Employment

The Huon Valley Council is the southernmost local government area in Australia and one of the biggest employers in the region with around 200 employees across a broad range of service areas that serve our community.

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. Working with us means being part of a vibrant community with talented, committed and supportive people who are passionate about the work they deliver.

We believe people who display our values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, 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 and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, ages, and identities.


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How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button under the position listing and submit your application.

Application Requirements:

Our requirements for job applications vary, so please carefully read the advertisement for each position. All positions require a resume. Additionally, you may also need to provide:

  • A cover letter
  • A separate document addressing the selection criteria, or
  • A short form application

Click the links below for guidance on short form applications and addressing selection criteria:

Selection Criteria Application

Short Form Application

Document Formats:

Please submit your resume/CV, written responses, and supporting documents in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf) to ensure the selection panel can view them properly.


Current Vacancies

The Huon Valley Council owns and operates three Children’s Services Centres in Huonville, Geeveston and Dover and two Medical Centres in Geeveston and Dover. Expressions of Interest are currently open.

Find out more about Huon Valley Children’s Services.

Find out more about Huon Valley Council Medical Careers.

The Huon Valley Council has a range of opportunities available:

Senior Manager Business Enterprise (000694)

About This Position

Applications Close on Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Who are you?

  • Self-motivated and driven to achieve
  • High level of business acumen
  • Great communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in the strategic and operational space
  • Proven ability to develop high functioning teams and bring them along on the strategic plan journey

What we can give you

  • An opportunity to make a significant impact on community-focused business operations at Huon Valley Council reporting direct to the CEO
  • Commitment to supporting your leadership development
  • The chance to contribute to Council’s Management Team and overall strategic direction
  • A role that combines financial acumen with community service
  • Working from home flexibility available
  • Starting total salary package of $130,000.00, plus commuter use of a vehicle
  • 14.5% Employer Superannuation
  • Fixed Term Full time role for 12 months with possible opportunity for extension

Mandatory Requirements

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about delivering excellent, financially sustainable services to the community
  • Have a strategic mindset with the ability to identify and capitalise on business opportunities
  • Excel at stakeholder management and communication across all levels
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to team development
  • Confidently manage complex projects across multiple operations and projects

How to Apply

Does this sound like you?

To be considered for this role your application must include a resume and a covering letter demonstrating your experience in relation to the selection criteria in no more than 2 pages.

The preferred candidate will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check, and have, or be able to obtain, a Working with Vulnerable People Check.  It is also a requirement of the role to have an up-to-date COVID vaccination.

For further information on this position, including a position description, visit www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/jobs or contact Lyle Ground, Acting Director Community and Place, on (03) 6264 0300.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

Starting total salary package of $130,000.00, plus commuter use of a vehicle

Manager Strategic Land Use Planning (000692)

About This Position

Applications Close on Sunday, 21 July 2024

  •  An invitation to be an innovator. Help Huon Valley Council in our ambition to become a leader in contemporary regional land use planning in Australia
  • Newly created position
  • Working from home flexibility available
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Starting annual wage of $100,097.73
  • 14.5% Employer Superannuation

The Role

A meaningful role in a special place.

This role is an exciting opportunity to progress our Community Vison and values by shaping future sustainable growth and development. Our community value their rural lifestyle emphasising strong local relationships, access to the natural environment and local produce and proximity to Hobart.

Like many regional areas, we are experiencing rapid growth and demographic change.

In this position, you will:

  • Engage with the community and translate their lifestyle aspirations into land use planning opportunities
  • Lead the Strategic Land Use Planning Unit, driving innovative planning initiatives
  • Develop and implement key strategic projects aligned with Council’s vision
  • Oversee the evolution of our Local Provisions Schedule and Development Strategy
  • Provide expert counsel on strategic planning matters to Council and stakeholders

Mandatory Requirements

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will:

  • Understand the power of land use planning to deliver positive community outcomes.
  • Want to make their mark by driving an innovative approach to land use planning.
  • Enjoy communicating and consulting with diverse groups on challenging subjects.
  • Hold relevant qualifications in urban design, land use planning, or a related discipline.
  • Have proven experience in strategic land use planning.
  • Confidently manage complex projects.
  • Have or be able to attain a comprehensive knowledge of Tasmanian planning legislation and regulatory frameworks.
  • Be an experienced leader focused on team development and mentoring.

What’s on offer

  • An invitation to be an innovator. Help Huon Valley Council in our ambition to lead contemporary regional land use planning in Australia
  • A collaborative culture focused on continuous improvement and teamwork
  • Flexible working arrangements, including 4-weekly rostered day off
  • Commitment to your professional growth through personalised development plans

How to Apply

Does this sound like you?

To be considered for this role your application must include a resume and covering letter that addresses your ability to meet the role requirements. The preferred candidate will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check.

For further information on this position, including a position description, visit www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au/jobs or contact Lyle Ground, Acting Director Community and Place, on (03) 6264 0365.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

Starting annual wage of $100,097.73 plus 14.5% Super