Community Development Officer - Community Recovery

Applications Close: 
15 Jul 2013 - 11:59pm


Community Development Officer - Community Recovery



Employment Type

  • Temporary (36.25hrs/week)
  • Approximately 2yrs - Fixed term expires 30th  June 2015


4 - 5 (dependant on experience)


  • Salary $62,908 - 69,064 per annum
  • Three-weekly RDO's
  • Up to 12% Superannuation

(Local Government conditions apply to superannuation - mandatory 6% salary sacrifice applicable from second year of employment)

Industrial Instruments

Bundaberg Regional Council Certified Agreement 2011; Queensland Local Government Officers' Award 1998

The Position

The Community Development Officer will be employed to support the Bundaberg Region community recovery process.  The Community Development Officer will facilitate and support community-led recovery initiatives, building on the strengths and capacities of the affected community.

The Community Development Officer requires knowledge of, and emersion in local communities to support and enable the flourishing of community networks, resilience, community leadership capacity and governance arrangements to enhance recovery.  The Community Development Officer will also be required to use other processes and skills such as more formal planning and engagement processes to actively contribute to the development and implementation of the Local Human Social Recovery Plan (Local Plan).


The Community Development Officer will work with a range of community and organisational stakeholders to achieve broad community participation in the recovery process, be inclusive, ensure community ownership and support the achievement of community driven initiatives. 

Specifically, the Community Development Officer will assist to facilitate:

  • Mapping and analysis of the impact of the disaster on community groups, networks and community infrastructure and identify service gaps and opportunities.
  • Comprehensive community engagement and participation in identifying community needs/strengths and project ideas to inform development and implementation of the local renewal and recovery plan and recovery activities.
  • Community participation, self-determination and self-healing (particularly vulnerable groups) in the development, implementation and review of recovery and rebuild activities and events.
  • Building future capacity of community members (particularly vulnerable groups) in community led action, leadership and resilience.
  • Planning and reporting to ensure contribution of community needs and aspirations are fed into the review and updating of Local LDMG Human Social Recovery Plan.
  • Availability of timely and accurate information to the whole community in multiple formats.
  • Liaison across community, local service provider networks, disaster management groups and Local/State/Commonwealth government departments.

Selection Criteria

  1. Extensive experience in Community Development or related field (eg: Youth Development, Sport & Recreation Development, Emergency Management)
  2. Proven experience in project planning, implementation and evaluation (including budgeting, timelines and reporting)
  3. Demonstrated high level of communication and interpersonal skills including consulting and liaising with a range of stakeholders
  4. Demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and groups
  5. Demonstrated ability to maintain effective professional partnerships
  6. High level analytical skills in determining priorities and benefits of projects and programs.

Please view the position description for further position details.


For further information in regards to this position, please contact Bruce Green, Operational Supervisor Community Development on 1300 883 699.

To apply, please email your application, quoting vacancy reference number PN/0525 and email to:

Please be sure to include:

  • Cover letter, which includes answers to the selection criteria to demonstrate how you meet the requirements of this role. (Please use no more than 150 words per selection criteria response)
  • Resume

Only Microsoft Word or PDF documents will be accepted as a suitable format for applications received via email.

(You will receive an automatic response acknowledging receipt of your application via email)


Applications close Monday 15th July 2013



Bundaberg Regional Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer