Eight for three
AFTER a nationwide search eight new senior-level jobs are set to be filled at the Southern Downs Regional Council.
In the wake of three senior Stanthorpe staff members having their contracts terminated at the beginning of last month acting CEO David Tuxford said the roles were all part of the council's restructure.
"Saving money is certainly still our bottom line," he said.
"When the CEO started a moratorium was put on filling positions to allow opportunities to move staff around which meant a lot less people were made redundant."
He said the jobs, which applications closed for on Monday, were advertised on a national level and on the council website.
"If you want to get the best applicant for the job you have to advertise nationally," Mr Tuxford said. "That opens it up to people on a local, state and national level and is a practice used by most local government authorities."
Mr Tuxford said the eight jobs could potentially be located in either office with placement based on where the need arose.
The eight positions to be filled are replacement roles for infrastructure services manager, corporate services manager, water and sewerage manager, senior customer response co-ordinator, media advisor and new roles that combine two old ones are planning and development manager, development engineer and, business and communication services manager.
Mr Tuxford said many positions had experienced name changes to reflect the person's actual duties.