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Foreperson Construction & Maintenance (Grade 1)

By May 25, 2023No Comments

Come and work as a vital member of our Works 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 Foreperson Construction & Maintenance works independently under limited direction from the Coordinator Transport Infrastructure and is responsible for the daily operation and supervision of minor, major and contract projects within the works program. This position may be required to work in a variety of locations across the Mareeba Shire Council including supervising works programs that involve working and camping in remote locations.

The position requires physically demanding work to be undertaken in a hot and humid climate on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of the Foreperson Construction & Maintenance to ensure they are physically fit and able to efficiently and consistently undertake these tasks. This includes a requirement for the Foreperson to maintain their weight at or below the Safe Working Load (SWL) for the seat of the machinery and equipment the position is required to operate.

What we are looking for:

  • You will have excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution
  • You will be able to demonstrate your ability to organise and prioritise your work to meet deadlines and budget constraints
  • You will have a sound understanding of job costing, quality control and basic contract management
  • You will be able to work well on your own with limited supervision
  • You will have detailed knowledge of operational methodology, Work Health & Safety and Environmental Legislation and Local Authority practices and procedures
  • You will have sound computer skills using Microsoft applications

The role is physically demanding and requires you to be physically fit and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a pre-employment medical assessment.

What we can offer you:

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • LGOA Level 2 – $62,194 per annum
  • Work/Life balance – 9-day fortnight
  • Additional Mareeba Allowance of $1,651 per annum and other Award allowances as applicable
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Up to 12% employer superannuation contributions
  • 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 300 words)
  • Your current resume
  • Completed Employment Application form

 Applications Close: Sunday, 11 June 2023    

Contact: For further information about this position please contact Darrin Hastie, Coordinator Transport Infrastructure, on 0429 611 049 (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.