Position Details
Reference Number 17880
Position Title Community Laws Officer
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Directorate City Development
Location Civic Centre
Award Classification Knox City Council Enterprise Agreement No. 9 2015 - 6
Full Time Salary $84,001.70 to $91,742.49
Hours Per Week 38.00
Position Summary


Are you interested in an exciting and challenging role that offers you something different every single day? Our Community Laws team are an innovative group of professionals that strive to set new standards. This challenging and rewarding role is on the front line of services offered by Council to the local community with a broad spectrum of responsibilities.

As a Community Laws Officer, you will be involved in:

  • Complex Investigations under the Domestic Animals Act and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act such as serious dog attacks and matters of animal cruelty.
  • Investigating offences under Council’s General Provisions Local Law, Environment Protection Act, Road Safety Road Rules and Road Safety Act.
  • Compiling briefs of evidence, including statement taking. 
  • Animal management; which includes containing loose dogs, conducting permit inspections, ensuring compliance for Declared Dangerous Dogs, securing stock out on roads and ensuring that regulations and Codes of Practice are adhered to by animal owners and Domestic Animal Businesses.
  • Promoting responsible pet ownership and engaging with the community.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to deal with the public across a range of complex and challenging situations.
  • Experience in investigation and enforcement.
  • The ability to interpret and apply legislation.
  • The ability to solve problems.
  • Confidence around animals, particularly dogs.
  • High level of competency in information technology.

The usual working hours for this role will be 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with a rostered day off every 4 weeks and there will be rostered overtime to meet operational needs. This role will require you to participate in an on call roster. The role will also require you to undergo regular training, such as conflict resolution, baton training and first aid. Council provided uniform, safety equipment (including vest and Body Worn Camera) and other Council equipment will be required to be worn in the role. A tool of trade vehicle is available for travel to and from work. 

Applicants must address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Knox Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We are committed to a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

Screening Criteria Essential: Have you responded to the selection criteria as outlined in the position description?
Essential: Do you have a valid Driver’s License?
Contact Person Paul Anastasi
Contact Number 92988152
Closing Date 28/04/2019
Position Description BAL22_Local Laws Officer.pdf
Application Guide click here to view