Community Laws Officer x2

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Frankston
Categories: Services

Frankston City Council is located on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay where the beach meets with the natural landscapes of the Mornington Peninsula.  We are a diverse community that provides a vibrant lifestyle along with a growing economic and arts sector.

Our leadership team is committed to building an engaged and collaborative culture where innovation and being future focused are the norm. If you want to help shape the future of Frankston, now is the time to join our team!

About the position

Council’s Safer Communities Department is looking for two Safer Communities Officers (Community Laws) who will be responsible for being part of a sizable team dealing with Local Laws and animals.

The main responsibilities will include: 

  • Provide professional advice and support on a range of enforcement and compliance issues to residents;
  • Exercising delegated authorities appropriately and in accordance with the relevant Instrument(s) of Delegation and legislation, as set out in the specific Instrument of Appointment and Authorisation; and  
  • Undertake the collection of lost/stray animals within Councils timelines and standards

This is a full time position working 38 hours per week.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Relevant experience demonstrating investigative and analytical skills;
  • Ability to prepare documentation and briefs of evidence for prosecutions; and
  • Technical skills / knowledge to fulfil the requirements of the position including animal handling.

Benefits of working at Frankston City Council

Be part of a workplace that is looking to transform the way that we work and build on our values “Kinder, Fairer, Smarter”. As an employee, you will have access to benefits such as:

  • Hybrid Working Model
  • Flexible working hours
  • Rostered Day Off (Full time roles only)
  • Access to professional and career development opportunities
  • Paid Parental leave
  • Paid Christmas Shut Down Leave
  • Free onsite parking (Civic Centre)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Salary sacrifice gym membership at Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre.

This position is a Band 5 currently remunerated between $76,859 to $88,285 per annum, plus superannuation. Salary level will be based on the experience level of the candidate. Overtime will also be paid as required.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or have any questions, please contact Claire Cooper at  

Culture at Frankston City Council

Frankston City Council respectfully acknowledges the traditional owners, the Bunurong people, as the custodians of the land on which we live and work and their Elders past and present.

Council is committed to building a culture that values diversity and promotes a workplace that welcomes and includes the unique contributions of all people. We encourage applications from individuals of all ages, backgrounds and identities. As well as applicants who identify as being Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, are culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+ or who have a disability to apply.

Council has zero tolerance for child abuse.  Protecting children and preventing child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all Councillors, employees, contractors and volunteers.

We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process, as well as how this role can be flexible for you.  

Pre-Employment Information

You will need to provide evidence of your right to work in Australia, certified copies of your qualifications, a current Driver Licence and Working with Children Check. You must also be willing to provide a Pre-Employment Health Declaration and undertake a National Police Record Check.

Position Description

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