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Reference Number 13191
Position Title Snr IT Develop/Support Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 6.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Senior IT Developer / Support Officer – FS354 (Permanent Full Time)

Salary Range: $84,243.60 to $89,672.50 per annum

Location: 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13191

Close Date: Sunday, 31 May 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 a career opportunity that provides 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 Senior IT Developer / Support Officer to join our Finance Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To provide 2nd and 3rd level technical support for Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products as well as in-house developed solutions in use at Council
  • Development of bespoke in-house solutions to meet specific business needs and provide expected business benefits. This will require analysis, design, coding, testing, documentation and deployment of solutions

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or relevant experience in an Information Technology related discipline
  • Experience providing 2nd and 3rd level support for COTS products and in-house developed solutions including data analysis
  • Experience with commercial development tools and languages such as C, C#, C++, .Net, Java, CSS, HTML, JS / JQuery, AJAX / JSON, XML / XSL, T/SQL, PL/SQL and ETL tools such as SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) etc.
  • Communication and relationship management
  • Organisational and time management

 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 medical 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


We off 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 experience with commercial development tools such as .NET and Xamarin?
Essential: Do you have experience with the development of mobile applications?
Essential: Do you have experience with ETL tools such as SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)?
Essential: Do you have Tertiary qualifications and/ or relevant experience in an Information Management, Information Technology or Project Management related discipline?
Desirable: Do you have sound understanding of the principles of highly effective communication and demonstrated application of these principles in provision of quality ICT support services?
Desirable: Do you have detailed knowledge of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework and how it applies to the management of ICT services?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 31/05/2020
Position Description
FS354 Snr IT Develop Support Officer External Information Kit VRN 13191.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.