Inspector of Municpal Administration

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1432549B
Closing Date: 26-Dec-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Inspector of Municipal Administration - VPS4 - November 2019.docx (Word, 152KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Ross Millard
0412 559 605

Position Details

An exciting opportunity now exist for an Inspector of Municipal Administration within the Local Government Inspectorate!

Under the leadership of the Chief Municipal Inspector the Local Government Inspectorate (LGI) is an independent administrative office hosted by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC). It is the dedicated integrity agency for local government in Victoria focussing on investigations for offences and compliance with the Local Government Act 1989 (Act).

The key functions of the Inspectorate include:

▪        Investigating alleged breaches of the Act including council electoral provisions

▪        Prosecuting offences under the Act.

▪        Collaboration with the Victorian Government Solicitor to undertake prosecutions for breaches of the Act.

▪        Referring matters of serious misconduct by councillors for conduct panels.

▪        Elevating matters of gross misconduct of a councillor to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

▪        Targeted governance reviews and examinations of compliance by local council with the requirements in the Act.

▪        Advising the Special Minister for State where there are significant failures of council to provide good governance.

As an Inspector of Municipal Administration (Inspector) you will participate in the key functions of the Inspectorate, including the assessment of complaints, conducting initial action enquiries and subsequent investigations. This includes leading enquiries with councils, complainants, witnesses and persons of interest, documenting all actions and activity in reports or briefs of evidence where prosecution cases are involved.

The role also includes assisting in the development and delivery of proactive governance examinations at councils and assisting in broader reviews of systemic issues across the local government sector.

The closing date for this position is midnight Thursday, 26 December 2019.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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