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Reference Number 13314
Position Title Land Protection Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Gordonvale Depot
Minimum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 5, LH 1-10 
Maximum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 6, LH >10 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Land Protection Officer  WS3242

  • Energetic team environment

  • Training opportunities
  • Wide variety of field based duties

Salary Range: $58,977.16 - $60,571.02 per annum

Locations: Gordonvale Depot, Highleigh Road, Gordonvale

Reference Number: 13314

Close Date: Monday 28 September 2020

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Don't miss your opportunity to snap up a fantastic role working in our Natural Assets team in a full time permanent role

  • In this role you will enjoy undertaking a diverse range of tasks which will ensure that no two days are ever the same! You will be running customer contact, pest management, planned burn & revegetation activities
  • With a solid background in providing high level land managment activities, you are a supportive team player with a strong solution focus & enjoy practical, hands on work in Cairn's natural surrounds
  • If you enjoy a real challenge, community contact & 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

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Cert III Horticulture, Cert II Conservation & Land Management or extensive experience in an environmental &/or land management role
  • ACDC Licence or ability to obtain / Senior First Aid Certificate / Chainsaw level II
  • Willingness & desirability to participate in fire management activities
  • Able to identify declared species & manage & control same e.g. landscaping, forestry, environmental repair, park development, pest plant & animal control
  • Willingness to undertake pest animal destruction activities
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake a wide variety of physically demanding labouring tasks in a range of climatic conditions and terrains

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 have a Certificate II in Conservation & Land Management or extensive experience in an environmental and / or land management role?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid Agricultural Chemical Distribution (ACDC) Certificate?
Essential: Do you hold a current and valid Level 2 Chainsaw Ticket?
Desirable: Do you hold a current Queensland Firearms Licence or ability to obtain?
Desirable: Do you have a current and valid General Construction Safety White Card?
Essential: Do you have a Senior First Aid certificate?
Desirable: Do you have previous experience working in Local Government?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 28/09/2020
Position Description
Advert #13314.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.