Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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Working at Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Cassowary Coast Regional Council has embarked on a program of transformation and renewal to realign the business of Council with the Council’s vision. There is significant community expectation on the Council that services and service delivery is reviewed and provided in a manner that results in best value for ratepayer dollar. The Council has a program of priority projects to transform organisation culture, the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery and regional growth and development. The CEO is leading this program of transformation with the leadership team and key to this is a transformational change in the way services are provided to the community. This includes leading the development and implementation of a complete customer service methodology and a comprehensive planning and scheduling program to reduce reactive maintenance and produce quality, consistency and certainty in service provision to the community, resulting in a best value outcome for the provision of services.

With this philosophy in mind, Cassowary Regional Council is proud to provide its employees with excellent employment conditions and benefits that encourage employees to manage a healthy family/work life balance.

These benefits include:

  • Generous leave
    • Up to 17.5% annual leave loading
    • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
    • Long Service Leave which may be available pro rata after seven years of service
    • Parental Leave
    • Generous Superannuation Plan through LGIA or options to exercise choice impact
    • Personal Leave (Sick/Carers) 5 days above the Fair Work standard
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Reimbursement of some professional registration fees for selected roles
  • Employee Assistance Program also available for family members
  • Family Social Club
  • Corporate Health Care Plans with Bupa and QLD Country Health
  • Generous Salary Sacrifice opportunities
  • Flexible working schedules (determined by operational requirements) 


Positions Vacant: How to Apply

Visit our Positions Vacant page, select the position that interests you and follow the prompts. 

Thank you for your interest in working for Cassowary Coast Region Council. We encourage you to read the 'Application Guidelines' thoroughly before applying for a vacancy. 

If you wish to apply for a Council vacancy you will need to submit an application for each position you are interested in. General applications will not be accepted. Hard copy applications will not be accepted via post, Customer Service Centres and Depots. Depending on the particular role, the information that you are required to submit may vary and some positions require specific qualifications or experience. Please consider your qualifications and/or experience carefully as your application may not be considered if you are unable to meet these requirements.

Application Documents

For the selection panel to consider your application you need to demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position by submitting a detailed cover letter which addresses the selection criteria or includes a suitability statement (refer to the 'Position Information' document) and a current resume. You may elect to use the following tips as a guide.

When writing a detailed cover letter, use the following tips:

  • Touch on the relevant key requirements
  • Use relevant experience and examples
  • Be clear, factual and to the point
  • Check spelling before submitting

You should ensure that your cover letter and resume provide sufficient detail to demonstrate how you meet the key requirements of the role.

Submitting your Application

Apply via the Cassowary Coast Regional Council website, on the Positions Vacant page. 

Hard copy applications will not be accepted via post, Customer Service Centres and Depots.

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


When you can expect to hear from us

Positions are generally finalised 4-6 weeks from the closing date. 

Once the Panel has decided on the successful candidate, all interviewed candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Feedback will be provided to an applicant upon request.


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