Community Laws Officer

  • Job no: 493495
  • Work type: Permanent Full-time
  • Location: Knox Civic Centre
  • Categories: Community Laws

Community Laws Officer

About the Opportunity

Are you interested in permanent fulltime opportunity as a Community Laws Officer, an exciting role that offers you something different every single day? Our Community Laws team are an innovative group of professionals that strive to set new standards in community safety and amenity. This rewarding role is on the front line of services offered by Council to the local community with a broad spectrum of responsibilities.

As a Community Laws Officer, you will be involved in:

  • Complex Investigations under the Domestic Animals Act and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act such as serious dog attacks and matters of animal cruelty.
  • Investigating offences under Council’s Amenity Local Law, Environment Protection Act, Road Safety Road Rules and Road Safety Act.
  • Compiling briefs of evidence, including statement taking.
  • Animal management; which includes containing loose dogs, conducting permit inspections, ensuring compliance for Declared Dangerous Dogs, securing stock out on roads and ensuring that regulations and Codes of Practice are adhered to by animal owners and Domestic Animal Businesses.
  • Promoting responsible pet ownership and engaging with the community.

This is a Band 6 classified role, remuneration starts from $87,738.43 to $95,823.56, plus 10% superannuation.

What you will need to thrive

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with the public across a range of complex and challenging situations.
  • Experience in investigation and enforcement.
  • The ability to interpret and apply legislation.
  • The ability to solve problems and negotiate outcomes.
  • Confidence around animals, particularly dogs and an awareness to personal safety and animal welfare.
  • Competent in the use of technology, systems and applications.

The working hours for this role will be 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with a rostered day off every 4 weeks and there will be rostered overtime to meet operational needs. This role will require you to participate in an on call roster and will also require you to undergo regular training, including conflict resolution, baton training and first aid. Council provided uniform, safety equipment (including vest and Body Worn Camera) and other Council equipment will be required to be worn in the role. A tool of trade vehicle is available for travel to and from work.

Why Us

Making a difference to others and our community is at the heart of everything we do at Knox. We are inspired by empowering our diverse community inside and out to thrive and prosper through our values: ‘Make a difference daily’, ‘Inspire and Facilitate success’, ‘Think big act bold, and ‘Do what is right not what is easy’. Our vision and values make us a forward thinking, adaptive and collaborative organisation constantly evolving to match the needs of the community.

Our benefits include a flexible workplace including accrued days off, opportunities for learning and development, a focus on wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program, wellbeing initiatives and reward and recognition programs.

For further information on this role please contact 9298 8000- Andrew DePenha Andrew.DePenha@knox.vic.gov.au

Review the full position description now via our Knox City Council Careers Page

To apply please provide a resume and brief cover letter addressing you have what is needed, to thrive in this role.

Please note you must also possess a valid driver’s license to be considered.

Apply by: 09/08/2021

Position Description

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Knox City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values diversity, inclusion and child safety. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

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