Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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Cassowary Coast Regional Council has a wide variety of employment opportunities in a region known for its relaxed tropical lifestyle and its beauty.

Our employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Above award wages
  • Fortnightly pays
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Generous superannuation
  • Ongoing personal and professional development opportunities
  • Study assistance opportunities
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Annual corporate uniform allowance
  • PPE provisions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Equal employment opportunities
  • Employment security
  • Safe and supportive work environment

Positions Vacant: How to Apply

Visit our Positions Vacant page, select the position that interests you and follow the prompts. You will need to submit a separate application for each position you are interested in.

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact People and Culture on (07) 4030 2216.

The following information will help you to prepare your employment application:

Each ‘Position Vacant' has a link to an information kit:

Information kits contain: 

  1. General conditions of employment
  2. Application for Employment form
  3. Position description including the selection criteria

You are required to:

  1. Complete the CCRC Application for Employment form
  2. Attach your application addressing the selection criteria (from within the position description)
  3. Attach your resume or any other supporting documentation

What are key selection criteria?

These are statements about the skills, knowledge, competencies and qualifications required for the position. Your application must include statements which address the selection criteria. Depending on the role and its level of responsibility, each selection criteria should be no longer than half a page.

Applications will be assessed independently against the selection criteria, establishing an order of merit.  Interviewees will be determined by how well applicants satisfy the selection criteria. Therefore, it is vitally important that you respond to the selection criteria.

Tip:  Provide examples of how you consider yourself suitable for each of the selection criteria. Each criteria should be responded to separately. Wording used in the selection criteria describes the necessary level of knowledge, skill /ability to do the job.  For example:

  • Demonstrated means that you have actually performed the activity or used the skill in the past, rather than just the potential to do so. 
  • Knowledge of or the ability to rapidly acquire the knowledge of, means that you already have the required knowledge or you can provide examples of past situations, where you have demonstrated a rapid acquisition of knowledge.
  • Thorough, sound or high level indicates that a more advanced level of knowledge or skill may be required.

How is my application assessed?

A selection panel established for each vacancy to oversee the recruitment process. The panel comprises 2-3 people who will assess how well your knowledge, skills and abilities meet each of the selection criteria. The process includes:

  • Short listing based on written application and response to the selection criteria.
  • For those short-listed a structured interview where panel members will ask questions which address the selection criteria.
  • Work test: The panel may ask you to perform a task/demonstrate skills.
  • Reference check: The panel contacts referees as nominated by you.

Merit is the sole basis of selection and is measured by how well applicants satisfy the selection criteria. The claims of individual applicants are therefore assessed on the basis of their suitability for the position, determined by matching their specific qualifications, experience and personal attributes with those required for the job.

Applicants are normally expected to meet all "essential" experience, skills, quality and qualification requirements set down in the selection criteria for the position. Ideally they are also expected to meet "desirable" criteria components. However, the potential to develop within the position may also be considered in assessing a candidate's suitability.

Depending on the nature of the role, if you do not meet an essential selection criterion to satisfy a legal, registration or accreditation purpose or to satisfy a requirement of a professional body, (e.g. driver's licence, tertiary degree) you may be excluded from further consideration for the position.

When you can expect to hear from us

Positions are generally finalised 4-6 weeks from the closing date. All applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application.

If you have been short-listed you will be invited to attend an interview.  Referee checks are carried out post-interview for the selection panel's recommended candidate.  Applicants will be advised of the result of their application following completion of the recruitment process.

Late applications

The selection panel may accept a late application dependent on circumstances and as long as the short-listing process has not commenced.


Your application must include the following:

  • Completed Job Application Cover Sheet
  • Covering letter
  • Resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria (no longer than half a page each)

Tip - Your resume should provide details of your educational qualifications, work history, special skills or qualifications, training details and referees, plus any other information, which may support your application. Be clear and informative. Include the names, position titles, addresses and telephone numbers of at least two referees.

Applications can be sent by:



Applications marked "Confidential – Application for Position" should be received by close of business (4:30pm) on the closing date for the position. Late applications may not be considered.


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