Council is calling on members of the local community to put their hand up for local jobs to keep essential services open in the region.
“We are currently recruiting for Waste Attendants for our Monto and Eidsvold Waste Management Facilities,” Acting Mayor Radel said.
“You will have heard us talk about how State legislation has changed the way Council has to deliver waste services and what this means for our community. The days of an unmonitored waste site are over, and we have to ensure Council can continue to deliver a waste service which is affordable but still meets compliance with the State Government.
“We have been disappointed with the lack of interest in these positions by community. We have heard from our community that they want local job opportunities and that they want these facilities open.
“If we don’t get locals to fill these roles, these services may need to close until other arrangements can be made. That is the reality we are facing.
“We appreciate that these roles are for part-time work, however there are sometimes opportunities to do additional hours in other teams, like our Parks and Gardens team. With all the recent rain, we need every mower we have out there working.
“These roles are perfect for people looking to transition to retirement, parents and carers looking to re-enter the workforce and those that aren’t able to work full-time hours due to other commitments.
“There are many benefits when working for Local Government, including a competitive hourly rate, generous superannuation provisions, uniform allowances and training.
“The unions and community have said that they want to see more local jobs and less contractors.
“Please give our friendly team a call on 1300 696 272 if you would like to know more about the role.
“No experience is required. We will provide all your training, PPE and inductions.”
Applying is easy, you can find all the information on our website here https://northburnett.qld.gov.au/vacant-positions/ or pick it up in hard copy at one of our Customer Service and Library Centres.