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The City of Launceston has a vast range of career opportunities available. From accounting to engineering to horticulture and everything in between, we provide exciting career opportunities in a range of indoor and outdoor roles.

The City of Launceston offers a stimulating and creative work environment, Rostered Days Off, attractive superannuation, a family-friendly work environment, salary sacrificing options and long service leave after ten years.

The following positions vacant information is provided to make the recruitment and selection process more transparent and straightforward for applicants, particularly if you are an external applicant (not a current employee). We strongly encourage you to make use of the information provided when considering whether to apply for a position with us.

Pre-employment checks
As part of your application for employment, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment health assessment to assist us to determine if you are physically capable of performing the job you are applying for. This process includes a drug screening. You may also be required to consent to a National Police Check. You will be notified if we require you to undergo either of these checks.

Working at the City of Launceston

There are many benefits of working for the City of Launceston. One of the important benefits is our attitude to family responsibilities and work/life balance needs. The following are some of the more innovative and progressive benefits of working for us:

  • 50/52 Work arrangements in circumstances where employees need additional leave to manage family/carer responsibilities (e.g. during school holidays) or other special circumstances, they can request an overall adjustment in pay to obtain an extra two weeks leave
  • Parental/adoption leave
  • Fourteen weeks paid parental/adoption leave
  • Two weeks paid paternity leave
  • Emergency leave without pay
  • Working from home
  • In special circumstances, employees may be able to work from home on an ad hoc basis
  • Regular part-time work
  • Opportunities to work part time, particularly when returning to work after the birth of a child
  • Mums who return to work part time can request to have their full-time position preserved until their child's fifth birthday
  • Flexible work patterns
  • Nine day fortnight in most operational areas
  • Nineteen day month for all other full time employees (except senior management)
  • Annual and long service leave
  • Proactive approach to enabling employees to take annual leave and long service leave entitlements as this is considered an important health and welbeing issue
  • Personal/carer's leave. Traditional sick leave entitlements are also available for employees to care for dependants and members of their household
  • An arrangement where one person can have more than one job in two different departments/directorates.

Employer of Choice

The City of Launceston is one of 67 Tasmanian workplaces recognised as an Employer of Choice by the Tasmanian Government.

An Employer of Choice is a workplace with a reputation amongst its employees as a great place to work. The Employer of Choice awards recognise and promote Tasmanian organisations that, regardless of their size, successfully attract and retain skilled employees.

Positions Vacant

POS1393 Education Research Officer
Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 5 August 2016

POS1260 Senior Human Resources Advisor
Applications close 5.00pm on Friday, 5 August 2016

POS1028 Pool Lifeguard (casual) - Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday, 31 July 2016
View the position description
Selection Criteria Form and Availability Schedule (must be included with application)

POS1319 Parking Officer
Applications close Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 5.00pm

POS1368 Administration Officer
Applications close Monday, 8 August 2016 at 5.00pm

Infrastructure Services Positions Vacant
The Infrastructure Services Directorate is in the business of providing relevant, healthy and sustainable infrastructure that supports a liveable city. Resourcing for the Future focuses on the role of Technical Services in realising this and delivering best value to the community.  How the department operates, plans, and is positioned in order to identify and meet future challenges is critical to its success, and the role of its people in achieving this is key.

A collaborative process was utilised that provided an opportunity for the entire Technical Services team to engage in developing a working solution for resourcing for the future.

This process not only resulted in the identification and prioritisation of future challenges and issues, but also supported the development of a People Strategy in order to critically and proactively address the challenges and issues that were identified. Input and feedback from employees during this process was invaluable. The subsequent People Strategy not only contains focus areas, but also high-level actions for each of these.

Following this internal process we have the following opportunities:

POS1389 Senior Engineering Advisor
Applications close Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at 5.00pm

POS1392 Environment Scientist
Applications close Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at 5.00pm

POS0114 Hydraulics Advisor
Applications close Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at 5.00pm

POS1387 Engineering Officer - Hydraulics
Applications close Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at 5.00pm

POS0384 Community Engagement Officer
Applications close Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at 5.00pm

POS0808 Recreation Planning Officer
Applications close Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at 5.00pm

POS1395 Flood Response Project Officer
Applications close Wednesday, 17 August 2016 at 5.00pm

If you are sending your application via Australia Post, please take into consideration the possibility of an extended delivery time; this is due to recent changes in the postal delivery system.  An emailed application is the preferred and most efficient method of delivery.

Ongoing Opportunities
Expressions of interest for employment in the below positions are being invited now for an indefinite period.

POS9000 Group Fitness Instructor
Click here to view the Position Description

POS9001 Health and Fitness Instructor
Click here to view the Position Description

POS9003 Learn to Swim Instructors - Infants
Click here to view the Position Description

Quick checklist for applicants, Have you:

Completed an application form?
Prepared a covering letter introducing yourself and explaining why you are applying for the role?

Prepared a resume including referees?
Addressed the selection criteria?
Sent your application form, covering letter, resume, and statement/letter addressing the selection criteria to the Council?

More advice for applicants (PDF 590KB)
Application for employment form (Word 94.5KB)