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Active Transport Officer - Melbourne


Merri-bek City Council is a progressive council of 175,000 residents: one community, proudly diverse. Our council area sits within the banks of the Merri Creek and the Moonee Ponds Creek, and includes Brunswick, Coburg, Fawkner, Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Hadfield, Oak Park and Pascoe Vale. Our city is vibrant and energetic, known for its active community, cultural diversity, creative industries and the arts. Our long-term vision has ambitious goals for environmental sustainability, social justice, community wellbeing, and creating great places. With the Civic Centre located in Coburg, 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food and cafés right at the doorstep.

Merri-bek Council strives to be a contemporary, innovative and collaborative organisation with a deep commitment to engaging and supporting the Merri-bek community. Our organisational vision is to be one team, brave and diverse, making a difference.

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and welcoming workplace. We offer flexible and hybrid work options and genuinely care about providing our staff work/life balance. With the Civic Centre located in Coburg, 8 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD, there are excellent public transport options and great food, cafés, parks and a cinema right at the doorstep. Merri-bek is a great place to live, work and play.


About the role

Council is offering two fantastic opportunities for Active Transport Officers who enjoy contact with the community, working with a dynamic team and shaping a liveable city. These roles are responsible for either developing and delivering Council’s Pedestrian or Cycling programs. They are critical positions in the Transport Branch.

Key aspects of the roles include:

Develop and implement projects / programs to encourage greater use of bicycles

Develop and implement project / programs to encourage walking

Undertake relevant project management activities which contribute to the achievement of an integrated transport system

The successful candidates will have experience and expertise to analyse information and data in order to formalize solutions to problems, proven ability to successfully undertake extensive consultation tasks, manage and deliver projects, work in a team environment and have an ability to effectively manage contractors.


Skills and experience require to perform the role

  • A tertiary qualification in civil engineering, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture or a related field with relevant experience or lesser qualifications with substantial experience and skills.

  • Knowledge of State and Federal Government transport policy and Local Government administrative procedures including an understanding of relevant guidelines, standards, regulations, and Acts relating to traffic and transport.

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to present to and gain co-operation with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • At least three years’ experience in supporting community-based pedestrian and/or bike or environmental initiatives preferably with some involvement in Local Government.

  • Demonstrated project management skills in project development and implementation, to ensure delivery of outcomes within budget and agreed time frames. High-level decision-making ability is required to analyse information and data in order to formalise solutions to problems.

  • Proven ability to successfully undertake extensive consultation tasks; manage and deliver projects; and work in a team environment.


What the role can offer

  • Monthly RDO

  • Extensive opportunities for training & career development

  • Salary sacrifice options

  • A real sense of work-life balance & flexible work options

  • Employer-supported study assistance schemes

  • Wellness programs


Further support offered for our staff

  • Up to 20 weeks primary & up to 5 weeks secondary parental leave

  • Purchase leave

  • Ceremonial leave

  • Gender affirmation leave

  • Family violence leave


For further information about this position please contact Lee Dowler, Unit Manager Transport on 03 9240 1265.

Merri-bek is focused on diverse representation of the community we serve. With this we value lived experience that could contribute to the shaping of this role and in turn will continue to provide representation and growth of safe and inclusive work culture.

We encourage everyone to apply and discuss opportunities to develop your knowledge and experience. Council is committed to removing barriers and access to employment where possible at any point in the recruitment, onboarding and during your time at Council. For further information regarding access or modifications you may require for a recruitment process please contact Katie Kinden, Recruitment Business Partner on (03) 9304 9769 KKinden@merri-bek.vic.gov.au


Applications close: 11:30pm, Sunday, 11 June 2023.


How to apply

Please fill out an application using our online recruitment system. You will be required to upload your CV, a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience. You do not need to respond to the individual Key Selection Criteria. Please also upload any other relevant documents such as your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate.

*Please note that some documents relating to this position may reference Moreland City Council. We are in the process of updating the councils new name of Merri-bek City Council.

Please note that applications must only be submitted online, applications will not be accepted via email.

Merri-bek City Council is proudly diverse and an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, people with disability, and people from every culture, sexuality and gender identity, age and ethnic background. Merri-bek City Council is a Child Safe organisation.


Our Commitment

In May 2021, Merri-bek Council adopted a revised Statement of Commitment to Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the municipality. The statement recognises the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people as the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of our municipality.

Merri-bek City Council is committed to being a Child Safe Organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse. We believe children and young people have the right to be and feel safe and that their safety and wellbeing is the responsibility of everyone. You can read more about our Child Safety Commitment Statement on our website.

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