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Litter Prevention Officer

Job no:973641
Work type:Permanent Full Time
Location:Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong

Band 5, $67,177 pa

Permanent Full Time

The City of Greater Dandenong is an organisation of exceptional character. We invest in the development of our people and the community and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest. We are a progressive organisation, in a city that is on the move and we offer a dynamic and rewarding work environment.

We offer exceptional working conditions and are focused on providing a workplace that values diverse contributions, cares for your health and wellbeing and fosters a positive work culture. We ensure all people have an equal opportunity for employment and advancement within our organisation.

We embrace our diverse community and work environment and encourage applications from everyone including people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background, people of diverse sexual orientation and gender, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people of varied age, ability, and faith. Council will give due consideration to any workplace adjustments to accommodate the needs of any prospective or existing staff member.

This exciting role sits within Council’s Regulatory Services Department, reporting to the Team Leader Public Safety and Security. 

Regulatory Services encompasses a range of functions including Public Health, Planning Compliance, Animal Management, Local Laws and Parking Management.

This role has the responsibility for several functions within the department including,

  • Engaging the community in developing and delivering litter prevention projects as guided by Council’s Waste and Litter Strategy
  • Monitoring and submitting funding submissions
  • Undertaking litter enforcement activities
  • Supporting Council’s Litter Action Task Force and a range of other public and community safety initiatives. 

The primary objectives of the position include:

  • Assist in the development, delivery and review of Council’s Waste and Litter Strategy.
  • Assist in developing and delivering community engagement, education and enforcement programs that reduce impacts of environmental harm across the municipality.
  • Assist in improving the safety and amenity of the municipality through the enforcement of relevant legislative controls relating to litter and environmental matters.
  • Support Council’s Litter Action Task Force (LATF) to achieve positive outcomes as directed by Council’s Waste and Litter Strategy.

To be successful in this role, the applicant will require the following knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes:

  • Certificate IV in Local Government (Statutory Investigation and Enforcement), Municipal Law Enforcement, Animal Management, Diploma of Justice or equivalent, preferably with some experience as a Council Litter Prevention Officer, Local Laws Officer or similar.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering community engagement, education and enforcement projects, including obtaining and acquitting grants.
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of Acts relevant to the position and the ability to accurately interpret and apply the requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately apply standardised procedures and practices associated with interpreting relevant Acts, Regulations and Local Laws including the ability to understand relevant precedents and previous decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct investigations involving interviewing and obtaining statements from both witnesses and offenders within the rules of evidence, the writing of associated reports and briefs of evidence, initiating prosecutions and appearing in court as an informant or witness.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage time to achieve daily work tasks and workload, clearly plan, prioritise and organise work, within the resources available and within a set timetable.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and gain the cooperation and assistance of other team members and Council management and staff.
  • Demonstrated willingness and capability to work evenings and weekends and undertake rostered on-call availability.
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service skills including the ability to gain cooperation from others and diffuse difficult inter-personal situations / confrontations in a tactful and personal manner.
  • Demonstrated Computer literacy skills including functional use of Microsoft Office software and other relevant databases.
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
  • Satisfactory Police and Working with Children’s Check.

Applicants must adequately meet the requirements of the role and fully address the selection criteria contained in the position description. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below.

 Download File Litter Prevention Officer.pdf

We offer a range of benefits for staff including a friendly team environment, salary sacrificed child care (where available), discounted gym membership and a vibrant social club.

Further information: Amy McLoughlin, 8571 1506
Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 20 July 2018