Resource Recovery Education Officer - Mackay Regional Council - EducationCareer

First listed on: 19 February 2021

A fantastic opportunity exists for a suitably qualified and experienced Resource Recovery Educator to join our Waste Services business unit.

In accordance with the Waste Services Business Plan and Strategic Plan, you will prepare and implement a creative, innovative and effective waste management and resource recovery education program.

In this role you will have the opportunity to interact with the community through the school waste education program and community workshops and events. In addition to the regular programs you will lead the delivery of the Great Northern Clean Up, events for the National Recycling Week and other significant resource recovery events.

You will need to showcase your leadership and communication skills to build cooperative working relationships not only within the Waste Services team, but with other Council programs, clients and contractors and other key stakeholders towards the development, implementation and maintenance of deliverables for the program.


Suitable applicants should possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Waste Management and/or Resource Recovery Education, Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Health or Communication from a recognised University or other tertiary education institution
  • Desirable to have twelve (12) months experience in a similar education roll
  • Must hold a Working with Children Blue Card

Blue Card - It is an essential requirement for this position to hold a Working with Children Blue Card. Under Queensland legislation, you must hold the Blue Card prior to commencing employment – No Card, No Start policy. If you currently do not hold a Blue Card, we recommend you commence the application process when you apply for the position. For more information please refer to the following website:


Why work for Mackay Regional Council?

Mackay Regional Council is committed to providing a positive work/life balance, giving you ample opportunity to explore endless beautiful beaches, scenic drives past the sugar-cane fields to Eungella National Park and beautiful forests, parks, gorges and secret swimming holes in the Mackay Region.

In addition, Mackay Regional Council provides competitive remuneration packages including attractive salary, hours, employee benefits and training and development opportunities.

  • Annual Salary $74,813.79 plus a locality allowance
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)

  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • 9 day fortnight roster
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Active social club
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives


Are you ready to catapult your career?

For us to assess if you’re the one we are searching for, it is mandatory that you submit your Resume, a Cover Letter and a Full statement addressing the Selection Criteria.

For the position description, selection criteria and further information on how to apply, visit:


Applications Close: 4 March 2021

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.