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Reference Number 14038
Position Title Supervisor Regulatory Compliance
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Supervisor Regulatory Compliance

Reference Number: 14038
Salary Range: $89,624.62 - $95,400.42 per annum  
Location: 119 - 145 Spence Street, Cairns 
Applications Close:  Sunday, 7 August 2022

Are you looking for a reef change? Situated on the pristine coast of Far North Queensland, Cairns is a beautiful relaxed tropical city surrounded by two World Heritage areas – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics.

With just a short drive or boat ride every weekend is a new chance for adventure where you can enjoy a hike through the stunning rainforest, snorkel or dive on the reef, relax on a beautiful tropical island or sandy coral cay, admire the scenic lush mountains, swim or canoe in a crystal-clear creek, go fishing & camping, see the amazing waterfalls, enjoy a picturesque drive along a winding coastal road to Port Douglas or discover the beautiful quaint towns of the Atherton Tablelands or outback Savannah regions.

Sound awesome? Then don’t let this fantastic opportunity pass you by! Make your mark and showcase your leadership, investigation and compliance talents. Join our team now and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Work / life balance – 9-day fortnight (1 day off a fortnight)
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave / 3 weeks personal leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation for contributing members
  • 17.5% annual leave loading (it’s a little extra bonus in your pay)
  • Locality allowance
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Fitness Passport - subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development

Did you know?

Council plays a number of roles within its community and has a wide range of delegated powers under legislation and regulation to ensure that the community comply with a range of regulatory matters. This role ensures that the Regulatory Compliance team promote compliance and understanding of regulatory requirements within the community which relate to development, building, environmental protection and swimming pool safety to name a few! It is also critical to ensuring the values of the Cairns community are upheld and that customers receive a high level of service when communicating with Council.

A little about the team:

  • As the Supervisor Regulatory Compliance you will effectively lead a team of six officers who are responsible for undertaking investigations to ensure compliance with thePlanning Act 2016, Building Act 1975, Environmental Protection Act 1994, Local Government Act 2009 and other relevant legislation within the community.
  • The team conduct a variety of investigations which involve onsite inspections, interviews and office based research including report writing. The team work closely and apply critical thinking to resolve emerging and complex enforcement problems at hand.
  • We work efficiently in a positive & supportive environment that values the contributions of each team member.  We undertake our roles with the wellbeing of the team, the environment and the community in front of mind.

About the role:

Reporting to the Coordinator Compliance & Enforcement, the key focus of this role is to:

  • Supervise the operations of the Regulatory Compliance Unit within the Regulatory Services Branch.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Regulatory Compliance Unit, including monitoring and effectively managing the activities of the Unit.
  • Assist the Coordinator Compliance and Enforcement to review, formulate and draft policies and procedures in relation to the operation of the Unit.

About you:

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • A current manual Queensland Drivers Licence.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or extensive experience in investigations and/or enforcement, or another related field associated with Planning, Building or Engineering compliance.
  • Exceptional supervisory / leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and motivate teams and drive a strong professional workplace culture.
  • Experience and desire to drive continuous improvement and collaboration within the team.
  • Experience in developing procedures within a technical field.
  • Computer literacy, particularly with MS Word, Outlook & Excel.
  • A high level of knowledge and experience in the interpretation and implementation of legislation.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.

How to apply:

To apply, please download a copy of the information kit. Please ensure you address the key selection criteria in your cover letter (See the position description) and include a current copy of your CV.


Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a relevant tertiary qualification or extensive experience in investigations and/or enforcement, or another related field associated with Planning, Building or Engineering compliance?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid manual C Class Drivers' Licence (or above) for a manual vehicle?
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 07/08/2022
Position Description
Information Kit - Supervisor Regulatory Compliance CD382 #14038.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.