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Rural Services Officer (2 x Positions)

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Employer:  Western Downs Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Dalby QLD 4405, Australia (Show on map)

Rural Services Officer (2 x Positions)

About the Role

You will be responsible for ensuring compliance in relation to a variety of functional areas that includes plant and animal pest management, landholders and industry group liaison, the maintenance of stock routes and facilities and the control of wandering stock.    

Reporting to the Rural Services Supervisor, you will:

  • maintain stock routes throughout the region and respond to stray stock;
  • complete inspections and take relevant action for pests and noxious weeds;
  • construct and or maintain fencing as required;
  • complete coordinated wild dog baiting programs; and
  • liaise with landholders and the community as required.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • proven ability to safely use chemicals and poisons for animal and vegetation management;
  • proven ability in the use of the Microsoft Office suite and devices including tablets/smart phones;
  • mediation and negotiation skills including conflict resolution and dealing with difficult people;
  • the ability to work independently and superior communication skills;
  • have a current 'C' class drivers licences, Qld firearms licence and be certified to use Fluroacetic acid (1080) for baiting purposes; and
  • experience in a similar role and have an understanding of relevant legislation including local laws.

What we offer:

  • Relocation assistance
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Locality allowance
  • Job security in a local government position

If you enjoy working outdoors in a hands-on work environment, across a variety of functional areas, this role is for you.  TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

For a full position description copy and paste the below URL into a browser.

WDRC require each candidate for this position to complete a Pre-Employment Questionnaire. Please submit your completed questionnaire to WDRC via email at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this position. To access the questionnaire please copy and paste the below URL into a browser. 

Application via Seek 'Apply Now.'

Applications close on Thursday 26 July 2018.

Additional Information

The recruitment process includes candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

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