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Compliance Investigation Officer

Come and work as a vital member of our team at Mareeba Shire Council, located within an easy one-hour drive from Cairns offering a regional lifestyle with all its benefits in relatively close proximity to Cairns.

The Role:

Our Compliance Investigation Officer delivers building and planning compliance and advisory services to ensure compliance with legislative requirements and take or recommend appropriate action to be taken on behalf of Council. Additionally, this position will assist with the annual Trade Waste inspection program.

What we are looking for:

  • You will have trade qualifications or experience in the building construction industry particularly for sheds and dwellings or in a compliance related position
  • You will have an understanding of, or the ability to quickly acquire an understanding of the current laws and policies relating to building and development, including interpretation of Planning Schemes and the associated documentation pertaining to the Building Act 1975 and Building Code of Australia
  • You will hold a General Construction Induction Training Card (previously called a white card), or national equivalent, or be eligible to acquire
  • You will hold a Current Queensland Class “C” Driver’s Licence
  • You will have the ability to act and think appropriately under pressure
  • You will have excellent time management and problem-solving skills
  • You will have very good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to negotiate positive outcomes with external customers

What we can offer you:  

  • Permanent, part-time position
  • 36 hours per fortnight
  • LGOA Level 4/1 – $42.04 per hour
  • Mareeba Allowance – $31.53 per fortnight
  • Up to 12% employer superannuation contributions
  • Lifestyle benefits such as access to a Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrificing options


Please send the following documents to

  • Cover letter (no more than 300 words)
  • Current resume
  • Fully completed Employment Application form

Applications close:  Sunday, 26 May 2024

For further information about this position contact Robert Prizmic, Supervisor Building & Plumbing Compliance or Brian Millard, Senior Planner on 1300 308 461 during business hours.

Mareeba Shire Council is committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity and workplace diversity. We encourage a diverse workforce reflective of our community to better meet the needs of our customers.