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Reference Number 13585
Position Title Labourer Wastewater Reticulation
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location MacNamara Street
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Labourer Wastewater ReticulationCW601, CW603, CW608 (Full-Time Permanent)

Salary Range: $50,741.16 per annum

Location: MacNamara Street Depot

Reference Number: 13585

Close Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021

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 three (3) Labourer Wastewater Reticulation to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • As a Labourer Wastewater Reticulation operate as directed by Water & Resource Recovery supervisory staff to assist in the day-to-day operations of the sewerage network.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Secondary education to Year 10
  • Current MR Drivers Licence
  • Current confined space accreditation and/or ability to gain accreditation
  • Construction White Card
  • A practical ability to pre-empt and organise tools and equipment to assist with all aspects of wastewater maintenance activities
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team

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:

  • 9-day fortnight
  • 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 an Enter Confined Space Competency or ability to obtain?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card?
Essential: Have you completed a minimum of Year 10 schooling?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 27/06/2021
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.