Employment with Council

With a wide range of different types of jobs available, Moreton Bay Regional Council has the distinction of being both the largest and most diverse employer in the region.

Our attractive conditions of employment include generous salaries and employer funded superannuation benefits up to 12%.

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Recruitment process

Vacant positions and applications

Vacant positions are advertised on Council’s website and anyone with appropriate skills, qualifications and/or experience may apply.

Council only accepts applications that are in response to an advertised position. Vacant positions must be applied for online.

Once you have applied, sign in to your account to view the status of your application.

Shortlisting and interviews

Applications are reviewed and those applicants assessed as best meeting the requirements of the role as set out in the Role Description will be contacted for an interview. Applicants are encouraged to regularly check their emails as this will be the first point of contact should they be shortlisted.

Employment checking

Council undertakes a range of pre-employment checks as part of the recruitment process. Depending on the position this might include:

  • reference checks
  • criminal history check
  • physical assessment
  • hearing assessment.

Workforce programs

University student positions

A university student position is a paid part-time or full-time position that allows you to gain valuable experience working for Council while being flexible enough to allow you to continue with your university studies.

Individuals who are focused on achieving their best and who are currently studying an accredited degree at an Australian university are encouraged to apply.

As a university student working with Council, you will be given the opportunity to put theory into practice by working on challenging and exciting projects that other casual or part-time jobs may not offer.

What will a university student position offer you?

  • Attractive pay rates
  • A paid position with Australia's third largest local government
  • The opportunity to work alongside industry professionals and gain valuable experience in areas relevant to your study
  • An ability to experience a range of jobs in a dynamic business environment
  • The prospect of continuing your career in local government.

Traineeships

A traineeship involves a combination of paid work and training that will work towards a nationally recognised qualification. A typical traineeship takes between 1 to 3 years to complete.

Most traineeships require you to have completed Year 10. Some work experience in your chosen vocational field would be an advantage. You also need to have a strong commitment to your traineeship, as you will be required to complete formal training e.g. workbooks and assessments, to gain your qualification.

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship involves a combination of paid work and training that will work towards a nationally recognised trade qualification.

Apprenticeships are competency based and will take between 3 to 4 years to complete, although in certain circumstances, provided you have achieved all the required competencies, you may complete earlier.

Generally, you need to be a minimum of 15 years of age and have completed Year 10. Some work experience in your chosen vocational field would be an advantage.