Officer - Facilities Management and Maintenance (Kilkivan) - readvertised

Job No: GRC389
Location: Kilkivan, 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.

Kilkivan is a 35 minute drive west of Gympie. Home to the Kilkivan Great Horse Ride, the township nestles in picturesque valleys and services a strong rural community. Council offices and depot are centrally located in the main street.



Officer - Facilities Management and Maintenance (Kilkivan) - readvertised


Remuneration: Annual salary commencing at $69,897 plus superannuation

Closing Date: Sunday 17 June 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. 


**This position is readvertised. Previous applicants need not apply.**


Role Overview

This new position is an integral part of Community Facilities and Maintenance team and will be based at our Kilkivan Office. The successful applicant for this position will be expected to coordinate a range of facilities management and maintenance activities to contribute to the unit’s objective of overseeing safe, compliant and fit for purpose facilities that meet community need and Council requirements.

Facilities under this role include, but are not limited to, Gympie Regional Council’s western region corporate administration buildings, showgrounds, public amenities, community and sporting facilities.

What we are looking for

Council is looking for a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated knowledge and previous experience in a facility management environment including tasks such as, but not limited to: coordination of building maintenance requests, utilisation of information from building condition audits to plan and coordinate works and improvements, provide concise and accurate advice and support to internal stakeholders, maintain asset management systems, contribute to policy and procedure reviews, develop quotation documentation, financial administration tasks, and liaise professionally with community groups as required.

To be successful in this position, applicants require:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in facility management and maintenance;
  • Sound understanding of asset and related financial management and the ability to work within asset management programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret service/management contracts and legislation and codes relevant to building maintenance standards;
  • Well-developed oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders both individually and in groups;
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills in both individual and group work;
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately in reactive or emergency facilities maintenance situations (e.g. vandalism, broken water pipes, security breaches).

Although not mandatory for this position, it is advantageous if applicants have:

  • A formal qualifications/active enrolment or equivalent experience in business administration, project management, asset management or similar field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial administration (local government environment an advantage).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project management.

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 the Sue Wallace, Coordinator - Community Facilities and Maintenance on 5481 0618 or

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 17 June 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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