Employment and Training

Community Safety Officer

Permanent Full Time

Salary: $91,523.50 up to $107,809 per annum plus superannuation

(Salary package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)

Recruitment No: 22180

At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community.

Our strength is the diversity of our people. Together our responsibility is to create an inclusive place where everyone is welcome, valued and belongs. We lead with courage, openness and curiosity. Our conversations and actions celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. Learn more about us here.

About the Position

We are seeking an innovative and solutions focused individual to plan and implement Wollongong Councils Community Safety Plan. You will increase community safety within the Local Government area by working and connecting with a diverse range of stakeholders including residents, government agencies, community and business groups.

This role will develop innovative projects and programs including crime prevention and community safety programs in alignment with the community development framework.

What’s in it for you?

This is a genuine opportunity for you to use and expand your community development skills and experience by contributing to making Wollongong a safer place. You will broaden your understanding of the role Local Government plays in our community.

We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working, flex and RDOs – you just need to ask! We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change. We provide generous leave provisions, are committed to a safety (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support our staff to be at their best.

Click on ‘Apply’ to complete your online application. Please upload your resume and respond to each of the selection criteria below that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this position. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered.  CLICK HERE to learn more about How to Apply and our Recruitment Process.

Selection Criteria
For your application to be considered please ensure that you address the following criteria:

  1. Degree in community services/development, crime prevention, community safety or related fields (or substantially completed)
  2. Outline your understanding of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and practices within a community setting.
  3. Please outline your experience in undertaking community development projects and place making approaches
  4. Tell us about your experience working with a variety of stakeholders to develop and implement solutions to community issue
  5. Outline your ability to complete projects with a diverse range of tasks on time and within changing deadlines
  6. Do you have a current Drivers Licence

Applications close 11:59pm on Monday 24 October 2022

More information:

  • Click on the attachment below to check out the Position Description.
  • Reach out to Armando Reviglio, Coordinator Community Partnerships on (02) 4227 7253 for questions related to the job
  • For questions related to submitting your application online or our recruitment process, please contact the Attraction + Retention Team on (02) 4227 7065.

Final Notes:

  • Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time, temporary and or relief roles.
  • We are adhering to NSW Public Health Guidelines with regard to COVID19. As such this recruitment action will be conducted in line with current public health orders, for example online interviews. Currently there is also no mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for this position. Should a public health order or relevant legislation require the position to comply to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, applicants will be required to comply.
  • Suitable candidates are subject to employment screening which includes reference checks, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks. 

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