Overview

Dubbo Regional Council

ABOUT US

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of close to 55,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $220 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 

WE ARE DRC

Our focus is on delivering high quality services, strengthening our community engagement and strategic management capabilities, building an organisation based on performance and continuous improvement whilst creating a values based organisational culture and developing a professional and engaged team that delivers on our shared values; Progressive, Sustainable, One Team and Integrity.

ABOUT OUR REGION

The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Animal Attendant role is responsible for assisting with the operations of the Dubbo City Animal Shelter, including care management and release of impounded animals.

This is a part time position working 19 hours per week Monday to Sunday on a 7 day rotating roster.

IN THESE ROLES YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO

  • Assist in asset management including daily cleaning and maintenance of Shelter office and animal facilities;
  • Assist in animal management including animal care, animal transport, and re-homing;
  • Provide a high level of customer service; and
  • Animal Welfare – ensuring animals are secure, safe and have access to food and water.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL NEED

  • Previous work related experience in animal handling;
  • Previous work related experience in cleaning and maintenance of animal housing facilities;
  • Customer Service experience and high level communication and conflict resolution skills; and
  • Demonstrated experience following procedures and Work Health Safety requirements.

ABOUT YOU

You will be experienced in working with domestic animals as well as the care, cleaning, feeding and hygiene of animals surrendered to the animal shelter.

Additionally, you will have good computer literacy, administration skills and a demonstrated commitment to providing high levels of customer service.

You will be a team player with excellent communication skills who continually looks for positive ways to contribute to team culture.

WHAT WE OFFER

In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program. DRC also has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Furthermore, DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

DRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description  for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

This position requires a pre employment health assessment. Please refer to the attached Job Demands document for the physical requirements of the position.

Salary: $25,221 – $29,296 per annum (pro rata) plus superannuation.

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 25 July 2022

Enquiries:   For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Animal Shelter Coordinator on 6801 4641.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Please Fill out the questions in the application page below.
  • On the following page you’ll have the opportunity to attach your resume.
  • Please note that once you start to complete your online application, you cannot save it and return to it later.  We would recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you’re ready.
  • All correspondence will be via the e-mail you have provided in your application. (Please ensure you check your “Junk Mail” folder.)
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