Cadet (GIS Officer)

Do you want paid work while studying to gain qualifications that support Queensland's transport network?

Join us in 2023! We're looking for future-focused cadets who value teamwork, a community minded spirit and are obsessive about customer service.

By joining Transport and Main Roads as a cadet you will apply the technical skills you are learning to real-life projects. This will give you a head start in your career while helping the department deliver better transport solutions for Queensland.

In the role of Cadet (GIS Officer), you will utilise your technical skill and knowledge to assist in the delivery of geospatial products and services to assist the Department in planning, designing, constructing and managing its road network.

The role involves the applicant developing the necessary skills to:

  • Provide the technical operation of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Provide quality advice on GIS, spatial datasets, analytical tools, modelling and mapping
  • Delivery of GIS products and services to regional and external clients and support the development of GIS applications
  • Provide solutions to spatial science problems that satisfy client's needs.

Accountabilities under supervision include:

  • Acquire, process, interpret, present, maintain and validate geospatial information and databases.
  • Assemble, analyse, interpret and report on spatial data from appropriate systems, providing information through high quality mapping products or reports as required by the client.
  • Operate departmental Geotechnical Information System (GIS) software and support departmental users of GIS technology.
  • Provide specialist mapping and GIS services.
  • Assist with survey or spatial related activities when required.
  • Assist with the delivery of geospatial projects, products and services (group training) to meet departmental requirements.
  • Develop a sound knowledge of departmental policies and procedures. 

Mandatory requirements

Cadets are required to be studying or enrolled in:

  • Associate Degree of Spatial Science - major Geographic Information System, or
  • Bachelor of Spatial Science Technology - major Geographic Information Systems, or
  • Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) - major Geographic Information Systems or
  • equivalent qualification, acceptable for professional certification with the Surveying and Spatial Science Institute (SSSI).

Desirable requirements:

  • Valid Queensland 'C' Class driver's licence or equivalent may be required 

Positions are available in Rockhampton and Nerang.

This is a program to redress the under-representation in this industry/profession of women, persons with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons for whom English is not their first language and is an equal opportunity measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. Preference may be given to these types of applicants

For more information on Transport and Main Roads Cadetships please visit\ 

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Closing Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions on how to apply.

Two permanent Flexible full-time positions available

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  • Job type:Cadetships
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering Civil Structural
  • Work rights:
    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen
  • Locations:

    Rockhampton and Nerang



  • Closing Date:31st Jan 2023, 1:59 pm


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