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Foreman Construction Grader (Ongoing)

Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council - Queanbeyan, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Application Information Pack

Foreman Construction Grader


$34.45 - $38.07 per hour + regular overtime available

(plus 9.5% superannuation)

Full time – 38 hours per week including an RDO

Division: Transport - Construction

Closing Date: 9:00am, Monday 12 April 2021

Contact Officer: Barry Osmond on (02) 6238 8158

Foreman Construction Grader (Ongoing)

Guidelines for Applicants


You need to apply in writing for the position. It is most important to prepare a good
application as it will be used to decide whether you proceed to interview. A good
application shows why you are the best person for the job and how your skills,
knowledge and experience meet the selection criteria.

Application must contain:

  • A covering letter of application
  • Telephone number(s) for contact purposes
  • Your résumé (curriculum vitae) including referee contact details
  • Your claims against the Functional Capabilities

NOTE: You should be available for interview as soon as the vacancy closes. If you
know that you will be unavailable, please note this on your application and if
possible, provide alternate contact details.


To be eligible to work in Australia you must provide a copy of either a birth
certificate, citizenship certificate, or a passport and a copy of a current driver’s
license with your application. If you are not eligible to work in Australia at the time
of applying for the advertised vacancy, it is in your interests to advise (in your
application) whether you have applied for Australian Citizenship or working visa and
the expected timeframe for recommendation.


The selection process will be undertaken by a small panel, usually consisting of
three members. Each selection panel is convened with care to ensure that it has
the necessary expertise to make a sound decision in a fair and impartial way.
Collectively, the committee will have an understanding of the vacancy and its role
and will be responsible for the integrity of the final selection decision.

The Committee will be responsible for shortlisting, assessing the applicant which
may include questions at interview, skill testing or scenario problem solving or a
mixture contacting referees and making a recommendation of appointment to the
relevant delegate.

The most suitable applicants (short listed from their written application) will be
called for an interview where each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses in
relation to the selection criteria are further assessed. The purpose of the interview
is to provide the applicant with the opportunity to expand on information presented
in their application and to enable the panel to gather further data for the
assessment process.


Foreman Construction Grader (Ongoing)

The body of the interview will be structured so that each interviewee is provided
with the same assessment process and at the interview you will be given the
opportunity to ask questions about the position. The assessment offer candidates
the chance to demonstrate their understanding of the position and its duties.

At this stage you may also present information to the committee which you feel
assists your application.

If you are offered an interview and you have any special needs (for example,
wheelchair access to the building, interpreter for hearing impaired persons) you
should inform the person who contacts you
You will be advised by letter or email if you have not progressed further in the
selection process after interview.
You have the opportunity to contact the Chair of the panel to receive feedback on
your application and/or interview. This feedback will assist you with future
applications and interviews.

Please note that unsuccessful applications and recruitment documentation will be
retained for 12 months and then destroyed. Recruitment documentation for
successful candidates will form part of your personnel file.


Comments will be sought from your nominated referees to determine your ability or
potential to fulfil the selection criteria and the requirements of the job you have
applied for. Referees will be required to confine their comments to their direct
knowledge of you. It is therefore important that you nominate referees who are able
to discuss your suitability in relation to the selection criteria.

Consider providing them with a copy of the position description so that they are
prepared to provide relevant information to the selection committee. Written referee
reports are not required.


You will be required to undertake a medical assessment at Council’s cost if the
selection panel thinks you should progress in the selection process. The results of
the medical will assist Council to determine if you are able to meet the inherent
requirements of the position you have applied for. Pre-employment medical reports
will be kept securely on file.


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council believes that equality in employment is a
fundamental right for all people. EEO principles ensure that people are not
discriminated against and have equal access to employment, conditions of
employment, training and development, promotional opportunities and evaluation of


Foreman Construction Grader (Ongoing)

The outcome of good EEO practice is a diverse and skilled workforce, improved
employment access and participation of EEO groups and a workplace culture
displaying fair practices and behaviours.

Work Health and Safety (WHS)

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is committed to safe work practices and a
safe work environment. Council regularly reviews its facilities and work practices as
part of its risk management plan. Each employee has a legislative requirement to
ensure their work is carried out safely. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is
also committed to assisting with the prompt return to work of injured workers.

Fitness for Work – Drug and Alcohol

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is committed to safe work practices and a
safe work environment. Part of providing a safe environment is ensuring workers
are fit for work and to this end Council has introduced an Alcohol and Other Drugs
Procedure. Part of that procedure covers random testing. Random testing has
been introduced to detect alcohol, opiates (including codeine), amphetamines
(including pseudoephedrine) and benzodiazepines. Testing is conducted through
oral means (breath test and oral swab).


All completed applications can be:

  • Emailed to: careers@qprc.nsw.gov.au
  • Lodged online: https://www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Council/Careers/Apply-online


Queanbeyan, NSW

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