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Local Laws Officer (Ranger)

Cloncurry Shire Council is looking for a highly motivated Local Laws Officer: Benefits Include:$70,000-$85,000 per annum plus Superannuation 5 Weeks Annual LeaveRostered Day OffRemote Area Housing AllowanceRelocation may be negotiated with the successful candidate. OBJECTIVE OF THIS ROLEProvide advice, education, guidance and enforcement to the community in matters relating to animals and nuisance control. Monitor, control and regulate activities in public areas, to ensure they comply with relevant legislation, Council Local Laws, policies and procedures.GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITESProvide a high level of customer service the general public and stakeholders.Respond to public enquiries in a timely manner.Treat the general public and stakeholders in a tactful, courteous and empathetic manner. Provide a positive and professional image for Council.The production of educational flyers, brochures etc.Provide advice and education to the community in relation to animal management and nuisance control to ensure compliance with relevant legislations, local laws, policies and procedures.Take notes and make accurate records of dealings with the general public, landholders and stakeholders.Production of compliance notices. Prepare documents and act as a witness as necessary for enforcement actions in the relevant courts.AdministrativeResearch information and assist with the preparation of reports and presentations to Council Meetings and Councillor WorkshopsReporting to Council and relevant industry stakeholders on activities undertaken in respect of the role.Ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting is undertaken on activities relevant to the role.Prepare written correspondence for dissemination through emails, letters, newsletters, etc.Maintain databases for Councils animal pound, compliance activities, assets, etc.Liaise with members of the public in a respectful manner.Investigations & Compliance Activities Conduct inspections, education and compliance activities in accordance with Council’s Local Laws and Policies in a manner which reflects a customer service orientation including:Educating the public on potential mosquito breeding areas and taking appropriate action to improve vector controlAdminister compliance with the provisions of Council Local Laws, including the issue of related infringement notices and permits in accordance with legislation and delegationsProvide advice relating to legislative and regulatory requirements, policy and local lawsRespond to concerns and investigate complaints raised with Council from community members nuisance matters within the ShireProvide a rapid response to emergency situationsUndertake inspections and investigations on behalf of Council as required, ensuring compliance with provisions of the relevant acts, regulations and local lawsKEY SELECTION CRITERIAA sound understanding of Councils Local LawsA sound understanding of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act  Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organisation. The ability to use computer-based programs to record, report on and plan activitiesAbility to develop and implement programs to meet the needs of Council and its stakeholders Demonstrated knowledge of Local Government practices.Demonstrated sensitivity and experience in dealing with peopleDemonstrated ability to produce clear, succinct, and professional correspondence.Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment, establish work priorities, maintain confidentiality, and meet deadlinesDemonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND LICENCES REQUIREDMandatory:Hold and maintain an unrestricted C class driver’s licence.A general Construction Induction (White) CardCurrent Police ClearanceDesirable:Tertiary qualification in land conservation and management or considerable experience in a similar field.Q Fever Vaccination / TestingQLD Health Authorised 1080 Distributor CertTetanus Vaccination Hepatitis B VaccinationChainsaw Operation Level 1 – Operate and Maintain ChainsawsChainsaw Operation Level 2 – Fell Small TreesACDC Chemical Accreditation (or ability to obtain)For further information and to view the position description please visit the Careers page on our website or call 07 4742 4100 and speak to our HR Team.  Cloncurry Shire Council reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to the closing date should a suitable candidate apply.  Applications Close Friday 19th August 2022 at 5:00pm. Position Description 70000 AUD Cloncurry 4824

Local Laws Officer (Ranger)

Cloncurry Shire Council is looking for a highly motivated Local Laws Officer: 

Benefits Include:

  • $70,000-$85,000 per annum plus Superannuation 
  • 5 Weeks Annual Leave
  • Rostered Day Off
  • Remote Area Housing Allowance
  • Relocation may be negotiated with the successful candidate. 

OBJECTIVE OF THIS ROLE

Provide advice, education, guidance and enforcement to the community in matters relating to animals and nuisance control. Monitor, control and regulate activities in public areas, to ensure they comply with relevant legislation, Council Local Laws, policies and procedures.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Provide a high level of customer service the general public and stakeholders.
  • Respond to public enquiries in a timely manner.
  • Treat the general public and stakeholders in a tactful, courteous and empathetic manner. Provide a positive and professional image for Council.
  • The production of educational flyers, brochures etc.
  • Provide advice and education to the community in relation to animal management and nuisance control to ensure compliance with relevant legislations, local laws, policies and procedures.
  • Take notes and make accurate records of dealings with the general public, landholders and stakeholders.
  • Production of compliance notices. 
  • Prepare documents and act as a witness as necessary for enforcement actions in the relevant courts.

Administrative

  • Research information and assist with the preparation of reports and presentations to Council Meetings and Councillor Workshops
  • Reporting to Council and relevant industry stakeholders on activities undertaken in respect of the role.
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording and reporting is undertaken on activities relevant to the role.
  • Prepare written correspondence for dissemination through emails, letters, newsletters, etc.
  • Maintain databases for Councils animal pound, compliance activities, assets, etc.
  • Liaise with members of the public in a respectful manner.

Investigations & Compliance Activities 

Conduct inspections, education and compliance activities in accordance with Council’s Local Laws and Policies in a manner which reflects a customer service orientation including:

  • Educating the public on potential mosquito breeding areas and taking appropriate action to improve vector control
  • Administer compliance with the provisions of Council Local Laws, including the issue of related infringement notices and permits in accordance with legislation and delegations
  • Provide advice relating to legislative and regulatory requirements, policy and local laws
  • Respond to concerns and investigate complaints raised with Council from community members nuisance matters within the Shire
  • Provide a rapid response to emergency situations
  • Undertake inspections and investigations on behalf of Council as required, ensuring compliance with provisions of the relevant acts, regulations and local laws

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • A sound understanding of Councils Local Laws
  • A sound understanding of the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act  
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organisation.
  •  The ability to use computer-based programs to record, report on and plan activities
  • Ability to develop and implement programs to meet the needs of Council and its stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Local Government practices.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and experience in dealing with people
  • Demonstrated ability to produce clear, succinct, and professional correspondence.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment, establish work priorities, maintain confidentiality, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND LICENCES REQUIRED

Mandatory:

  • Hold and maintain an unrestricted C class driver’s licence.
  • A general Construction Induction (White) Card
  • Current Police Clearance

Desirable:

  • Tertiary qualification in land conservation and management or considerable experience in a similar field.
  • Q Fever Vaccination / Testing
  • QLD Health Authorised 1080 Distributor Cert
  • Tetanus Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Chainsaw Operation Level 1 – Operate and Maintain Chainsaws
  • Chainsaw Operation Level 2 – Fell Small Trees
  • ACDC Chemical Accreditation (or ability to obtain)

For further information and to view the position description please visit the Careers page on our website or call 07 4742 4100 and speak to our HR Team. 

 

Cloncurry Shire Council reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to the closing date should a suitable candidate apply. 

 

Applications Close Friday 19th August 2022 at 5:00pm.