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Reference Number 13110
Position Title Technical / Project Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 5.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Technical / Project Officer  WS3089

Salary: $78,272.41 - $89,672.50 per annum

Location: Council Chambers, 119 - 145 Spence Street, Cairns 

Reference Number: 13110

Close Date: Monday 3 February 2020

Primary Objectives of the position:-

  • Develop one, three, and 10-year renewal programs for road assets.  Road assets include surface treatments, pavement rehabilitation and kerb & channel works.
  • Prepare, implement and review Council’s Asset Management Plans for road assets.
  • Undertake asset revaluations and condition assessments for road assets.
  • Provide internal and external advice in relation to road assets, and respond to customers in relation to road queries.
  • Represent the asset owner in the specification and monitoring of the renewal program.

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  • Tertiary qualifications relating to the position (e.g. Certificate IV Civil Construction, Associate Diploma Civil Engineering).
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of road asset programs.
  • Experience in Project Management.
  • Good level of skill in the use of relevant software packages.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please ensure you obtain a copy of the information kit and how to apply by clicking on the Position Description, select on "Open" to download the attachment.  

How to Apply: 

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

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full 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 assessments/checks:-

  • Pre‑employment medical assessment, 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


We off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks sick leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership   (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position


Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have tertiary qualifications relating to the position (e.g. Certificate IV Civil Construction, Associate Diploma Civil Engineering, Asset Management), and/or extensive relevant experience?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of road asset programs?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated experience in Project Management?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 03/02/2020
Position Description
Advert #13110.pdf Open
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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.