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General Inspector

Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full-time
Career level: Not Applicable
Salary: MOA3
Application close date: 08 Dec 2020 5-00 pm

Job Contact

Nick Noack
Operations Business Manager
District Council of Yankalilla

General Inspector

(Commencing Summer 2020/2021 - Level MOA3 Salaried Municipal Officers Award)

An opportunity exists within Council's Regulatory Services Department for a full time General Inspector. The General Inspector will join the Regulatory Services Team and be responsible for administering a wide range of compliance and enforcement functions as an Authorised Officer of Council. The legislation that the General Inspector will be working under is detailed in the position description.

Tasks will include (but not limited to):

  • Undertake activities and field work relating to Regulatory Services including:
    • Handling, capture of stray dogs and cats and impound dogs and cats found wandering at large inclusive of trapping
    • Patrolling local reserves, dog parks and beaches
    • Parking restrictions within public and private carparks
    • Parking patrols at local schools
    • Correctly issuing expiation notices, other statutory instruments and other forms (written and electronic)
    • Refilling Dog Bag Dispensers in the Council area
    • Actioning, Investigating and Responding to complaints of nuisances, livestock and illegal rubbish
  • Promptly and accurately record, investigate, gather evidence & accurate statements, and resolve customer requests or customer concerns.
  • Uphold the Council’s values when engaging and interacting with the community as well as participating in events representing the Regulatory Services Section.
  • Uphold Council’s customer service standards and positively represent Council in the community through school and community education programs and consultations.
  • Provide accurate and prompt information to customers in person, by phone or in approved written correspondence.
  • Maintain accurate records utilising corporate information and recording systems.
  • Participate in a manner that delivers on Council’s Animal Management Plan.
  • Liaise with after-hours contract General Inspectors.
  • Provide advice to the Operations Business Manager.

Skills required:

  • Demonstrate strong emotional intelligence in managing a range of situations.
  • Strong communication skills, including self-awareness and a collaborative team player.
  • Experience working within Local Government.
  • Sound knowledge of all relevant legislation, including, but not limited to the:
    • Local Government Act 1999
    • Australian Road Rules
    • The Dog and Cat Management Act 1995
    • Council By-Laws
    • Environmental Protection Act 1993 and policies including Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016
    • Summary of Offences Act 1953
    • Expiation of Offences Act, 1996
    • Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005
    • Road Traffic Act, 1961 and Australian Road Rules
    • Impounding Act, 1920
    • Local Government Act, 1999 and Council’s By-Laws
    • Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act, 2016
  • Sound knowledge of legislative responsibilities in areas of administration and enforcement.
  • Experience in detection of breaches of legislation and Council policy whilst carrying out inspections.
  • Experience in evidence gathering processes and procedures.
  • Awareness of the SA Courts, legal system, natural justice, interview techniques and prosecution procedures including giving evidence in court.
  • Abilities in the use of animal handling equipment and the handling of animals (particularly dogs and cats).
  • An understanding of basic first aid and emergency procedures.
  • A knowledge of risk management and its application to the General Inspector position.
  • Awareness of the roles, services and functions provided by the Council.
  • Basic report writing abilities.

Please refer to the detailed Position Description attached in making your application.

To apply for this position please email your resume and a cover letter, covering the required criteria, to Sarah Hills, HR Consultant via email:  

Applications close 5.00pm on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

Should you have enquiries regarding the role, please contact Nick Noack, Operations Business Manager on 8558 0200 or