Central Highlands Regional Council
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS REGIONAL COUNCIL
P OSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Supervisor Construction
POSITION NUMBER: 10435
AWARD: Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award –
AWARD CLASSIFICATION: 3 – 4
Provisions of appointment pay level and progression to be in
accordance with the applicable award
Infrastructure and Utilities
A progressive region creating opportunities for all.
We are a council committed to continuous improvement, a sustainable future and efficient
investment in our communities.
- Respect and integrity.
- Accountability and transparency.
- Providing value.
- Commitment and teamwork.
OBJECTIVE OF THIS ROLE
The Construction Supervisor will be principally responsible for the physical delivery and day to day
management of capital works on council’s rural and urban road, drainage, footpath and cycle way
networks. Day to day planning, supervision of council’s construction staff and the efficient
utilisation plant are integral responsibilities of this role.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES IN THIS ROLE
1. Project Supervision. Monitor and comply with required standards, policies and procedures
adopted by council. Ensure safe work practices are adhered to in line with relevant legislative
requirements, Transport and Main Roads procedures and council policies, abiding by the
Workplace Health and Safety Act and Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
2. Budget. Monitor and control budget costings for maintenance and construction projects.
3. Identification & Maintenance. Identify and manage maintenance activities on council’s rural
and urban road, drainage, footpath and cycle way networks incorporating council’s quality
4. People Management. Provide effective and efficient supervision, direction and discipline of
Additionally, this position may be required to conduct other duties as lawfully directed by the
ABILITIES, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
- Demonstrated experience in the supervision of a work team and plant equipment within a
construction and or maintenance environment.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Sound computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office package.
QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND LICENCES REQUIRED
- Minimum of Queensland C class provisional drivers licence.
- Certificate III Civil Construction.
- Various plant operator qualifications.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
1. Experience in civil construction and knowledge of civil construction process and
2. Knowledge of quality control practices and testing.
3. Knowledge of construction specifications
4. Good verbal and written communication skills
CORPORATE REQUIREMENTS YOU MUST MEET
1. Commitment to council’s vision, mission and values.
2. Compliance with council’s code of conduct.
3. Adherence to all relevant council policies and procedures, certified agreement, your
contract of employment and relevant legislation, including the Local Government Act, 2009
and Work Health and Safety Act, 2011.
4. Commitment and adherence to council’s customer service charter.
5. Compliance with all relevant and necessary pre-employment checks required for this role.
6. Commitment to council’s corporate plan.
7. Commitment to equal employment opportunity, diversity and merit principles.
8. Commitment to ensuring a workplace free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.
9. Efficient and effective utilisation of resources as allocated under the level of responsibility
for the position.
10. Commitment to change management.
ELIGIBILTY AND PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS
To be appointed to a permanent position, you must be an Australian citizen, or have permanent
residency status, or a visa permitting you to work in Australia permanently. If you have a visa
permitting you to work temporarily in Australia, you may be appointed to a temporary or casual
positon, providing the work complies with the conditions of your visa.
The pre-employment checks relevant to this position include:
- Right to work in Australia.
- Medical and functional assessment including drug & alcohol testing.
- Qualification check.
- Reference checks.
CORE COMPETENCIES WE NEED FROM YOU
Competency Definition Level
Delivering Results Having the ability to set objectives for yourself and others, taking
a forward looking perspective, and delivering successful 3
outcomes within agreed parameters.
Communication Identifying and using appropriate communication styles and
methods, taking into consideration the audience and the desired
outcome. Building and maintaining effective working
relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external.
Initiative and Anticipating situations and problems, finding appropriate
innovation solutions, grasping opportunities for improvements and taking
ownership for continuous improvement that goes above and
beyond the call of duty.
Flexibility Being able to adapt your thinking and behaviour to suit different
situations and changing circumstances. Taking other people’s
views on board, accepting new and different ways of working
and encouraging others to embrace change.
Teamwork Having the ability to work as part of a team, actively encouraging
team working and recognising the role you play as part of the 2
Commitment to Being willing and able to align your own behaviours with the
Council objectives, goals and values of council; acting as a role model 2
and promoting the values to others.
Customer service Aligning your behaviour with the customer service charter to
ensure both internal and external customer needs are met;
taking a positive attitude, showing commitment and having a can
Workplace Health & Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and
Safety others, complying with reasonable instruction and co-operating 2
with council policy and procedure.
A copy of the Competency Handbook is available on the Central Highlands Regional Council
website under ‘Careers with Council’.
1. This is a description of the job as it is presently constituted. Council will regularly review
position descriptions and appropriately update them to ensure that they relate to the job
being performed, or to incorporate whatever changes are being proposed. Where
appropriate, employees will be consulted on the changes and employees are expected to
participate in consultation.
2. Whilst employment is in the position described in this document it is understood that
employment is with Central Highlands Regional Council. In the event of organisational
change or restructure, council may require employees to undertake other roles for which
they are qualified and capable of performing.
3. Employees may be required to undertake a variety of duties not related to their substantive
role in the times of disaster or significant exceptional operational circumstances.
4. All employees are responsible for making and keeping records in accordance with
legislation, information standards and other relevant guidelines and procedures.
5. Failure to maintain any licence or qualification, which are a condition of your employment,
may result in demotion or termination as council is unable to guarantee your transfer to a
position not requiring said licence/qualification.
Please sign below if you have read, understood and accepted the responsibilities of this
position as outlined in this position description.
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