A new job recruitment drive is being rolled out across Moreton Bay Regional Council to fill more than 100 new roles this 2020-21 financial year.
CEO Greg Chemello said jobs will vary from entry level to senior positions and include: engineering, asset maintenance, sports and recreation, planning and more.
“COVID-19 has forced many changes on our communities, but here at Council we’re continuing on the pathway to improve our community and service outcomes by hiring more staff in key areas of need” he said.
“Late last year, council recognised the need to employ over 150 new workers in varied positions, following the Grassroots Connections Australia review of the organisation.
“Grassroots found that Moreton Bay Region was operating with far less staff than other councils of comparable size in southeast Queensland, and concluded that hiring more staff was necessary to deliver appropriate standards of service for our communities and improve our efficiency.
“We’ve already begun advertising 104 new roles over a 13-week period this financial year, which adds to the 49 staff that were recruited last year.
“It takes roughly four weeks from advertising before we are ready to offer, so we will soon start seeing those spots filled.”
Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery said this is just one of the many initiatives the council is working on to advance our region and provide some degree of greater certainty during uncertain times.
“The new Council has delivered on a number of promises within our first 100 days of office, including $33 million worth of COVID-19 initiatives,” he said.
“We’ve also already completed about two thirds of the 42 major initiatives recommended as part of last year’s organisational review.
“So I’m proud to say we’ve been able to get on with the job while times are tough and deliver real outcomes for ratepayers.”
You can monitor all of Council’s current job opportunities on the website.