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Reference Number 14074
Position Title Technical Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification AA041- QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA053- QLGO-Lev 5.3 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Technical Officer 

  • Key Development Role | Local Government Opportunity
  • Lifestyle | Excellent Employee Benefits | 5 weeks Annual Leave | 19 Day Month Work Roster
  • Shape the Growing Cairns Region | Development Facilitation Role 
  • Salary Range: $76,500.84 to $86,689.07 per annum
  • Applications Close: Sunday, 21 August 2022 

About the Role

Reporting to the Coordinator Development Services (Engineering), the purpose of this position is to facilitate and manage the post-approval process, ensure compliance with relevant policy and legislation, and to provide high level technical advice to key stakeholders and team members. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a high performing, suitability qualified and experienced professional to join our team in this key role as a Technical Officer within the Development Engineering Team.  

Specifically, the role will primarily involve the facilitation and management of post-approval actions following the issuance of Development Permits for Operational Work, in a way that facilitates development and maintains a collaborative working approach with industry consultants.  

The role will involve a collaborative approach to business, in a team environment with a strong focus on fostering and supporting a positive workplace culture. 

About you 

To be successful in this role you will require a demonstrated knowledge of the development and planning process, and practical experience in the development processes, project management, planning and ideally, Local Government.

Your communication and interpersonal skills will be second to none, including your ability use tact, diplomacy whilst building and maintaining strong working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external customers. 

An outcomes-based approach to managing tight deadlines and competing interests will be a key pillar of the role.  

Applicants must have a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and development experience, preferably with some of that experience in a Local Government or similar.

If you enjoy a real challenge and have a passion for the community and working for Local Government, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Why choose us: 

Location - Cairns is a beautiful tropical city set between the rainforest and the reef. It's a great place to be if you like to explore nature and if you'd like to make a positive impact in your community. Cairns Regional Council is one of the largest employers in the Cairns region employing approximately 1250 staff.  We are an innovative employer that values your contribution and where your new ideas are encouraged. You also have access to great staff benefits such as:  

  • Work / life balance - 19-day month work roster (1 day off per month)
  • Annual locality allowance
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave / 3 weeks personal leave
  • Access to pro-rata long service leave after 7 years’ service
  • 12% contribution to superannuation for contributing members
  • 17.5% annual leave loading (it’s a little extra bonus in your pay)
  • Access to our employee Assistance Program
  • Corporate discount for some Private Health Funds
  • Access to novated leasing for a motor vehicle
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Fitness Passport - subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria please download a copy of the information kit (see position description).

How to Apply:

Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter.
  • Detailed address of 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 functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment.
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment.
  • Computer Skills Assessment.
  • Qualification / Licence 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: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card?
Essential: Do you possess a Tertiary qualification relevant to the position such as Civil Engineering OR Project Management OR Construction Management OR Town Planning from a recognised University or other tertiary education institution or equivalent.
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 21/08/2022
Position Description
Information Kit - Technical Officer CD431 #14074.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.