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Reference Number 13309
Position Title Trainee Administration Officer
Employment Type Traineeship (Fixed Term)
Location Spence 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

3 x Trainee Administration OfficerFS872, FS888, FS903 (Fixed-Term for twelve (12) months)

Salary Range: $14,214.72 - $36,968.88 per annum

Location: Spence Street and Martyn Street Depot

Reference Number: 13309

Close Date: Sunday, 04 October 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 three (3) Trainee Administration Officer’s to join our Finance Department.

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To obtain a Certificate III Business Administration qualification
  • To provide an administrative service to the Business Support Unit within the Shared Services Branch
  • Assist in fostering a culture of continuous improvement, cross training and procedural efficiencies

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Grade 10 or 12 Certificate or suitable qualifications relevant to secretarial and clerical work
  • Proficient keyboard typing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to display tact, integrity and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to being a Team Member that supports, motivates and participates in team discussions to achieve the section, branch and corporate goals
  • Ability to communicate with Council officers and general public

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


Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Essential: Do you have a Grade 10 or 12 Secondary Education Certificate?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated ability to work in a small team and to be a good team player?
Essential: Are you proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, particularly MS Word, Outlook and Excel?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 04/10/2020
Position Description
VRN__13309_-_FS872__FS888__FS903_Trainee_Administration_Officer_-_Information_Kit.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.