First listed on: 06 December 2019

Scientific Officer (Chemistry)

Scientific Officer (Chemistry)
Reference Number: 13068
Salary Range: $71,757.43 - $81,529.17 per annum
Location: MacNamara St Depot, Cairns
Closing: Wednesday 1st January 2020

Primary objectives of the position:

  • To perform the routine and non-routine chemical analyses for the laboratory's programs.
  • To be responsible for the workflow of an assigned section of the Chemical Testing Laboratory.
  • To contribute skills and judgement in a range of functions that will develop and expand the laboratory’s expertise and capabilities.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Tertiary qualification in a Science Field relevant to the position.
  • Previous laboratory experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of QA / QC systems applicable to a NATA accredited laboratory.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and organise work to achieve a timely outcome.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to achieve customer focussed goals.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria you must go to our website:

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 assessments/checks:

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

We off the following benefits:

  • Up to 5 weeks’ annual leave 
  • 19 Day Month RDO
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised Corporate Uniform
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym/swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development relevant to the position

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