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Reference Number 13039
Position Title Administration Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location MacNamara Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 1.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 2.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Administration Officer – CW641

Salary Range: $51,129.76 - $63,618.54 per annum

Location: MacNamara Street

Reference Number: 13039

Close Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019

  • Are you looking for an exciting career in a Local Government organisation?
  • Do you enjoy being a part of a team?
  • Do you want 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 an Administration Officer to join our Water & Waste Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • The primary function of this role is to provide administrative and reception support; and perform as part of a team to support the day-to-day operation of the laboratory operations.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Demonstrated experience working in an autonomous administration role.
  • Competent word processing and database skills and ability to broaden computing experience with other packages. Including the ability to review and verify data.
  • Demonstrated organisation skills, ability to take responsibility and manage tasks as defined by established routines, methods, standards and procedures.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills with a focused and responsive approach to managing enquiries whilst maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • Previous experience in providing administration / customer service laboratory support in a water-testing laboratory or other relevant industry.

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 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:

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leaveOn-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)


Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have previous experience working within an office / administration environment?
Essential: Are you proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, particularly MS Word, Outlook and Excel?
Essential: Do you have Customer Service and /or Call Centre experience?
Desirable: Do you have previous experience working in a water testing laboratory, or other laboratory experience relevant to the position?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 17/11/2019
Position Description
External Information Kit -CW641 Administration Officer.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.