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Community Development Officer

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Job Ref:  3348
Employer:  Mackay Regional Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Mackay QLD 4740, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  65937.00 - 85449.00

Community Development Officer

Mackay Regional Council is looking for an experienced and passionate Community Development Officer to join the Community Lifestyle team, on a permanent full-time basis. 

In this position, you will be responsible for working with Council and the local community to implement Council’s Community Development and Engagement policies. You will work with the community to identify needs and facilitate access to information, resources and support, while developing solutions that meet identified needs. As a Community Development Officer, you will encourage community participation in discussions and will participate in networks to collect information on current and emerging issues that impact upon marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Community Development or Social Sciences or other appropriate discipline
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in addition to conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify community needs and to develop strategies to address needs
  • Working with Children Blue Card 

Why work for Mackay Regional Council?

Mackay Regional Council is committed to providing a positive work/life balance, giving you ample opportunity to explore endless beautiful beaches, scenic drives past the sugar-cane fields to Eungella National Park and beautiful forests, parks, gorges and secret swimming holes in the Mackay Region. In addition, Mackay Regional Council provides competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, hours, employee benefits and training and development opportunities. 

In return for your valued contribution you will be rewarded with;

  • Annual salary range from $65,937 - $85,449
  • 9 day fortnight roster (5 out of 7)
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave 
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options 
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Active social clubs


To apply, you will need to submit a cover letter, resume and a full response to the selection criteria. The position description can be found attached to the vacancy on Council’s website.

Closing date: 16 August 2018

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