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Reference Number 14064
Position Title Labourer - Precinct Maintenance
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Stratford Depot
Minimum Award/Classification L020- LGE State - Lev 2 
Maximum Award/Classification L020- LGE State - Lev 2 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Labourer Precinct Maintenance  WS3092

Salary Range: $55,858.13 per annum

Location: Stratford Depot, 41 – 53 Arnold Street, Stratford

Reference Number: 14064

Close Date: Monday 15 August 2022

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To perform on-site labouring, gardening, mowing, tree maintenance and driving tasks primarily associated with Landscape Maintenance within the areas of the Northern District.
  • To work in an environmentally sensitive manner whilst ensuring maximum productivity with a high standard of workmanship and personal and public safety.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Hold a current Queensland Light Rigid (LR) class drivers licence.
  • Secondary education to Year 10 with good writing and communication skills and an understanding of basic mathematics.
  • Construction Industry General Safety Induction Qualification. (White Card).
  • Working in Proximity to Traffic- Awareness Part 1 & Part 2 or ability to obtain.
  • Demonstrated ability and a physical capacity to undertake a variety of strenuous labouring tasks in a tropical environment associated with horticultural landscape maintenance activities.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the driving of trucks with trailers, the operation of small plant and the ability to perform associated daily routine servicing and safety checks.
  • An understanding of Workplace Health and Safety (WH&S), Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) and Environmental Issues relevant to Landscape and Horticultural Maintenance Activities.

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 hold a current and valid LR Drivers Licence (or above)?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card or the ability to obtain?
Essential: Have you completed the Working in Proximity to Traffic - Awareness Part 1 & Part 2 (or equivalent), or have the ability to obtain?
Essential: Do you have the ability to undertake a wide variety of physically strenuous labouring activities?
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
Advert #14064.pdf Open
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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.