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

Weeds Officer

Applications are invited for the position of Weeds Officer based at the Oatlands office of Southern Midlands Council.   This is a part-time contract position of thirty-two hours per fortnight with funding up to 30th June 2020.   The successful applicant will need to have demonstrated skills, knowledge & experience in the roles and tasks identified within the position description.

Applicants must possess good interpersonal skills, be highly self-motivated and have good written and verbal communication skills. 

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 this position should be directed to Andrew Benson, Human Resources Manager, phone (03) 6259 3011, or abenson@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au  during normal office hours. 

An information package including the position description is available at www.southernmidlands.tas.gov.au under Positions Vacant. 

Applicants 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 on Monday 18th February 2019 and should be marked “Confidential” and be addressed to the General Manager, mail@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au  or PO Box 21, Oatlands, Tasmania 7120.

Position Description

T F Kirkwood

Advertised in the Mercury on Saturday 2nd February 2019


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.

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