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February

Animal And Information Services Officer

CITY OF GREATER GEELONG - Geelong, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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About us
We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Animal and Information Services team assist with the implementation and administration of Council policies, Domestic Animal Management Plan, and state legislation relating to domestic animals and livestock, including the investigation and preparation of legal briefs in relation to breaches of legislation. You will also build relationships with members of the community by providing guidance, support, education and advice regarding responsible pet ownership.

Two permanent full-time positions available.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Team Leader Animal and Information Services to ensure business unit outcomes are delivered in accordance with Council policy, state legislation, local laws, departmental procedures/protocols and Council’s Domestic Animal Management Plan.
  • Conducting regular animal compliance patrols with respect to animals at large, livestock at large, registration monitoring, dog attacks and other nuisance activities in accordance with adopted rosters.
  • Promptly attending to and monitoring customer requests/complaints providing feedback to complainants in accordance with Council’s Service Commitments.
  • Participating in rostered after hour’s service, on-call/availability service and rostered overtime.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence
  • Hold or commit to undertake a Certificate 4 Government – Statutory Compliance and/or Certificate 4 Animal Control and Regulation or other tertiary qualifications recognised by Council as consistent with the requirements of the position; or relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Satisfactory Police Check.
  • Current employee Working with Children check.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply legislation relevant to the position.
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence gathering and preparation of legal briefs on incidents involving breaches of legislation.

Desirable:

  • Experience in a similar regulatory environment would be highly desirable.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the APPLY NOW button below to submit your application or find out more about this opportunity.

Enquiries: David Neighbour | 03 5272 4503 | DNeighbour@geelongcity.vic.gov.au 

Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 23 February 2021.

City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds.

Geelong, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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