Local Laws Officer in Townsville City Council at Policy, Planning & Regulation

Townsville City Councilis hiring people as Local Laws Officer. The Selected person will be earn at least Undisclosed AUD per month. There are also many more opportunities. Read the entire post carefully to know all the details related to this job.
PostingLocal Laws Officer
Job EmployerTownsville City Council
LocationPolicy, Planning & Regulation
Job postedMay 29, 2022
Job Deadline2022-06-27
Job SectorPolicy, Planning & Regulation

  • Opportunity to work a 9-day fortnight
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • LGO 4 ($73,400 – $78,676 per annum + superannuation) based on skills, qualifications and experience

About Townsville City Council

Townsville City Council is the largest local government authority in Northern Australia.

We are committed to creating value by growing Townsville through driving economic diversity and generating an enriching lifestyle.

Our organisation provides and maintains over $5.4b worth of community assets including water and wastewater network and treatment, bridges, drainage, roads, waste management, community facilities, sporting venues and more. We contribute to an active lifestyle for our residents and visitors through events, providing recreational facilities, protecting the natural environment and heritage, while creating a mentally and physically healthy city.

We lead creation of a city for this and future generations by focusing on our transition to a circular economy that is resilient to social, financial and environmental shocks.

We are a Council led by our community to create an exciting and dynamic future.

Townsville City Council is growing Townsville.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity exists for Local Laws Officers to join a dynamic and fast paced environment in the Regulations Team at Townsville City Council. This rewarding role is on the frontline of services offered by Council to the local community with a broad range of responsibilities.

The position is permanent full time and involves working within a great team. The successful applicant must have the relevant knowledge and experience as outlined in the attached position description.

If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding opportunity where no two days are the same – we want to hear from you!

Please note: This position requires you to participate in a rotating on-call roster.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Providing high level customer service to members of the public and internal stakeholders.
  • Complex Investigations of breaches under Local and State Laws
  • Investigation skills, including the ability to gather and present sustainable evidence for prosecution in court in relation to offences under legislation.
  • Compiling briefs of evidence, including statement taking.
  • Animal management, which includes containing loose dogs and other animals, conducting inspections, ensuring compliance for Regulated Dogs.
  • Knowledge of local government functions, particularly the regulatory functions within the local laws.
  • Knowledge of local law enforcement procedures, including the issuing of infringement notices
  • Ability to interpret legislative requirements and apply them effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to effectively manage time, plan and organise work.

To be successful in this role the applicant will require the following knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes:

  • Certificate IV in Government Investigations or equivalent; or demonstrated knowledge and skills gained through on-the-job training in a customer service role, preferably in a compliance/enforcement field.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, including the ability to influence others to achieve positive outcomes, particularly with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently in resolving problems often involving disputation or interpersonal conflict, by the use of advocacy and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, showing initiative and good judgement to make decisions resulting in sustainable outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the public and community and ability to work as a highly effective member of the team.
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently handle animals.
  • Demonstrated well developed oral & written communication skills including the ability to prepare clear and concise written documentation, eg: for later use in legal proceedings.
  • Demonstrated competency in using up to date technology (including software programs and mobile devices) to complete Regulatory or Enforcement tasks or responsibilities.
  • Current Queensland “C” Class driver’s licence.
  • Participate in a rotating on-call roster for afterhours service to the public and shift work.

Working for Townsville City Council has its benefits:

  • A generous superannuation scheme – up to 13.5% for employees contributing 6% (conditions apply)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • Corporate uniform allocation
  • Payroll deductions and salary sacrifice options
  • Wages paid weekly
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fitness Passport Program
  • Employee Loyalty Program
  • Opportunity to work a 9-day fortnight

For further information review the Position Description and/or click Apply. 

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