First listed on: 14 October 2020

Animal Management Officer


At Moreland our diverse community is vibrant and full of energy, with an array of community services and place making, fabulous festivals, cool pools, libraries and a recently designed gallery space, scenic bike paths and a community of artists and creative industries and shops. We are a progressive cosmopolitan council with 180,000 residents and with ambitions for environmental sustainability, social justice and community wellbeing. Moreland's Civic Centre is in Coburg, just 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, with excellent public transport options, great food and cafés, providing Moreland to be a great place to live, work and play.

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Moreland City Council is offering a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Animal Management Officer who enjoys contact with the community and working with a dynamic team.

This role will contribute to the safety and amenity of the municipality through the provision of information, assistance and advice to the community and the enforcement of Acts, Local Laws and Regulations. 

Key aspects of this role include enforcing the provisions of the Domestic Animals Act and Council's General Local Law in respect to animals. The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in animal management, customer service and law enforcement procedures. 


  • Experience with investigations in regards to breached in the Domestic Animal Act,along with complaints around poor animal control

  • Proficiency in animal handling and the application of law enforcement issues, including interviewing techniques, evidence collection, note taking and preparation of routine reports and correspondence

  • Certificate IV in Animal Management and / or demonstrated previous experience in animal management

  • Significant experience in a high-pressure customer service environment

  • Current Driver’s Licence valid in Victoria

  • Must have the ability to participate in an after-hours roster
  • The opportunity to work alongside a professional and supportive executive team

  • Salary sacrifice options

  • Extensive opportunities for training and career development

For further information please contact Ashley Herz at

Applications close: 11.30pm, 25 October 2020. (*in the case that we receive a high volume of applications we may close this advert before the closing date).

Before submitting an application please view the Position Description. Please note that when applying for this role, you will be required to attached your Drivers Licence and optional WWCC. Please have this ready when completing your application. 

Moreland City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, gender and sexuality identity, age and ethnic background. Moreland City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Applicants for Council positions must be entitled to work in Australia.

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