On Call Animal Control Officer

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Closing Date: 2020-02-09

The Northern Midlands Council, one of the largest and most diverse municipalities in Tasmania, is seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to fulfill the position of On Call Animal Control Officer.

This position is being offered on a casual basis, and will involve 1 week every 4 weeks from pm Monday to 8.30am the following Monday (not including business hours). Additional hours may be available when covering periods of leave.

The primary purpose of this role is to actively promote Council’s Dog Management Policy by assisting with after-hours animal control matters throughout the municipality. This will be in accordance with the Dog Control Act 2000 and typical responsibilities may include responding to dog management issues, investigating complaints, issuing infringement notices, assisting Police with stray stock on the road, ensuring kennel licences are current, conducting annual kennel inspections and dog audits.

For your application to be considered you must have previous experience handling animals and hold a current manual drivers licence. You will also have excellent customer service and communications skills and be able to carry out your work exercising discretion, whilst using fair and reasonable judgement. In addition to this, you will have proficient administration experience and computer skills necessary to fulfill the requirements of the position. An understanding or working knowledge of the Dog Control Act 2000 will be looked upon favourably.

Applications should include a cover letter, detailing how they meet the criteria and a current resume and be addressed to Samantha Dhillon, Northern Midlands Council, PO Box 156, Longford, Tasmania 7301 or emailed to council@nmc.tas.gov.au

Applications close on 9 February 2020 and all enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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