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Reference Number 13586
Position Title Project Support Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Spence 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 9 day fortnight 
Position Summary

Project Support OfficerCW446 (Full-Time Permanent)

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

Location: 119 – 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Reference Number: 13586

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 a Project Support Officer to join our Water & Resource Recovery Department. 

Primary Objective of the position:

  • Assist senior project staff to provide procurement and consultancy support on water, wastewater and solid waste projects
  • Assist with the implementation and maintenance of the consultancy administration system for projects
  • Administer consultancy management systems and procedures creating appropriate levels of probity and accountability
  • The provision of project support within the Asset Services Branch
  • Participate as an effective team member providing consultancy management administration services

To be successful in this role you must have:

  • Grade 10 or 12 Certificate or suitable experience relevant to secretarial and clerical work
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Possess sound numerical skills with demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate with Council officers and general public

 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 Grade 10 or 12 Secondary Education Certificate?
Essential: Are you proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, particularly MS Word, Outlook and Excel?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 20/06/2021
Position Description
VRN__13586_-_CW446_Project_Support_Officer_-_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.