Patrol Officer

Full time
Northern QLD, Townsville
Posted 5 months ago

“Solid field based investigative role in local government in North Queensland. Thses types of role are advertised frequently and having a cert IV in government investigations is a must.”

  • Permanent Full Time opportunity available
  • Cert III in an investigatory, regulatory or local government discipline or the ability to acquire
  • Great work culture
  • LGO 2 – 3 ($59,339 – $71,644 per annum + superannuation) based on skills, qualifications and experience

Why Choose Us

Townsville City Council is the largest local government authority in Northern Australia.

We are committed to creating value by growing Townsville through driving economic diversity and generating an enriching lifestyle.

Our organisation provides and maintains over $5.4b worth of community assets including water and wastewater network and treatment, bridges, drainage, roads, waste management, community facilities, sporting venues and more. We contribute to an active lifestyle for our residents and visitors through events, providing recreational facilities, protecting the natural environment and heritage, while creating a mentally and physically healthy city.

We lead creation of a city for this and future generations by focusing on our transition to a circular economy that is resilient to social, financial and environmental shocks.

We are a Council led by our community to create an exciting and dynamic future.

Townsville City Council is growing Townsville.

About the role

This position is responsible for the patrol of open spaces, parks, gardens, reserves and rivers of the city to monitor and assesses levels of compliance with local and state legislation and takes appropriate compliance and enforcement action on these breaches. The position will work within the Regulation Team to ensure flexibility in resource allocation to achieve outcomes across the unit, teams and council.

About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Cert III in an investigatory, regulatory or local government discipline or the ability to acquire
  • Current unrestricted Queensland “C” class drivers licence.
  • Child Suitability (Blue Card) or ability to obtain.
  • Authorised Persons card (TCC) or ability to obtain.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft applications
  • Experience in Technology One, software applications or other similar local government business management systems
  • Demonstrated investigation skills including the ability to gather and present sustainable evidence for prosecution in court in relation to offences under local laws and other relevant environmental health legislation
  • Experience in making sustainable, subjective assessments relating to investigations using experience and training
  • Advanced level of interpersonal skills including the ability to relate in an authoritative and diplomatic manner, particular in dispute and confrontational situations
  • Well-developed skills in listening, understanding, negotiating and empathising with others to effectively resolve issues in the community
  • Well-developed written communication skills
  • Well-developed level of organisational, prioritisation and time management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in animal handling skills, behaviour and management
  • Experience in developing and utilising education materials and tools to support departmental initiatives and programs
  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying local and state legislation relating to Regulatory Services.
  • Experience in effectively and positively dealing with a wide range of stakeholders and the public in an educative and compliance focused environment.
  • Experience of limited off road motorcycle operation would be an advantage.
  • Be able to work on call and on a roster.

Closing Date: 11:45pm, Thursday 24 February 2022.

For further information review the Position Description or Clink this Link 

What We Offer

  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • Up to 3 weeks Personal/Carers Leave
  • 14 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Domestic and Family Violence Leave
  • Natural Disaster Leave
  • Long Service Leave available pro rata after seven years
  • Up to *13.5% Superannuation employer contribution for contributing members
  • Salary Sacrifice opportunities
  • Learning and Development opportunities
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership to selected gym, pool, and yoga facilities
  • Employee Loyalty Program offering discounts at selected local businesses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Active Family Social Club
  • Flexible working arrangements

Job Features

Job CategoryDefence, Government Investigators, Local Laws

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