Law Enforcement Officer (Ranger - City Safe)

Job No: LCC703
Location: Lismore, NSW

About Us

Lismore City Council proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunities and fosters a culture of diversity to represent the community of our Local Government Area. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

We offer great conditions and our community is unlike any other – you can build a beautiful life and a great career in this region. Lismore is the heart of the area, with all services you would expect from a regional city. We’re just 45 minutes from Byron Bay and only two and a half hours from Brisbane. With its outstanding natural beauty, subtropical climate, a diverse and colourful community, close proximity to some of Australia's best beaches, a major regional hospital, quality schools and a bustling retail and cultural precinct, Lismore is an enviable place to work and call home.

Lifestyle benefits of our region

About this Position

The Law Enforcement Officer (Ranger - City Safe) works within Council’s Law Enforcement Section and assists in the implementation of the unit’s outcomes in line with Council’s procedures, policies, and legislative requirements. Reporting to the Coordinator of Law Enforcement, Investigations and Security, the Ranger is an authorised officer pertaining to relevant Council policies and procedures and regulations under the Local Government Act 1993, Impounding Act 1993, Roads Act 1993, Australian Road Rules, Companion Animals Act 1998, and Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.

This position participates in an on call and after hours duties roster.

Key responsibilities and performance goals include:

  • Investigation of offences, taking of statements and preparation of briefs of evidence.
  • Attendance at Court and giving of evidence.
  • Implement high level conflict resolution and negation skills.
  • Handling & impounding stray animals
  • Inspect, identify, and document the extent of non-compliance and issue infringement notices in accordance with the relevant Acts and Council issued Orders including but not limited to –
  • Parking Control
  • Dog Control
  • Cattle Impounding
  • Enforcement of regulations (abandoned vehicles, public spaces, community nuisance/amenity, environmental pollution ),
  • City Safe program CCTV

Essential requirements:

  • Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services) or associated field (or a willingness and commitment to obtain qualification within 18 months of commencement).
  • Eligibility to obtain a Tranquiliser Firearms Permit (in accordance with the NSW Police Force Firearms Registry).
  • Eligibility to obtain prohibited weapons permit.
  • General Construction Induction Card (White Card)
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence.

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Full Time: 76 hour fortnight

Salary: A salary range from $1,287.00 (Grade 12 Entry) per week + superannuation 

Closing date: Friday 18th June at 4:00pm

Contact: For a confidential discussion or further information regarding this position please contact Jody Hinds, Coordinator Law Enforcement, Investigations & Security on 02 66250500.

Conditions of Employment: Conditions of employment are in the Local Government (State) Award and relevant Council policy, procedures and agreements 

Pre-employment Screening: There will be a series of pre-employment checks including health assessments (includes drug test and functional fitness assessment) and receipt of copies of relevant qualifications and reference checks. We will also require a criminal history check.

Immunisation Program

Council has an immunisation program to provide employees with vaccinations against known health risks associated with their respective duties and to identify any exposure to products that may affect an employee’s health, fitness and wellbeing. This position has been identified as a risk to the employee and as such the successful applicant/s will be required to participate in the immunisation program and it is the applicant’s responsibility to have undertaken relevant immunisation/s prior to commencement with Council.

Working with Children Check

In accordance with the requirement for ‘Working with Children' anyone starting a new, paid job in child-related work must apply for the Working With Children Check (WWCC). This is a requirement for this position and it is the responsibility of the successful applicant to have undertaken the WWCC and the ‘Clearance to Work with Children’ provided to Council prior to commencement. For further information on how to apply please refer to the Office of Children's Guardian website.

Our Values

Our values are respect, to strive, to be passionate and to communicate. We expect anyone who applied for a role with us will be aligned to these values. Out catchphrase is 'Values begins with a V but starts with you.' We want our organisation to be full of talented people who believe in our values.

Please note:

No paper applications will be accepted therefore all applications are to be submitted online through Council's portal prior to the deadline outlined above.

We are no longer accepting late applications therefore please allow yourself enough time to submit your application prior to the deadline outlined above.



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