Ranger - Regulatory Services

Job No: GRC357
Location: Gympie, Queensland

Gympie is at the heart of a rapidly expanding region which stretches from rural valleys in the west to the Cooloola Coast, gateway to spectacular Fraser Island. Enjoy the rural delights of the picturesque Mary Valley, the history of Gympie and the broad western area, home to country festivals and a strong agricultural base. For someone seeking a high quality of life, the region offers a unique opportunity.  You could be part of a forward thinking local government organisation with a commitment to continuously improving the services it provides to its 50,000 residents, in one of the most diverse locations in Queensland.

The regional centre of Gympie is central to the Gympie region, two hours north of Brisbane and in close proximity to the Sunshine and Fraser coasts. Council offices are located in Gympie's town centre close to shopping, cafes and parking.



Ranger - Regulatory Services


Remuneration: Salary range between $69,897 and $74,260 per annum plus 13 per cent superannuation

Closing Date:  Sunday 18 March 2018 at 5.00pm AEST

No late applications will be accepted.  Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered. Unsolicited applications from agencies will not be considered. 


Role Overview
Participate as a member of a team of professionals in the operations of the Regulatory Services Section by providing high level customer service to protect and enhance community amenity and public safety through enforcing relevant legislation (including Council’s Local Laws) and undertaking proactive patrols of public areas including parks, reserves, roadways and other Council controlled land.

What we are looking for

For this full time, permanent position, Council seeks a candidate who is self-driven and motivated, with previous experience working in a law enforcement agency or in a similar role (not necessarily restricted to Local Government experience) including experience conducting factual investigations.

As Ranger - Regulatory Services, you will be responsible for investigating and actioning customer enquiries and requests for service relating to domestic animal complaints, overgrown allotments, abandoned vehicles and other related legislative non-compliance matters.

The successful candidate will require:

  • A formal qualification in a statutory compliance/law enforcement field and significant experience with a law enforcement agency, or in a Local Laws/Ranger/Regulatory role within a Local Government.
  • The ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation appropriately.
  • Effective investigation techniques and processes for gathering evidence for the purposes of court brief preparation.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to facilitate negotiation and collaboration with customers, and the professional preparation of reports.
  • Ability to foster a customer service culture.
  • A demonstrated commitment and understanding of the ethical and humane treatment of animals.


Position Description

For a full position description containing essential and desirable criteria, please click here.

Who to Contact

For information regarding the requirements of this role, please contact the Manager - Environmental Health and Regulatory Services, Mr Ian Wolff on 07 - 5481 0404 or email ian.wolff@gympie.qld.gov.au

For assistance lodging your application using Council's online system, please contact Council's Advisor - Human Resources, Mrs Ros McVicar on 07 - 5481 0646 or email ros.mcvicar@gympie.qld.gov.au


The Selection Process for this Position

Candidates successful in the first round of shortlisting for this role will be required to undergo stringent skills, psychological and behavioural testing using the SAFESELECT process.  This process is used by Council to further shortlist candidates for interview.

The successful candidate may also require various other checks such as, qualifications, reference, medical and Police Criminal History check.


What we offer?

  • Nine day fortnight
  • Access to employee health and well-being programs
  • Fitness Passport: work out at over 25 local gyms for you and your family at a subsidised rate
  • Access to professional development and employee education assistance
  • Long service leave after seven years
  • Generous superannuation scheme 13 per cent
  • Access to salary sacrificing
  • Employee assistance program offering free confidential counselling services for employees and their families.

Our Values

  • Accountable
  • Consistent
  • Appreciative
  • Communicative
  • Respectful

For a full explanation of our values please click here. You will be assessed on your understanding of these values and how you have applied values such as these in your previous employment.


How to apply

Keen to apply? Simply follow the instructions below:

1) Download and review the position description above
2) Complete the information below, as requested (please use an individualised email address as using another person's may effect your application, if you do not have one please follow this link to create a Gmail account)
3) Click 'APPLY'
4) Attach your resume, covering letter and a single document containing copies of your qualifications, licences or tickets as applicable.
5) Click 'NEXT' and 'CONFIRM'

Please note before continuing: It is advisable that you prepare your responses in a separate word or text document, saving your work as you go and that you then copy and paste this prepared information in the form before completing the application process. Please keep your responses to a maximum 300 words for each question.


Applications close  on Sunday 18 March 2018 at 5.00pm AEST. No late applications will be accepted. Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.

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