Positions Vacant

Southern Midlands Councils has a small team (approximately 50 FTE) of people who work with the General Manager in providing services to the Community of the Southern Midlands local government area. To provide the best value in performing the required roles and responsibilities for our Community, this team comprises the following mixture of labour engagement methods, full time employment, part time, permanent part time, casual, contract, along with resource sharing with other local authorities. From time to time vacancies do arise within the team and advertisements are placed in the  Tasmanian Mercury , under Classifieds and Positions section, with position descriptions and associated documents being placed on this web site.

Current Positions Vacant

Municipal Employee - Truck Driver - Plant Operator
(General Maintenance/Construction) Oatlands

Municipal Employee - Truck Driver – Heavy Rigid
(General Maintenance/Construction) Kempton

Applications are invited for two Municipal Employee positions with Southern Midlands Council.

These are full time permanent positions with one based at Oatlands and one based at Kempton.   The successful applicants will need to have demonstrated skills, knowledge & experience in the roles and tasks identified within the respective position descriptions.

Applicants must be highly skilled, customer focused, possess good interpersonal skills, be highly self-motivated and have good written and verbal communication skills.  Previous experience in local government and/or a related industry would be desirable.

The salary will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on skills, knowledge experience and qualifications in accordance with Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

Further enquiries in respect of these positions should be directed to Jack Lyall, Manager Infrastructure & Works  phone (03) 62545000 during normal office hours.

Position Description - Municipal Employee - Truck Driver - Plant Operator
(General Maintenance/Construction) Oatlands

Position Description - Municipal Employee - Truck Driver – Heavy Rigid
(General Maintenance/Construction) Kempton

Applications must address the selection criteria within the position description along with providing relevant experience plus contact details for two work related referees.

Applications close at 4.00pm Monday 10th February 2020 and should be marked “Confidential” and be addressed to Andrew Benson, Deputy General Manager via email to mail@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au  or PO Box 21 Oatlands Tasmania 7120.

TF Kirkwood
General Manager 

Preparing your Application

The attached document will assist you in preparing an application for a position with Southern Midlands Council

Advice on Preparing Your Application 


A career in Local Government is for people with a desire to, work with, assist and improve their local Community. Southern Midlands Council offers an environment of challenge, growth and broad experiences that can benefit your career. More information in respect of LG careers is available from the Local Government Association of Tasmania.

Home Email us Print Comment

Southern Midlands of Tasmania, where a blend of good old fashioned values and modern ideas co-exist