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The City of Clarence is located on the eastern shore of the Derwent River in Hobart. The lifestyle in Clarence is characterised by a strong connection to nature, a vibrant arts and culture scene, outdoor recreation, and a harmonious work-life balance. It’s a place where you can enjoy the best of both worlds, embracing the natural beauty of Tasmania while having access to the conveniences and opportunities of a thriving city.

Our 62,000 residents enjoy access to 191 kilometres of diverse natural coastline, 346 kilometres of trails for walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding and a 100-kilometre kayak trail. In addition, Clarence is the fastest growing city in Tasmania with the largest population in Greater Hobart. Clarence has a thriving business sector across a diverse range of industries, creating a flourishing and dynamic economic landscape.

Working at Clarence City Council you will be able to make a real difference to our city and community. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to providing a safe working environment for all our employees.

When working with us we offer a great range of benefits including:

  • Flexible working conditions (most positions provide for a rostered day off each fortnight or month)
  • Excellent leave entitlements (long service leave after 10 years and 17.5% leave loading on 4 weeks annual leave)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • 12.5 per cent superannuation for all permanent positions and contracts 12 months or longer.
  • Plus more.

Applying for a position

Our current vacancies are listed on this page below.

If you’re keen to take the next step in your career, we recommend that you read the General Information – Job Applications document. This will help you to prepare your application for employment with us.

You can also read information about council, our vision, structure and administration under the Your Council section on the website.

You should also note that we are a smoke free workplace and that random alcohol and drug testing is a condition of employment at Clarence City Council.

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Information and applicant advice

Increase your chance of getting the job with information about preparing your application, the interview process and an applicant checklist.

General Information – Job Applications

Work Experience

We offer work experience placements for students in years 10, 11 or 12, or equivalent, through an Australian educational institution.  Placements are available throughout the year dependant on opportunities at the time.

Work Experience

Current job opportunities

Manager Community Services - Permanent, Full-Time

Cutoff: 29 February 2024

Applications close at 9.00am on Thursday, 29 February 2024.

The City of Clarence is a mix of urban, rural and coastal communities and villages, enterprises and environments.  Our city offers an enviable lifestyle set within some of the most picturesque natural assets within Tasmania.  We are a growing city and a dynamic organisation.  This is the opportunity to positively impact the sustainable development of our city.

Reporting to the Head of Community and Culture, the Manager Community Services is responsible for providing leadership in developing, implementing, evaluating, and reporting on community services strategies, plans and activities.

The focus of the Community Services team is on Community Wellbeing; Access, Ageing and Inclusion and Community Safety, Council’s Community Volunteer Service, and Youth Services programs.  The purpose of the team is to improve community wellbeing through providing and supporting access to services, programs and information that are inclusive to and accessible to all people.

ABOUT YOU

  • Tertiary qualifications in social or behavioural sciences, policy, research, planning, community services or significant demonstrated sector experience.
  • Well-developed understanding and experience of community development principles, engagement, and community participation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a keen sense of clarity around messaging to audience, ensuring you are best placed to work with a diverse stakeholder group.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a team through effective leadership, coaching, motivation and achieving high performance of the team in delivering organisations goals and objectives.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

A base salary between $101,574.29 and $116,378.92 will be negotiated with the preferred candidate + 12.5% superannuation and a 19-day month.  A guaranteed 2.5% salary increase applies to this salary (or CPI) in July 2024.

Council offers training to support your professional development and strong career growth, the opportunity to purchase additional leave, 12 days of personal leave per year, salary continuance insurance and a superb work life balance – plus many other benefits.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

To view a copy of the role description, which includes the selection criteria, head to our careers page at https://www.ccc.tas.gov.au/careers/.

TO APPLY

For a more detailed chat about the position, please give Tracey Cockburn, Head of Community and Culture, a call on 6217 9571.

Email a copy of your current resume, together with a 1–2-page cover letter detailing your experience, skills and suitability for the role to recruitment@ccc.tas.gov.au.

Council is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free workplace.  Prospective applicants should note that random alcohol and drug testing is a condition of employment at Clarence City Council.

Position Description

Manager Customer Contact - Permanent, Full-Time

Cutoff: 7 March 2024

Applications close at 9.00am on Thursday, 7 March 2024.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic leader to take on the position of Manager Customer Contact.

The City of Clarence is a mix of urban, rural and coastal communities and villages, enterprises and environments.  Our city offers an enviable lifestyle set within some of the most picturesque natural assets within Tasmania.  We are a growing city and a dynamic organisation.  This is the opportunity to positively impact the sustainable development of our city.

Council’s Customer Contact Group is the primary point of telephone, written correspondence and face-to-face contact for residents, local businesspersons and others wishing to obtain information or arrange action relating to a wide range of council functions, facilities, and services.

This position will contribute to the customer experience across council as it relates to the contact points for information.

ABOUT YOU

  • Extensive experience in the management of complex, contemporary customer service environments involving the delivery of a broad range of services.
  • An experienced leader, with a strong record in coaching and performance support to allow the customer service team to excel.
  • Well-developed project management skills including an understanding of process mapping and process re-engineering.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including presentation skills, negotiation skills and the ability to adjust communication and tactics or priorities in response to organisation or audience requirements.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

A base salary between $99,127 and $113,928 will be negotiated with the preferred candidate + 12.5% superannuation and a 19-day month.  A guaranteed 2.5% salary increase applies to this salary (or CPI) in July 2024.

Council offers training to support your professional development and strong career growth, the opportunity to purchase additional leave, 12 days of personal leave per year, salary continuance insurance and a superb work life balance – plus many other benefits.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

A copy of the role description, which includes the selection criteria, may be accessed below.

TO APPLY

For a more detailed chat about the position, please give Georgi Wicks, Head Strategic Development, Communication and Engagement a call on 6217 9532.

Email a copy of your current resume, together with a 1–2-page cover letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the position description to recruitment@ccc.tas.gov.au.

Council is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free workplace.  Prospective applicants should note that random alcohol and drug testing is a condition of employment at Clarence City Council.

Position Description

Parks and Community Facilities Workers

Cutoff: 7 March 2024

Multiple Positions Available – Permanent – Full-Time

We are looking for experienced and motivated people to assist in maintaining our parks and community facilities – relevant trade qualifications, tractor experience and a medium rigid license are highly desirable.  You must be able to operate a variety of small plant, including chainsaws, brush cutters and mowing equipment.  An understanding of safety issues relevant to parks maintenance and operations is essential.  You will also need the ability to work well in a crew and resolve problems as they arise on the job.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

A base salary between $61,395 and $65,928 will be offered to the preferred candidates + 12.5% superannuation and a 9-day fortnight.  A guaranteed 2.5% salary increase applies to this salary (or CPI) in July 2024.

Council offers training to support your professional development and strong career growth, the opportunity to purchase additional leave, 12 days of personal leave per year, salary continuance insurance, private health discounts and a superb work life balance – plus many other benefits.

A copy of the position description, which includes the selection criteria, may be accessed below.

TO APPLY

Email a copy of your current resume, together with a 1–2-page cover letter detailing your experience, skills and suitability for the role to recruitment@ccc.tas.gov.au.

For a more detailed chat about the position, please call Kristy Hayes, People and Culture Advisor on 6217 9678.

Council is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free workplace.  Prospective applicants should note that random alcohol and drug testing is a condition of employment at Clarence City Council.

Applications close at 9.00am on Thursday, 7 March 2024.

Position Description

Leading Hand Parks and Community Facilities (Tree Crew)

Cutoff: 7 March 2024

Permanent – Full-Time 

We are looking for a skilled and experienced person to join us as a Leading Hand within our Parks and Community and Facilities team, specifically within our tree crew.

Under the direction of the Works Officer, the Leading Hand will deliver the safe, effective and efficient parks and community facilities and services.

Some of the key duties include:

  • Supervising work crews, as required, involved with parks, reserves and community facilities maintenance, including:
    • Assisting the Works Officer in planning and coordinating allocated crew work schedules.
    • Assisting the Works Officer in identifying and resolving work priority issues.
    • Providing regular communication on work site and projects issues and achievements, and any risk mitigation strategies applied.
    • Providing physical assistance and technical advice to work crews.
    • Cost-effective scheduling of hired or contracted plant and associated equipment and overseeing and operating plant and equipment and ensuring plant and equipment on site is appropriate for the task.
    • Maintaining facilities to the highest possible standards within resources allocated.
  • At the direction of the Works Officer, supervise the worksite operations, including safety, plant and crews when the Works Officer is not on site, including supervising minor contract work crews.
  • Assisting the Works Officer, Technical Officer and Works Manager in the development and implementation of annual maintenance plans for parks and reserves.
  • As directed by the Technical Officer, undertake the Works Officer role in an acting capacity, as required.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

The salary range for the position is between $67,490.10 and $71,088.82 plus 12.5% superannuation and a 9-day fortnight.  A guaranteed 2.5% salary increase applies to this salary (or CPI) in July 2024.

Council offers training to support your professional development and strong career growth, the opportunity to purchase additional leave, 12 days of personal leave per year, salary continuance insurance, private health discounts and a superb work life balance – plus many other benefits.

A copy of the position description, which includes the selection criteria, may be accessed below.

TO APPLY

Email a copy of your current resume, together with a 1–2-page cover letter detailing your experience, skills and suitability for the role to recruitment@ccc.tas.gov.au.

For a more detailed chat about the position, please call Kristy Hayes, People and Culture Advisor on 6217 9678.

Council is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free workplace.  Prospective applicants should note that random alcohol and drug testing is a condition of employment at Clarence City Council.

Applications close at 9.00am on Thursday, 7 March 2024.

Position Description

Civil Construction & Maintenance Workers

Cutoff: 7 March 2024

Multiple Positions Available – Permanent – Full-Time

We are looking for experienced and motivated people to join our Civil Construction and Maintenance crew. Relevant trade qualifications and previous experience in asphalt laying (road surfacing), concrete finishing, or stormwater construction would be highly regarded.

An understanding of safety issues relevant to the industry is essential.  You will also need the ability to work well in a crew and resolve problems as they arise on the job.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

A base salary between $61,395 and $65,928 will be offered to the preferred candidate + 12.5% superannuation and a 9-day fortnight.  A guaranteed 2.5% salary increase applies to this salary (or CPI) in July 2024.

Council offers training to support your professional development and strong career growth, the opportunity to purchase additional leave, 12 days of personal leave per year, salary continuance insurance, private health discounts and a superb work life balance – plus many other benefits.

A copy of the position description, which includes the selection criteria, may be accessed below.

TO APPLY

Email a copy of your current resume, together with a 1–2-page cover letter detailing your experience, skills and suitability for the role to recruitment@ccc.tas.gov.au.

For a more detailed chat about the position, please call Clinton Welsh, Works Manager Civil Infrastructure on 6217 9757.

Council is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free workplace.  Prospective applicants should note that random alcohol and drug testing is a condition of employment at Clarence City Council.

Applications close at 9.00am on Thursday, 7 March 2024.

Position Description

Leading Hand Civil Construction and Maintenance

Cutoff: 7 March 2024

Permanent – Full-Time

The City of Clarence is a mix of urban, rural and coastal communities and villages, enterprises and environments.  Our city offers an enviable lifestyle set within some of the most picturesque natural assets within Tasmania.  We are a growing city and a dynamic organisation.  This is the opportunity to positively impact the sustainable development of our city.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated person to join our civil construction and maintenance team as a Leading Hand.

Under the direction of the Works Officer, the Leading Hand will deliver the safe, effective and efficient provision of roads and stormwater construction and maintenance services.

Some of the key duties include:

  • Supervising work crews, as required, involved with civil construction and maintenance, including:
    • Assisting in planning and coordinating allocated crew work schedules.
    • Assisting in interpreting and understanding plans and effectively conveying design information to work crews.
    • Assisting in identifying and resolving work priority issues.
    • Providing regular communication on work site and projects issues and achievements, and any risk mitigation strategies applied.
    • Providing physical assistance and technical advice to work crews.
    • Cost-effective scheduling of hired or contracted plant and associated equipment, overseeing and operating plant and equipment and ensuring plant and equipment on site is appropriate for the task.
  • At the direction of the Works Officer, supervise the worksite operations, including safety, plant and crews when the Works Officer is not on site, including supervising minor contract work crews.
  • As directed by the Technical Officer, undertake the Works Officer role in an acting capacity, as required.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

The salary range for the position is between $67,490.10 and $71,088.82 plus 12.5% superannuation and a 9-day fortnight.  A guaranteed 2.5% salary increase applies to this salary (or CPI) in July 2024.

Council offers training to support your professional development and strong career growth, the opportunity to purchase additional leave, 12 days of personal leave per year, salary continuance insurance, private health discounts and a superb work life balance – plus many other benefits.

A copy of the position description, which includes the selection criteria, may be accessed below.

TO APPLY

Email a copy of your current resume, together with a 1–2-page cover letter detailing your experience, skills and suitability for the role to recruitment@ccc.tas.gov.au.

For a more detailed chat about the position, please call Clinton Welsh, Works Manager Civil Infrastructure, on 6217 9757.

Council is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free workplace.  Prospective applicants should note that random alcohol and drug testing is a condition of employment at Clarence City Council.

Applications close at 9.00am on Thursday, 7 March 2024.

Position Description