Careers with the Council
The Launceston City Council has a vast range of career opportunities available. From accounting to engineering to horticulture and everything in between, the Council can provide exciting career opportunities in a range of indoor and outdoor roles.
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 Health Assessment
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 screen. You WILL be notified IF we require you to undergo a Health Assessment.
Working at the Launceston City Council
There are many benefits of working at the Council. One of the important benefits is the Council's attitude to family responsibilities and work/life balance needs. The following are some of the more innovative and progressive benefits of working at the Council:
- 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 maternity/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 second birthday
- Flexible work patterns
- Nine day fortnight in most operational areas;
- Nineteen day month for all other 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 welfare issue
- Personal/carer's leave
- Traditional sick leave entitlements are 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.
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.
If you wish to apply for a position with the Launceston City Council, you must complete an Application for Employment Form (MSWord 490KB).
Quick checklist for applicants
Completed an application form?
Prepared a resume including referees?
Addressed the qualifications and competencies?
Sent your application form, covering letter, resume, and statement/letter addressing qualifications and competencies (selection criteria) to the Council?
Applied for a police history record check (if required)?
More advice for applicants (PDF 554KB)
If the position you are applying for requires a pre-employment conviction check, please download the relevant form from the Tasmania Police website.
Police History Record Check
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Cadetships
The Council has work experience and employment options for Surveying and Spatial Sciences students from the University of Tasmania (UTAS).