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Reference Number 13176
Position Title Infrastructure Planning Technical 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 5.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Infrastructure Planning Technical Officer WS3187

Salary: $65,245.44 – $81,529.17 per annum
Location: Administration Building, 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns 
Reference Number: 13176
Close Date: Monday 8 June 2020

Primary Objectives of the position:-

  • Assist the Senior Infrastructure Planning Technical Officer to manage and deal with requests, investigations, enquiries and other minor works required in relation to Council’s infrastructure.
  • Undertake site inspections and produce recommendations regarding the maintenance and upgrade of Councils infrastructure, in particular reviewing stormwater drainage requirements, traffic control, parking arrangements, safety around schools and access for people with disabilities.
  • Provide timely, consistent and accurate responses to residents and other stakeholders.

To be successful in this role you must have:- 

  • Current Queensland Driver’s Licence (Class C).
  • Tertiary qualifications relating to the position (e.g. Certificate IV Civil Construction, Associate Diploma Civil Engineering) OR extensive relevant experience.
  • Experience in the design, delivery or maintenance of civil engineering related assets, such as stormwater drainage, coastal protection and roads, preferably in a Local Government environment.
  • Good level of oral and written communication skills, possessing an ability to deal with confronting situations and negotiating acceptable outcomes with limited supervision.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant State Government Legislation, Australian Standards, technical manuals / guidelines, FNQROC Development Manual, MUTCD and appropriate Austroads publications is desirable.
  • A good understanding of computer software particularly MSExcel & MSWord.  It would also be of benefit to have an appreciation of Council’s works ordering / accounting, Customer Response Management and GIS Mapping systems.

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 Temporary 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 tertiary qualification relating to the position (e.g. Certificate IV Civil Construction, Associate Diploma Civil Engineering) or extensive relevant experience?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 08/06/2020
Position Description
Advert #13176.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.