Positions Vacant at Council Positions Vacant at Council

McKinlay Shire Council is the southern gateway to the Gulf. The Shire is committed to be the thriving-heart of the Mid-West. Our hallmarks include innovation, initiative, teamwork and integrity of our people. We strive to continually improve our internal operations and provide effective public services and amenities that meet present and future needs of our community.

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McKinlay Shire Council is seeking a motivated and reliable person to operate the McKinlay Library and McKinlay Centenary Museum. The position will be based in the small township of McKinlay and opening hours will be from 10am—2pm every Thursday, plus additional hours between April—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 current first aid certificate and has a sound knowledge, or is willing to develop an understanding of the McKinlay Shire and it’s history.

To view the full advert and briefing pack click HERE
Position Closes: Friday, 27th March



McKinlay Shire Council is seeking an obliging and enthusiastic person for the full time role of Administration Officer at Council’s reception office.

We’re seeking a motivated person with excellent interpersonal skills, who can demonstrate the ability to communicate with all members of the community. This position will be the first point of contact for visitors to the Council office and is designed to undertake general administration duties including responding to incoming correspondence via telephone and email, processing of daily mail, and providing administrative secretarial support as required to administration staff.

To view the full advert and briefing pack CLICK HERE
Position Closes: Monday 30th March 2015



McKinlay Shire Council is seeking to employ a versatile individual for the full time role of Asset Maintenance Officer to work within the Shire. This position aims to carry out proactive and reactive maintenance and associated construction based works on Council assets including but not limited to buildings and water and sewerage infrastructure.

Applications are encouraged from trade qualified individuals, or those who demonstrate equivalent skill sets in Building/Carpentry, Plumbing or Electrical trade areas. Qualifications in water and sewerage treatment plant operation and maintenance, or the ability to acquire would be favourable but not essential.  Applicants must hold a current Queensland C class drivers licence and currently have, or be willing to obtain 30215 QLD – Course in general safety induction (construction industry card).

To view the full advert and briefing pack CLICK HERE
Position Closes: Tuesday, 24th March 2015


To register your interest in a job with McKinlay Shire Council that is currently not advertised, please complete the General Employment Application Form.

If your computer does not support PDF files please contact Human Resources on (07) 4746 7166 or email employment@mckinlay.qld.gov.au for a word version to be sent to you.

Applicants must provide a current Resume, a statement addressing the Selection Criteria and copies of relevant qualifications to be considered for the position. Completed applications can be emailed to employment@mckinlay.qld.gov.auor forwarded to;

Private and Confidential,
Human Resources,
PO Box 177,
Julia Creek Qld 4823

Please contact the HR Department on (07) 4746 7166  if you have any further questions.

Positions Vacant - Non Council Positions Vacant - Non Council

McKinlay Shire MPHS
Personal Care Assistant - Casual, Part-time, Traineeship.
For more information please click here.

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.