Full Time Permanent Position

Band 7 - Salary Range $106,626 to $119,182 per annum + 11.5% Super + ADO

Salary offered will depend on level of skills and experience.

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a community where everyone belongs. Ours is a vibrant and diverse municipality — one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state-of-the-art amenity and facilities, engaging health and wellbeing options, and support to become active members of our Lifelong Learning City.

We invest in innovation, offering professional and personal development, and generous leave and flexibility to staff, while also fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home in a dynamic setting featuring cafes and retail options set amongst heritage buildings and open green spaces.

The Opportunity

Are you looking for a great opportunity to put your skills into practice?  We are recruiting for the Circular Economy Project Officer role. The position will report to the Coordinator Sustainability and Climate Action and will lead the development and implementation of key projects and strategies, including the Circular Economy & Resource Recovery Strategy (currently being developed), to guide Council and the Community towards a zero-waste future. 

We require someone who thinks about ‘waste’ differently, is able to communicate the potential of moving towards a circular economy, can quickly establish good relationships and is keen to tackle new opportunities in a growth area Council. This position is a permanent on-going role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of the Circular Economy & Resource Recovery Strategy.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration within the organisation that creates opportunities for staff to grow and develop their understanding of being a zero-waste Council.
  • Coordinate the preparation and implementation of key strategies, policies and guidelines relating to circular economy and resource recovery that deliver improved outcomes for Council and the community in response to climate change and rapid urban development.
  • Provide technical advice relating to services provided by the Circular Economy team and opportunities for best practice resource recovery initiatives for Council projects, Precinct Structure Plans, Development Plans and planning applications.

To view the Position Description, click here.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary Qualification in a technical area with substantial experience, or formal qualifications with extensive waste management experience or proven experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of waste and resource recovery strategy, policy and education programs.
  • Expert understanding of the underlying principles of waste management, resource recovery and circular economy industry issues / practice, including current State Government policies, context, and potential funding opportunities.
  • Current valid Victorian Driver’s Licence.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: "A vibrant, safe and liveable city accessible to all" and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

Staff Benefits | Melton City Council

  • 13 ADO's (Accrued Day Off) per year
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave (Super is paid during parental leave) 
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Melton City Council | Australian Breastfeeding Association)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Subsidised Uniforms

How To Apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Rowena Cairns, Coordinator Sustainability and Climate Change on 0456 710 402.

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role. To address the Key Selection Criteria, you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise. 

To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

All successful applicants will need to undertake pre-employment requirements including but not limited to a satisfactory criminal history record check. Successful applicants must be able to comply with any COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees.

We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If selected for an interview and you require any additional support or adjustments regarding interview arrangements, please advise the contact listed above in advance.

Melton City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and has Zero tolerance for child abuse. Melton City Council is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is at the centre of our everyday thinking and service delivery.

 Applications close 11:59pm Tuesday 23 July 2024




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City of Melton,Victoria,Australia

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