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Lead Compliance Officer, Moranbah

Private Company - Moranbah, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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Isaac Regional Council

Job Type:
Full Time


Salary and Benefits:
$78,631.73 per annum plus allowances

Post Date:

Lead Compliance Officer

Lead Compliance Officer, Moranbah

Isaac Regional Council offers a wide range of exciting career and employment opportunities throughout the region. Our vision is to energise the world and our mission is to feed, power and build communities.

Isaac Regional Council is seeking an enthusiastic team member to join their passionate and dedicated team as a Lead Compliance Officer in the Community Education and Compliance Department based in Moranbah.

The purpose of this role is to serve the community and maintain or improve domestic Animal Management, safety and amenity through the investigation of breaches of relevant legislation and local laws, educating customers and taking enforcement action.

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Predominately conduct inspections and investigations enforcing Council Local Laws in relation to Animal Management, the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 and Regulations including handling of domestic animals and animal husbandry primarily dogs.
  • Perform both reactive and proactive compliance patrols within the region and carry out the relevant legislative compliance action - this will include conducting improved inspection programs and physical patrols of streets, parks and other public areas under council's control.
  • Provide excellent customer service, advice, direction and solutions to the community in relation to breaches of legislation and local laws.
  • Effectively manage customer requests and other tasks within defined time frames ensuring that all matters are completed, and final outcomes are communicated to customers and recorded onto appropriate council databases.
  • Provide reports and briefs to management and council and provide evidence in a court of law regarding investigations as required.
  • Maintain and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders that will increase the effectiveness of the team.
  • In accordance with procedure and when required, issue correspondence, compliance notices and penalty infringement notices for breaches of relevant State Government legislation, local laws and subordinate.
This position is required to undertake frequent travel by motor vehicle for patrols of the region with accommodation provided by Council often unaccompanied and through remote and isolated areas.

As a progressive employer of choice, we know that flexible work arrangements, employee benefits and workplace recognition is important to our people and we strive to deliver a team culture where staff feel valued and accommodated. Now is the time to join this team!

The successful candidate will have:
  • Knowledge of the Local Government Act 2009, the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, the Environmental Protection Act 1994, the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 and Regulations, and Council's Local Laws and associated subordinate local laws
  • Demonstrated experience in domestic animal husbandry primarily dogs.
  • Experience in navigating and interpreting State legislation and local laws
  • Certificate IV in Government Investigation or similar qualification and extensive experience
  • Proven ability to conduct inspections and investigations and produce effective outcomes within the parameters of relevant legislation, local laws, Council policies, plans and programs together;
  • Proven conflict resolution skills to attain desired outcomes in a dignified and respectful manner whilst maintaining a positive Council image;
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills with particular emphasis in consultation, negotiation, influencing, conflict resolution and assertiveness;
  • Proven written communication skills including the ability to draft reports, compile affidavits and take investigation notes;
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and to work efficiently in a support role;
  • High level of experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • A current “C” class Driver’s Licence.
For this position we offer:
  • Salary $78,631.73 per annum plus allowances;
  • Subsidised housing;
  • Normally 72.5 hours per fortnight;
  • RDO in accordance with Council Policy;
  • 5 weeks annual leave @ 17.5% loading;
  • 12% super in accordance with Policy.

For more details on this position contact the Manager Community Education & Compliance during business hours. Nishu Ellawala: 0439 681 972/ Email Nishu.Ellawala@isaac.qld.gov.au.

To submit your application – Please click 'Apply Here' and follow the steps to submit your application. Please ensure you provide your responses to the selection criteria (Item D ‘ Key Competencies’ within the Position Description), a resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience, achievements and motivation for applying for this position.

IRC has the right to commence the recruitment process prior to the closing date.

Applications Close: Monday 22 February 2021

Isaac Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and disadvantaged job seekers are encouraged to apply. Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Moranbah, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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