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Reference Number 12796
Position Title Senior Admin & Project Support 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 3.4 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Senior Administration Officer & Project Support Officer

Reference Number: 12796
Salary Range:
Level 3 - $63,647.88 - $68,411.92 per annum
Close Date:
Monday, 29 April 2019

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and experienced senior administrator to join our Strategic Planning & Approvals Branch now! 

The individual we are seeking will be well organised, service oriented and possess highly developed interpersonal and communications skills.  You will also be well versed in all facets of project / administration support and demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement, efficiency and customer service.

Reporting to the Coordinator Development Services, the primary objectives of the position are:  

  • To work in a team environment to manage customer service and administration duties within the Development Services team, specifically but not limited to providing support to the relevant Strategic Planning & Approvals business units currently engaged to ensure customers are provided the highest possible standard of service.
  • To support Coordinator in fostering a culture of continuous improvement, efficiency and staff development.
  • To assess and upgrade where necessary the procedures and processes affecting the administrative services provided within the Strategic Planning & Approvals Branch.

 To be successful you will require:

  • Demonstrated high level experience and capabilities in a customer service environment
  • Suitable qualifications or experience relevant to senior administrative or clerical work
  • Proficient keyboard typing skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to identify problems in administrative processes, identify suitable solutions
  • A high level interpersonal, communication and written skills
  • A positive "here to help" attitude
  • Commitment to team work
  • The ability to rapidly acquire an understanding of business support functions and general Council policies relative to services provided

In return we offer:

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria  please download a copy of the information kit.

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 pre‑employment 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
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a Senior Certificate or suitable qualifications relevant to administration or clerical work?
Essential: Do you have previous experience working within an office / administration environment?
Essential: Are you proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, particularly MS Word, Outlook and Excel?
Essential: Do you have eligibility / the right to work in Australia?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 29/04/2019
Position Description
Information Kit - Senior Admin and Project Support Officer CD245 VRN12796.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.