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Reference Number 12946
Position Title Footpath Sweeper Operator / Trimmer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street Depot
Minimum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 2 
Maximum Award/Classification LGE State - Lev 2 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Footpath Sweeper Operator / Trimmer  WS512

Salary: $51,398.36 per annum
Location: Martyn Street Depot, 158A Martyn Street, Cairns 
Reference Number: 12946
Close Date: Monday 26 August 2019

Primary Objectives of the position:

  • This position requires working with the CBD night sweeping crew and will operate the Footpath Sweeper & undertake on‑site labouring and trimming tasks for maintenance activities ensuring maximum productivity with a high standard of workmanship and job safety..

Work Pattern: Must be available to work weekends.

  • An example roster is provided below, which is subject to change as operationally required: 
  • Thursday 3am - 11.30am, Friday 3am - 11.30am, Saturday 2am - 10.30am, Sunday 2am - 10.30am, Monday 3am - 11.30am and Tuesday & Wednesday Off

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Current C Class Driver’s Licence.
  • Secondary education to Year 10 with good writing and communication skills and an understanding of basic mathematics.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a range of maintenance labouring tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a small team and to be a good team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a public environment.

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, 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 offer the following benefits:

  • Full-time Permanent Position
  • 19 day month 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


Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 26/08/2019
Position Description
Advert #12946.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.