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Land Dealings and Leasing Officer

Position Details:

  • Work type: Permanent Full-time, 9-day fortnight
  • Location: Gayndah, North Burnett Region
  • Flexible work options available, including hybrid work options


Why work with us? 

There really is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

Work-life balance, this role offers a 9-day fortnight allowing you to enjoy our beautiful rural location, and relaxed natural environment, while having the space and freedom to explore your potential.

Community and connection, find a sense of belonging and build authentic and meaningful relationships within our close-knit communities.

Affordable living, enjoy a lower cost of living and better housing affordability.

Rural lifestyleenjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding careerthis is an exciting time to be joining the team. North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about Gayndah in our NORTH BURNETT VISITORS GUIDE.


About the role

The Land Dealings and Leasing Officer role will Coordinate and administer land dealings and leasing activities in accordance with legislative requirements. Reporting to the Governance, Policy and Risk Advisor, this role will provide technical advice and ensuring the effective and compliant management of Council’s property portfolio.

 About you

To be successful in this role you will have the ability to exercise sound judgement with the ability to work effectively under general direction. You will have strong financial, analytical and risk identification skills, well-developed report writing and presentation skills as well as a demonstrated ability to engage and partner with community groups and clubs. You will hold a Tertiary qualification relevant to the discipline or equivalent level of expertise and experience.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Provide detailed technical advice and act as a primary point of contact for land dealings related to Council’s property portfolio in accordance with legislative requirements, undertaking research as required on sensitive and complex matters.
  • Manage, prepare, and review property dealings documentation, including Department of Resources forms, contracts of sale, commercial and retail leases, licences, consents, agreements and easements and the related lodgements and registrations.
  • Respond to sensitive and complex property dealings related enquiries and prepare any associated correspondence, briefings, and reports.
  • Undertake risk analysis related to property and land dealings, highlighting current and future risks relevant to transactions and leasing, enabling informed decision making with a strategic outlook.
  • Manage and/or coordinate special property or land tenure related projects, working with internal and external stakeholders as required from time to time.
  • Monitor and/or advise on matters related to native title or indigenous land use agreements (ILUA) relevant to Council’s portfolio of land as required.
  • Proactively identify service improvement opportunities relevant to the discipline and instigate the development and review of related processes and precedents to achieve savings and/or service experience uplifts (internal and external).
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure service delivery outcomes are consistently achieved.
  • Provide support and mentoring to administrative support staff to achieve a high performance, continually improving and customer focused culture.
  • Maintain currency and accuracy of Council’s leasing database/s and records of tenure arrangements.

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO) – 9-day fortnight
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters


Applications close:  10:00pm, Monday 01 July 2024


For further information regarding this position please contact Darren from the People and Performance Team on 0499 781 280.

Your application should include: 

  • A covering letter (no more than two pages), detailing your reason/s for applying for the position and how your work experience, skills and knowledge meet the key responsibilities and position requirements as outlined in the Position Description.
  • A current resume that summarises your employment history, education and training as well as referees.
  • A copy of your current drivers licence, and relevant qualifications and certificates
  • A completed Position Application Form


Love the role and looking for accommodation?

We may be able to help you find suitable short- or long-term accommodation. Alternatively, please contact our local real estate agents directly to discuss accommodation options.

Additional Information

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you and appreciate your application.

North Burnett Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.