Thursday, October 28, 2021

Jobs at Berrigan Shire Council

Leave the city rat race behind you and enjoy the Berrigan Shire lifestyle  

  • Located on the Murray River
  • Excellent health & educational facilities
  • Golfers paradise
  • Close to major regional centres
  • Two hours drive to the snowfields
  • Only three hours from Melbourne
  • Sunny clear days to enjoy your leisure time

Please read the Guidelines for applicants and the Position Description located below and submit an Application Form for any position applied for.

Guidelines for applicants (pdf file download)

Guidelines for Applicants

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Berrigan Shire Council.

Berrigan Shire Council offers jobs solely on the basis of merit. This means the applicant considered to be most capable of doing the job is selected. To decide this we will look at your qualifications, experience, skills and standard of work relevant to the advertised position. Choosing the best person for the job is part of our policy of equal employment opportunity.

An application form needs to be completed for each separate position for which you are applying. This application form assists Council in processing the large amount of applications received. A resume should be included with your application and include the following information:

  • Employment History, stating the employers name, the period of employment (from start date to end date), position held and whether it was casual or permanent. You may even like to put in a description of duties.
  • Educational History, including trades, certificates, degrees and diplomas. List the qualification, the institution where studies were undertaken and year it was completed. If you are currently studying, list the subjects that have been completed to date.
  • Licences and Certificates such as WH&S certificates, first aid, truck and forklift licences. List the certificate/licence, the issuer (RTA, Workcover) and year it was completed.
  • Two Referees that we can contact to discuss your personal or work history. List their name, position, company and daytime telephone number.

To maximise your chance of gaining an interview for this position, it is important that you address the essential and desirable criteria, as well as work skills and experiences in your application letter.

If you do not show how you meet the essential criteria your application is unlikely to be considered any further. The selection panel cannot overlook any of the essential criteria. If a large number of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the selection panel will compare all the applications and choose to interview the applicants that best meet the criteria.

The best way to address the criteria is to list each item as a heading and underneath describe your experiences. It is not enough to say, “I work well within a team environment”. You need to describe situations you have been in. For example – completing a certain task with workmates, working with voluntary groups to achieve a goal for the community etc. You could also demonstrate experience with previous work history by outlining responsibilities of the job.

Applications can be posted, hand delivered or emailed, and must be received no later than the closing time indicated on the advertisement. Late applications will only be accepted and considered if prior arrangements have been made with the person(s) indicated on the advertisement.

If you do not secure an interview, you will be advised in writing that your application was unsuccessful. Interviews are usually held within two to three weeks of a position closing. If you are successful in gaining an interview, you will be contacted by telephone. If you have been granted an interview and need an interpreter, because you are hearing impaired or have any other special needs, you should tell the person who contacts you, so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

If you are the successful candidate you will be phoned once a decision is made with an offer of employment. If you are unsuccessful after the interview process, you will be advised in writing.

Applications should be addressed "PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL – followed by the reference number" and be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Berrigan Shire Council,
56 Chanter Street,
Berrigan NSW 2712

Email: jobs@berriganshire.nsw.gov.au

Councillors from Berrigan Shire Council should not be canvassed, used as referees or references.

Application Form Download

Berrigan Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Mechanic / Foreman

Council is seeking applications for the position of Mechanic/Foreman.

The Mechanic/Foreman is responsible for the management of the Workshop, ensuring plant and equipment are optimally maintained and available, and to maintain accurate records of plant performance and maintenance.

Key accountabilities
Within the area of responsibility, this role is required to: 

  • Manage and maintain the Workshop and surrounding storage areas;
  • Monitor the performance of all plant, vehicles and equipment, undertaking timely servicing, maintenance and repairs to ensure that all plant, vehicles and equipment are safe and compliant, and recommending repair and replacement strategies;
  • Respond to requests for maintenance and repairs, in a timely and prioritised manner;
  • Maintain the registration of all plant and vehicles, and co-ordinate third party inspections, and compliance requirements;
  • Keep accurate and current records of plant, vehicles and equipment including service history, proactive and reactive maintenance, risk assessments, warranty reports, and disposal records;
  • Perform general welding duties as required;
  • Advise and assist in the specification and selection of new and replacement plant and equipment.

This is a full-time position classified at Band 12 Entry Level under Council’s salary structure with a salary range based on qualifications and experience from $69,541.96 to $75,801.93 per annum plus statutory superannuation, 76-hour 9-day fortnight. Conditions are in accordance with Local Government (State) Award 2020.

All applications must include a Cover letter, Resume & Completed Application Form. A copy of the Application Form & Position Description is available on this page or by phoning Sam Armer HR Coordinator on (03) 5888 5100. If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Gary George, Acting Director Technical Services, on (03) 5888 5100.

Position Desciption - Mechanic / Foreman

Applications will be received up to 9:00am, Friday 12 November 2021. Applications should be marked “Confidential” – Mechanic/Foreman PO/08/2022 and forwarded to;

Chief Executive Officer 
Berrigan Shire Council
56 Chanter Street
Berrigan NSW 2712
Or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Berrigan Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

General Labourer

Council is seeking applications for the position of General Labourer.

The primary purpose of the position of the General Labourer is to provide support and relief to all functions within the road construction and town maintenance departments.

Key accountabilities
Within the area of responsibility, this role is required to: 

  • Follow the direction of the Overseer/Ganger and relieve in areas where there are staff shortages or increased workloads to provide assistance and ensure works are completed to schedule.
  • Perform manual tasks in a safe manner within scheduled timelines, and in accordance with standard operating procedures and safe work method statements.

This is a full-time position classified at Band 2 Entry Level under Council’s salary structure with a salary range based on qualifications and experience from $47,891.92 to $51,816.06 per annum plus statutory superannuation, 76 hour 9-day fortnight. Conditions are in accordance with Local Government (State) Award 2020.

All applications must include a Cover letter, Resume & Completed Application Form. A copy of the Application Form & Position Description is available below or by phoning Sam Armer HR Coordinator on (03) 5888 5100. If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Gary George, Acting Director Technical Services on (03) 5888 5100.

Position Description - General Labourer

Applications will be received up to 9:00am Friday 5 November 2021. Applications should be marked “Confidential” – General Labourer PO/03/2022 and forwarded to:

Chief Executive Officer 
Berrigan Shire Council
56 Chanter Street
Berrigan NSW 2712
Or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Berrigan Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Casual Pool Lifeguards

Council is seeking applications for the position of Causal Pool Lifeguards for the 2021/2022 season, which starts November 2021. You will be responsible for a wide range of duties including:

  • Provide active and continuous supervision of the public using the pool facilities;
  • Respond to an emergency with the prime purpose of saving lives;
  • Inspect and ensure that the lifesaving equipment, the facility, and amenities are ready of daily use and are safe;
  • Conduct daily administrative tasks including the completion of documentation, and lodging of incident reports to Council;
  • Educate, inform and when necessary, enforce the rules of behaviour for Council’s pools, and expectations for parental/adult supervision;
  • Monitor, record and report and anomalies to Council staff on pool or water quality.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • RLSSA Pool Lifeguard licence
  • Current Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate, including oxygen use
  • Current WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Certificate
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to supervise pool patrons
  • Possess a "Working with Children Check" Clearance in accordance with the “Child Protection (WWC) Act 2012
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations

This is a casual position classified at Band 1 Entry Level under Council’s salary structure at $30.8406 per hour (includes casual loading) plus penalty rates for Saturday and Sunday work in accordance with Local Government (State) Award 2020.

All applications must include a Resume & Completed Application Form. A copy of the Application Form & Position Description is available on this page or by phoning Sam Armer on (03) 5888 5100.

Position Description - Casual Pool Lifeguards

Applications will be received up to 5:00pm Friday 29 October 2021. Applications should be marked “Confidential” – Casual Pool Lifeguards, PO/15/2022 and forwarded to:

Chief Executive Officer 
Berrigan Shire Council
56 Chanter Street
Berrigan NSW 2712
Or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Berrigan Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Plant & Machinery Operator Grade 1 – Roller Operator

The Council is seeking applications for the position of P&MO-1 Roller Operator.

The primary purpose of the position of the Roller Operator is to operate the roller under instruction from the Ganger, and assist a small team in the construction of Council’s roads, implementing work schedules and ensuring Council’s infrastructure meets a safe and high quality standard. 

Immediate training will commence for the successful applicant to be trained as a Grader Operator/Ganger.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Maintain and operate the roller in a safe manner and prepare roadway pavements to meet the required compaction standard;
  • Operate additional plant, as required to ensure roadworks and other construction and maintenance duties are completed according to established work schedules;
  • Work as part of the construction and/or maintenance team ensuring tasks are performed to a quality standard, and work health and safety requirements are met;
  • Communicate with members of the public, fellow staff and overseers in accordance with Council’s Code of Conduct, and refer any issues raised onto appropriate staff to ensure they are followed up and addressed.

This is a full-time position classified at Band 4 Entry Level under Council’s salary structure with a salary range based on qualifications and experience from $50,026.98 to $53,929.98 per annum plus statutory superannuation, 76-hour 9-day fortnight. Conditions are in accordance with Local Government (State) Award 2020.

All applications must include a Cover letter, Resume & Completed Application Form. A copy of the Application Form & Position Description is available on this page or by phoning Sam Armer on (03) 5888 5100. If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Gary George, Acting Director of Technical Services, on (03) 5888 5100.

Position Description - Plant & Machinery Operator Grade 1 – Roller Operator

Applications will be received up to 5:00pm Friday 29 October 2021. Applications should be marked "Confidential" – P&MO 1 – Roller Operator PO/14/2022 and forwarded to:

Chief Executive Officer 
Berrigan Shire Council
56 Chanter Street
Berrigan NSW 2712
Or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Berrigan Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Recreation Officer

An exciting opportunity has been created for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Council team to support our community to deliver high quality recreation facilities and activities across Berrigan Shire.

As Recreation Officer, you will support Council's supervision of recreation services, build capacity of our volunteers and community groups providing recreation activities, and assist with the development and implementation of Council's recreation strategies and plans.

You will contribute to establishing Berrigan Shire as a place with a diverse range of leisure and recreation opportunities to enhance quality of life for residents and visitors.

You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the operation of our public swimming pools, including supervising pool lifeguards
  • Working with volunteers, sporting groups and the community to effectively operate Council's recreation facilities
  • Assist the community to deliver recreation projects and initiatives that achieve Council's goals
  • Monitor Council's recreation facilities, including its parks and playgrounds, to ensure they are safe and enjoyable
  • Help develop plans and strategies for recreation facilities and activities in Berrigan Shire

While relevant qualifications are desirable, the Council will provide training opportunities for the right candidate.

This is a full-time position classified as Band 9 Entry Level under Council's salary structure with a salary range based on qualifications and experience from $59,038.07 to $64,345.92 per annum plus 10% statutory superannuation, 70-hour 9-day fortnight. Conditions are in accordance with the Local Government NSW (State) Award 2020.

Your application must include a Cover letter, Resume & Completed Application form. A copy of the Application Form & Position Description is available on this page or by phoning Sam Armer, Human Resources Coordinator, on (03) 5888 5100. If you wish to discuss this position further, please contact Matthew Hansen, Deputy Chief Executive Officer/Director Corporate Services, on (03) 5888 1000.

Position Description - Recreation Officer

Applications will be received, up to 9:00am on Friday 5 November 2021. Applications should be marked "Confidential"- Recreation Officer PO/16/2022 and forwarded to:

Chief Executive Officer 
Berrigan Shire Council
56 Chanter Street
Berrigan NSW 2712
Or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Berrigan Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Us

Phone
(03) 5888 5100
Fax
(03) 5885 2092
Post
56 Chanter Street, Berrigan, NSW, 2712

Hours of Operation

The Berrigan Shire Council is open:

8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

The Bendigo Bank – Berrigan Agency is open:

COVID-19 HOURS

1:30pm to 3:30pm Monday to Friday - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Closed on public holidays