Positions Vacant

This section contains our current Council vacancies and informs applicants how to apply. 

At Council we have various employment contracts which range from full time, part time, fixed term contract, and casual positions. All of our positions are advertised as and when positions become available and are most commonly advertised through the following means:

 

Council Human Resources Staff are always happy to discuss with potential applicants, details of our vacancies and also connect with those who may just be looking to express their interest in working with us in the future!

We welcome these connections and the best way to do so is on 0447 392 120 or via email on hr@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au 

Applying for any of our positions is simple, all you need to do is either mail, email or deliver in person your completed selection criteria responses, your resume and a cover letter.

The Council currently has the following position/s vacant:

Regulatory Officer (Weeds & Animal Control)

Opportunity Overview

Role: Regulatory Officer (Weeds & Animal Control)

Location: Brewarrina, NSW

Type: Full-Time Permanent

Closes: 26 July 2024

Rate: B2, L1, G5-6, S1-4 ($30.70 to $37.33) per hour

Award: Local Government (NSW) 2023

About the Role:

Step into the role of Regulatory Officer at Brewarrina Shire Council. You will manage Companion Animals and Invasive Weeds, ensuring compliance with regulatory Acts and the Council’s Strategic Plan. Your work will directly impact the health and safety of our community and environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organise and report on Companion Animals and Invasive Weeds management programs throughout our LGA.
  • Develop and undertake Community Awareness and Education Programs.
  • Conduct regular inspections and surveys for Companion Animals and Weeds Management Control.
  • Oversee Council’s pound responsibilities and perform various impounding duties as needed.

What We’re Looking For:

  • A team leader with strong interpersonal skills, including communication, influencing, negotiation, and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated experience in weed management control and associated legislation, including familiarity with the Companion Animal Act and impounding/enforcement responsibilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word.
  • Current Class C (Car) Driver’s Licence and ChemCert Australia Certificate.

Why Brewarrina Shire Council:

  • Enjoy the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor responsibilities
  • Great Work + life balance under Council’s our 9 day fortnight
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

How to Apply:

Submit your application, including a cover letter, resume, and responses to the Essential Criteria before 4pm 26 July 2024 to hr@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au. Applications can also be delivered in person to 57 Bathurst Street, Brewarrina, or mailed to PO Box 125, Brewarrina, NSW 2839. Have a few extra questions feel free to reach out to our HR Team today on 0447 392 120

Download Position Description

Technical Services Administration Officer (Full-Time)

Brewarrina Shire Council: Now Hiring a Technical Services Administration Officer (Full-Time)

Opportunity Overview

Role: Technical Services Administration Officer
Location: Brewarrina, NSW
Type: Full-Time
Closes: 19 July 2024
Rate: B2, L1, G5a S1 ($31.54) to B2, L1, G6, S4 ($38.79)
Award: Local Government (NSW) 2023
Additional Benefits: Access to professional development opportunities, flexible work arrangements.

About the Role:
The Technical Services Administration Officer will provide efficient and effective delivery of administrative services to support the Engineering Department. This role ensures data preparation, compilation, and control of designs, plans, specifications, works proposal submissions, and tender documents are managed effectively.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage customer service requirements for Council’s Technical Services Department.
• Assist with the coordination of work activities and support to management.
• Provide administrative support, including routine correspondence, report writing, minute taking, and maintaining policies & guidelines.
• Ensure accurate maintenance of records and databases relevant to the Technical Services unit.
• Support the tender process and assist in various reporting and compliance activities.

What We’re Looking For:
• Certificate III or IV in Business Administration with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in office administration.
• Class ‘C’ Driver’s Licence.
• Proven ability to work in a team and autonomously.
• Strong customer service skills for both internal and external customers.
• Competence in Microsoft Office and familiarity with computer-based regulatory and compliance reporting systems.
• Excellent organisational and communication skills.

Why Brewarrina Shire Council:
• Benefit from our 9-day fortnight schedule, allowing for better work-life balance.
• Explore numerous opportunities for career advancement within the Council.
• Opportunities for professional growth to help you achieve your career goals.

How to Apply:
Submit your application including a cover letter, resume, and responses to the Essential Criteria before 4pm on 19 July 2024 to hr@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au. Applications can also be delivered in person to 57 Bathurst Street, Brewarrina, or mailed to PO Box 125, Brewarrina NSW 2839.

 

Download Position Description – Technical Services Administration Officer

Exectutive Assistant (Casual)

Brewarrina Shire Council: Now Hiring an Executive Assistant (Casual)

Opportunity Overview

Role: Executive Assistant
Location: Brewarrina, NSW
Type: Maternity Relief Casual
Closes: 19 July 2024 (4pm)
Rate: B2,L2,G7-8 S1-4 ($36.17 to $43.68)
Award: Local Government (NSW) 2023
Additional Benefits: Access to professional development opportunities, flexible work arrangements.

About the Role:
Brewarrina Shire Council is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide administrative support to the General Manager and Mayor. This role ensures efficient operations within the Governance Department, with a focus on managing sensitive information, organising Council documents, and aiding in Council communications.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide executive and administrative assistance to the General Manager and Mayor.
• Ensure compliance with Council’s policies, procedures, and relevant legislation.
• Manage executive schedules, arrange meetings, and coordinate travel plans.
• Maintain confidentiality and adhere to privacy principles in all dealings.
• Compile and publish Council business papers and ensure statutory compliance of publications.

What We’re Looking For:
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in office administration or equivalent.
• Advanced computer skills, with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.
• Awareness of Local Government legislation and time management.
• Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
• Sound communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
• Current Class C (Car) Drivers Licence.

Why Brewarrina Shire Council:
• Join a supportive and collaborative team environment.
• Engage in meaningful work that supports Council operations and Community.

How to Apply:
Submit your application, including a cover letter, resume, and responses to the Essential Criteria, before 4pm on 19 July 2024 to hr@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au. Applications can also be delivered in person to 57 Bathurst Street, Brewarrina, or mailed to PO Box 125, Brewarrina, NSW 2839.

Download Position Description – Executive Assistant

Expressions of Interest for Casual Staff

Brewarrina Shire Council is seeking expressions of interest for casual staff.

Occasionally these casual positions lead to permanent appointment. If you are interested in being placed on a casual list, please complete a notification of available employment form which is available by clicking the link below or from Brewarrina Shire Council front office.

Enquiries:

For additional information please contact the Human Resources Department on 02 6830 5100. To express your interest, Applicants MUST complete and sign the “Notification of Availability for Employment” form and return it clearly marked as “Confidential – Expression of Interest for Casual Staff” to:

hr@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au or the Human Resources Manager: 57 Bathurst Street Brewarrina NSW 2839.

Notification of Availability for Employment – FORM

Application Guidelines

Your application should be in three parts: 

  1. Covering letter
  2. Resume
  3. Responses to selection criteria


Make each part of your application as visually attractive as possible, no tiny fonts, lots of white space. 

Resume

Your resume should include: 

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact Details
  • Chronological (starting from most recent) history of employment including a brief outline of your duties in each position and a statement of any special achievements whilst in the position)
  • Qualifications  (a list is adequate – you can produce proof when requested)
  • Additional relevant skills (perhaps these were obtained through some volunteer work or hobby which does not show up in your employment summary)
  • Contact details for referees or an offer to supply them

Your should make sure if you have an existing resume you are going to use, that it covers all the requirements of the position which are listed in the position description.  Your resume should NOT include reference to gender, age, marital status, ethnicity, religion or political persuasion, unless it is requested specifically as a requirement for the position with the relevant reference for exemption under Equal Opportunity legislation. Your resume might also include:

  • a skills summary
  • a statement about your career goals

If either of these is included, make sure they are relevant to the position for which you are making application. 

Responses to Selection Criteria

You could write a whole book on how to do this, in fact several have been written and you may decide to invest in one for future applications. Generally, it is a good idea to use each selection criteria as a heading followed by a dot-pointed list highlighting how you meet that specific criterion. Making a claim that you know something or have done something is inadequate. Take note of the keyword in the criteria – demonstrated is one which is frequently used and to address this you need to demonstrate how you meet the criteria. Show or show understanding suggests you should give examples of how you know what this criteria means. 

Summary

Your whole application is an opportunity to sell yourself and convince the employer that you are the right person for the job. Presentation counts! Content counts! Honesty counts! Remember if you are not successful this time, perhaps it was not the right position for you, no matter how much you wanted the job.  You can move on by examining your application for the improvements you can make for the next time. 

Lodging Application

Applications can be lodged


Be positive and GOOD LUCK!

Contact Details

Phone: 02 6830 5100
Fax: 02 6839 2100
Email: breshire@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au or hr@brewarrina.nsw.gov.au

Councillor Tommy Stanton

Goodooga

Elected to Council – 2014

Email – thomas.stanton5@det.nsw.edu.au

Councillor Noel Sheridan

Committees – Roads and Maritime Services Regional Consultative Committee & Western Regional Weeds Committee

Elected to Council – 2021 

Councillor Donna Jeffries

Committees-  Roads and Maritime Services Regional Consultative Committee, Tourism & Cultural Committee & Heritage Committee.
 
Elected to Council – 2017
 
Email

Councillor Isaac Gordon

Councillor Douglas Gordon

Committee – Tourism & Cultural Committee

Elected to Council – 2021

 

Councillor Trish Frail

Committees – Murray Darling Association, Big Sky Library, Brewarrina General Cemetery Committee, Water Users & Tourism & Culture Committee.

Elected to Council – 2021

Councillor Mark Brown

Committees –  Aged Care, Brewarrina General Cemetery Committee & Heritage Committee.

Elected to Council – 2008

Email- markbrown2839@gmail.com

Deputy Mayor Angelo Pippos

Committees- Aged Care Committee, Big Sky Library & Traffic Committee.  

Elected to Council – 2008

Email angelo.pippos@hotmail.com

Mayor Vivian Slack-Smith

Committees – Brewarrina General Cemetery, Tourism & Cultural Committee.

Elected to Council 2017

Elected as Mayor 2022

Elected as Deputy Mayor 2020

Email

slacksmithau@yahoo.com.au