Local Laws Officer (Dalby) x 2 Positions

  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Dalby QLD, Australia
  • 22 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Legal Services Police, Military, Security, Fire, Emergency Services

Job Description

 123 + 124 


 Permanent Full Time 

 Dalby Jandowae Road Depot 

  • Permanent Full Time Positions | Administer and enforce Local Laws & Policies
  • Ongoing training and career progression opportunities | Work / life balance - 9 day fortnight
  • Experience Western Downs - It's the people who make it! 

About the Western Downs and Council

It is an exciting time to be living and working on the Western Downs, with a strong, diverse economy creating exciting opportunities for our growing regional area.

The Western Downs is also emerging as a prime tourist destination with a variety of unique experiences, vibrant major events, and stunning natural landscapes to captivate visitors of all ages and interests.

Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is a sustainable organisation delivering modern and quality essential services to around 35,000 residents.

WDRC is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, demonstrating the people that make our region unique and dedicated to making a real difference in the community. 

About the Opportunity

Based in Dalby, you will be responsible for ensuring Local Laws issues, regulatory parking, and Animal Management Services are dealt with in compliance with Government Legislation, Council corporate plan goals and industry best practice.             

Reporting to the Local Laws Supervisor, you will:

  • undertake robust, rigorous and detailed investigations of alleged offences and applications for permits under Council's Local Laws;
  • manage and maintain animal impounding facilities to provide a high level of care for impounded animals; and
  • participate in and deliver promotional and educational activities to the community in relation to local laws, animal management laws, parking regulation. 

About yourself

The successful applicant will:

  • hold a Certificate IV in an investigatory or animal management discipline or related discipline;
  • have a minimum of 12 months experience as a Local Laws Officer or relevant experience in a similar role;
  • have interpersonal skills to negotiate, persuade, inform, resolve, and interact effectively at all levels (internal and external);
  • have experience in undertaking investigations of alleged offences and be able to interpret relevant legislation;
  • have a current 'C' Class Driver's Licence (essential);
  • hold a relevant gun licence or willingness and ability to obtain; and
  • be willing to participate in an on-call roster, which includes some weekend work.

It is strongly recommended that applicants are fully vaccinated (received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration or as determined by Queensland Health (Public Health Direction)). You agree that you will comply with Council's COVID-19 Vaccination - Organisational Policy 

The benefits WDRC offer:

  • Work / life balance - 9 day fortnight
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program and Mental Health Support
  • Access to free Employee Assistance Program & confidential counselling
  • Salary Packaging available - Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity
  • Locality allowance
  • Job security in a local government position
  • Living & Working in the Western Downs:
    • Welcome Guides
    • Experience Western Downs
    • Taste the Western Downs

Deliver a high standard of compliance in this dynamic and face paced role where you can make a difference in our communities.  TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE 

WDRC require each candidate for this position to complete a Pre-Employment Questionnaire (see attached). Please upload your completed questionnaire in the qualifications section at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this position.  

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Thursday 30 June 2022. 

Additional Information

The recruitment process may include candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check with your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

Job Closing Date

30 Jun, 2022