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Reference Number 13106
Position Title Communications Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 5.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 5.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Communications Officer  WS006

Salary: $78,272.41 - $81,529.17 per annum

Location: Council Chambers, 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns 

Reference Number: 13106

Close Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020

We are seeking a dynamic, customer focussed communications professional to work on a variety of infrastructure projects for Cairns Regional Council.  The individual we are seeking must thrive in a fast paced environment, have impeccable written and oral communication skills and have the ability to interact & develop a great rapport with a wide range of stakeholders.  You must also be well versed in writing public communication reports and materials, researching, contacting and managing stakeholders, organising public meetings and functions or displays, compiling public notices and conducting community engagement activities. 

Primary Objectives of the position:-

  • Undertaking consultation and community engagement activities for Council infrastructure projects during their construction.
  • Preparing communication and community engagement strategies for the Department.

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  •  Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as communications, community engagement (or equivalent industry experience).
  • Extensive experience in community engagement practices, marketing and promoting activities.
  • Current Qld driver’s licence.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply processes, principles and strategies for effective community engagement activities.

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 clicking on the Position Description, select 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 assessment and 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 tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as communications, community engagement (or equivalent industry experience)?
Essential: Do you have extensive experience in community engagement practices, marketing and promoting activities?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 28/01/2020
Position Description
Advert #13106.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.