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After Hours Compliance Officer


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After Hours Compliance Officer

Reference Number: 13565

Salary Range: $66,550.35 - $71,531.64 per annum + penalty rates as applicable

Hours of Duty: Nominally 72.5 hours, nine (9) day fortnight - Outside of usual work hours. This position is classified as a non-continuous shift worker and is required to work on a rotational roster over a 14-day working environment.

Nominally seasonal rotating shifts of: 4am to 12:34pm and 3pm to 11:34pm or 5am to 1:34pm and 12:30pm to 9:04pm

Location: 119 - 145 Spence Street, Cairns

Close Date: Sunday, 6 June 2021

Develop your career with Cairns Regional Council, an innovative employer that listens, respects and values your contribution. We’re proud of our community and the key role you can play in making the Cairns region a great place to live, work and learn. Our commitment to high quality services means that we need talented, committed people – we need you!

We are now seeking a highly motivated, dedicated and experienced professional to join our Regulatory Services Branch as our After Hours Compliance Officer.

In this role you will enjoy undertaking a diverse range of tasks which will ensure that no two days are ever the same! In this role you will be responsible for: -

  • Undertaking regular patrols and attending to enforcement of the relevant Local Laws and legislation outside of usual Council working hours
  • Investigating all complaints alleging breaches of Local Laws and relevant legislation as required by the Supervisor Animal Management
  • Educating, assisting and advising the public to ensure the observation of relevant Legislation, Local Laws and Cairns Regional Council Policies throughout the community.

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and attributes:

  • Be a supportive team player with a strong a forward thinking and solution-based focus.
  • Demonstrated solid background in investigations within Local Government or other Government or enforcement roles.
  • Possess knowledge of Local Laws or Legislation, and have previous experience in inspection, investigation and issuing of 'on the spot fines', as well as report writing in relation to enforcement.
  • Have the ability to undertake a variety of strenuous physical tasks and are able to handle animals, in particular, dogs, cats and horses, including the ability to assess and capture animals displaying dangerous behaviour.
  • Possess sound skills in operation of Microsoft applications such as Outlook, Excel & Word.
  • Highly developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills and the ability to relate in a courteous and diplomatic manner, particularly in dispute situations.

If you enjoy a real challenge and have an interest in learning about the services and programs our Department provides to the community then don’t delay, apply now.

In return we offer the following benefits:

  • 9 Day Fortnight
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development

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


For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria you must go to our website: https://cairnsqld.mercury.com.au

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 pre‑employment assessments / checks:-

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity 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