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Expression of interest & Casual Pool

How to give yourself the best chance of getting an interview

Current Vacancies

Here is a list of our current vacancies. Clicking the "Learn more and Apply" button will open a new tab and take you to the job listing on our recruitment site.

Multi-Skilled Labourer/Operator Required
Position type: Full Time Applications close: 16/12/2022

Work in a Key Team, providing an essential service to the Paroo Shire Community

A Multiskilled labourer/operator is responsible for:

  • Perform maintenance work and all types of civil construction to a high standard
  • Operating Plant such as a Roller to assist in the construction and maintenance of roads within the Shire
  • Provide manual labour as required

As a representative of Council, it is expected you demonstrate professionalism, leadership and a commitment to a high level of service and continuous improvement in the best interest of Council and the community are essential.

Learn more and apply

Grader Operator
Position type: Full Time Applications close: 02/12/2022

Work in a Key Team, providing an essential service to the Paroo Shire Community

The Grader Operator is responsible for:

  • Perform maintenance work and all types of civil construction to a high standard
  • As the Grader Operator, you will work closely with the Site Supervisor. You will be responsible for assisting other operators and labourers on site to understand what’s expected of them.
  • Maintain appropriate site safety documentation as required.

As a representative of Council, it is expected you demonstrate professionalism, leadership and a commitment to a high level of service and continuous improvement in the best interest of Council and the community are essential.

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Administration Officer
Position type: Full Time and Flexible Applications close: 02/12/2022

Council is looking for applications from those looking to begin or expand their career in business administration. Depending on your skills you can work in a number of areas of Council:

  • Finance and Governance
  • IT and Records management
  • Human Resources
  • Procurement
  • Grants Administration

We have a range of roles available that can be either full time work or involve flexible working arrangements.

Learn more and apply

Expressions of Interest & Casual Pool

If there isn't a job listed that suits your skills right now, you can still apply to Council with an expression of interest. We can add you to our casual pool and let you know when suitable vacancies come up. Here's what to do:

  1. Update your resume with your current contact details and work history. Always make sure your email and phone number are correct. If we can't contact you, we can't interview you.
  2. Write a short letter that outlines what type of work you are looking for and what skills you have that would be useful to Council
  3. Send it to Council. You can:
    • Email it to recruitment@paroo.qld.gov.au
    • Post it to Paroo Shire Council, PO Box 75, Cunnamulla, QLD, 4490
    • Deliver it in person to the Civic and Community Enterprise Centre (CCEC), 49 Stockyard Street, Cunnamulla

You can make an expression of interest at any time.

Email Council's HR Officer

How to give yourself the best chance of getting an interview

The following tips can improve your chances of getting an interview:

  • Customise your resume to match the job you are applying for - When you are reading the job listing, look for key words or skills that are repeated. Use these in your resume
  • Put the important things first - If a job listing says that you must have a specific skill, license or qualification, put that at the top of your resume so it's easy to see
  • Write a new cover letter - Make sure your cover letter is specific to the job you are applying for and shows how you will meet the key performance criteria
  • Match the cover letter to the level of the job - An entry level job like a labourer or trainee only needs a simple cover letter; However a higher the level job, like a supervisor or team leader needs a more detailed and specific cover letter
  • Always make sure your email and phone number are correct. If we can't contact you, we can't interview you

For further information on positions please contact the HR Officer on 07 4655 8400 or recruitment@paroo.qld.gov.au (unless otherwise specified in the job advert).