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Working for Victoria employment opportunities

Working for Victoria is supporting the people of Mitchell Shire getting back into work. There are new jobs and recovery roles that will contribute to slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and help many Victorians get back to work.

We will advertise for our Working for Victoria roles over the coming weeks. Positions will be made available on a rolling basis.

If you have lost work due to the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website to find out more and apply.

What roles are available at Mitchell?

We are preparing to share details of multiple roles available at Mitchell Shire Council as funded by the Victorian State Government. These positions will support our organisation in transitioning to the recovery phase of COVID-19.

Most importantly, they will provide opportunities for members of our community who have lost work to apply for a role at Council.

Current roles available through Sidekicker

Cultural Heritage Trail Development Project Officer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Professional Scientific, Technical workers
  • Education and Training

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Community and Personal Service workers
  • Clerical and Administrative workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • demonstrated experience working in tourism, marketing, promotion and liaison and/or experience working for not-for-profit groups
  • understanding of indigenous cultural heritage
  • experience in the creation of promotional or visitor information content, both collateral and in the digital space
  • strong communication skills, both verbal and written with the ability to articulate challenges and opportunities
  • be detail oriented and motivated by success metrics
  • ability to be creative and be self-motivated to achieve goals and priorities
  • posses strong stakeholder management skills
  • a current, valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Cyber Security Officer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Information, Media and Telecommunications
  • Financial and insurance Services
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Public Administration and Safety

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • demonstrated experience working in cyber security with minimum of four (4) years in a similar position in a commercial/business or Local Government environment
  • experience and knowledge in cyber security strategies/governance, incident response plans including response and reporting
  • knowledge of cyber security principles, including risk assessment and management, threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and identity and access management
  • demonstrated customer service focus including the ability to effectively liaise with Council staff, public and other stakeholders to implement the most appropriate solutions and achieve outcomes
  • strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and vendors
  • a current, valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • working with Children Check is required for Mitchell Shire Council employees

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Data Analyst/HRIS Reporting Officer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Financial and Insurance services
  • Professional and Scientific and Technical
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Education and Training

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Manager and Professional; Technician and Trade Worker
  • Manager and Professional; Technician and Trade Worker
  • Manager and Professional; Technician and Trade Worker
  • Manager and Professional; Technician and Trade Worker

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related business discipline or a minimum of five (5) years proven experience in a similar position
  • strong data analysis skill in understanding processes, information and requirements
  • excellent communication and report writing skills to build networks and relationships across all departments
  • demonstrated extensive experience in Human Resources (or People) analytics
  • strong evaluation, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • a current, valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Digital Engagement Officer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker category: Business support/Call centre

Sidekicker sub-category: Data entry & IT support

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • IAP2 engagement certification (or similar) or practical experience
  • demonstrated experience preparing and implementing stakeholder engagement plans (infrastructure, community engagement or disaster recovery experience desirable)
  • demonstrated experience structuring surveys for engagement projects and managing databases for stakeholder outreach
  • tertiary qualifications in communications, engagement or related disciplines or practical experience in consultation and public relations
  • demonstrated experience as a strong and clear communicator with a proven ability to simplify complex information into compelling and engaging content for use across multiple online and offline channels
  • demonstrated experience and proficiency using Content Management Systems (CMSs) and online engagement platforms
  • strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and sound practical experience using Adobe Creative Suite applications and other tools to structure, publish and design content
  • excellent proofreading, editing and copywriting skills with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • proven ability to operate in a complex operating environment with a high degree of public exposure and to identify associated risk management and issues mitigation needs
  • a valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • Working with Children's Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Facility Maintenance Handyman - Development and Engineering

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Construction
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers, Labourers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers, Labourers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trades Workers, Labourers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • possess a valid Victorian drivers' licence and access to one's own vehicle for work related purposes
  • thorough knowledge and experience in your recognised trade, Regulations, Australian Standards and OH&S procedures in relation to the Building Trade management
  • demonstrated experience of 3 to 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • ability to use initiative and be decisive in making decisions relating to repair and maintenance works
  • have a sound knowledge of the statutory and legislative requirements related to repair and maintenance works
  • knowledge of facility management procedures and the relevant OH&S legislation, standards and guidelines
  • have a well developed written and oral communication skills, including the ability to document work tasks and provide detailed defect assessments
  • the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with staff, residents, contractors and relevant stakeholders
  • willingness to undertake a Working With Children Check
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

HR Officer (in partnership with Nexus Primary Health)

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Professional, Scientific & Technical
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Health Care and Social Assistance

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trade Workers, Community and Personal Service Workers, Clerical and Administrative Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trade Workers, Community and Personal Service Workers, Clerical and Administrative Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trade Workers, Community and Personal Service Workers, Clerical and Administrative Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trade Workers, Community and Personal Service Workers, Clerical and Administrative Workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • either academic (degree or diploma level) or equivalent work experience in a human resource environment
  • experience within a human resources environment, including applying and ensuring adherence to human resources policy and procedures
  • proven ability to provide support and advice to management and employees on a wide variety of human resource matters
  • proven customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively
  • well-developed organisations skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks whilst maintaining attention to details
  • demonstrated computer literacy and sound experience in maintaining databases, word processing, spreadsheets, system improvements, etc.
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • sound attention to detail and research skills
  • sound numeracy, literacy and reasoning skills
  • willing to perform a range of clerical, audit and administrative duties.

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

IT Project Officer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Information, Media & Telecommunications
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
  • Professional, Scientific & Technical

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trade Workers, Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trade Workers, Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trade Workers, Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Trade Workers, Community and Personal Service Workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • formal qualification in Project Management, Information Technology or lesser former qualifications with substantial relevant experience working within the information technology field, preferably within a multi-disciplinary environment
  • demonstrated experience and knowledge of project management methodologies
  • demonstrated experience with minimum of four (4) years in a similar position in a commercial/business or Local Government environment
  • problem solving skills including the ability to analyse and provide specialised advice on the effective operation of information technology systems
  • demonstrated project management and coordination experience in delivery of IT infrastructure and/or application projects in medium to large organisations
  • well-developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to prepare and deliver reports, presentations and correspondence
  • a current, valid Victoria driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • a Working with Children Check is required for Mitchell Shire Council employees

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Project Worker - Child and Family Services

Location: Civic Centre Broadfordd

Sidekicker categories:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Education and Training
  • Health Care and Social Assistance

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • tertiary qualifications in social sciences, community development, population health or a related discipline
  • experience working in the community services sector and knowledge of child and family services
  • well-developed administrative skills and writing skills, including analysis of data and presenting information on a range of mediums

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Recovery Support Officer

Location: Wallan Office

Sidekicker categories:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Education and Training

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Worker

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • the ability to guide, mentor, coach and motivate staff and to lead change with the team to progress the great organisational vision
  • well-developed organisational skills and the ability to coordinate significant programs and processes
  • effective interpersonal skills, incorporating a high level of verbal and written communication, problem solving and negotiation
  • demonstrated ability to assist with the preparation of reports, submissions, policies, strategies and plans and to successfully promote these in written and oral form
  • proven ability to develop, build and maintain relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • resilience, flexibility and the ability to effectively coordinate and deal with complexity and ambiguity
  • ability to assist with the Working for Victoria Manager with e the project budget and assist with producing regular progress reports
  • a valid current Victorian Driver's Licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • hold a Working with Children Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Risk and OHS Administrator (Security)

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Information Media & Telecommunications
  • Financial and Insurance Services
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical
  • Administrative and Support Services
  • Public Administration and Safety

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers
  • Manager, Professional, Technicians and Traders Workers; Community and Personal Service Workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • knowledge of alarm systems, surveillance equipment and best practices entry management
  • good data entry skills with the ability to project this positivity across multiple stakeholders
  • well-developed organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • ability to provide timely and accurate information to internal and external customers
  • demonstrated computer literacy and sound experience in word processing, spread sheets and PowerPoint
  • auditing qualifications/experience
  • health and safety, quality or risk qualifications
  • willingness to undertake National Police Check
  • a current, valid Victorian driver's licence
  • Working With Children check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Small Business Advisor - Jobs, Investment and Communications

Location: Wallan office

Sidekicker categories:

  • Business support/Call centre
  • Community services

Sidekicker sub-categories:

  • Customer service
  • Data entry
  • IT support & administration
  • Reception and intake workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • relevant experience in Economic Development, Business Development or similar field
  • a background in working with private sector business in developing and implementing business support services and business improvements methodologies and processes
  • demonstrated experience as a strong and clear communicator
  • demonstrated high level of attention to details, excellent organisation skills, and the ability to manage matters autonomously with minimal supervision and instructions
  • a valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check
  • Working with Children's Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Small Business Grant Writing Support Officer

Location: Wallan

Sidekicker categories:

  • Information media and telecommunications
  • Financial and Insurance services
  • Renting, Hiring and Real Estate services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical
  • Public Administration and Safety

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Clerical and Administration
  • Clerical and Administration
  • Clerical and Administration
  • Clerical and Administration

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • relevant and demonstrated experience of writing successful (i.e.: winning) grant applications or successful winning work through competitive Request for Quote and Request for Tender procurement opportunities
  • demonstrated experience as a strong and clear communicator; especially written forms of communication
  • demonstrated high level of attention to detail
  • excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage matters autonomously with minimal supervision and instruction
  • a valid Victorian driver's licence
  • willingness to undertake National Police Check and Working with Children Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Social Worker Youth (in partnership with The Bridge Youth Services)

Location: Wallan Youth Hub

Sidekicker categories:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Professional Scientific and Technical Workers

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Professional, Community and Personal Service workers
  • Community and Personal Service Workers

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • a degree in Social Work or post-secondary qualifications in a relevant community services field (i.e.: Youth Work)
  • a passion for Youth Work and an understanding of child and adolescent development
  • an understanding of relevant risk and need assessments
  • a working knowledge of case management frameworks and the strength-based approach to client services

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Tradesperson/Handyperson - Painter

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Construction
  • Education and Training
  • Public Administration

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Professional & Technical Trades & Labourers
  • Clerical and Administrative
  • Clerical and Administrative

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • possess a valid Victorian drivers' licence and access to one's own vehicle for work related purposes
  • thorough knowledge and experience in your recognised trade, Regulations, Australian Standards and OH&S procedures in relation to the Building Trade management
  • demonstrated experience of 3 to 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • ability to use initiative and be decisive in making decisions relating to repair and maintenance works
  • have a sound knowledge of the statutory and legislative requirements related to repair and maintenance works
  • knowledge of facility management procedures and the relevant OH&S legislation, standards and guidelines
  • have a well developed written and oral communication skills, including the ability to document work tasks and provide detailed defect assessments
  • the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with staff, residents, contractors and relevant stakeholders
  • willingness to undertake a Working With Children Check
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

Tradesperson/Handyperson - Plasterer

Location: Civic Centre Broadford

Sidekicker categories:

  • Construction
  • Education and Training
  • Public Administration

Sidekicker sub-categories - of above in order:

  • Professional & Technical Trades & Labourers
  • Clerical and Administrative
  • Clerical and Administrative

Essential qualifications and experience required:

  • possess a valid Victorian drivers' licence and access to one's own vehicle for work related purposes
  • thorough knowledge and experience in your recognised trade, Regulations, Australian Standards and OH&S procedures in relation to the Building Trade management
  • demonstrated experience of 3 to 5 years' experience in a similar role
  • ability to use initiative and be decisive in making decisions relating to repair and maintenance works
  • have a sound knowledge of the statutory and legislative requirements related to repair and maintenance works
  • knowledge of facility management procedures and the relevant OH&S legislation, standards and guidelines
  • have a well developed written and oral communication skills, including the ability to document work tasks and provide detailed defect assessments
  • the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with staff, residents, contractors and relevant stakeholders
  • willingness to undertake a Working With Children Check
  • willingness to undertake a National Police Check

Find out more or register for the Working for Victoria via the Victorian State Government's Working for Victoria website.

How do I apply?

Applications cannot be submitted directly to Council. Instead, applications are accepted via Working for Victoria and sent to Council for consideration. Here's how you can apply.

  1. register for Working for Victoria. This will invite you to sign up for the Sidekicker app
  2. set up your Sidekicker profile
  3. select up to three areas of interest
  4. select your availability (e.g. part-time, full-time)
  5. select your preferred location

Once you have completed the above steps, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Download the Sidekicker app to begin browsing suggested roles.

When a role you are interested in is recommended for you, simply apply for the position through the Sidekicker app.

For more detailed instructions on the application process for Working for Victoria roles, please refer to the Working for Victoria Application Process document below.

What if I have questions?

If you're unsure about how to register for Working for Victoria, please contact Working for Victoria via email at WorkingforVictoria@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

If your question relates to position descriptions of current vacancies at Mitchell Shire Council, please contact our Customer Service team on 03 5734 6200 and reference the role for which you are applying. Our staff will direct your enquiry to the relevant department.

Life in Mitchell Shire

Located just 40km north of Melbourne’s CBD, Mitchell Shire is one of Victoria’s fastest growing outer metropolitan municipalities.

We are proud to encompass the towns of Beveridge, Broadford, Heathcote Junction, Kilmore, Pyalong, Seymour, Tallarook, Tooborac, Trawool, Wallan, and Wandong.

Mitchell offers the best of both worlds. Our position on the rural/urban divide bridges the gap between regional and city lifestyles. A trip to Mitchell will help you to discover:

  • a diverse landscape that’s perfect for hiking along hilltops, strolling by rivers, and exploring untouched nature
  • friendly, active communities
  • easy access to the city and the country
  • great food and wine
  • quality education and health care
  • a mix of urban and rural living with a range of housing choices
  • an affordable lifestyle.

Here at Mitchell Shire Council, we are excited to embrace the opportunities and challenges associated with our rapid growth. Our staff work hard to plan and implement services, facilities and support to ensure the Mitchell community can continue to thrive.

This is a shire that values community. It’s a municipality whose towns are a source of pride for all who live here. When it comes down to it, it’s no wonder more and more people are starting to discover Mitchell.

We can’t wait for you to join us and see what Mitchell is all about.

Our services

We offer 100+ services to the local community and maintain significant infrastructure and facilities for our community. We also enforce state and local laws and have a number of emergency management planning, response, relief and recovery responsibilities in partnership with other levels of government.

Visit our Services page to find our more about the services provided by Mitchell Shire Council.

Staff testimonials

Adam, Local Laws:
"I have found that the 'One Mitchell' approach works. Everyone gets involved and the organisation really cares. Everyone has been great to work with and there is a sense of ownership with everything that we do."

Hannah, Finance and Assets:
"At Mitchell I am able to see the positive impact that my role has on the community and the people I work with. Mitchell is a great place to work, with a supportive leadership team fostering development and career advancement."

Sean, Strategic Planning:
"Mitchell Shire Council offers the opportunity to work in a growth area for a forward-thinking Council with a focus on community outcomes. There is a positive culture and a high-level of buy in from staff members towards achieving organisation goals."

Carly, Leisure:
"Working at Mitchell Shire Council is more than just a job; it is a family unit where you feel supported in all facets of your role. There is an energy and passion for what we do to help support the greater community that provides intrinsic motivation to keep striving for success."

More information

This page was last updated on 14 August 2020.