• A varied and rewarding role, will have the successful applicant lead and manage fleet assets and workshop operations.
  • Competitive Annual salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on their qualifications and skills. Plus,12% superannuation
  • Great range of additional benefits, including health & wellness programs, salary sacrifice options, salary packaging arrangements. 

About the Region

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in our western reaches to the Cooloola Coast.  Bordering Noosa and Fraser Coast Local Government areas, we are uniquely positioned to grow whilst still retaining our country charm.  Our borders with North and South Burnett, and the Somerset Local Government areas link with our rural lifestyle, where you can enjoy our picturesque smaller townships, or our abundant local history.  Our local festivals such as the Gympie Music Muster are renowned both nationally and internationally. 

For someone seeking a high quality of life, with pristine natural areas and spectacular beaches, all within reach of Noosa, the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, we are offering this unique opportunity.

Manager Fleet and Depot Operations 

Remuneration: Competitive Annual salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on their qualifications and skills. Plus,12% superannuation

Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST

No late applications will be accepted.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered. 

Role Overview

The Manager Fleet, & Depot Operations is responsible for leading and managing fleet assets and workshop operations. The position provides high-quality specialist advice to internal customers, aligning with financial sustainability metrics, relevant industry benchmarks, and best practices. Key responsibilities include coordinating comprehensive fleet services, managing fleet assets, and overseeing depot operations. 

Essential Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Extensive experience in fleet management, workshop operations or related fields
  • Demonstrated success in managing teams and coordinating operations.
  • Strategic thinking with the ability to develop long term plans and align them with operational goals.
  • Technical knowledge of fleet management systems, asset maintenance and workshop operations
  • Demonstrated communication skills to effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders, team members and external parties.
  • Proven track record in problem solving with the ability to address operational problems and implement solutions.
  • Financial acumen in managing budgets, cost control and financial sustainability.
  • Queensland ‘C’ Class driver’s licence that is current and maintained.

Essential Requirements: 

  • Responsible for the delivery of contemporary and customer focused fleet services to successfully support the safe, efficient and effective delivery of Council operations.
  • Develop, maintain and implement a Fleet Asset Management plan that supports Council’s operational requirements.
  • Develop and deliver an annual fleet procurement and disposal program, ensuring compliance with workplace health and safety requirements, including worker consultation.
  • Ensure the undertaking of maintenance, repairs to enable effective and efficient delivery of Council's operational activities.
  • Monitor and report on vehicle utilisation providing recommendations on optimisation and continual improvement initiatives.
  • Implement and manage a fuel management system that meets user requirements and ensures effective accounting fuel purchases and consumption.
  • Identify cost saving opportunities including the establishment of pre-qualified contractor panels to assist in the efficient delivery of maintenance programs, materials and wet and dry hire plant.
  • Manage all logist8ics functions to best support Council’s operational activities.
  • Manage Council’s Chain of Responsibility obligations under the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
  • Collaborate with Depot stakeholders to ensure cohesive operations.
  • Manage day to day activities, safety and site assets of Council Depots
  • Provide leadership to the Fleet, Workshop and Logistics Teams

Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here. 

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact Council's Director Infrastructure Services, Graham O'Byrne via email graham.obyrne@gympie.qld.gov.au

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Council's Officer Recruitment, Sue Rossi on 07-5481 0971 or email sue.rossi@gympie.qld.gov.au

What we offer?

  • Flexible work hours
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Access to salary sacrificing and salary packaging arrangements
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.

Our Values

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Customer Service Focused
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

For a full explanation of our values please click here.  You will be assessed on your understanding of these values and how you have applied values such as these in your previous employment.

Our Process

Successful applicants will be required to undertake various checks such as skills, qualifications, reference, medical and national police.

Keen to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one, please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
3) Click 'APPLY'
4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.

Applications close on Sunday 21st July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

Gympie Regional Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and our people represent the community which we service. We invite all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including First Nations People, and people from diverse social, cultural and gender backgrounds.




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Gympie Regional,Queensland,Australia

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