Queensland communities will get new or upgraded pools, playgrounds, caravan parks and other facilities under a $200 million local government jobs support program announced this week.
Announcing the Covid Works for Queensland program on Tuesday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk thanked the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) for submitting a list of projects for funding consideration.
Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe has said that while details of the program are still being finalised, it “will expand to include South East Queensland councils and will be on top of the $600 million remote and regional program”.
Lucia, our Local Government Consultant in Brisbane shares her thoughts on the new investment,
“I think that the program is essentially investing in and revitalising our neighbourhoods through public assets. It positive to see the QLD government putting tax-payers money into public services. Not only is this a great job creation opportunity, but this will in turn attract more people to QLD and stimulate our economy here.
Another note is the consistent growth in civil and water infrastructure. As QLD keeps growing in population, the government is ensuring that the infrastructure is able to accommodate that growth.”
If you are looking for a new role within the local government in Queensland, feel free to reach out to Lucia to hear about upcoming opportunities.
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About the role Based in the Gold Coast, this position is offered on a 10-month contract, with full time hours. Two year long extensions are optional. You will provide strategic community and stakeholder management services to technical and professional staff for community engagement, media relations, issues management, public affairs and stakeholder relationship management. Duties include, but not limited to Coordinate community and stakeholder engagement activities for road infrastructure projects in the region, including providing project managers with ongoing strategic communications advice, and developing and implementing communication strategies. Develop strategies for stakeholder management and consult with a wide range of interest groups. Provide communication advice and support to the Project Directors, managers and other staff in the areas of media and issues management, risk assessment, community engagement and communication strategies using appropriate communication tools. Manage the preparation of communications materials, including researching and writing media releases, ministerial briefings, newsletters, flyers, display materials, speech notes and others for the project. Develop, plan and manage key communication activities such as road commissioning, launches, media opportunities and other events as required. Provide training, advice and support to project staff and consultants to enhance communication skills and improve relationships with key stakeholders and the community in the delivery of projects and initiatives. About you; A degree in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing would be highly desirable. Experience in major project environments and social media competency, will also be highly regarded. IAP2 or equivalent training in community engagement. Construction White Card (can be obtained) If this sounds like you hit apply! If you wish to get in touch to discuss this or any other Public Sector opportunities in Queensland. then please contact Lucia Schefermann on 038 535 3111 or Lucia@publicsectorpeople.com.au.
Public Sector People are currently inviting applications for the role of a Senior Payroll Officer to join a Local Government organisation. This is a short contract. ASAP Start 38 hours a week 2 months Southern Suburbs Duties Include: Take responsibility for the co-ordination, development, and maintenance and reporting of Council’s payroll business processes and systems, as directed by the Payroll Administrator. Termination and Superannuation experience required. Process the payroll for all pay groups on a fortnightly basis ensuring gross, taxation and banking amounts balance. Ensure Council’s payroll database systems are operating at optimum efficiency, coupled with promoting and leading, a continuous improvement program in line with software upgrades and forward directions of the Council. Maintain, audit, confirm all time, costings, exceptions and leave entitlement records and also update changes to employee database records, given authorization to relevant awards, pay rates, taxation legislation, superannuation returns (casuals and projects), council’s policies and procedures. Responsible for preparation of wage related statistics for Australian Bureau of Statistics, the accurate preparation of Taxation forms and reconciliations, together with compiling Department of Social Security advices. Responsible for periodic payroll deductions and on call leave registers. Responsible for accurate, master file batch and update entries, data input from all relevant sources, to ensure council’s employees are accurately paid, and all payroll entries are costed correctly to respective cost account codes in council’s financial systems. Key Selection Criteria: Demonstrated specific knowledge, ability and practical experience in payroll systems and application of relevant awards, industrial relations issues, current employee entitlements, taxation reforms and superannuation legislations. Demonstrated well developed skills, in understanding and interpreting the human resource, payroll costing and financial implications, associated with accrual accounting of employee entitlements, to the interfaced financial system. Tertiary qualifications in personnel, finance or commerce or related disciplines, would be an advantage and high regarded. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or roles in Local Government, please contact Lucia Schefermann on 0420941667.
Public Sector People (PSP) are currently looking to speak to Qualified Civil Engineers for a Site Engineer position on a State Government project. Start ASAP Full time hours Gold Coast location Police Check Required Purpose of the role: To play a key role in identifying and recording road infrastructure asset information to support effective Building Information Modelling and support the project team with the delivery of major infrastructure contracts, including site inspection of activities to support the delivery of the project upgrade. Responsibilities include: Proactively capture and record road infrastructure asset information to support effective Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the Project Upgrade. Maintain effective liaison and communication with internal and external stakeholders, promoting the best practice use of BIM and supporting project team members to effectively adopt the required BIM procedures. Ensure quality management procedures are adhered to, and where required, undertake inspection of works and release hold points during construction activities. Work within a project team and liaise with stakeholders, design consultants and civil contractors on PUP relocation works Assist in the delivery of major infrastructure contracts by supporting Project Managers with completing assigned tasks. Promote and contribute to a safe, healthy and sustainable workforce. Key Requirements: Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering Degree Possession of current Class “C” Drivers Licence Experience in the delivery of road infrastructure is preferred Get in touch for more information! For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within the Public Sector, please contact Lucia Schefermann on (03) 8535 3111 | email@example.com
Opportunity: I am working in partnership with a Local Council located in Brisbane’s Southern Suburbs. We are looking for experienced Road Maintenance Engineer for a 6 month contract. The purpose of this role is to provide direction and technical expertise in the development, management and implementation of comprehensive maintenance program across all road and drainage infrastructure. Type of work includes, but not limited to: Service Enhancement delivery REPA projects Small construction projects Developing engineering criteria for prioritisation models in the context of road maintenance management across drainage, sealed and unsealed roads Service Enhancements, Customer Service responses, Quality documents, Contract documents Being part of contract evaluation panels and overseeing Contractor’s performance Road construction and maintenance practices (QA, ITP’s & SWMS) Drainage, Retaining Structures and Protective Treatments Appropriate technical reference documents, standard drawings and manuals (TMR, IPWEAQ and Austroads ) Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) – Disaster Funding Arrangements (DRFA) Workplace Health and Safety as applied to road construction and maintenance Requirements include: • Tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering • Proven experience and knowledge in the delivery of road maintenance • Strong communication skills with understanding of stakeholder management • Understanding of Local Government policies and procedures • Local Government knowledge would be desirable • RPEQ would be desirable , but not essential Contact me for a confidential chat about this or other opportunities in Local Government. Lucia Schefermann Public Sector People (03) 8535 3111