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Reference Number 13094
Position Title Program Officer
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 4.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Program Officer (Fixed-Term Full-Time Until 22 October 2021)

Reference Number: 13094
Salary Range: $71,757.43 - $76,644.04 pro-rata per annum
Location: 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns
Closing: 31 January 2020

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 Program Officer to join our Finance Department. 

Primary objectives of the position:

  •  To provide high-level administrative and program support to the TOBI Program including superior executive support to the Program Manager.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Extensive demonstrated experience in a similar role.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Demonstrated superior administrative, time management and organisational skills ideally gained as a large scale project administrator or executive assistant.
  • Advanced computer skills including proficiency in MS Office applications, including MS Project and Council’s key operating systems. 
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake research, formulate clear conclusions and prepare supporting documentation to a high standard.
  • Experience in drafting or supporting the production of regular communication including visual presentations and displays using a range of desktop software.
  • An understanding or demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas relevant to the TOBI project:  large scale application refresh, community development, property development, accessibility, ecological sustainability.

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 assessments/checks:

  • Pre‑employment 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:

  • 19 day month RDO
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave pro-rata
  • 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
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 31/01/2020
Position Description
External Information Kit - Program Officer.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.