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 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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