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Housing Supervisor

Job No: 107896
Location: Mornington Island

  • Highly autonomous role supervising the delivery of housing construction, maintenance & repairs for Council, Community and State Government properties.
  • Excellent remuneration circa $75,000 - $85,000 PLUS up to 12% super, furnished subsidised accommodation & 6 weeks annual leave!
  • Enjoy further benefits including relocation assistance, repatriation expenses & return flights to Cairns or Mt Isa!

About the Opportunity

Mornington Shire Council now has a rewarding opportunity for a full-time Housing Supervisor to join their team on Mornington Island.

Reporting to the Housing Manager, this pivotal role is primarily responsible for supervising and administering Council's contract with the Department of Housing and Public Works to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of housing construction, maintenance and repairs for Council, Community and State Government properties. You will also be accountable for ensuring Council complies with its contractual obligations under the Indigenous Employment Program.

Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Assisting the Housing Manager to plan, coordinate and manage new constructions, repairs and maintenance for all Council, Community and State Government properties;
  • Supervising Council Carpenters, Plumbers, Concreters, Painters, Electricians, Apprentices and Trade Assistants to ensure appropriate allocation of personnel to scheduled works;
  • Ensuring that all work is accurately costed, conforms to procurement protocols, and expenditure is both prudent and transparent;
  • Following appropriate reporting processes to ensure accurate planning and efficient delivery of services; and
  • Making sure appropriate document control procedures for all projects plans, specifications and records are maintained.

About You

The successful candidate will hold relevant post-secondary qualifications, along with a demonstrated understanding of building construction, repairs and maintenance. As this is a hands-on role, it's important you have experience within a housing / civil construction environment. High level project management skills will also be essential, including the ability to plan and deliver multiple projects across an array of teams and tradespersons.

As you will be communicating regularly with both tradespersons and local community members, you must possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact within a culturally diverse setting. You'll be skilled in achieving a balance between meeting deadlines and maintaining compassion and empathy toward local residents - patience and understanding alongside a results focus will ensure your success in this position.

Mornington Shire Council is seeking applications from organised individuals with sound administrative and time management / prioritisation skills. You will be strong in problem solving and contract negotiation. In addition, you must have a degree of commercial acumen, including the ability to prepare and manage project budgets.

Although not essential, the following would be highly regarded:

  • A building trade qualification
  • A background in project supervision
  • Workplace Health and Safety qualifications
  • Regional / remote trade experience

Please note: It is a condition of employment with Mornington Shire Council that you hold a current Driver's License and Working with Children Blue Card.

About the Benefits

If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your career, this is the role for you. You'll get the chance to see and experience more of the world-famous Gulf of Carpentaria region than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

Not only will you enjoy everything the location has to offer, but you'll leave work each day with a sense of fulfilment, as you directly contribute to the improvement of quality of life for community residents.

You will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary circa $75,000 - $85,000 plus up to 12% super and an excellent range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave;
  • Repatriation allowance;
  • Relocation assistance (up to $4,000);
  • Furnished subsidised accommodation; and
  • 2 return flights per year to Cairns or Mt Isa.

About Mornington Shire Council and Life on Mornington Island

Mornington Shire Council is a dynamic local government organisation tackling significant issues at a social, economic and practical level on behalf of its residents. It provides a range of services to twenty two islands of the Wellesley Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria, including Council Administration, Waste Management, Municipal Services, Sport and Recreation, Water and Sewerage Maintenance and Civil Works. 

Mornington Island, the largest island in the group is located 125kms north-west of Burketown, 200kms west of Karumba and 444kms from Mount Isa. The population is estimated to be 1142 as of 2011, with the majority of the citizens living in the township of Gununa. As well as the local government offices, Gununa is also home to a child care centre and a public school (teaching up to grade 10), and is serviced by regular passenger flights from Mt Isa and Cairns as well as a barge from Karumba.

The islands are renowned for their windswept beaches lined with sea-oak trees, rocky outcrops and mangroves. The surrounding sea is abundant with fish and marine life, such as turtle and dugong. The Lardil, Kaiadilt and Yangkaal people manage a number of land and sea management projects aimed at maintaining the unique natural environment and supporting future generations to live off the land.

Please Note: Mornington Island is a dry community.

If you're looking to utilise your existing skill-set and hands-on approach in a rewarding leadership role - Apply Now!

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