Roper Gulf Regional Council

CDP Compliance Officer

Job No: 97130
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Do you have experience in compliance monitoring or quality assessment within employment services?
  • Join a growing Local Government - working in the heart of the scenic Katherine region
  • Remuneration circa $62,489 - $68,976 commensurate with experience
  • Huge range of additional benefits including relocation assistance & 6 weeks leave

About Roper Gulf Regional Council

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and southeast of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919. 

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders. 

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader in improving the quality of family and community life in the Northern Territory. 

About the Opportunity

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) now has an excellent opportunity available for a full time Compliance Officer to join their Community Development Programme (CDP) division, based in Katherine, NT. This is a full-time, fixed term contract up to 30th June, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the CDP Assistant Manager, you will assist the Council to achieve targets to maintain a financially sustainable delivery model for the CDP. Additionally you will be responsible for monitoring compliance systems and procedures and providing senior administrative support, to enable optimal performance of the CDP contract. This will be achieved by:

  • Maintaining quality records in accordance with Federal and Local guidelines, as per the contract of job seeker records to the standard required under the contract;
  • Monitoring CDP portal updates and advising staff of changes;
  • Creating and monitoring weekly site performance reports and taking appropriate corrective action; 
  • Conducting site audits; 
  • Maintaining the records system to ensure appropriate authorisation and documentation is kept for all claims; and
  • Engaging with the local community to deliver job seeker services that are culturally, socially and environmentally appropriate within the contractual guidelines. 

Candidates will require demonstrated experience within the CDP contract to enable them to successfully achieve the above.

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About you

RGRC are seeking candidates with previous experience in the employment services sector and the ability to analyse contracts, policies, procedures or legislation to solve problems or respond to enquiries. Your excellent written communication, with the ability to write standard correspondence will go hand-in-hand with your well-developed word processing and computer application skills. 

You will be able to manage competing priorities by establishing, coordinating and monitoring your own work plan, and your excellent communication skills will enable you to liaise with a range of stakeholders and the public to build lasting, effective relationships. 

Importantly, you’ll have an understanding and genuine interest in Indigenous culture, with the ability to liaise with Indigenous community members in a culturally sensitive manner. Previous experience working in a similar position within the Local Government sector, or within a cross cultural environment will be highly regarded. 

Some of your work will involve travelling by both road and light aircraft to communities distant from Katherine, with some overnight stays required, so you must be comfortable with this. 

About the Benefits

If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, you’ll find it in the Northern Territory. You will be working with a young Local Government within one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia!

The successful candidate will receive a highly attractive remuneration of $62,489 - $68,976 commensurate with skills and experience.

You’ll enjoy flexible working conditions, relocation assistance and 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this region of the NT.

Please note: Applications will close at midnight, AEST on Sunday 19th March, 2018.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

About the Katherine Region

The Northern Territory is one of the most picturesque environments on the planet, spanning more than 1.4 million square kilometres from the centre to the northerly coast of Australia. Ancient woodlands meet sandy beaches and escarpments tower above lush billabongs in this land of diversity.

The Katherine Region stretches from Dunmarra in the South, to the Daly River Region in the North, embracing both the Queensland and West Australian borders, and in total covering 480,000sq Kilometres! This is the place to go for those seeking adventure! Boasting the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park - there is climbing of the escarpments, trekking through chasms, or 4WD'ing experiences abound!

For those looking for a more relaxed way of life, you'll appreciate such treasures as Borroloola and the Gulf Region across the Roper River - Elsey National Park, Mataranka Thermal Pools, the majestic scenery of the Victoria River Region, Pine Creek and the Douglas and Daly River areas. Whether it's viewing rock art, catching fish or simply exploring the flora and fauna, there's the opportunity for a photograph in every corner.

Katherine is ideally positioned as a base from which to explore all the Top End has to offer. Located only a couple of hours from Kakadu, Litchfield and Gregory National Parks, the town of Katherine is the central hub of the region.

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must:

  • Hold a current Northern Territory 'C' class manual driver's licence and confidently drive manual 4x4 vehicles on unsealed roads;
  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC;
  • At commencement of employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT prior to commencing; and
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.


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