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Salary:  $59,525 to $72,971 per annum plus super Additional Market Component may be available for an exceptional candidate. Council is seeking a skilled and highly motivated Building Surveyor to join our Building & Compliance Services team.  This team is responsible for assessing and determining general development applications,...

Salary:   $67,545 to $75,987 per annum plus super Additional Market Component may be available for an exceptional candidate.   Council is seeking a skilled and highly motivated Building Surveyor to join our Building & Compliance Services team. This team is responsible for assessing and determining general development applications,...

Salary: $79,557 pa to $89,507 pa  plus superannuation Access to Variable Work Hours Access to Lease Back vehicle Market Component of $2600 pa Long Service Leave after 5 years Council is seeking a Unit Manager to be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the water supply headworks and distribution system in the...

Council is currently seeking applications for a qualified and experienced professional for the position of Project Engineer within the Asset Construction Team.   This position reports to the Manager of Asset Construction and is responsible for providing project management for infrastructure delivered by the Construction Branch in...

Salary: $63,078 - $72,533 per annum + Superannuation + monthly accrued day off Permanent Full Time Professional development opportunities, monthly ADO, on-site parking, wellbeing program Are you an experienced Payroll professional with a high attention to detail and excellent customer service skills, seeking an opportunity to broaden...

$86K + Super (pro rata) Temporary part time job share Ref No: 10318 We are looking for a passionate and experienced Landscape Architect in the Open Space Design and Development unit that will assist a dedicated team of professionals in renewing Moreland’s Open Space Parks and Playgrounds.   You will play...

Reporting to Manager Community Relations, this position plays a vital role in providing arts and cultural services to the community and coordinating the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery.   To be successful in this position you should be committed to growing the capacity of community arts and cultural development across the shire, hold tertiary...

Fixed Term Contract Full Time City of Sydney Salary Award - Band 8 3 year contract  Competitive remuneration  Option to work under a 19 day month  The City of Sydney is one of Australia’s premier Councils. Our local Government area covers approximately 26 square kilometres within the...

The opportunity has arisen for a passionate and knowledgeable Project Manager to join the Capital Projects department of a municipality located in Melbourne. Our client offers flexible working arrangements whilst working on interesting and challenging projects. Employed as the Project Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the planning and development of future...

The opportunity has arisen for an experienced development engineer to join a municipality located in Melbourne. Our client boasts of a healthy work/life balance and a friendly team environment. Employed as a Development Engineer, you will be responsible for development contribution schemes and checking engineering plans for residential subdivisions and ensuring...


Local Government Jobs in Australia


australian government crestFor recent university graduates or experienced workers changing their area of employment, local government jobs can be an excellent way to gain experience and to work their way up to eventual promotions. Whether you’re looking for entry level work or to capitalise on supervisory experience you already have, there are positions as diverse as the people looking for them.

Local government officials assist in developing policies and procedures for the council. There are various roles to cover, including health, recreation, tourism, transport, education, finance and housing. Members of local government interact with specialists, administrators, local council members and the general public.

The actual activities of those holding local and federal government jobs will vary, and depend on the departments involved. Some are more technical positions, while others deal more closely with members of the general public.

You can search for Victorian local government jobs and positions in other areas in the local government jobs directory for each area. Qualifying for these jobs will entail making sure that you have completed the required education for the position, and detailing any previous work experience that is relevant to the job.

Local government jobs in SA and other areas in Australia have differing rates of pay, depending on the exact position for which you are applying. If you are a graduate entering your first year in local government jobs in WA, for example, you may expect between $33,000 and $35,000 per annum.

The typical activities for those with local and state government jobs may include assisting in the planning stages of projects, implementing council decisions and providing guidance and support to the local Cabinet or committees.

Depending on your level within the government, employees with Australian public service jobs may also be included in arranging meetings, researching information for reports and meeting with other members of council departments. You may also be conferring with external agencies and others in the private sector, including local organisations and contractors.


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Townsville in north Queensland is among the first cities globally to use an initiative to promote disaster resilience developed by the United Nations and the multinationals, AECOM and IBM.

Wed, 17 Dec - Read more


Extra support for tackling regional emergencies in SA

Rural and regional councils in South Australia will be able to apply for funding under a new grants program for purchasing equipment to assist with emergency response.

Tue, 16 Dec - Read more


LGNSW launches State Election Priorities 2015

Local Government NSW launched its State Election Priorities 2015 on 15 December, calling on all parties contesting the election to fix the rating system and end cost-shifting on to councils - a practice which costs the sector over $500 million each year.

Mon, 15 Dec - Read more


Parramatta to be new CBD alongside Sydney

Parramatta will be established as a major CBD alongside Sydney under a plan by the New South Wales Government to make Sydney one of the world’s most exciting cities.

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