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Reference Number 13373
Position Title Laboratory Logistics Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location MacNamara Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 2.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 2.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Laboratory Logistics OfficerCW686 (Full-Time Permanent)

Salary Range: $59,706.96 - $64,890.91 per annum

Location: MacNamara Street

Reference Number: 13373

Close Date: Sunday, 22 November 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 a Laboratory Logistics Officer to join our Water & Waste Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To provide an effective and efficient centralised sample management function for the Laboratory, ensuring all samples are appropriately receipted/dispatched in a timely manner to achieve operational, customer and quality requirements.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Queensland C Class Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and chemical hazards or ability to acquire
  • Manual dexterity sufficient for skill in performance of laboratory duties
  • Ability to learn in a reasonable amount of time routine, and non-technical and limited laboratory duties and use of laboratory equipment, supplies and materials
  • Good knowledge of computing, particularly Microsoft products, including Word and Excel

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 a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Are you proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, particularly MS Word, Outlook and Excel?
Essential: Do you have a knowledge of laboratory safety and chemical hazards or the ability to acquire?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 22/11/2020
Position Description
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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.