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
  • 14 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:

Director Infrastructure, Climate, and Environmental Services (000459)

About This Position

Applications close Wednesday, 6 March 2024

  • Fixed term full time contract (5 years)
  • 4-weekly RDO
  • Working from home flexibility available

A rare and exciting opportunity exists to come on board as a Director at the Huon Valley Council. We are but a mere 30-minutes south of Hobart and you are transported to an area that has retained a beauty, charm and heritage-like feel whilst being progressive, innovative and creative.

Mandatory Requirements

This role will be part of our driven and passionate Executive Team to deliver high quality and timely services to the Huon Valley community.  The area of responsibility covers Infrastructure, Climate and Environmental Services and reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

We are seeking an outstanding leader to shape the Infrastructure, Climate and Environmental Services department through a period of renewal and stabilisation.

So what can we provide you?

  • Be a part of our passionate and innovate Executive Team
  • Great salary and benefits of $190,000 which includes 14% superannuation and a private use of a vehicle
  • Relocation cost reimbursement (agreed value)
  • Opportunity to be innovative, and improve service delivery to a bright and vibrant community
  • Leadership of a dedicated team who are striving for excellence.
  • Beautiful location with a community lifestyle.

For more information or to arrange a confidential meeting, contact Raelene Watson, Manager People and Safety, on 03 6264 9425, or visit our websites below.

To apply:

  • Recruitment pack can be found here
  • 2 pages addressing the selection criteria and why you are the best applicant
  • Your amazing resume – with two referee details
  • Submit to recruitment@huonvalley.tas.gov.au by Wednesday, 6 March 2024.

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