Positions Vacant at Council Positions Vacant at Council

When submitting applications for McKinlay Shire Council positions, please also fill in our Applicant Summary form.

Location: Julia Creek 

McKinlay Shire Council is seeking a highly self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Swimming Pool Manager. This Julia Creek based position is a great opportunity for someone who wishes to work varying hours depending on seasonal demand. Duties include but are not limited to:-

  • Maintenance of the swimming pools, wet play area and grounds located in the Swimming Pool Complex, including but not limited to water quality management, pool cleanliness, filtration maintenance and garden upkeep
  • Management and supervision of swimming pool access and kiosk sales
  • Provision of Learn to Swim classes and coordination of activities with Julia Creek Swimming Club
  • Facilitate and run additional water/pool based activities and programs to encourage community use of the Swimming Pool Complex

Position closes: Thursday 25 January 2018. Click here for a position description.

Location: Julia Creek 
McKinlay Shire Council has an exciting opportunity available for a full-time Mechanic to join their Engineering team based in Julia Creek.

The role will conduct mechanical maintenance on Council’s Plant Assets, focusing on providing quality works, safety and a high level of plant availability, under direction from the Workshop Supervisor.  

Desired applicants will possess the following skills and qualifications, or be willing to obtain:

  • Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade
  • Previous experience in a Workshop
  • Demonstrated time and cost management skills
  • Current Queensland ‘HC’ class driver’s license desirable;
  • Plant Operating Certificates desirable
  • A Knowledge of all mechanical engineering trades;
  • Demonstrated knowledge in maintenance of machinery and mechanical assets;
  • Knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety Act and Machinery Act.

Position closes at 5:00pm January 17th 2018. Click here for a position description. 

Location: Julia Creek

McKinlay Shire Council seeks to employ a Casual Cleaner.

The position is based in Julia Creek and will entail the cleaning of various Council Buildings as well as domestic cleaning for the Council operated Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), the hours worked will be varied with flexibility.

The suitable applicant will be honest and trustworthy, have good organisational and communication skills and the ability to work unsupervised. Remuneration will be based on the Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream B) Award – State 2017 with a casual loading and all allowances and benefits that the award entails.

McKinlay Shire Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Location: McKinlay

Council is seeking a motivated and reliable Librarian/Tourism Officer to operate the McKinlay Library and McKinlay Centenary Museum.

The position will be based in the township of McKinlay. Hours of work will be four hours per week from October to March and 20 hours per week April to September.

The suitable applicant will be enthusiastic, have good organisational and communication skills and the ability to work unsupervised.

The selection panel is seeking an individual who has a sound knowledge, or is willing to develop an understanding of the McKinlay Shire and its history. Position open.

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Positions Vacant - Non Council Positions Vacant - Non Council

McKinlay Shire MPHS
Personal Care Assistant - Casual, Part-time, Traineeship.

Home Tutor/Governess/Nanny Positions 
Various positions depending on station requirements. Usually involves assisting in schooling and care of children on stations . Most positions are live in and accommodation, board and keep is usually provided. Most positions require past experience with children and/or teaching, Blue Card, drivers licence, senior first aid. Own vehichle is an advantage. For further vacancies click here or visit:

Health/ Nursing
The contact person for enquires is the HR Manager, Mount Isa Hospital on 07 4744 4814 or mtisarecruitment@health.qld.gov.au.

Thank you for interest in working in McKinlay Shire.