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Reference Number 12943
Position Title Cadet Surveyor
Employment Type Cadet Position (Fixed term up to 4 years)
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 1.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 3.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Cadet Surveyor
(Fixed-Term up to 4 years)

Reference Number: 12943
Salary Range: $51,129.76 - $70,129.06 pro-rata per annum
Location: Martyn St Cairns
Closing:  Monday 11th November 2019

We offer the following benefits: 

  • 9 Day Fortnight
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • Paid Learning and professional development to achieve an Associate Degree in Spatial Sciences (Surveying) with USQ

The primary purpose of this position is to develop technical expertise in the field of surveying through external studies, field work, and mentoring / training from the Principal Surveyor and Surveyors in order to:

  • Program, organise and supervise all resources necessary to provide surveying services.
  • Carry out investigations and construction surveys for works and projects undertaken by any Council department.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Must meet eligibility requirements in order to enrol at the University of Southern Queensland to complete external studies towards an Associate Degree in Spatial Sciences (Surveying).
  • Queensland "C" Class Driver's Licence.
  • Be prepared to undertake study as an external student.
  • Willingness to continually develop technical expertise and experience.
  • Problem solving abilities, skills and an ability to display initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria you must go to our website:

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 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
  • 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
Selection Criteria Essential: Are you eligible for enrolment at the University of Southern Queensland to complete external studies towards an Associate Degree in Spatial Sciences (Surveying)?
Essential: Are you prepared to undertake study as an external student?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated ability to balance work duties and academic responsibilities?
Contact Person Ray Plasto Cairns Regional Council
Contact Number (07) 4044 33480
Contact Email
Closing Date 11/11/2019
Position Description
VRN12943 - Cadet Surveyor - External 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.