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Reference Number 12659
Position Title Graduate Planner
Employment Type Fixed Term Full Time
Location Spence Street
Minimum Award/Classification  
Maximum Award/Classification  
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Graduate Town Planner (2 Year Fixed Term Contract) 

Salary Range: Level 3 - $63,647.88 - $68,411.92 per annum
  • Energetic team environment
  • Opportunity to learn and grow into the local government planning profession
  • Exciting and dynamic field of development assessment, with support to improving planning outcomes 

Don't miss your opportunity to snap up a fantastic role working in our Planning Approvals team on a 2 year fixed-term contract. 

In this role you will enjoy assisting the community understand good planning outcomes, timely preparation of professional assessments for development applications, researching planning matters to provide advice and recommendations to senior team members, and supporting the team achieve improvements and best practice planning outcomes. 

The candidate we are seeking will be a supportive team player with a strong customer focus, with a passion for achieving planning outcomes that resonate with the community, with speed and attention to detail, seek to continually improve on processes, systems and procedures to achieve a high performance standard. You have exceptional organisational skills, communication skills and computer proficiency.    

If you enjoy a real challenge and have a keen interest in learning the role of the Local Government Town Planner then this is not a role to be missed.

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

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. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications Close: Monday 12 November 2018 

Pre-Employment Assessments: 

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 physical 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 Tertiary qualification in Urban & Regional Planning?
Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email
Closing Date 12/11/2018
Position Description
Graduate Planner Information Kit CD960 VRN12659.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.