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Part Time – 4 days per week The Bushland Interpretation Officer will be responsible for the development, co-ordination and implementation of the Bush Adventures interpretive program and other initiatives aimed at developing community awareness of Hobart’s bushland. The position will involve developing and implementing policies, procedures and...

Salary range : $78,506 - $87,926 per annum An opportunity exists for a Senior Events Officer to join Council’s City Media & Events Team. The position is responsible to the City Media & Events Coordinator for the planning, development and execution of Council’s civic events calendar and the provision of marketing and events management...

What can we offer you? Progress your career Excellent benefits Work/life Balance Lease Back Vehicle Permanent Full Time Salary of $76,485 per annum + super Be part of our progress... We are a leading, innovative and successful council, responsible for the planning and management of the...

Are you interested in working in a vibrant area in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine growing region? Cessnock City Council is undergoing an exciting cultural transformation with the key focus on becoming a highly efficient and sustainable organisation. Do you have what we need? Position no. 2014/41 We have an exciting opportunity for a...

Are you an experienced and proactive Manager with tertiary qualifications in IT? This newly created, "hands on" role calls for strong leadership and supervisory experience plus superior communication and time management skills. Your negotiation and conflict resolution skills and experience in budget and project management will be highly regarded....

Located in the South East of Melbourne, we are committed to ensuring that our municipality is a great place in which to live, work and play both today and in the future. Imagine utilising your experience and skills in data collection/handling and business systems improvement to help Council develop and deliver its long term vision to create sustainable community...

As a pivotal member of our senior management team, you will be responsible for providing strategic and operational direction and advice to a multi disciplined portfolio of community services including: Long Day Care Centres Family Day Care School Aged Child Care (Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care) Children’s...

Salary: $75,893 per annum + Superannuation + monthly accrued day off Temporary Full Time 12- month maternity leave contract Monthly accrued day off, progressive childcare service, wellbeing program, training opportunities Are you a passionate childhood educator and natural leader, seeking your next challenge where you can...

Position No. 14/53-010 Temporary Full Time – Maternity Leave Cover 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. The Customer...

Position No. 14/51-541 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. Are you the experienced programmer we are looking for to work on a...

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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SA council elections draw record number of candidates

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Multi-billion dollar urban development in Melbourne’s south east

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LGAQ calls for ‘common sense’ regarding disaster clean-ups

Queensland councils are being blocked from saving taxpayers millions of dollars due to a refusal by Federal Government bureaucrats to accept the use of council staff to clean up and rebuild after disasters.

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Counting the costs of coastal flooding

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Minister dismisses City of Canning

The City of Canning in Perth has been dismissed by Western Australia’s Local Government Minister.

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