Current Employment Opportunities

Development Administration Officer (Contract)

Council is seeking a versatile, enthusiastic individual with a friendly and professional demeanor to join our administrative team supporting the Development and Regulatory Services Department.

This role is varied and undertakes a range of customer service and administrative functions with full on the job training provided. Your experience in an office-based customer service or administration role will be considered advantageous, but we place a high value on your work ethic, willingness to learn and your contribution within a team environment.

The role is offered on a fixed-term contract basis until 24 April 2025 for a period of parental leave. Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s qualification, skills and experience within a range of $58,777 to $63,654 (Increasing by 3.8% from 8 July 2024), plus 14.5% Superannuation, in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement 2022.

Other benefits include:

  • A 19-day month, allowing for a rostered day off to full time employees.
  • Up to one hour per month health and wellbeing activity leave.
  • Four hours per six-month period volunteering activity leave.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities.

Learn More:

Job Specification and Position Description - Development Administration Officer

Application Form - Development Administration Officer

If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact Michelle White, Team Leader Development Administration on 6393 5327 or email michelle.white@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applications must include:

  • An application form
  • A cover letter
  • Current resume
  • A statement addressing each of the selection criteria (Maximum of two (2) pages)

To be considered applications are to be submitted by email for the attention of the Human Resources Officer: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Friday 7 June 2024 at 9.00am, however Council may proceed with interviewing prior to this date. Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Council will remove this advertisement if the position is filled.


Town Planner

At Meander Valley Council we deliver positive outcomes for our community, and every employee has a part to play.

At Meander Valley Council we aspire to be a leading local government authority and to do this we need the very best people who share our belief in community and who want to make a difference. We value everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. We provide an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to thrive and be authentic.

In this role, you will be part of a collaborative team environment and you will have a primary focus on statutory planning with the ability to participate in strategic planning projects. You will be responsible for the assessment and processing of a range of diverse planning applications within statutory requirements, provide professional planning advice to customers, Councillors and stakeholders, and compliance services. You will work on a variety of exciting and challenging planning applications from residential and commercial to industrial and rural developments, providing various chances for professional growth.

If you are ambitious, this role represents an outstanding career opportunity to further your professional development through exposure to both urban and regional planning. This rewarding role offers a varied and interesting scope of work, working closely with the broader Development and Regulatory Services and Infrastructure Services teams.

You will have completed a tertiary qualification in Town Planning, with demonstrated experience in statutory planning and eligibility for membership with PIA (Planning Institute of Australia).

This position is offered on a permanent full-time basis. Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s qualification, skills and experience within a range of $88,291 to $97,545 plus 14.5% Superannuation, in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement 2022.

Assistance with relocation expenses is available and will be determined with the successful candidate (if applicable).

Other benefits include:

  • A 19-day month, allowing for a rostered day off to full time employees.
  • Up to one hour per month health and wellbeing activity leave.
  • Four hours per six-month period volunteering activity leave.
  • Long service leave is based on 10 years continuous service, with pro rata access after seven years of continuous service.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities.

Learn More:

Job Specification and Position Description - Town Planner

Application Form - Town Planner

If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact Natasha Whiteley, Team Leader Town Planning on 6393 5344 or email natasha.whiteley@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applications must include:

  • an application form
  • a cover letter
  • resume
  • a copy of your relevant qualification
  • a statement addressing each of the selection criteria (maximum of two pages)

Applications are to be submitted by email for the attention of the Human Resources Officer: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Council will remove this advertisement when the position is filled.


Community Engagement Officer

Do you have a talent for delivering events and a passion for local community projects, and consultation?

The Community Engagement Officer will have responsibilities across a range of functions within the Community Wellbeing team including the development, planning and delivery of Council events, community engagement and consultation, place making projects, administration, and reporting.

Experience is essential and will allow you to thrive in this versatile role. The successful candidate will have obtained a qualification in community development or a related discipline and at least three years relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of training, skills, and experience. Proven capacity to work as part of a team to deliver community events, community projects and consultation initiatives is vital. Experience with placemaking and place branding projects is desirable.

This position is offered on a permanent full-time basis. Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s qualification, skills, and experience within a range of $78,286 to $85,539 plus 14.5% Superannuation, in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement 2022.

Other benefits include:

  • A 19-day month, allowing for a rostered day off to full time employees.
  • Up to one hour per month health and wellbeing activity leave.
  • Four hours per six-month period volunteering activity leave.
  • Long service leave is based on 10 years continuous service, with pro rata access after seven years of continuous service.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities.

Learn More:

Job Specification & Position Description - Community Engagement Officer

Application Form - Community Engagement Officer

If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Nate Austen, Manager Community Wellbeing on 0418 507 113 or email nate.austen@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applications must include:

  • an application form
  • a cover letter
  • current resume
  • a statement addressing each of the selection criteria (maximum of two pages)

Applications are to be submitted by email to: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Council will remove this advertisement if the position is filled.


Project Manager - Technology Transformation (Contract)

Meander Valley Council are rethinking the way we work and how we use technology to pursue a business model that improves our customer service delivery outcomes.

During this project you will lead the upgrade of key software in our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to deliver efficiency and process improvement for our employees and improvements in the way customers interact and transact with Council.

To succeed in this role, you will have completed a relevant tertiary qualification and have had demonstrated commercial success in on a similar project. Your engagement and change management strategies will be a strength and complement your highly developed project management experience.

This full-time position is offered on a temporary two-year fixed term contract basis. Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s qualification, skills and experience, plus 14.5% Superannuation, in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement 2022.

Learn More:

Job Specification & Position Description - Technology Transformation (Contract)

Application Form - Technology Transformation (Contract)

If you would like more information about this opportunity, please contact Craig Davies, Director Corporate Services on (03) 6393 5318 or email craig.davies@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applications must include:

  • an application form
  • a cover letter
  • current resume
  • a statement addressing each of the selection criteria (maximum of two pages)

Applications are to be submitted by email to: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Council will remove this advertisement if the position is filled.


Technical Officer Engineering

Are you looking for a role where your Technical Officer Engineering experience contributes to positive outcomes for the Community?

We are a progressive and proactive diverse organisation that prides itself on a respectful and supportive workplace. Nestled within Tasmania’s green heart, Meander Valley Council is not just a place to live and work; it’s a space to grow, build and thrive together.

The uniqueness of our municipality provides an exciting opportunity where you will be responsible for the preparation of design drawings, specifications, and project plans relating to civil engineering work for both construction and maintenance of Council infrastructure (including roads, footpaths, bridges and stormwater drainage). The Technical Officer Engineering works closely with Engineering team members to deliver engineering solutions which best serve Council and the community.

You will have an Advanced Diploma in civil engineering with at least five years relevant work experience. Experience working on infrastructure projects for the local government sector will be highly regarded but is not essential.

This position is offered on a permanent full time basis. Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s qualification, skills and experience within a range of $71,157 to $85,539 plus 14.5% Superannuation, in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement 2022.

Learn More:

Job Specification & Position Description - Technical Officer Engineering

Application Form - Technical Officer Engineering

If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact David Murray, Director Infrastructure Services on 6393 5340 or email: david.murray@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applications must include:

  • an application form
  • a cover letter
  • current resume
  • a statement addressing each of the selection criteria (maximum of two pages)

Applications are to be submitted by email to: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Council will remove this advertisement if the position is filled.


Civil Engineer

Nestled within Tasmania’s green heart, Meander Valley Council is not just a place to live and work; it’s a space to grow, build and thrive together.

Meander Valley Council welcomes applications for the role of Civil Engineer to join our dedicated and collaborative Infrastructure team. The Civil Engineer is responsible for the preparation of design drawings, specifications, and project plans relating to civil engineering work for both construction and maintenance of Council infrastructure (including roads, footpaths, bridges and stormwater drainage) which is directed by Council’s Asset Management Strategy.

The Civil Engineer will have completed a bachelor degree (or higher) in civil engineering and will work closely with other officers in the Engineering Team in delivering engineering solutions which best serve Council and the community.

Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s qualification, skills and experience within a range of $75,077 to $88,291, plus 14.5% Superannuation, in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

Other benefits include:

  • A 19 day month, allowing for a rostered day off to full time employees.
  • Up to one hour per month health and wellbeing activity leave.
  • Four hours per six month period volunteering activity leave.
  • Long service leave is based on 10 years continuous service, with pro rata access after seven years of continuous service.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities.

Learn More:

Job Specification & Position Description - Civil Engineering

Application Form - Civil Engineering

If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact David Murray, Director Infrastructure Services on 6393 5340 or email: david.murray@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applications must include:

  • an application form
  • a cover letter
  • resume
  • a statement addressing each of the selection criteria (maximum of three pages)

Applications are to be submitted by email for the attention of the Human Resources Officer: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Council will remove this advertisement if the position is filled.


Team Leader Engineering

A great opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader Engineering to manage a team of dedicated engineers and technical officers. You will oversee the project planning and the management, development and approval of designs and specifications relating to civil engineering work for both construction and maintenance of council infrastructure.

Reporting into the Director Infrastructure Services, this role will have responsibility for leading a team of engineering and technical staff whilst providing high quality, responsive and customer focused delivery of services.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Managing infrastructure projects, including coordinating employees and contractors during the life of the projects.
  • Providing strategic and technical input and support on projects and operational matters.
  • Approving designs and specifications prepared by employees and contractors.
  • Assisting with the review and implementation of council strategic direction, policy, plans and procedures that relate to council’s infrastructure.
  • Leading and managing a highly engaged team of engineering and technical employees.

The role provides the opportunity to work on infrastructure for the community in urban areas, regional townships and rural catchments which provides for an interesting and varied scope of work.

About You:

You will showcase your technical expertise and leadership skills. To be successful in this role you will possess tertiary qualifications in civil engineering and bring extensive experience to the table. You will be able to apply a wide range of engineering and project management techniques whilst, leading, managing and mentoring the team. As a strong written and verbal communicator, you will be able to solve problems with a high level of customer service and a “can-do” attitude.

This position is offered on a permanent full-time basis. Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s qualification, skills, and experience up to within the range $104,840 to $116,678, subject to applicant’s qualification, skills and experience. Plus 14.5% Superannuation, in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement. This opportunity provides work/life balance, as well training, development and professional growth tailored to your personal career goals.

Assistance with relocation expenses is available and will be determined with the successful candidate (if applicable).

Learn More:

Job Specification & Position Description - Team Leader Engineering

Application Form - Team Leader Engineering

If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact David Murray, Director Infrastructure Services on 6393 5340 or email: david.murray@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applications must include:

  • an application form
  • a cover letter
  • resume
  • a statement addressing each of the selection criteria (maximum of three pages)

Applications are to be submitted by email for the attention of the Human Resources Officer: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Council will remove this advertisement if the position is filled.


Environmental Health Officer

Meander Valley Council are seeking an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) to join our dedicated Environmental Health team. This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified EHO looking to further their professional knowledge and experience. A cadetship or graduate position can be considered for a student studying towards an environmental health qualification.

As a regional Council, the range of work you will undertake in the Meander Valley will be varied across a range of functions to ensure environmental health requirements are met under the relevant legislation. These functions include food business and public health risk activity regulation, water quality monitoring, coordination of immunisation programs, assessment of mass outdoor public events such as Agfest, Deloraine Craft Fair and annual music festivals, private burial and exhumations approvals, assessment of onsite wastewater designs (including dairy wastewater management), nuisance regulation, customer service across all environment health functions and providing environmental health advice regarding planning and development applications.

You will have a qualification in environmental health (or working towards attaining such) sufficient to satisfy appointment as an Authorised Officer under the Food Act 2003 and Public Health Act 1997. (View: EHA Accredited Courses).

This position is offered on a permanent full time basis (a part time arrangement would also be considered). Annual salary will be negotiated subject to applicant’s qualification, skills, and experience up to $85,539 (pro-rata for part time), Plus 14.5% Superannuation, in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

Assistance with relocation expenses is available and will be determined with the successful candidate (if applicable).

Learn More:

Job Specification & Position Description - Environmental Health Officer

Application Form - Environmental Health Officer

If you have any questions please contact Madeline McKinnell, Team Leader Environmental Health on 6393 5354 or email: madeline.mckinnell@mvc.tas.gov.au

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, applications must include:

  • an application form
  • a cover letter
  • current resume
  • a copy of your relevant qualification or most recent transcript (if studying)
  • a statement addressing each of the selection criteria (maximum of two pages)

Applications are to be submitted by email to: recruitment@mvc.tas.gov.au

Applications Close:

Applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Council will remove this advertisement if the position is filled.