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Reference Number 13229
Position Title Scientific Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location MacNamara Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 5.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Scientific OfficerCW237 (Full-Time Permanent)

Salary Range: $71,757.43 - $81,529.17 per annum

Location: MacNamara Street

Reference Number: 13229

Close Date: Sunday, 12 July 2020

Are you looking for an exciting career in a Local Government organisation?

Do you enjoy being a part of a team?

Are you seeking an opportunity that offers a Work Life Balance?

If you answered yes to these questions then we would love to hear from you!

Enhance your career by joining Cairns Regional Council, one of the largest employers in the Cairns region. Our commitment to delivering high quality services to the community means we need talented, committed people – we need you!

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a Scientific Officer to join our Water & Waste Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To perform, the routine and non‑routine Microbiological analyses for the laboratory's programs
  • To be responsible for the workflow of an assigned section of the Microbiological Testing Laboratory
  • To contribute skills and judgement in a range of functions that will develop and expand the laboratory’s expertise and capabilities

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a Science Field directly relevant to the position
  • Previous laboratory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of QA / QC systems applicable to a NATA accredited laboratory
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve customer focussed goals

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 scrolling to the Position Description area, then clicking 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 and a 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 offer the following benefits:

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 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


Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 12/07/2020
Position Description
CW237_Scientific_Officer_External_Information_Kit_(VRN__13229).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.