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Records and Compliance Officer

Job No: 118233
Location: Aurukun

  • Rewarding opportunity for an experienced Compliance and Records Officer to work within remote Local Government in Queensland
  • Competitive remuneration package circa $65,000 + super
  • Subsidised accommodation and annual isolation leave with a flight to Cairns included!
  • Further benefits including relocation assistance, locality allowance, access to company vehicle pool and more! 

About Aurukun Shire Council

The Shire of Aurukun is a local government area in far north Queensland covering more than 7,000 square kilometres. The community of Aurukun is located on the north-west coast of the Cape York Peninsula, 178km, a 1.5 hour flight to Cairns. Nearly the entire population (99.6%) lives within the township.

Aurukun Shire Council is an indigenous community of about 1200 people, Aurukun has the following services available to residents and visitors:

» Post Office Agency
» Bendigo Bank Agency
» Aurukun Primary Health Care Centre – support by the Royal Flying Doctor Service
» Island & Cape General Store
» School P-7 (Koolkan Campus of the Cape York Aboriginal Australian Academy)
» Koolkan early Childhood Centre and Family Support Hub
» Airport and Skytrans Agency – daily weekday flights from and to Cairns

To find out more about Aurukun Shire Council, please click here

About the Opportunity

Aurukun Shire Council now has an opportunity for a driven Records and Compliance Officer to join their supportive team.  This is a full-time, 12 month contract position, with potential for renewal after this time.

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, you will be primarily responsible for the maintenance of Council records, including filing in a logical and coherent format. You will also be in charge of coordinating and managing the databases in relation to compulsory training record. 

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Maintaining and updating Records Management Policy and Procedure Manual;
  • Providing administration support to Directors; 
  • Filing records and documentation logically and efficiently; 
  • Archiving all records and ensuring registers and databases are clear, as required;
  • Providing regular compliance and training reports to management; and 
  • Providing ongoing support and advice to key managers to ensure compliance obligations are met. 

About you 

The successful candidate will have experience in a Compliance and Record Management and previous administrative experience is necessary for this role. 

Ideally, you will have demonstrated experience in coordinating and managing databases, a well as demonstrated exposure to working in record keeping and compliance (Blue Cards, Yellow Cards, USI's and compulsory training records). 

Aurukun Shire Council is seeking a candidate with strong organisational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities to strict deadlines. In addition, competency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite will also be integral to this role.  

Your high-level communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to effectively build rapport with a variety of stakeholders and people from diverse cultural backgrounds. A positive attitude will go a long way toward your success, including initiative and a willingness to jump into any task at hand.

Due to the nature of this role, the ideal candidate will need to be resilient and adaptable in their approach to work and the community. 

PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate must respect that Aurukun is a DRY community.

About the Benefits

This is a unique position in a highly un-traditional location! If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your career, this is the role for you. You'll get the chance to see and experience more of the 'real Australia' than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

Aurukun also has rare and beautiful environmental values. The traditional owners and all the people that live their are very proud of their country and their traditional culture and the town has outstanding potential for growth and prosperity. 

An attractive remuneration package is on offer circa $65,000 plus super negotiable with experience, plus a range of great benefits including:

  • Fully furnished housing providing with subsidised rent (up to $50 per week);
  • Annual airfares back to Cairns (after 6 months of employment);
  • Locality allowance of $81,70per week ($4,248.40 p/a) for singles or $163.40 per week ($8,496.80 p/a) for a person with dependants;
  • Access to a company pool vehicle if required;
  • 8 days isolation leave per year; and
  • Relocation assistance available, negotiable for the right candidate. 

This brings your total remuneration package to in excess of $75,000!

Aurukun Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

So what are you waiting for? If you are up for the challenge and excited by the opportunity to help a community succeed into the future - apply now!


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