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Reference Number 12781
Position Title Trainee Administration Officer
Employment Type Traineeship (Fixed Term)
Location MacNamara Street
Minimum Award/Classification Training Wage Award State 2012 Gr 10 (50%) 
Maximum Award/Classification Training Wage Award State 2012 Gr 12 >3yrs 36.25 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Trainee Administration Officer

(12-Month Fixed Term Position)

Reference Number: 12781

Salary Range: $13,124.48 - $34,275.51 per annum

Location: MacNamara Street Depot

Close Date:  Friday, 29 March 2019

This position is partially funded by the Department of Employment, Small Business & Training as part of the "First Start Program". First Start primarily targets school leavers and disadvantaged job seekers who are considered at risk of prolonged periods of unemployment. 

To be eligible to apply candidates must identify with one of the following groups:

  • Young People
  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people
  • Mature aged job seekers
  • Women re-entering the workforce
  • Culturally Diverse Background (NESB)

We are now seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic and team oriented individual with a commitment to providing excellence in administrative support to join our Water & Waste Operations Branch now! This position is offered on 12-month fixed term basis. As part of the traineeship you will undertake a nationally recognised qualification - Certificate III in Business whilst gaining valuable on-the-job training and practical work experience.

To be successful you must have:-  

  • Grade 10 or 12 Certificate or equivalent
  • A strong commitment to undertaking a 12-month traineeship and genuine interest in business and administration
  • Be a team player, display a positive attitude and willingness to learn and take direction
  • Sound computer, numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication skills

In return we offer the following benefits: 

  • 19 day month rostered day off applies
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit. 

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.
  • Traineeship eligibility questionnaire
  • 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 will be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a physical assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia 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 a Grade 10 or 12 Secondary Education Certificate?
Essential: Do you have experience in the use of Microsoft Office products (MS Office, Outlook, Excel)?
Desirable: Do you have previous experience working within an office / administration environment?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 29/03/2019
Position Description
Information Kit - Trainee Administration Officer CW539 #12781.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.