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Reference Number 12770
Position Title After Hours Compliance Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 3.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 3.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

After Hours Compliance Officer 

Reference Number: 12770 

Hours of Duty: Nominally 72.5 hours, nine (9) day fortnight. Out of usual work hours.  This position is required to work on a rotational roster over a 7 day working environment, nominally rotating shifts of: 

  • 4am to 12:34pm
  • 3pm to 11:34pm 

Salary Range: Level 3 - $63,647.88 - $68,411.92 per annum + super & penalty rates as applicable 

Close Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019 

We are currently seeking a supportive, solution focused team player who has a solid background and experience in investigations, local laws compliance & animal management to join our team now! 

The key objective of this role is to: 

  • To undertake regular patrols and attend to enforcement of the relevant Local Laws and legislation outside of usual Council working hours.
  • To investigate all complaints alleging breaches of Local Laws and relevant legislation as required by the Supervisor Animal Management.
  • To educate, assist and advise the public to ensure the observation of relevant Legislation, Local Laws and Cairns Regional Council Policies throughout the community. 

To be considered for this role you must have: - 

  • A current Driver's Licence
  • The ability to work autonomously and independently
  • The ability to undertake a variety of strenuous physical tasks and are able to handle animals, in particular, dogs, cats and horses, including the ability to assess and capture animals displaying dangerous behaviour.
  • Sound skills in the operation of computer applications.
  • Highly developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to relate in a courteous and diplomatic manner, particularly in dispute situations. 
  • Demonstrated previous experience in inspection, investigation and basic report writing in relation to local law enforcement. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local government legislation and local laws including those relating to key duties and responsibilities. 

If you enjoy a real challenge and undertaking a diverse range of tasks and have an interest in learning about the services and programs our Department provides to the community, then this is not a role to be missed. 

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 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
  • 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
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Desirable: Do you have a Certificate IV in Government (Investigations)?
Desirable: Do you have extensive experience in handling aggressive animals?
Desirable: Do you have a Certificate in Animal Handling or a related discipline?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 17/03/2019
Position Description
Information Kit - After Hours Compliance Officer CD459 #12770.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.