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Reference Number 13596
Position Title Administration Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location MacNamara Street
Minimum Award/Classification AA011- QLGO-Lev 1.1 - 36.25 H/W 
Maximum Award/Classification AA024- QLGO-Lev 2.4 - 36.25 H/W 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Administration OfficerCW641 (Full-Time Permanent)

Salary Range: $52,152.36 - $64,890.91 per annum

Location: MacNamara Street

Reference Number: 13596

Close Date: Sunday, 20 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 an Administration Officer to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • The primary function of this role is to provide administrative and reception support; and perform as part of a team to support the day-to-day operation of the laboratory operations.

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Current Queensland Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience working in an autonomous administration role.
  • Competent word processing and database skills and ability to broaden computing experience with other packages. Including the ability to review and verify data.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills with a focused and responsive approach to managing enquiries whilst maintaining strict confidentiality.
  • High level of oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of internal and external clients.

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:

  • 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 a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated experience working in an autonomous administration role?
Essential: Do you have a high level of oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a variety of internal and external clients?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 20/06/2021
Position Description
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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.