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Reference Number 12996
Position Title Landscape Architect
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 2.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Landscape Architect
(Fixed-Term Position until December 2022)

Reference Number: 12996
Salary Range: $58,536.24 - $89,672.50 pro-rata per annum
Location: Martyn St Depot
Closing: Monday 21st October 2019

We offer the following benefits: 

  • 9 Day Fortnight
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

Primary objectives of the position:

  • Contribute technical knowledge and innovative solutions for documenting hard and soft landscape design relating to capital infrastructure projects for Council.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated practical landscape design skills in hard and soft landscape infrastructure for tropical and sub‑tropical environments.
  • Competency with landscape design software packages particularly AutoCAD and Photoshop.
  • Working knowledge of estimating processes and specifications applied to landscape and associated civil infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and work to deadlines in a multi-project environment with limited supervision.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria you must go to our website:

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the your response to the selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 
As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:
To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have tertiary qualifications in Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture or a related discipline OR enrolment in and demonstrated progress toward completion of a course within this field?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated practical landscape design skills in hard and soft landscape infrastructure for tropical and sub-tropical environments?
Essential: Do you have competency with landscape design software packages particularly AutoCAD and Photoshop?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 21/10/2019
Position Description
External Information Kit - Landscape Architect.pdf Open
Application Guide View Guide
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.