The Council is seeking enthusiastic individuals to fill the following vacant positions on 12 month employment contracts based in Lockhart River and available for immediate start.

Desirable selection criteria

  • Working in remote area experience,
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Ability to operate in a team environment
  • Holders of current Queensland driving license
  • Support trainee ships and apprenticeships.


Key Criteria

  • Trade qualified carpenter
  • Understand technical drawings and plans
  • Hold a current construction white card
  • Strong organisational skills including a demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate a number of tasks simultaneously


Key Criteria

  • Possess Australian recognised electrical trade qualification
  • Current QLD Electrical Licence to perform electrical works
  • Maintain accurate maintenance work records
  • Open Cabler’s Licence, an advantage


Key duties

  • Prepares surfaces for painting and finishing
  • Undercoats and finish coats
  • Full range of application methods and materials
  • Mixes and matches paints and finishes
  • Performs soda and water blasting; advises in the selection and storage of painting materials.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Extensive painting experience
  • The ability to operative effectively within a team;


Key duties:

  • Refurbish and maintain roofs
  • Design, fabricate and install external flashings, metal ceilings and associated soffits and fascias
  • Disconnect and reconnect air distribution equipment throughout roof or wall cladding

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to: Chief Executive Officer, Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council, PO Box 1037, NORTH CAIRNS, QLD, 4870, or email

Advertised: 13 January 2018         Closing:  02 February 2018 5:00 pm.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted after the closing date.