Development & Governance Administration Officer

By November 22, 2022No Comments

Come and work as a vital member of our Development & Governance team here 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:

The Development & Governance Administration Officer provides high-level administrative support to the Manager Development & Governance as well as the Governance & Compliance team and works closely with the Senior Compliance Officer to provide administration support relating to Council’s leasing arrangements, native title and compliance-related matters.

 What we are looking for:

  • You will have certificate level qualifications in Business Administration (or similar) or significant experience working in a government administrative role where high standards of accuracy and efficiency and timely service delivery are expected
  • You will have highly developed administration and organisation skills with an emphasis on efficiency and accuracy along with the ability to self-manage your work priorities, meet deadlines and work unsupervised while also being able to work in and contribute to a supportive teamwork culture to achieve set objectives and targets
  • You will have, or be able to acquire, knowledge of our local community and the functions of local government to enable the efficient handling of enquiries from both external and internal customers of the Development & Governance group and you will have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to enable professional interaction with these customers
  • You will be proficient in the use of records management systems, customer request systems, basic financial functions, the Microsoft Office suite and other relevant software programs to allow creation and capture of internally produced documents

What we can offer you:

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • LGOA Level 3/1 – $69,198 per annum
  • Mareeba Allowance – up to $1,443 per annum
  • Up to 12% employer superannuation contributions
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Work/Life balance – 19-day month
  • Lifestyle benefits such access to a Fitness Passport
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrificing options


Please send the following documents to

  • Short cover letter (no more than 500 words)
  • Your current resume
  • Completed Employment Application form

 Applications Close: Tuesday, 6 December 2022  


For further information about this position visit our website at: or contact Mike Schuck, Senior Compliance Officer, on 07 4086 4671 during business hours only.

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.