Career Opportunities with NBRC

As a local government in a large regional area, our Council offers exciting lifestyle and challenging career opportunities. With a large number of projects underway in a variety of fields, we are able to offer a diverse range of lifestyles and a selection of career paths to suit many types of skills in areas such as, civil works and engineering, gardening and parks maintenance, finance, ICT, community development, planning, environment, economic development and tourism.

Surrounded by natural beauty, the North Burnett region offers a relaxed and rural lifestyle with low cost of living and easy access to essential services. Geographically advantaged, the region is within easy driving times to the cities of Brisbane, Rockhampton, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg. Council services six diverse towns, Biggenden, Mount Perry, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Eidsvold and Monto, with offices and depots in all of these locations.

Our region is a dynamic changing organisation and we pride ourselves on an engaging organisational culture which promotes a value based culture that trains, develops, appreciates and empowers its workforce.

Our Values

We value…

• Getting things done well, on time and in budget
• Passion for our region and in our work
• Respectful behaviour toward all people
• Team work where everyone’s strengths are utilized
• Creativity, innovation and ideas
• Courage to always do what is right
• Challenging the status quo
• Learning from mistakes without placing blame
• Open and honest communication

We are constantly looking for ways to improve, so your innovations and ideas will be welcome. Our continued success depends on hard-working, talented and innovative individuals, who want to make a difference in an organisation and in their careers

Benefits of Working at Council

To attract and retain staff, Council offers great conditions of employment such as:
• Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
• Generous leave provisions
• Healthy work/ life balance
• Rostered Days Off
• Professional development and training opportunities
• Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
• Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work related matters
• Relocation assistance applicable to some roles

Equal Opportunity Employer

Council is an equal opportunity employer and values the contributions a diverse workforce can bring to the organisation. Council ensures that fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration is given to all applicants regardless of age, sex, disability, marital status, pregnancy, race/ethno-religious background, industrial activity, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as a parent or carer, or political activity.

Current Employment Opportunities


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Candidate Application Guide


Thank you for your interest in working with North Burnett Regional Council. The following information has been provided to assist you with your application.

Selection for employment with Council is based on the principles of merit and equal opportunity. The aim is to select the person whose skills, knowledge, experience and personal qualities best match the requirements of the position.

Your application should be clear and concise and relate directly to the position you are applying for.

Each advertised position will consist of a position summary and position description, which is available to all applicants. You should read these carefully in order to fully understand the duties and responsibilities of the role, the skills and experience required to perform the role and the physical nature of the role and the environment in which it is performed.

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 summary and position description)
• A current resume that summarises your employment history, education and training
• A copy of your current drivers licence, and relevant qualifications and certificates (do not post originals)
• A completed Position Application Form

Your application will be considered and assessed against the position’s requirements. You may not be shortlisted for interview if your application:

• Does not meet the position requirements.
• Does not demonstrate that you have the required experience and/ or qualifications.
• Demonstrates that you are not eligible for employment based on your residency status.
• Provides false or misleading information.
• Is incomplete, for example, missing cover letter, resume.
• Was submitted after the closing date and time advertised.

There are occasions where Council receives a large number of applications and sometimes a number of candidates appear to meet the selection criteria. In this situation Council assesses who ‘best’ meets the selection criteria and as such, there may be times where candidates do meet the selection criteria but are not invited for an interview.

If you are selected for an interview Council will provide you with adequate notice and advise you if the interview will involve any other selection methods, for example, a work test or presentation.

Interview questions will be designed to draw out examples of your previous experience, skills and knowledge and to enable you to demonstrate your personality, attitude and motivations.

Here are some tips in preparing for your interview:

• Research – find out more about the position and Council to assist you in relating your experiences to the position you are applying for. Information may be obtained from our website or by speaking to the contact person for the position.
• Prepare – start thinking about examples from your experiences that relate to the position as you understand it from the position description and summary.
• Remember values, behaviours and attitude are just as important as qualifications and experience.
• Be ready to talk about why you are interested in the position and what attracted you to apply.
• If you have any questions you would like to ask, jot these down to ensure you don’t forget them.
• Be positive – unless asked, try to avoid negative comments about your experiences.
Relax – it’s okay to be nervous.

Some candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening assessments where these are essential to satisfy the requirements of the position, such as a Criminal History Check, Physical and Functional Assessment or attainment of a Positive Notice Blue Card. The position description and summary will detail these requirements.
Your application will need to provide the details of at least two current referees that can talk to the selection panel about your capacity to perform the position. Ideally, these will be people who have supervised you, but can also include colleagues, peers or clients if relevant. Make sure you have advised your referees that Council may be calling and brief them on the position – this will assist them in providing the most relevant feedback.

Council may ask for further referee details if they have been unable to ascertain sufficient information from those you have provided.

If you have been unsuccessful in obtaining the position Council will, upon request, provide feedback as to why and may offer any tips or suggestions for future interviews if this is relevant.

If you have been successful Council will make you an offer of employment and on your verbal acceptance, will send you a letter of appointment and an Employee Kit containing all the information and paperwork required to get you started.

Council looks forward to receiving your application. Best of luck through-out the recruitment process.

If you require assistance with your application, or further information regarding a position, please contact the People and Culture Team on 1300 MY NBRC (1300 696 272).
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