Officer - Administration (People and Organisational Development) - fixed term

Job No: GRC354
Location: Gympie, Queensland

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in the west to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. Enjoy the rural delights of the picturesque Mary Valley, the history of Gympie and the broad western area, home to country festivals and a strong agricultural base. For someone seeking a high quality of life, the region offers a unique opportunity.  You could be part of a forward thinking local government organisation with a commitment to continuously improving the services it provides to its 50,000 residents, in one of the most diverse locations in Queensland.


The CBD of Gympie is the central hub to the Gympie region, which is two hours north of Brisbane and in close proximity to the Sunshine and Fraser coasts. Council offices are located in Gympie's town centre close to shopping, cafes and parking.


Officer - Administration (People and Organisational Development) - fixed term


Remuneration: Annual salary commencing at $64,575 plus superannuation

Closing Date: Sunday 18 February 2018 at 11.00pm AEST

No late applications will be accepted.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered. 


Role Overview

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated individual to join our People and Organisational Development team. This fixed term engagement will be for a period of up to 12 months.

People and Organisational Development (POD) branch is committed to council's plan to engage all staff in the development of a sustainable and high achieving workforce, within a safe work environment that is conducive to attracting and retaining the best.

Our focus is on developing an organisational culture that values diversity. We want to ensure that our employees have a meaningful and challenging role, and are effectively developed and motivated to perform thereby helping to realise council's objectives and aspirations.

Collectively, the POD function is committed to:

  • attracting, engaging and enabling people through influencing inspirational leadership, and facilitating a dynamic, ambitious and supportive culture;
  • providing an excellent and proactive service aligned with our strategic objectives that values staff and develops their careers in a supportive and safe culture to achieve success.  

This position will be required to provide a high level of administration support to the People and Organisational Branch which includes Organisational Development, Human Resources, Work Health and Safety and Payroll. It will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring up to date maintenance of the learning and development competency database and maintaining the annual learning and development calendar.
  • Ensuring the quality and accuracy of outgoing and published documents.
  • Assisting in the collaboration of branch reports.
  • Monitoring the progress of recruitment and on-boarding processes to ensure timely delivery in conjunction with the HR Advisors.
  • Provide support to POD projects and tasks as directed within required timeframes.

What we are looking for

Applicants should be able to demonstrate their ability to work within a team environment as well as independently, enthusiastically and with initiative whilst maintaining confidentiality. They should also be able to demonstrate their high attention to detail and ability to manage their time and priorities.

To be successful in this role, applicants should be able to demonstrate exceptional communication skills as well as their ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here.

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact Joel McEnery (Senior Specialist - People and Organisational Development) on 5481 0983 or email

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Rowena Chapman (Advisor - Human Resources) on 5481 0687 or email


What we offer?

  • Nine day fortnight/ten day fortnight/flexible work hours
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Access to professional development and employee education assistance
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Generous superannuation scheme 13 per cent
  • Access to salary sacrificing
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.

Our Values

  • Accountable
  • Consistent
  • Appreciative
  • Communicative
  • Respectful

For a full explanation of our values please click here. You will be assessed on your understanding of these values and how you have applied values such as these in your previous employment.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police.


How to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
3) Click 'APPLY'
4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.


Applications close  on Sunday 18 February 2018 at 11.00pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

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