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Leeton Shire Council

Comfortable Rural Lifestyle Expanding, Supportive Community Management Position Country living with all the amenities Leeton Shire Council is located in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation area of the Riverina. The Shire has a growing population of 12000+. Leeton is home to the headquarters of the Australian rice growing industry, major...

  • Regional NSW
  • Wed 26 Mar
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Riverina Water County Council

· Management and civil engineering skills and experience balanced with a great lifestyle · Ongoing career development – great employee benefits ·  Regional NSW location – Wagga Wagga ·  $119,000 plus 14% super, 9 day fortnight, lease back vehicle and clothing provided We're seeking a Manager Works that...

  • Regional NSW
  • Thu 3 Apr
  • Full Time
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Manly Council

Position No. 14/31-224 Full Time Manly Council is a complex and dynamic organisation that operates within a political framework. We are reputable for delivering progressive, vibrant and innovative customer focused services and facilities to enhance a cosmopolitan and community lifestyle. As the Manager, Library Services, you will be...

  • Sydney
  • Fri 11 Apr
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* Base salary range $60,219 to $66,727 plus superannuation * 9 day fortnight * Doncaster East location * Commuter use of a vehicle Manningham City Council has a positive and friendly working environment with a commitment to innovation, quality and outstanding customer service. We provide staff with opportunities for professional development and offer...

1 x Permanent Full Time– 36 hours, 4 days per week   Salary: $58,324.01 to $63,905.49 pa Contact: Michael Weir, Coordinator Facility Maintenance Programs on 9821 8851 Closing Date: Wednesday 30 April 2014   This key position will form part of the Facility Maintenance Programs department.  ...

Coffs Harbour Water is seeking a qualified and experienced professional for the position of Manager - Reticulation. To submit your application online, click on 'APPLY' below:

      All the Opportunities Under the Sun The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is a vibrant organisation that champions sustainability, celebrates a diverse workforce and prides itself on the quality of the wide range of services it delivers. $70K - $73K pa gross (Plus Benefits) Permanent Full Time Caloundra...

This is an exciting time for Cobar Shire Council and we are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic professional as a Project Manager to oversee capital projects on a three-year contract in accordance with the projects schedule. We have been successful in obtaining funding to undertake a multi-million dollar projects including the Cobar Water Treatment Plant Replacement,...

Circa $94,600 + super + leased back vehicle + 9 day fortnight Logan City is Australia's fifth largest local government area and is one of the most dynamic young cities in Australia; enviably positioned only 20 minutes from Brisbane and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast. Logan City Council offers a work environment and lifestyle that is rare in South-East...

The Personnel Coordinator will: Facilitate and/ manage induction and probationary periods. Manage and facilitate all Tenancy and Rental agreements relating to Council. Anually run Council's Reward and Recognition of Service program. Facilitate Council's annual Flu vaccination program. As directed by the HR...

Overlooking the Indian Ocean, Geraldton is a thriving regional city at the heart of Australia’s Coral Coast. With a growing population of 40,000 people it offers a wide range of services and activities. Geraldton is recognised as one of WA’s key growth areas and the opportunities in this regional city are plentiful. You can be part of working with us to...

2x Permanent Full Time – 36 hours, 4 days per week Salary: $42,931.95 to $46,587.45 pa Contact: Tina Sangiuliano, Coordinator Early Childhood Programs on 98217795 Closing Date: Tuesday 30 April 2014   We are looking for two dedicated and innovative Childcare Assistant’s to assist in the effective daily operation of...

Permanent Full Time Reference No. 23-14 The City’s Workshop is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to fill the full-time role of Heavy Duty Mechanic. The successful candidate will be required to provide efficient and effective repair and maintenance service to all plant and equipment. A weekly wage of $1131.53 will be offered, along with...


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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