Employment

Working at the Huon Valley Council you will be part of a rich and vibrant community. We offer a great range of benefits including:

  • Excellent leave entitlements
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Employee Health and Wellbeing Program
  • 13.5 per cent superannuation
  • Plus, more outlined in our enterprise agreement.

If you’re considering a career in local government, we encourage you to consider us.

Our current vacancies are listed below.

To apply for a position, click the Apply Now button under the position and submit your application.

Applications are to include a resume, covering letter and a separate document addressing the selection criteria indicating your ability to meet the role requirements.

To ensure the selection panel can view your documents, please make sure written responses, resume/CVs or copies of supporting documents have been saved in either Microsoft Word format (.doc, .docx), Portable Document Format (.pdf) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).

About the Huon Valley

The Huon Valley retains a beauty, charm and heritage-like feel whilst being progressive, innovative and creative, it is well known for its long history of apple growing, craft cider makers, boutique winemakers, quality salmon producers, and other homegrown produce.

The population of the Huon Valley is spread across five main townships of Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet, Geeveston and Dover. Other towns include Southport, Glen Huon, Judbury, Ranelagh, Mountain River, Pelverata, Cradoc and Verona Sands.

Across the Valley we have many industries, schools, sporting and recreational facilities, services clubs, supermarkets and health services. Huonville is the major commercial and business centre for the area.

Among the diverse local industries are agriculture, aquaculture, fishing, forestry, and tourism. We have a population of approximately 17,966 people and have a Valley that is known for its incredible natural beauty, with the pristine Huon River, Far South coastline, mountain ranges, World Heritage-listed national parks and iconic bushwalks.

Huon Valley Council operates from the Customer Service Centre in Huonville, with many facilities and services located across the Valley. The area has over 10,000 rateable properties and the Council has an estimated consolidated income of approximately $30 million.

Council employs around 167 full time equivalent staff in managing and delivering a wide range of services across our total area of 5,497km2 including environment and development services, infrastructure services and community services.

Facilities managed by the Council include waste management, sporting facilities and swimming pools, child care, medical centres, community halls and the Huon Valley Hub.

To find out more of what the Huon Valley has to offer visit www.huonvalleytas.com.

About Council

The Huon Valley Council is the southernmost local government area in Australia.

Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to improve the quality of life for the people of the Huon Valley by investing in a dynamic, sustainable and equitable future.

We believe people who display our Values of Safety, Integrity, Team Work, Service Excellence, and Continuous Improvement are great employees. We are a forward thinking organisation responding to the unique and changing needs of our community and people.

We are committed to building an inclusive community and workplace. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages, and identities.

Huon Valley Council Medical Careers:

The Huon Valley Council owns and operates the Geeveston and Dover Medical Centres. Expressions of Interest are currently open for General Practitioners.

Find out more about Huon Valley Council Medical Careers.

Current Vacancies

The Huon Valley Council has a range of opportunities available:

Early Childhood Educator – Trainee (000621)

About This Position

Applications Close on Sunday, 23 October 2022

  • Begin a career in Early Childhood
  • Fixed Term Part time – minimum 15 hours per week, 24 months contract
  • Ordinary rate of $51,181 per annum pro rata, with Trainee Rate applicable
  • 13.5% Employer Superannuation

The Role

As the Early Childhood Educator –  Trainee you will:

  • Undertake Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Assist with the delivery of quality early childhood programs
  • Support the development and implementation of a stimulating daily program in line with National Quality Standards
  • Assist in ensuring children and family members feel welcomed

Mandatory Requirements

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Strong interest in working within early childhood education & care
  • Good communication skills, including conflict resoultion and negotitation
  • High level motivation, with the ability to use own initiative.

What’s on offer

  • A fantastic opportunity to be part of an inclusive and dynamic team
  • A culture of improvement and togetherness
  • Access to personalised development plans and ongoing learning and development

How to Apply

Does this sound like you?

To be considered for this role your application must include a covering letter, and separate selection criteria document addressing your ability to meet the role requirements.

Applications that fail to address the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information on this position contact Clare Holmes, Manager Children’s Services, on (03) 6264 0389.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Fixed Term - Part-time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$51,181 to $53,027 pro rata (Trainee Rate applicable)

Early Childhood Educator – Qualified (000583)

About This Position

Applications Close on Sunday, 23 October 2022

  • Casual
  • $58,840 pro rata plus 25% casual loading
  • 13.5% Employer Superannuation

The Role

As the Early Childhood Educator –  Qualified you will:

  • Deliver quality early childhood programs responsive to the individual needs of the children and their families.
  • Implement and promote ongoing reflective practice
  • Support the implementation of the National Quality Standards within the programs
  • Provide support and feedback to the Manager Children’s Services and Team Leaders

Mandatory Requirements

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Diploma Children’s Services, or hold a Certificate III in Children’s Services and be actively working towards a Diploma qualification.
  • Previous experience in delivering Children’s Services programs for 0 to 5 year olds
  • High level communication skills, including conflict resolution, with both adults & children
  • The ability to use own initiative and judgement to solve problems.

What’s on offer

  • A fantastic opportunity to be part of an inclusive and dynamic team
  • A culture of improvement and togetherness
  • Access to personalised development plans and ongoing learning and development

How to Apply

Does this sound like you?

To be considered for this role your application must include a covering letter, and separate selection criteria document addressing your ability to meet the role requirements.

Applications that fail to address the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information on this position contact Clare Holmes, Manager Children’s Services, on (03) 6264 0389.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Casual

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$58,840 to $61,249 pro rata plus 25% casual loading plus 13.5% super

Manager Strategy and Performance Reporting (000659)

About This Position

Applications Close on Sunday, 9 October 2022

  •  Newly created position
  • $94,581 to 106,134 per annum
  • 13.5% Employer Superannuation

The Role

As the Manager Strategy and Performance Reporting you will:

  • Lead the development, review and implementation of Council’s Strategy and Performance Reporting Framework
  • Develop and manage strategic, corporate, and annual planning and reporting processes
  • Ensure Council meets its legislative requirements with respect to its governance functions and responsibilities
  • Oversee and support strategic land use planning

Mandatory Requirements

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant field
  • Working knowledge of strategic framework development, review and implementation
  • Experience in implementing and maintaining performance monitoring and reporting systems
  • The ability to analyse and interpret reports and documents and prepare strategies, plans, reports and budgets
  • High level communications skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders
  • The ability to lead and supervise a team

What’s on offer

  • A fantastic opportunity to start a role from scratch and work with a new team
  • A culture of improvement and togetherness
  • Four weekly rostered days off and flexible working arrangements
  • Access to personalised development plans and ongoing learning and development

How to Apply

Does this sound like you?

To be considered for this role your application must include a covering letter, and separate selection criteria document addressing your ability to meet the role requirements.

Applications that fail to address the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information on this position contact Jason Browne, General Manager, on (03) 6264 0300.

 

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$94,581 to $106,134 + 13.5 Super

Multi Skilled Field Worker (MW-103)

About This Position

Applications Close on Sunday, 9 October 2022

  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Fortnightly RDO
  • $59,763 – $60,931 per annum
  • 13.5% Employer Superannuation

The Role

As the Multi Skilled Field Worker you will work as part of a team to:

  • Assist with the maintenance and construction of roads, footpaths and associated infrastructure
  • Maintain and improve infrastructure for the community of the Huon Valley
  • Operate plant and equipment to achieve your Team’s objectives

Mandatory Requirements

Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have the following:

  • Knowledge and experience in road maintenance and construction and capital works
  • Experience operating a range of plant and equipment.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as a part of a team.
  • Experience in working within WHS policy, procedures and guidelines

What’s on offer

  • An opportunity to join a dynamic and inclusive team
  • A culture of improvement and togetherness
  • Fortnightly rostered days off
  • Access to personalised development plans and ongoing learning and development

How to Apply

Does this sound like you?

To be considered for this role your application should include a covering letter addressing your ability to meet the role requirements.

For further information on this position contact Jade Jones, Manager Works, on (03) 6264 0308.

 

Previous applicants need not apply.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$59,763 - $60,931 per annum + 13.5% super

Pool Lifeguard (Recreation Centre Officer) (000117)

About This Position

  • Fixed Term Casual until April 2023

Australia’s southernmost municipal area, the Huon Valley Council, is looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join their Recreation Services team.

Working as part of a vibrant team in two beautiful locations of the Huon Valley, the Port Huon Sports and Aquatic Centre and the Huonville Pool, you will be ensuring the safety of patrons by providing effective supervision and lifeguarding to those using the facility.  As a Recreation Centre Officer, you will undertake routine checks and basic maintenance of pool equipment, ensure the cleanliness of the centres, and make sure appropriate documentation is completed.  You will provide lifeguard duties, and first aid as required, whilst also providing basic administration assistance through processing charges and operating the kiosk.

Mandatory Requirements

Essential:

  • Minimum preferred completion of Year 10.  Basic vocational training e.g. pre-apprenticeship, Traineeship certificate
  • Current Pool Life Guard accreditation
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People card
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sports centre and swimming pool operations.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills with the ability to resolve conflict and provide direction to Centre users as required.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills with the ability to use own initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment

Desirable:

  • Experience in Local Government
  • Previous experience in Sports Centre operation
  • Previous experience as a Pool Lifeguard

For further information on this position contact Judelle Bowden, Recreation Services Officer, on (03) 6264 9424.

To Apply:

To be considered for this role your application should include a CV and a covering letter indicating your ability to meet the role requirements.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Casual

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$58,090 to $59,359 plus 13.5% Super