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Reference Number 13047
Position Title Contract Administrator
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 5.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 5.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Contract Administrator – FS770 (Fixed Term Full Time - Up Until May 2021)

Salary Range: $78,272.41 - $81,529.17 pro-rata per annum

Location: 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13047

Close Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019

Are you looking for an exciting career in a Local Government organisation?

Do you enjoy being a part of a team?

Do you want Work Life Balance?

If you answered yes to these questions then we would love to hear from you!

Enhance your career by joining Cairns Regional Council, one of the largest employers in the Cairns region. Our commitment to delivering high quality services to the community means we need talented, committed people – we need you!

Cairns Regional Council is currently seeking a Contract Administrator to join our Finance Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • To provide expert advice and guidance for all matters in relation to procurement, tenders and contracts and effective contract administration and management.
  • Responsible for administering procurement and contractual arrangements, drafting and reviewing of tender and contract documents.
  • Participate as an effective team member in support of operational and project delivery services.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in business administration, construction, procurement or contract administration, and/or equivalent workplace experience with minimum two years’ experience in a contracts and tendering role.
  • High level communication, verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Extensive experience in computer based systems, particularly in relation to procurement functions.
  • Experience in contract administration for service based contracts in a medium to large multi-disciplined organisation.
  • An ability to liaise and report at all levels of the business, including executive and senior management levels.
  • Experience in complaints and conflict resolution.

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 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 functional capacity 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:

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • 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 tertiary qualifications in business, government or contracts and procurement or equivalent workplace and industry experience?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 24/11/2019
Position Description
External Information Kit - FS770 - Contract Administrator - #13047.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.