Local Laws Officer and Animal Control (Temporary role – Immediate Start) REF 782113/VS


A Little Bit About Your New Employer

Located in a small, remote and beautiful part of the Western side of the Cape York Peninsula, this is an ideal opportunity to see and experience a fascinating part of Far North Queensland.

Your Exciting, New Role

You will contribute to the development and implementation of the Council’s Animal Management plan and policies and have significant direct contact with members of the community and Council staff.

The Skills You Bring

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role.
  • You will have knowledge of animal behaviour, control and identification.
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively through high level interpersonal skills and can negotiate and manage conflict.
  • You can take responsibility for domestic animals, holding facility maintenance, animal care and welfare, animal registrations and record keeping.
  • You have cultural knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and are responsive and communicate sensitively and effectively.
  • The ability to undertake community patrol to identify stray or sick animals and can collect and impound them where necessary and notify owners.
  • Respond promptly to and investigate complaints with appropriate action, and report outcomes to Council.

What’s In It For You!

You will receive a generous salary package and will gain ‘hands on’ experience working within an Indigenous community. Subsidised accommodation will be provided. Occasional weekend work and after hours overtime may be required.

What you do now

If you're interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

The successful candidate will need to hold a current Class C Manual Drivers Licence, a White Card and have demonstrated four-wheel drive experience.

If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

REF 782113/VS

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