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Reference Number 13581
Position Title Plumbing Inspector
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification AA041- QLGO-Lev 4.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA053- QLGO-Lev 5.3 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Plumbing InspectorCW074 (Full-Time Permanent)

Salary Range: $73,192.58 - $83,159.75 per annum

Location: 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13581

Close Date: Sunday, 13 June 2021

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

Do you enjoy being a part of a team?

Are you seeking an opportunity that offers a 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 Plumbing Inspector to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

To provide a plumbing, drainage and trade waste approval and inspection service, professionally and efficiently, which:

  • Conforms to the process and technical requirements of the Planning Act 2016, the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018, Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008 and the Local Government Act 2009 and other relevant legislation.
  • Ensures that plumbing and drainage installations attain the required legislated technical and performance standards; and
  • Ensures that clients receive the highest level of service and professional advice to assist them attains the required standards in the developments for which they are responsible.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Qualified and currently licensed as a "Plumber and Drainer".
  • Eligibility to be deemed a Plumbing Inspector in accordance with the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2018.
  • Queensland C Class Driver's Licence.
  • Practical / sound experience in all aspects of Domestic / Commercial plumbing and drainage as well as experience in Local Government Water Supply and Sewerage.
  • Sound written communication skills with the ability to write reports, correspondence and memorandums.    

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 and 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 offer the following benefits:

  • 9-day fortnight
  • 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 a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Are you a Licensed Plumber / Drainer?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 13/06/2021
Position Description
VRN_13581_-_CW074_Plumbing_Inspector_-_External_Information_Kit.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.