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Trainee Community Enforcement Officer

Job No: BYR337
Location: Mullumbimby, NSW

Byron Shire offers pristine beaches, diverse lifestyles, a magnificent natural environment and subtropical climate.  The priorities in our new Community Strategic Plan – Our Byron, Our Future are:

  • We have infrastructure, transport and services that meet our expectations
  • We cultivate and celebrate our diverse cultures, lifestyle and sense of community
  • We protect and enhance our natural environment
  • We manage growth and change responsibly
  • We have community led decision making which is open and inclusive

We value our employees and provide a rewarding and flexible working environment that celebrates our staff values:

  • We lead with enthusiasm and purpose
  • We are open, honest and respectful
  • We foster wellbeing and creativity
  • We achieve our goals an succeed together


We are looking for:

The successful candidate will meet all the criteria set out in the Position Description for the role and importantly will have demonstrated ability to assist the members of the Community Enforcement team to carry out a range of enforcement duties to ensure compliance with key legislation, laws and Council policy applicable to Byron Shire Council.  In addition, complete the academic and on-the-job training requirements of the Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services).


We offer:

  • A temporary (2 years), full time position (38 hours per week - 7 day rotating roster).
  • Salary and Conditions will be in accordance with the NSW Local Government (State) Award with an appointment at a salary in the range of $323.80 to $677.00 per week (dependent upon age and school level completed).

  • Other benefits include 9.5% superannuation, education and training support, flexible work hours and an attractive salary packaging scheme.


Location: This position is based in Mullumbimby, however Council can require you to work from other work sites as required for operational reasons.

Contact: Sarah Nagel - 02 6626 7099

Closing date: Monday 17 January 2020 9am (NSW time).  Late applications will not be permitted.


Click here to view position description.

Pre-Employment Screening Process

Reference Checks: Referees will preferably be your current or most recent supervisor and must be able to comment directly on your abilities in a work situation. If you have any objection to this action, your concerns should be raised in your application and be discussed with the Selection Panel.

Functional Health Assessment: If applicable, the functional health assessment evaluates your physical and functional capacity against the physical demands necessary to safely perform the job for which you have applied. 

Background Screening: Background checks verify the information you have provided in your application, and where applicable, also check for relevant criminal history. Checks may also include, for example, a confirmation of your employment history, qualifications/tickets and working with children clearance.


How to apply:

Please note: Once you start your online application you cannot save and return to it later.  You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.

You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then COPY and PASTE into the fields below.  


Step 1: Fill out our online application form below. Once you have completed all the questions, click 'Next'

Step 2: You will be asked to attach your resume/CV and a cover letter (optional). Once you have attached your document/s click 'Next'.

Step 3: Please review your application and confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to send your completed application.


You will receive an email to confirm your application has been received. 


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