Conditions of employment
Positions advertised are available to applicants who are citizens of Australia or who hold residency in Australia.
Employment information statement
The Industrial Relations Act 2016 (Qld) requires that all new employees receive an information statement (PDF 56 KB). It provides important information about your employment entitlements and other matters that will affect your employment.
Unless extenuating circumstances apply, we do not pay interview or relocation expenses.
Salary and conditions of employment
All full time staff receive four weeks annual leave per year as well as 15 days sick leave per year.
Working hours vary depending on the section you work in.
Payment of wages
Salaries and wages are paid fortnightly into your preferred bank account.
Rostered days off
Apart from the Libraries and Cultural Services Branch, the majority of full time staff work a nine-day fortnight on a basis of 36.25 hours per week.
Appointment is subject to a three-month probation period. Your supervisor will conduct monthly appraisals. Following satisfactory performance, you will receive a permanent position.
All permanent employees are required to contribute to the Local Government Employees Superannuation Scheme within 12 months of their appointment.
We have vehicles available for official work tasks. Staff using a Council vehicle must produce the relevant current driver's licence. Staff must follow the procedures of the carpool and its operation.
Staff development and training
We commit to ongoing staff development and training. We support and encourage employees to attend training and take part in study for approved courses. For more information, please download our study assistance policy (PDF 104 KB), which offers generous help to qualifying staff.
Workplace health and safety
We commit to a safe and healthy work environment. Workplace health and safety policies and procedures are in place to make sure staff are not placed at risk while at work.
Employee assistance program
The employee assistance program provides professional counselling and referral services. This is for employees or their families who are going through personal or work-related problems. This program is at no cost to the employee and is fully confidential.
Code of conduct
All our staff are required to follow our Code of conduct (PDF 5.09 MB), to act with honesty, integrity and diligence, and to use a high degree of care when carrying out their functions.
We maintain a webpage titled Publication scheme, which gives a complete overview of our organisation and describes our relationship to the community. It provides various ways for the public to access our administrative and political processes.
For further information regarding employment conditions, please call us on 07 3412 3412.