Careers

Are you looking for a job where you can make a real difference in the community?

A workplace that provides opportunity, challenge and balance?

A workplace that values your skills and professionalism?

Moonee Valley City Council is a great place to live, work and play. We are committed to continuously pushing the boundaries to provide responsive, citizen-focussed services, and are after staff who embrace our values and are ready to rise to the challenges of the 21st century.

We value diversity within our workforce and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples and people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Current vacancies

See our list of current career vacancies.

Why work at Moonee Valley?

Your health and wellbeing comes first

We promote a safe and healthy workplace. Occupational Health and Safety is a major priority for our organisation.

As an employee you will have access to our free Employee Assistance Program, which includes professional counselling services.

Our Health and Wellbeing Program offers a range of benefits including, half-price membership at Council-owned leisure centres like the Ascot Vale Leisure Centre and East Keilor Leisure Centre.

We're a family friendly organisation

We recognise the needs of employees with family responsibilities and we want to help them balance their home and work life.

We have flexible work arrangements which includes:

  • carers leave
  • an alternate model of employment where staff may ‘purchase’ up to ten weeks additional annual leave
  • cultural and ceremonial leave
  • leave for staff who provide service to emergency services organisations

We also have generous parental leave arrangements of up to 18 weeks paid maternity/adoption leave and two weeks paid partner's leave.

There is also provision for pre-natal leave for pregnant employees to attend medical appointments.

We support your professional development

We offer learning and development opportunities so our employees can develop and perform at their best.

Our commitment to staff development extends to assistance with work-related formal education courses in the form of study leave and/or reimbursement of course fees.

From time to time nationally-accredited professional development opportunities are offered in-house such as:

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Business
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management

Our values

Moonee Valley City Council values are at the core of our work. They inform our work and behaviours, and determine how we engage with each other and with other organisations.

Your commitment to these values will be central to your successful performance as an employee of Moonee Valley City Council.

Strategic thinking

Looking ahead, planning for change and understanding community aspirations in the context of Council’s role

You will strive to understand the broad context in which decisions are made, including emerging issues and trends within the community, particularly the opportunities that arise from improving technology.

Communication

Sharing information and listening to each other so that we can better serve our citizens

You will communicate with others respectfully, in an open, honest and constructive way in order to improve results. You will ensure that you share information and everyone has equal access to that information so people can make properly informed decisions.

Accountability

Taking responsibility for our actions, reporting accurately on our activities

You will carry out your day-to-day duties in a manner that earns the trust of other employees and the community. To earn this trust you will operate transparently and accept responsibility for the success or failure of your work, learning from your mistakes. In addition, if required, you will report to the Council and the community so that they can clearly see how resources are allocated to meet the community’s needs.

Leadership

Showing the way by living our values

Every person in the organisation is a leader and has the capacity to show leadership. You will show leadership by adhering to our values, communicating with others, acknowledging constraints, seizing opportunities and working together to improve outcomes.

Innovation

Seeking new ways to achieve better outcomes

You will focus on working to achieve goals, develop systems and solve problems more efficiently and effectively by sharing knowledge and learning.

Teamwork

Helping each other is everyone’s job to achieve the best outcome for citizens

You will strive to understand the roles of others, respect the different skills, abilities and perspectives we each bring as individuals and use this diversity to achieve a better outcome. You will pitch in when others need a hand and ask for help when you need it.

Work experience

We work with local secondary schools to provide work experience placements for students. If you would like a work placement with us, please speak to your careers teacher. From time to time, we also take in tertiary work placements when the placement is a required part of the course being undertaken.

All work experience placements must be sponsored by an institution that is able to cover personal accident and public liability insurance.

If you are interested in undertaking a work experience placement at Moonee Valley, please email your application including:

  • information about yourself, including your name and contact details
  • your school or institution and the course you are studying
  • reason why you are seeking a work experience placement
  • dates for your placement
  • area/s of Council you are interested in doing your placement

Please put time and thought into your application. This is a good opportunity to practice on your job applying skills.

Email your application to council@mvcc.vic.gov.au

For more information about work experience, call our Human Resources department on 9243 8888.

More information

For more information about working at Moonee Valley City Council, call our Human Resources department on 9243 8888.

Last updated: Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:00 PM