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Reference Number 13672
Position Title Personal Assistant to Executive Project Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification AA031- QLGO-Lev 3.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA044- QLGO-Lev 4.4 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Personal Assistant to Executive Project Officer  EX069

Salary Range: $66,550.30 - $78,176.92 per annum

Location: Council Chambers, 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13672

Close Date: Monday 20th September 2021

Reporting to the Executive Project Officer, we are seeking an experienced personal assistant/administration professional with initiative, attention to detail and strong organisational skills to work in this fast paced environment and support the delivery of Council’s Economic Development objectives.

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To provide a wide range of administrative, research, customer service, business development and support services to the EPO and staff within Council’s Economic Development and Economic Events teams.
  • Promote a “We are here to help” culture within the Economic Development and Economic Events teams.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Demonstrated qualifications and/or experience relevant to the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information in a professional and sensitive manner.
  • Proficient keyboard typing and word processing skills.
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of computer applications particularly Microsoft suite of products i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet based research.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact across the Department and Council with a range of individuals as well as external clients and consultants in a timely and effective manner.
  • Demonstrated ability in the timely preparation and presentation of reports, presentations, correspondence and minutes.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-initiate tasks and a commitment to team performance.
  • A high level of face to face customer service skills and telephone/reception skills for internal and external customers.

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 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
  • 19 day montht 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 previous experience working within an office / administration environment?
Essential: Do you have a advanced level of competency in the use of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet based research)?
Essential: Do you have experience in the preparation and presentation of reports and correspondence?
Essential: Do you have high level verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact across a wide a range of individuals?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 20/09/2021
Position Description
Advert #13672.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.