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 busy Gold Coast, this position is offered on a 8-month contract, with full time hours. Possible 2 x 12 month extension to follow. The purpose of the role is to 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. Provide advice to Project Directors, managers and other staff in the areas of communications strategies for difficult stakeholders and critical conversations in relation to specific road infrastructure projects. Develop strategies for stakeholder management and consult with a wide range of interest groups. Provide communication advice and support 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. Develop and implement communication strategies, activities, procedures and policies which assist the project to achieve its strategic objectives 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. Current holder of a Class C driver’s licence with own vehicle. Required to undergo employment screening (for example a criminal history check) as part of our selection process. 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 (PSP) are currently looking to speak to Estimators who are interested in to joining a Local Council in North QLD for 3 month contract. Temporary Assignment - 3 Months- FIFO Pay Rate of $65-75 p/h plus super Opportunity to impact a remote council and community Key Objective of this role is all estimating of works encompassed within the Housing division of the Council. The estimators work varies from small maintenance works, minor and major renovation through to new builds of Housing, Additions, Community and Special Projects. General Requirements Include: Prepares work to be estimated by gathering site measures, proposals, drawings, documentation, specifications, and related documents. Identifies labour, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, drawings, documentation, specifications, site/island specific conditions and related documents. Estimates costs by analysing labour, material, site/island specific conditions and time requirements Workplace Health and Safety Prepares special reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends. Maintains cost data base and technical knowledge Sources suppliers, installers and contractors for quotes and timeframes Identifies and communicates to Managers price variations and expected overspend/underspend Follows procurement policy and prepares assessments to support purchase orders as and when required by the procurement policy Essential Criteria: QLD Drivers licence – C Class open Undertake a new Criminal history check at commencement of employment At commencement of Employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance ( Blue Card) Be an Australian Citizen, Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work in Australia Experience working for remote, local councils would be highly regarded Does this sound like you? Click apply! Previous experience in remote indigenous communities would be advantageous. Get in touch for more information! For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity or other positions within Local Government, please contact Lucia Schefermann on (03) 8535 3111 email@example.com
Public Sector People are currently working with a busy Local Council based in South side of Brissy, who require a Executive Assistance for the Corporate Governance Manager, on a short term contract. Responsibilities include, but not limited to; Diary management and maintenance coupled with coordination of events with internal and external stakeholders Monitoring and maintaining internal and external correspondence and emails (as required) on behalf of the Manager including distributing, drafting and preparing responses, and providing updates of various matters Full co-ordination of meetings with internal and external stakeholders (i.e. agenda preparation, minute taking and distribution, invitations, rsvp's, room bookings/setup, equipment needs and catering as required) Maintaining files/records with strict confidentiality Process purchase requisition orders for materials and services and credit card reconciliations About you - Certificate IV in Business Administration or similar, plus extensive experience in a business/administration environment at a senior level. Demonstrated excellent organisational skills with an ability to prioritise own work to meet deadlines with accuracy. Well-developed knowledge and extensive practical experience supporting one or more persons at an executive management level (preferably in a large multi-disciplinary organisation), maintaining excellent time management and organisational skills to provide high quality confidential executive and administrative support in a political environment. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain rapport and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated self motivation and the ability to work with minimal direction. For a confidential discussion regarding this position and other Public Sector opportunities across QLD, please contact Lucia Schefermann at Public Sector People on 0420941667 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Sector People are currently working with a busy Utilities team based in Fortitude Valley, who require a Recruitment Coordinator, on a short term contract. Responsibilities include; - Provide generalist administrative support for the Talent team - Coordinating candidate pre-employment medicals, national police checks and reference checks; - Pre-screening job applicants; - Assisting Hiring Managers with use of the recruitment system (Comensura and Workday); - Arranging interviews with Hiring Managers; - Co-ordination of the on-boarding of successful candidates; - Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external key stakeholders; - Maintaining effective communication and correspondence with internal and external key stakeholders; - Undertake any ad-hoc projects, initiatives, tasks Your experience: Along with an energetic, ‘can do’ and pro-active attitude, you will also have the following: - Previous experience working in a recruitment or on-boarding role; - Willingness to learn and be part of a team; - Excellent organisation and time management skills; - A strong working knowledge of recruitment end to end process; and - Experience using Workday recruitment system, desirable For a confidential discussion regarding this position and other Public Sector opportunities across QLD, please contact Lucia Schefermann at Public Sector People on 0420941667 | email@example.com
About the role: Public Sector People are seeking an experienced Traffic Engineer to join our local government client on a 3 month contract. The successful candidate will have previous traffic engineering experience within local government and be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision. Role Purpose: To perform all duties associated with Council’s traffic management functions and provide expert advice on traffic planning, management and operations to wide range of clients including road users, officers of development assessment, State Government and other customers. Key Responsibilities, include: Provide professional traffic engineering advice within the Road Infrastructure Planning Branch, other Council entities and external organisations as required. Investigate written and verbal complaints about traffic matters. Solve complex traffic management problems and initiate resultant actions of traffic management exercising professional traffic engineering judgement. Develop proactive (or reactive) management plans and strategies for Logan City traffic management of local roads, including signal network and bikeway facilities. Design and certify traffic related works (intersections, traffic signals, bikeways etc.) instructions and project briefs. Subject road designs and constructed projects to Road Safety Audits, participating in Road Safety Audit Teams (day and night time). Programme, matters arising from Traffic Technical Advisory Committee, STREAMS administration etc. Provide planning and design advice for bikeway facilities, and be involved in Bicycle Education Program. Supervise subordinate Traffic Officers in their duties. Key Skills required: Degree in Civil Engineering, traffic engineering or equivalent and eligibility to be registered as a Professional Engineer under the Queensland Professional Engineers Act (RPEQ) in the area of Civil Engineering. Specialised qualifications in Traffic Engineering will be highly regarded. Demonstrated skills in traffic management related to urban and rural road networks and city centres, development of policies/ strategies, program plans and operating procedures, facilitating their implementation, design of traffic devices/ infrastructure and providing specialist traffic engineering input. Local government experience If you meet the above criteria and are looking for your next contract opportunity please apply via the appropriate link with a CV attached. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity please contact Lucia Schefermann | firstname.lastname@example.org