To assist with the implementation and administration of Council's policies and State Legislation relating to animals and livestock.
- Contract Role
- Geelong Based
- Local Council
THE CITY OF GREATER GEELONG:
The City of Greater Geelong is one of the largest local government areas in Victoria. The City provides more than 120 services to the municipality which has a population of more than 200,000. The City has an annual budget of $229 million and employs over 2000 staff. It also utilises a large number of volunteers. The organisation has five divisions: Community Services; Corporate Services; Economic Development, Planning & Tourism; City Services and Projects, Recreation & Central Geelong.
- Assist the Team Leader to ensure business unit outcomes are delivered in accordance with Council Policy State legislation, Local Laws, Departmental procedures/protocols and other standards.
- Conduct regular animal compliance patrols with respect to animals at large, livestock at large, registration monitoring and other nuisance activities in accordance with adopted rosters.
- Attend to and monitor customer requests/complaints in accordance with Council’s Service Commitments
- Assist the Team Leader to collect and collate business related statistical data
- Assist the Team Leader with the preparation of specialised reports and correspondence
- Organise and conduct animal registration checks
- Participate in Council’s after hours service and on-call/availability service
- Support the Team Leader by assisting other staff to prepare and process legal briefs for court appearance and at times represent council as a prosecutor in the Magistrates Court.
- Allocate and monitor customer requests/complaints in accordance with Council’s Service Commitments
- To assist the Parking Compliance area as directed
- Adhere to all Council’s policies and procedures as relevant to this position.
- Carry out other duties as deemed reasonable and appropriate to the role as directed from time to time.
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all legislation relevant to the section.
- Ability to apply legislation and explain the application to the public and, when necessary, the Courts.
- Ability to identify the needs, nature and condition of dogs, cats and other animals
- Demonstrated capacity to provide positive image and service to the community.
- Ability to assist the dispute resolution/negotiations.
- Possess a sound level of written and oral communication skills
- Applicants with a Certificate 4 Government – Statutory Compliance or are enrolled to achieve the certificate will be well regarded.
- Demonstrated commitment to best practice and responsiveness to continuous improvement.
- All candidates should display integrity, responsibility, respect for others and the ability to be innovative.
- Working with Children Check
SPECIALIST SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Demonstrated knowledge of the relevant legislation and Acts affecting the Law Enforcement functions of Council.
- Demonstrated ability to identify needs, nature and condition of dogs, cats and other animals.
- Ability to handle, capture and confine cats, dogs and other animals.
- Ability to use computers and other electronic equipment.
- Ability to interpret legislation and apply or explain the reasons for the interpretation to staff members and the public.
- Demonstrated ability to complete all tasks and functions required of an Animal Compliance and Parking Compliance Officer.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Demonstrated knowledge of legislation in relation to the Unit’s functions and responsibilities is mandatory.
- Relevant experience in the duties associated with this role
- Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position.
- Satisfactory police check.
- Possess a current Victorian Drivers Licence.
- The incumbent will be expected to be available for on-call, after-hours duties in accordance with the current Enterprise Agreement
SPECIFIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS:
- A pre-employment medical examination may be required.
- Participate, where required, in the reporting of health, safety and wellbeing issues.
- Employment is subject to the presentation of documentary evidence of the right to work in Australia.
- A National Police Records check may be required throughout your employment with Council.
- Current Victorian Drivers Licence is essential where the need to drive a Council vehicle is required.