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General Manager – Huon Valley Council 

 

Parks and Reserves Field Worker (PR-103)

About This Position

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Fortnightly RDO
  • 12.5% Super

Australia’s southernmost municipal area, the Huon Valley Council, is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Parks and Reserves Field Worker to join their Works team.  This role will be responsible for the maintenance of parks, ovals and reserves throughout the Huon Valley region.

To be successful in this position you will have previous experience in parks and reserves maintenance and demonstrated skills and experience in operating a range of relevant plant and equipment.  You will be hardworking, proactive and reliable, with the ability to use your own initiative, as well as having a strong adherence to WHS policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Mandatory Requirements

Essential

  • Minimum preferred completion of Year 10 with basic vocational training e.g. pre apprenticeship, Traineeship certificate an advantage
  • Demonstrated experience in parks and reserves maintenance
  • Demonstrated skills and experience operating a range of relevant plant and equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision as a part of a team.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to use own initiative within the scope of the work activity
  • Demonstrated experience in working within WHS policy, procedures and guidelines
  • Driver’s Licence (MR)
  • White Card
  • Current Traffic Control Ticket.
  • Current ChemCert

Desirable

  • Horticulture qualification
  • WHS qualification

For further information on this position,  contact Sam Warren, Parks and Reserves Coordinator, (03) 6264 9455.

To apply:

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

Applications close on Sunday, 30th May 2021.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$55, 847.40 to $57,295.74

Strategic Projects Officer (000639)

About This Position

  • Fixed Term Full Time (5 years)
  • Four Weekly RDO
  • 12.5% Super

Australia’s southernmost municipal area, the Huon Valley Council, is looking for a self-motivated and committed strategic projects officer to undertake project development to investment-ready status and implementation.

In this position, you will be responsible for the development of priority and strategic project proposals, including investigations, business plans, economic feasibility studies, community engagement, budget forecasts, and obtaining necessary approvals for the projects.

To be successful you will require a qualification in project management and/or extensive relevant experience, as well as demonstrated specialist skills, including business and project planning and reporting. You will have effective communication skills, with the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict as well as undertake community consultation. You will also have advanced problem-solving skills, attention to detail and the ability to overcome obstacles through collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

Mandatory Requirements

Essential:

  • Qualification in Project Management and/or extensive experience in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated skills in business and project planning and reporting and managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Effective communication skills including negotiation and conflict resolution, the capacity to provide verbal presentations to groups of people and to undertake community consultation/public participation processes
  • Advanced problem solving, attention to detail and the ability to overcome obstacles through collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • High level of proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, database and project management software.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manager multiple projects concurrently, plan and organise workloads and work efficiently under pressure.
  • Current drivers licence.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and/or experience with Local Government including thorough understanding of relevant development related legislation and requirements.
  • Experience working in both the public and the private sector

For further information on this position, including a position description contact Andrew Wardlaw, Acting General Manager, on (03) 6264 0300.

To apply:

To be considered for this role your application must include a CV, covering letter and separate document addressing the selection criteria indicating your ability to meet the role requirements. Your application can be submitted via the website above.

Applications close on Sunday, 23 May 2021.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$88,937.10 to $99,800.86

Planning Officer (000039)

About This Position

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Four weekly RDO
  • 12.5% Super

Australia’s southernmost municipal area, the Huon Valley Council, is looking for a dedicated and motivated Planning Officer to join their Development Services team. Your primary purpose is to assess, investigate, and report on planning applications and provide advice to the community, developers, Council Officers and Councillors.

In this position you will be processing planning applications across a diverse range of projects including residential, rural, and urban development, environmental planning, tourism development, agriculture and aquaculture, recreational and heritage planning.  You will also provide input into planning scheme development and amendments.  You will be regularly liaising with Council Officers, consultants, residents and business owners, therefore, strong customer service skills and a positive, support approach is a must.

To be successful in this position you will have a relevant Diploma or Bachelor Degree and/or extensive relevant experience in a similar role.  You will have demonstrated knowledge of current planning legislation, policies and schemes, and the ability to exercise sound and independent judgement in providing recommendations.  You will be able to manage and prioritise your workload within in statutory timeframes, with strong verbal and communication skills.

Mandatory Requirements

Essential:

  • Completion of Diploma or Bachelor Degree in a relevant field and/or extensive experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and technical knowledge of current planning legislation and policies, planning schemes including interim planning schemes and related planning issues and the ability to interpret and apply same to role duties.
  • Ability to exercise sound and independent judgement in providing recommendations.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritise workloads within statutory timeframes.
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of geographic information systems (including the LIST and iPlan), and enterprise content management systems (eg ECM, Pathway or similar).
  • High level communication skills, including customer service and conflict resolution skills.
  • High quality report writing and editing skills, including proficiency in the use of MS Office suite.
  • Driver’s licence.

Desirable:

  • Experience with local government in a statutory planning role.
  • Experience in strategic land use planning.
  • Be eligible for membership to the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

For further information on this position, including a position description contact Luke Chiu, Director Environment & Development Services, (03) 6264 0345.

To Apply:

To be considered for this role your application must include a CV, covering letter and separate document addressing the selection criteria indicating your ability to meet the role requirements.  Your application can be submitted via the website above.

Applications close on Sunday, 23 May 2021.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$78,959.85 to $86,477.98

Customer Service Officer (000371)

About This Position

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Four Weekly RDO
  • 12.5% Super

Australia’s southernmost municipal area, the Huon Valley Council, is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic customer service officer to provide high quality service to Council’s customers.

In this position, you will provide phone and counter reception services, assisting customers with general enquiries in relation to planning, building, plumbing and rates. You will also prepare general correspondence, take customer requests, lodge applications, and assist with a wide range of administrative duties, including receipting of revenue.

To be successful in this position, you will have completed or be working towards completion of a relevant certificate or diploma-level qualification and/or have extensive relevant practical experience.

You will require highly developed verbal and written communication skills, well-developed time management skills with the ability to use your own initiative, and the commitment to provide exceptional customer service.

Mandatory Requirements

Essential

  • Preferred completion of Year 12; and the completion of, or commencement in, relevant certificate or diploma level qualification and/or relevant extensive practical experience.
  • Previous experience in a customer service environment and a commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple specialised systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to use own initiative and achieve deadlines in fast paced office environments.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong cash handling/balancing skills

Desirable

  • Understanding of Local Government operations including relevant Acts and Regulations i.e. Building Act, Dog Control Act.
  • Knowledge and understanding of development application processes.
  • Operational knowledge of the MapInfo (GIS program) and Pathway systems

For further information on this position contact Maree Alexander, Manager Customer Services, on (03) 6264 0302.

To apply:

To be considered for this role your application must include a CV, covering letter and separate document addressing the selection criteria indicating your ability to meet the role requirements. Your application can be submitted via the website above.

Applications close on Sunday 23 May 2021.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date

Salary Range

$58,572.42 to $63,163.45

General Practitioner (GM0002)

About This Position

  • Permanent full time (negotiable)
  • 9.5% super
  • Leave entitlements
  • Base salary, plus percentage of billings

Australia’s southernmost municipal area, the Huon Valley Council, is looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic General Practitioner to join our well-established Geeveston Medical Centre.

Working in the beautiful natural surrounds of the Huon Valley, you will be providing a wide range of general care to an existing patient base. The Geeveston Medical Centre is AGPAL accredited and mixed billing, with a full-time nurse and allied health services onsite, including podiatry, psychology, diabetes educators and exercise physiology. The practice provides fantastic administrative support, spacious consulting rooms, and a well-equipped treatment room.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in low acuity inpatient care and residential aged care in the nearby Huon Regional Care facility in Franklin.

On call responsibility is shared with Dover Medical Centre with the GP Assist phone service taking the primary calls.

University of Tasmania medical students visit regularly for attachments.

There is regular Emergency Medicine Education and Training from the Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Medical Unit specialists, conducted with the team from Dover Medical Centre.

Accommodation is available for a period of time subject to negotiation and individual situation.

This is a great opportunity to use and develop your skills in comprehensive general practice working with a busy, friendly and supportive team.

Mandatory Requirements

Essential

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • Fellowship, or currently Fellowship exams
  • Commitment to equitable participation in the practice on-call roster with other general practitioners, as negotiated
  • A commitment to continuing professional development and quality improvement relevant to general practice
  • Knowledge of suitable computer software (preferably Medical Director and PracSoft)
  • Understanding of current therapeutic guidelines
  • Driver licence
  • Current Medico Legal Insurance
  • Ability to adhere to the practice’s policies and procedures

Desirable

  • Recent experience in rural general practice
  • Evidence of competency in critical care skills relevant to Australian rural general practice

For further information on this position contact Margaret McPherson, Manager Medical Services, on (03) 6264 0364.

To apply:

Applications are to include a CV and covering letter indicating your ability to meet the role requirements. Your application can be submitted via the website above.

Position Description Apply Now

Position Type

Full-Time

Application Close Date