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

Manager Development & Environmental Services

Applications are invited for the above position. This is a full time permanent senior management position based at Kempton.

The role is primarily to manage and coordinate the following business unit functions:

  •  Strategic land use planning including Planning Scheme development and/or amendments
  •   Land use planning development and assessment
  •   Building Control; Plumbing; Animal Control
  •   Environmental Health.

The salary packaging of the position of Manager DES can include a motor vehicle with full private use.

Enquiries in respect of this position should be directed to Andrew Benson, Deputy General Manager phone (03) 62545050 during normal office hours.



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 could be based at either Kempton or Oatlands.

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.

Enquiries in respect of the two Municipal Employee positions should be directed to David Richardson, Manager Infrastructure & Works phone (03) 62545000 during normal office hours.


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

The respective position descriptions for the three positions are available below.  

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 26th July 2020 and should be marked “Confidential” and be addressed to Andrew Benson, Deputy General Manager, mail@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au  or PO Box 21 Oatlands Tasmania 7120.


Position Description - Manager Development & Environmental Services

Position Description - Municipal Employee Parks and Reserves Horticulture

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


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 


Southern Midlands Council maintains an employment register to assist in filling casual employment opportunities in irregular and intermittent employment with us.  

The register is used by Council to search for suitable candidates when a casual vacancy may arise. These casual positions are often required to be filled at short notice. Casual positions are intermittent with hours and working days varying dependent on the position requirements.

Casual employees may be required in the following departments within Council:- Outdoor works staff; cleaners; animal control; engineering / technical and administration.  

If you wish to be included on our casual employment register, send your resume (including details of appropriate skills and qualifications) to mail@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au.

Candidates may be contacted to assess their suitability & availability as employment opportunities arise. 

The casual register will be advertised on an annual basis.

Council’s policy requires all permanent persons to be advertised in the Hobart Mercury so any people on the Casual Employment Register will need to keep an eye on the Positions Vacant section of the newspaper.

For any enquiries please contact Andrew Benson, Deputy General Manager on 6254 5050 or abenson@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au during business hours.


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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