• Position Vacant
  • Biloela

Website Banana Shire Council

Our Vision

“Shire of Opportunity”
To improve the quality of life for our communities through the delivery of efficient, effective and sustainable
services and facilities.

Our Mission

Our Council is committed to promoting and striving for continuous improvement in all that we do, for the benefit
and growth of the whole of our Shire.

Our Values

• Advocacy for our people
• Effective and responsive leadership
• Integrity and mutual respect
• Honesty, equity and consistency in all aspects of Council’s operations
• Quality of service to our citizens
• Work constructively together, in the spirit of teamwork
• Sustainable growth and development


To undertake verification water sampling throughout the Shire and as per the schedule, maintain procedures,
answer laboratory enquiries and manage the stock and inventory of sample bottles.








• Preparation and organisation of water sample bottles, reagents and eskies

• Taking of water samples throughout the Shire (Biloela, Moura, Goovigen, Wowan, Baralaba, Banana, Theodore and Taroom), following a schedule.

• Liaising with operators and the Senior Compliance and Reporting Officer for any operational issues that may arise or affect sampling

• Complete data entry for laboratory analysis results

• Package up the samples and arrange freight

• Liaise with laboratories and freight companies as required

• Maintain stock of supplies for testing (sample bottles, reagents, ice bricks, etc)

• Undertake routine administrative tasks as required by the position eg. timesheets

• Assist senior staff to continuously improve work processes and develop new practices as required

• Participate in training, exercises and response to disaster management and recovery as required

• Undertake other relevant duties as directed, consistent with skills, competence and training.

• Current class C manual drivers licence
• Certificate in Water Sampling consistent with AHCLPW313 Undertake sampling and testing of water or
willingness to obtain




• Sound level computer skills (including use of MS Office Suite)
• Sound level of literacy, numeracy, oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a busy team; establish work priorities and manage
changes to work schedules; meet deadlines; exercise sound judgement and initiative; desire to learn
and maintain confidentiality.
• Demonstrated organisational ability and a high-level attention to detail.
• Preference for driving and working both indoors and outdoors.
• Ability to work alone or as part of a team
• Sound understanding of and commitment to EEO and WHS principles and practices


• Proven ability to acquire new skills and learn new software programs and processes.
• Working knowledge of specialist database / task management software (eg. SWIMS Local)






The Employee agrees to comply with the following:
• Workplace Health and Safety policies and procedures
• Customer service standards
• Council’s Code of Conduct
• Council’s Environmental Policy
• Human rights legislation, actively promoting its principles in all activities
• Human Resources policies and procedures
• Financial Management policies and procedures
• Records Management policies and procedures
• Disaster Management policies and procedures




• The employee acknowledges that this role requires them to hold and maintain a class ‘C’ manual drivers
licence and that the loss of licence may jeopardise employment with Council

To apply for this job please visit www.banana.qld.gov.au.