plant and equipment
  • Working outdoors in a wide variety of locations and environments
  • Working in an all-inclusive culture where all people are valued, and differences respected
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification – Cert III in Civil Construction

To be considered for these positions, candidates must meet the following criteria:

    • Enjoys working in physically demanding environments
    • Has a Class C manual drivers licence
    • Completion of Higher School Certificate of equivalent
    • Ability to work and interact effectively as a team member
    • Has a construction industry White Card (or ability to obtain one)
    • Presents a positive image of Council to the public

For further information, including how to apply for this job, follow this link to the NovaSkill website.

Applications close Monday, 18 January 2021.

Civil Construction Apprenticeship (Bridge)

We are seeking expressions of interest for an first year apprentice position available in the Kyogle Council. This Civil Construction (Bridge Construction and Maintenance) apprentice position will provide you with the opportunity to learn all aspects of bridge construction and maintenance, pipe laying, road construction and maintenance, as well as the operation and maintenance of plant and machinery.

The Opportunity

  • Working outdoors in a wide variety of locations and environments
  • Construction, maintenance, and repair of bridge infrastructures
  • Excavation of trenches and laying of pipe foundations
  • Operation and maintenance of small plant and equipment
  • Working in an all-inclusive culture where all people are valued, and differences respected
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification – Cert III in Civil Construction

To be considered for these positions, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Enjoys working in physically demanding environments
  • Has a Class C manual drivers licence
  • Completion of Higher School Certificate of equivalent
  • Ability to work and interact effectively as a team member
  • Has a construction industry White Card (or ability to obtain one)
  • Presents a positive image of Council to the public

For further information, including how to apply for this job, follow this link to the NovaSkill website.

Applications close Monday, 18 January 2021.

Business Administration Traineeship

There’s never been a better local opportunity to work within a great team whilst developing your administration, computer, communication and teamwork skills.

Our 12 month traineeship provides a combination of on the job work experience and paid study time to complete a Certificate III in Business Administration. Kick-start your career with this entry level position in your local council and have the opportunity to serve your community.

Help us deliver outstanding levels of service whilst you develop the skills to secure your future!

The duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • ​Typing and mailing correspondence
  • Answering and attending to customer enquiries
  • Data entry and maintenance of our internal databases
  • Assisting various stakeholders with office administration and support
  • Completing a Certificate III in Business Administration or equivalent

To be considered for these positions, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of year 12 would be preferable but not essential
  • You are motivated, enthusiastic and committed to providing a high standard of customer service
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You have experience using the Microsoft Office software suite
  • You are an Australian citizen or are eligible to work in Australia (evidence required)
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence and have reliable transportation

For further information, including how to apply for this job, follow this link to the NovaSkill website.

Applications close Monday, 18 January 2021.

Heavy Vehicle apprenticeship

HVTC, in association with Kyogle Council, is seeking a motivated and hard working candidate to undertake a Heavy Vehicle apprenticeship.

The successful applicant will complete a Certificate III Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanical Technology qualification over four years through a combination of formal training together with practical on-the-job experience with Kyogle Council.

As part of the apprenticeship, the successful applicant will perform the following tasks:

  • check over vehicles
  • source parts
  • service light and heavy plant and vehicles
  • maintain cleanliness of work areas
  • wash vehicles and assist qualified tradespeople with on-site and off-site servicing.

What to do next

For further information or to apply for this role, go to the HVTC website by clicking here then click on ‘Vacancies’ and selecting the relevant position – reference number 213 – then the ‘Apply Online’ button at the bottom of the page.

All applications require a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Kiara Nicoll on (02) 4932 4222.

Applications close Saturday, 23 January 2021

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