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To be eligible for an appointment to a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must be one of the following:
- Australian Citizen
- Permanent resident of Australia
- New Zealand Citizen
- Entitlement to a Work Visa
Apply for a vacancy
Cairns Regional Council uses eRecruitment, a self-service portal, and all applications must be submitted online through eRecruitment.
Simply click on Current Vacancies, find the position that interests you and follow the prompts. You can also subscribe to our job alerts to receive notification when new jobs are listed.
You need to submit a separate application for each position you are interested in. All online applications should reach us by 10:30pm AEST on the advertised closing date. Late applications cannot be accepted.
Please review the application guidelines ( PDF, 0.85 MB ) before beginning the application process.
- View current vacancies online (eRecruitment)
- eRecruitment Frequently Asked Questions web page
- eRecruitment Frequently Asked Questions for download ( PDF, 0.21 MB ) ( PDF, 0.21 MB )
- Follow Cairns Regional Council on LinkedIn
By creating your own profile on our eRecruitment portal, you can:
- Subscribe to email alerts for vacancies you are interested in;
- Login and view the status of jobs you have applied for;
- Track the progress of your application through the recruitment process;
- Receive updates from Council as your application reaches various stages; and
- Manage your own job application resume and attachments.
To recruit the most suitable candidates, our selection process is based on merit principles and equal employment opportunity. Applications are assessed against the key responsibilities of the job based on your qualifications, skills, ability, experience and knowledge.
We may use a combination of assessment methods to evaluate candidates, such as:
- review of application and resume;
- structured interview;
- case studies / role play;
- practical work-based skill testing;
- written knowledge testing;
- numeracy and literacy assessment;
- verification of qualifications or licences;
- verification of Working with Children and Young People (Blue Card);
- background / directorship check;
- pre-employment medical which may include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test;
- national police / criminal history check; and
- other testing relevant to the position.
Shortlisting and interviews
If you are selected for an interview, the Chair of the selection panel will contact you to arrange a time. You must bring along any original certificates or licences that are required of the position.
Post-interview, the selection panel will conduct referee checks on their recommended candidate.
After applying online, you will receive an immediate acknowledgement that your application has been received.
Applicants will generally be notified of their application outcome within two to four weeks of the application closing date.