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Employment Opportunities

Our community has an enviable work life balance that is often the main reason people move to our area.

Break O’Day is the home of one of the world’s most beautiful coastal areas, the Bay of Fires which has received international acclaim, as well as some of the state’s most scenic waterfalls and forests. Combine this with St Helens being the central hub for services on the east coast, it is clear that Break O’Day has it all, and that is what we were Tasmania’s Top Tourism Town in 2021 and runner up in 2021!  For more information about our area click here:

 

Position Outline

Council is seeking a Building Surveyor (qualified or willing to complete the qualification) who is knowledgeable in building be it from potentially a past background in construction or design. The role is predominately building surveying including plumbing.  The role is largely focussed on compliance in respect of the National Construction Code and relevant Australian Standards.

The role will also assist in general compliance as it relates to complaints with respect of land and structures.  To support the ability to ensure compliance applicants will be conversant with the Building Act 2016, National Construction Code, Australian Standards and general Work Health & Safety legislation.  People who have dealt directly with and have an understanding of local government development, approval and construction processes will be highly regarded.

Council is keen to hear from applicants who are process driven, practical oriented and who seek outcomes.  People applying must be solution and customer focussed and those with developed administrative skills to deliver an end-to-end service will be at an advantage.

Council can offer flexible working arrangements to meet family and lifestyle needs.  The role is permanent full time however; Council will give consideration to applicants seeking flexible working arrangements.

FAQs

How am I employed?

Employment for this position is by the Break O’Day Council and employment conditions are determined and described in the Break O’Day Council Enterprise Agreement 2018 as found on the BODC website, in the employment section.  Specific employment conditions (pay rate and terms of employment) will be contained in individual letters of offer.

How long will the employment last?

The position is permanent full time however; Council will give consideration to applicants seeking flexible working arrangements. Your contractual obligations to Council will be set out in a letter of offer to you.

What are the hours of work?

The Ordinary Hours of Work are between 7:00am and 7:00pm, Monday to Friday, with the office being open from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  A 40 minute lunch break applies. This position has been classified as 1.0 FTE (38 hours per week), Council offers flexible working arrangements which will be negotiated with the successful Applicant.

From time to time additional hours or hours outside the Ordinary Hours of Work will be required and these will be dealt with in accordance with the Enterprise agreement

What work will I be doing?

The description of the duties in the Position Description provides an understanding of the work to be done.  While every effort is made to describe the specific tasks, from time to time other duties may be required to be undertaken.

How much will I be paid?

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.  Whilst Council

remunerate well the lifestyle and natural beauty return more than any monetary reward will.

Council pays a superannuation contribution of 12.5% on all wages once the $450 per calendar month threshold has been reached.

How do we work?

At Council our values guide how we operate, we work as a team with open and honest communication; we act with integrity whilst showing respect and being positive and proactive in our actions.

The consistent goal of all Council’s work is to improve our environment and provide an excellent service to the community: ratepayers and visitors alike.   We place a high value on team work and tasks will be achieved most effectively when everyone works towards a common goal.

When do applications need to be submitted by?

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on Monday 22 March 2021.

When will I start work if I am employed?

Your employment will commence as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the Interview and pre-employment processes. Work will commence on a rolling basis.

What about Work Health & Safety (WHS)?

Council places a high value on safety in the workplace and all interested candidates are required to demonstrate an excellent understanding of their obligations with respect to their own safety and the safety of others in and around the workplace.   Council does not tolerate any behaviour or work practices that do not meet the highest standards of WHS.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided as required.

Medical examinations and drug testing will be required before any offers of employment are made.

Will I be provided with a uniform?

Council will provide appropriate work clothing.

To apply, you must address each of the Selection Criteria. 

This is achieved by describing and giving specific examples how your previous work experience has allowed you to develop each of the skills and abilities required.  The quality of your writing is not what we are assessing; it is your work experience as it relates to the tasks required and described.

A complete application will require:

  • Addressing of the Selection Criteria
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Completed Application for Employment Form (available on the website)

Applications can be submitted by email only to Council’s HR Coordinator, Erica McKinnell erica.mckinnell@bodc.tas.gov.au

Please note: Elected Members (Councillors) have no influence in recruitment/employment decisions.

 

Employment Information Pack – Building Surveyor

Building Surveyor – Job and Person Specification

Pre-Employment Health Disclosure – Building Surveyor

 

 

Position Outline

Council is seeking to fill at least a permanent full-time role in the Planning area however will give consideration to applicants seeking flexible working arrangements.  Council is willing to consider and respond to the skills and experience in the market by being flexible in the resources it puts in place to meet the growing and variety of demand in Council’s planning activities.

Council is keen to hear from job seekers that are interested in a Graduate role OR a qualified planning position.  The most important part of the any of the positions is to seek people that are customer oriented, solution focused and who value the beautiful municipality of Break O’Day.

Council can offer flexible working arrangements to meet family and lifestyle needs providing the hours or work agreed to are acquitted with the majority falling within business hours.

FAQs

How am I employed?

Employment for this position is by the Break O’Day Council and employment conditions are determined and described in the Break O’Day Council Enterprise Agreement 2018 as found on the BODC website, in the employment section.  Specific employment conditions (pay rate and terms of employment) will be contained in individual letters of offer.

How long will the employment last?

The position is permanent. Your contractual obligations to Council will be set out in a letter of offer to you.

What are the hours of work?

The Ordinary Hours of Work are between 7:00am and 7:00pm, Monday to Friday, with the office being open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Council offers flexible working arrangements which will be negotiated with the successful Applicant.

From time to time additional hours or hours outside the Ordinary Hours of Work will be required and these will be dealt with in accordance with the Enterprise agreement

What work will I be doing?

The description of the duties in the Position Description provides an understanding of the work to be done.  While every effort is made to describe the specific tasks, from time to time other duties may be required to be undertaken.

How much will I be paid?

The level of role and the person’s skills and experience will inform the remuneration package on offer. Whilst Council remunerate well; the lifestyle and natural beauty return more than any monetary reward will.

Council pays a superannuation contribution of 12.5% on all wages once the $450 per calendar month threshold has been reached.

How do we work?

At Council our values guide how we operate, we work as a team with open and honest communication; we act with integrity whilst showing respect and being positive and proactive in our actions.

The consistent goal of all Council’s work is to improve our environment and provide an excellent service to the community: ratepayers and visitors alike.   We place a high value on team work and tasks will be achieved most effectively when everyone works towards a common goal.

When do applications need to be submitted by?

The vacancy will remain open until such time an appointment has been made.  Applications will be considered on a weekly basis.

When will I start work if I am employed?

Your employment will commence as soon as practicable after the conclusion of the Interview and pre-employment processes. Work will commence on a rolling basis.

What about Work Health & Safety (WHS)?

Council places a high value on safety in the workplace and all interested candidates are required to demonstrate an excellent understanding of their obligations with respect to their own safety and the safety of others in and around the workplace. Council does not tolerate any behaviour or work practices that do not meet the highest standards of WHS.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided as required.

Medical examinations and drug testing will be required before any offers of employment are made.

Will I be provided with a uniform?

Council will provide appropriate work clothing.

To apply, you must address each of the Selection Criteria. 

This is achieved by describing and giving specific examples how your previous work experience has allowed you to develop each of the skills and abilities required.  The quality of your writing is not what we are assessing; it is your work experience as it relates to the tasks required and described.

A complete application will require:

  • Addressing of the Selection Criteria;
  • Current Resume/CV;
  • Completed Application for Employment Form; and
  • A completed Health Declaration form.

Applications can be submitted by email only to Council’s HR Coordinator erica.mckinnell@bodc.tas.gov.au

Please note: Elected Members (Councillors) have no influence in recruitment/employment decisions.

 

Employment Information Pack – Planning Officer – Graduate Planner

Graduate Planner – Job and Person Specification

Planning Officer – Job and Person Specification

Pre-Employment Health Disclosure – Planner

 

Application for Employment Form

BODC Enterprise Agreement 2018