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Reference Number 13024
Position Title Leading Hand - Construction
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Martyn Street 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

Leading Hand Construction WS492

Salary: $57,888.96 - $59,451.56 per annum
Location: Martyn Street Depot, 158A Martyn Street, Cairns 
Reference Number: 13024
Close Date: Monday 4 November 2019

Primary Objectives of the position:-

  • Deliver quality construction services in a timely manner and within estimate.
  • Ensure all tasks are completed in adherence to workplace health and safety, environmental and quality assurance requirements.

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  • Current Queensland Driver’s Licence (Class C).
  • Significant experience in the road and drainage construction industry gained through working in a similar position.
  • Demonstrated skills and proven success in the delivery of efficient, effective and timely road and drain construction services.
  • Developed organisational skills including a demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate a number of tasks at the same time.
  • Other skills/experience relevant to position.
  • Demonstrated effective people management skills specifically in the areas of dealing with the public, staff supervision, leadership, motivation and team building.

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 significant experience in the road and drainage construction industry gained through working in a similar position?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 04/11/2019
Position Description
Advert #13024.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.