Local Laws Officer

Job No: WSC20156
Location: Sale, VIC

Local Laws Officer

Position No. 933

Permanent full-time

Band 5 $68,035 – 78,202 per annum plus 9.5% statutory superannuation 

Wellington Shire Council is seeking an experienced individual to join our valued Local Laws team in the role of Local Laws Officer.  

This exciting opportunity will have you engaging with the community of Wellington Shire to provide advice, education and enforcement as necessary to ensure compliance within the municipality is achieved.

You will perform a diverse range of tasks including responding to customer enquiries, supporting the implementation of fire prevention programs, carrying out Local Laws infringement processes and assisting in the management of domestic animal and livestock complaints.

To be successful in this role, you will require a strong customer focus, demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and the impacts to local laws issues, well developed conflict resolution skills and the ability to negotiate with a diverse range of people. A current Victorian driver’s licence is essential.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate how they meet the criteria below: 

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.  
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills when dealing with customers.   
  • Experience in enforcement processes and reading and interpreting Acts, Regulations and Local Laws.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in animal management with Certificate IV in Animal Management (preferred).

Why Wellington?

Here at Wellington Shire Council, we have a strong commitment to create a workplace culture that is collaborative, provides work-life flexibility and encourages opportunities for growth and development. We take pride in providing a supportive workplace with great career opportunities for our employees. 

Every person at Wellington Shire Council brings their own unique experiences, perspectives and talents to help contribute to our vision of “Happy people, healthy environment and thriving communities in the heart of Gippsland.” As one of the largest employers in the region we have a diverse workforce of more than 500 staff who are based throughout the municipality, and we all work together as a team to make a positive impact in our community. 

We use award-winning technologies to seek and implement innovative improvements across the organisation. We work hard to position ourselves as a leader in local government, continuously improving our diverse range of services for the betterment of our community. 

We offer a rewarding culture of innovation, flexibility and continued learning in a collaborative, supportive environment. 

Wellington Shire Council is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards and associated legislative requirements. 

Wellington Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to encourage applications from people of different backgrounds, abilities, ages, genders and/or sexual orientations and gender identities. 

Wellington Shire Council takes climate change and sustainability seriously and is looking to respond proactively and positively to the challenges ahead. 

About Wellington:

Wellington Shire Council is located in the Gippsland region of the state of Victoria, Australia and is approximately two hours east of Melbourne by road or rail. Many of us dream of a simpler lifestyle, with wide open spaces and no traffic jams. In The Middle of Everywhere, we live that enviable lifestyle every day. 

In Wellington Shire you will find a wide range of beautiful environments to explore, with our pristine beaches, picturesque mountain ranges, temperate rainforests, wetlands and plenty of diverse, contrasting spaces to take your breath away. Whether it’s a stroll along the iconic Ninety Mile Beach, a canoe down the Mitchell River or a bush walk through the Alpine National Park, there’s plenty to keep you busy in The Middle of Everywhere. Home to a range of tight-knit communities such as Sale, Maffra, Stratford and Yarram, you’ll quickly find yourself right at home with the wonderful people that make these towns so special. From our lively restaurant and café culture to the very best in local produce, you’ll never be short of Sunday brunch ideas and places to try! Visit https://themiddleofeverywhere.com.au/ to find out why the Wellington Shire is a great place to live and work. 

How to Apply:

Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in this advertisement and will be accepted no later than Midnight Sunday 25 April 2021. 

A Position Description can be obtained from this link.

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