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Reference Number 14057
Position Title Governance Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification AA031- QLGO-Lev 3.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA034- QLGO-Lev 3.4 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Governance Officer HR012

Salary Range: $69,897.21 - $74,881.26 per annum

Location: Administration Building, 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 14057

Close Date: Monday 15 August 2022

  • Providing administrative support for various governance processes
  • Great team environment
  • Role diversity
  • Flexible working hours

Don't miss your opportunity to snap up a fantastic role working in our Governance Team on a full time basis.

In this role you will enjoy providing administrative support for insurance, customer complaints, legislative compliance and other governance processes.

You will liaise and build relationships with stakeholders across the organisation.

With a solid background in providing high level administrative support you are a supportive team player with a strong solution focus and enjoy developing, implementing and improving on processes, systems and procedures to achieve a highly functioning, productive and customer responsive support service.

You are renowned for your exceptional organisational skills, computer proficiency and close attention to detail 

If you enjoy a real challenge and have an interest in learning about Governance in Local Government then this is not a role to be missed.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Proficient keyboard typing skills with a minimum of 60 words per minute with 98% accuracy.
  • Strong experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated ability in the timely preparation and presentation of reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to follow instructions and a willingness to accept and carry out delegated tasks.
  • A demonstrated high standard of oral, written and telephone communication skills and personal presentation.
  • Strong customer service focus, with an ability to relate well to a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sound knowledge of the services provided by all sections of Council and the role of Local Government.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities, Selection Criteria and Functional Job Demands, 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 functional medical assessment, which will include 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 off the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 9 day fortnight work roster
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks sick leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 17.5% 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 demonstrated experience in a similar role?
Essential: Do you have strong experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated ability in the timely preparation and presentation of reports and correspondence?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 15/08/2022
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.