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.

Pavements Foreman (re-advertised)

Council is looking for a Pavements Foreman to help with the flood reconstruction process and to increase capacity in our crews across the Kyogle local government area. The successful applicant will be a primary link between the General Works Overseer and construction staff, will coordinate construction and maintenance grading operations and allocate resources (both labour and plant)  on a day-to-day basis so that the objectives of Council’s works programs are met. They will also have a Certificate III in Civil Construction (Road Construction and Maintenance) or equivalent demonstrated working experience and knowledge of road construction and maintenance activities.

The position can be based at either the Kyogle, Bonalbo or Woodenbong depots and is a permanent position working 38 hours a week, with a nine-day fortnight.

The salary on offer is between $62,995 to $72,990 (depending on qualifications) plus 10.5 percent superannuation contribution.

Applications will close at 4pm Friday, 19 August 2022.

Applications addressing the selection criteria, which can be found in the Position Description below, should be forwarded by email to employment@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or by post, marked “Confidential” to the Risk and Human Resources Coordinator, Kyogle Council, PO Box 11, Kyogle, NSW 2474.  Please ensure you read the Guide for Applicants and Position Description below before submitting your application.

Plant Operator – General

Council is looking for a plant operator to be based at either of its Kyogle, Bonalbo or Woodenbong depots. This is a permanent position working 38 hours a week, with a nine-day fortnight.

The successful applicant will be able to effectively and efficiently operate general plant items such as loader and/or backhoe and other plant in the maintenance and construction of Council’s network of roads and related physical assets, and carry out other necessary duties as may be directed.

The salary on offer is between $52,849 to $61,233 (depending on qualifications) plus 10.5 percent superannuation contribution.

Applications will close at 4pm Friday, 19 August 2022.

Applications addressing the selection criteria, which can be found in the Position Description below, should be forwarded by email to employment@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or by post, marked “Confidential” to the Risk and Human Resources Coordinator, Kyogle Council, PO Box 11, Kyogle, NSW 2474.  Please ensure you read the Guide for Applicants and Position Description below before submitting your application.

Project Engineer

  • Work / life balance – 9-day fortnight
  • Wide variety of infrastructure projects
  • Job security / career progression

Council is going through an infrastructure boom and has more than $120 million (circa) of fully funded infrastructure projects to deliver over the coming few years.

Key to success in this role will be your ability to manage the project lifecycle of multiple infrastructure projects utilising contemporary project management processes and programs ensuring that works are carried out in a safe and compliant manner, within budget and project delivery timeframes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Project Management and Contract Management services for Kyogle Council’s Assets and Infrastructure Services Department.
  • Plan and program capital works activities related to the functions of the Assets and Infrastructure department.
  • Prepare contracts, tenders and specifications.
  • Preparation of project plans, estimates and job packages.
  • Delivery of contract road maintenance services on behalf on the Roads and Maritime Services.
  • Technical advice and reporting.

This is an exciting time to join Council as we embark on a once-in-a-generation infrastructure delivery program. Develop your Civil Engineering capabilities in a supportive and technically interesting work environment.

Applications close 5pm Monday 1 August 2022.

How to apply

For further information about the position and how to apply follow this link. 

Community Recovery Officer

In the wake of the February 2022 Northern Rivers flood event, Council is seeking a Community Recovery Officer to work with the diverse communities of the Kyogle Local Government Area (LGA) to identify needs, develop local recovery programs, assist in accessing information and resources and provide leadership and community capacity building. This includes:

  • initiating and supporting key committees and working groups
  • assisting in the development of community recovery initiatives and events
  • monitoring and evaluating local recovery programs and activities
  • establishing cooperative networks across government, non-government and community groups that will assist community recovery and develop local infrastructure

This is a temporary full time (two year contract) position working a 35 hour week over a nine day fortnight. The salary on offer is between $75,401 and $87,364 (depending on qualifications and experience) plus a 10.5 per cent superannuation contribution.

To apply for this position please submit your CV, cover letter and statement outlining why your qualifications, skills, experience and personal attributes make you an ideal candidate for this role.  In drafting your application, please have regard to the schedule of duties, role capabilities and skills outlined in the position description below.

Application should be forwarded by email to employment@kyogle.nsw.gov.au or by post, marked “Confidential” to the Risk and Human Resources Coordinator, Kyogle Council, PO Box 11, Kyogle, NSW 2474.

 Applications close 4pm Friday 29 July 2022

If you have further questions about this position, please contact Chris White, Director Planning and Environmental Services, on 02 6632 1611.

Planning Services Coordinator

  • Apply your expert planning skills and lead a results orientated team
  • Join a thriving community and enjoy great work-life balance
  • Close to Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane

Council is seeking a Planning Services Coordinator to play a critical role in delivering planning services and supporting sustainable economic growth and development in the region.

Reporting to the Manager Development and Regulatory Services, the Planning Services Coordinator will lead a small team, ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of Council’s planning services for the benefit of community.

Council is offering a competitive remuneration package and 10.5% superannuation. You will have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in an organisation that values its people and provides excellent community services to the local region.

Kyogle is a great place to live, work and raise a family. It offers a beautiful rural lifestyle with gorgeous villages, stunning national parks and is close to Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane.

Council will continue to accept applications for this role until a suitable candidate is appointed.

How to apply

For further information about the position and how to apply follow this link. 

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