• Salary Range Band 5 $79,188 - $91,309 plus 11.5% Super
  • Permanent Full-Time opportunity 
  • Based at St Kilda Town Hall

About City of Port Phillip 

We are a vibrant and diverse inner-city council stretching 20kms from South to Port Melbourne along the stunning bay beaches down to Elwood and out to St Kilda East with around 1000 people who all work together to deliver more than 100 programs and services to our engaged community of residents, businesses and visitors. What does that mean? Think, childcare, libraries, parks, recreation, waste rubbish collection, road maintenance, family and youth services, property & assets, city planning & development, customer experience, digital technology, governance, people, culture and safety, and of course South Melbourne Market!  

City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation. 

About the Role

Are you looking for a rewarding role working with friendly and professional staff to improve the safety & the amenity of this iconic city?

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the safety of the community and who will provide high quality and responsive animal management services. The ideal candidate will be community focused, have excellent interpersonal skills and a 'can do' attitude when engaging with the community, and making decisions to support responsible pet ownership within the City of Port Phillip.


  • Administer and enforce the requirements of the Domestic Animals Act 1994
  • Impound animals in accordance with legislation, investigate dog attacks and other offences
  • Undertake regular patrols both within and outside usual business hours
  • Interview, advise and educate members of the public in regard to animal related issues.
  • To respond to and resolve customer requests pertaining to Animal Management

Skills and Experience 

  • Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance) PSP41412 and Certificate IV Animal Control and Regulation ACM40110 (or the ability to achieve the same within a 12month period) or at least 5 years previous experience in animal handling and/or law enforcement background
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with ability to tailor to audience
  • Knowledge of the Domestic Animals Act, Local Laws and relevant legislations desirable

Our work environment  

We love what we do and are all proud to work at the City of Port Phillip. Yes, we are local council, and we are one with vibrancy, passion and ambition who are welcoming, health conscious, diverse and inclusive. 

Our main location at the iconic St Kilda Town Hall offers a heritage and modern open plan hub to work from where people can collaborate and develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community.  

Proudly as one we all work and grow together, thinking creatively and strategically with courage, integrity, and accountability to put our community first.  

What’s in it for you 

  • A knowledgeable and supportive team, so you feel comfortable and confident
  • 2 week induction program, followed by 2 weeks of practical coaching and training
  • Great opportunities to develop and career progression within your team or across council after 12 months
  • Study assistance allowance of up to $4000 per year and 6 hours per week study leave for approved learning
  • An active social club, supportive health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and ability to salary sacrifice new technology, superannuation and vehicles  Our very own Pride Network, that helps create an environment where each and every person can feel safe, welcomed, seen, and supported to bring their whole selves to work
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave and our pioneering 24 weeks paid leave for single parents

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations      

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.  

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences,
  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia, and
  • Sufficient proof of their identity.
  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.
  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).

How to Apply

Hit that APPLY button now! 

Whether you think you meet all the requirements or not, we strongly encourage you to apply, as we take a holistic approach to considering your skills, life experience, work experience, and alignment to our key selection criteria. You got this! 

Please submit:

  • Resume – latest and detailed version
  • Cover letter expressing why you are interested & suitable for the role and response to the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) found on the Positions Description (PD) no longer than 2 pages.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered. 

Further information can be obtained by contacting Dirk Cummins, Coordinator Animal Management & Local Laws on phone 03 9209 6268 or email Dirk.Cummins@portphillip.vic.gov.au.

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 14 July 2024

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability. 

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact Shane Turner (Recruitment Advisor) on phone 0421 757 521 or email: recruitment@portphillip.vic.gov.au 



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