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Animal Management Officer

HAYS - Southside, QLD

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Exciting opportunity to join your local Council as an Animal Management Officer.

Your new company
Our client is a local council who is driven to create a positive change for the citizens within its district. They are involved in a range of local schemes to improve lifestyle quality and is looking to add an Animal Management Officer to their City Standards and Animal Care team.

Your new role
Your new role as an Animal Management Officer will be to assist the Community Services branch and assist the local council with animal management. This includes; conducting animal welfare inspections, advising and educating on compliance regarding legislation, keeping records of collected evidence, impounding wandering animals in accordance to council policies and maintaining up to date information in regards to legislation and compliance. You will positively affect your community by promoting responsible pet ownership, providing education on local animal compliance requirements, mentoring incoming staff, and contributing to improving the team.

What you'll need to succeed
You will need a thorough knowledge of animal husbandry, kennel operations, and animal disease transmission and prevention. You’ll also have experience in conducting inspections and producing outcomes in line with legislation, local law, and council policies with an ability to communicate effectively through written reports. Competent computer skills, with the ability to pick up relevant software such as Pathways and GIS.

Soft skills needed to excel in the role include; conflict resolution abilities, oral communication and interpersonal skills to communicate tactfully in sensitive situations and attention to detail while working on routine cases.

You’ll be required to undergo physical assessment, possess a current ‘C’ class driver license and be willing to obtain an MR license within the first 12 months. You may be required to work flexible hours, which can include weekends or being rostered for after hours duties. You require sufficient vaccination records, in line with Council policies and due to the nature of work, should not suffer allergies or chemical sensitivities.

What you'll get in return
You will be given an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team, with an opportunity to better your local environment. This is a 12-month contract role, with an opportunity for extension down the track.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV to Lara.Jackson@hays.com.au, or call us now on 0732312604.

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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