The public sector spans over multiple industries and caters to a wide range of career opportunities across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. To ensure Public Sector People are adequately covering the career opportunities in each state and have an extensive knowledge of local market trends, each of our consultants will focus on recruitment within a particular state.
Our dedicated consultant Lucia looks after all public sector opportunities within Queensland and has played an imperative role in building our presence in the sunshine state. Since launching our Brisbane office in 2019, Lucia has focused on delivering the best outcomes for both her candidates and clients within local and state government. Read on to find out more about Lucia’s recruitment processes, how she builds and gains the trust of both her client and candidate base and the exciting roles she currently has available.
Can you explain your role at Public Sector People - are there any unique things about recruiting within the Public Sector in Queensland?
I work as a Senior Consultant for Public Sector People, specifically focusing on opportunities within Queensland. Public Sector People have worked with many QLD councils over the years, but in 2019 we moved forward with establishing our first physical branch in Brisbane. As we are growing our footprint here in QLD, it is important that we continue to work with great clients and candidates in the Public Sector. As we continue to grow in size, we ensure we are building trust in the sunny state!
What are the types of positions you recruit for?
My key focus is technical roles. I work across a variety of Construction and Infrastructure roles within Local and State Government clients. These include, but are not limited to: Project Managers, Civil Engineers, Estimators, Facilities and Technical and Contract officers.
You cover a broad range of roles within the Qld region. Are there any specific traits or skills you focus on when speaking to candidates?
I look to engage with candidates who possess technical skillsets which can be of value to my clients in the Public Sector. Candidates with Public Sector experience are also highly regarded as they have the experience and understanding of the systems and processes, ensuring a quick start to the work.
You’ve built some lasting relationships with both clients and candidates while at Public Sector People. Can you explain the key to maintaining and strengthening these connections?
You must be transparent, always. With feedback, with rejections, everything; always ensure you’re communicating with people, clearly, regularly and honestly. I think this is important across any working relationship, and this reinforces a respectful foundation.
What commitment will you make to the active job seekers you choose to work with?
I am always on your side. If you trust me to help you make a decision which affects your career, then you must know you can count on me. I am always one call away to discuss your goals and challenges.
How do you conduct the aftercare process in the roles you recruit for?
I always enjoy chatting, so you will catch me on my phone regularly with my candidates. We touch base often, with calls at least every fortnight to touch base and talk through the role and everything in between.
Currently we have picked up a nice momentum across both state and local government.
Senior Engineer- Floodplain Management
Contract Type: Contract
Job Summary: I am speaking to Civil Engineers with water experience to work for a busy council in the inner North Suburbs as a Senior Engineer in Floodplain Management.
Facilities Services Field Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Job Summary: A local government in the south east suburbs is looking for a Facilities Services Field Officer to join their busy team. The successful applicant will provide effective maintenance programs for Council’s building assets to achieve efficient service delivery by the Facilities Services Unit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 | email@example.com
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 | email@example.com