Inspector of Municipal Administration (Inspector) (VPSG4)

Job posted: 29/07/2022
Applications close: 04/09/2022 (Midnight)
22 days remaining

22 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/LGI004J

Reference: VG/LGI004J

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?


  • Use your analytical and investigative skills to uphold and improve the integrity of the Local Government Sector in Victoria
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 4: $88,955 - $100,930 plus superannuation.
  • Position can be full-time or part-time. Flexible work arrangements considered.

About the Local Government Inspectorate
Under the leadership of the Chief Municipal Inspector, the Local Government Inspectorate (LGI) is an independent administrative office hosted by the Department of Justice and Community Safety. We are the integrity agency for local government in Victoria. We investigate councillors and council staff for alleged offences and failed compliance with the Local Government Act 2020 (Act). We also conduct reviews of council performance, report on outcomes of reviews to the local government sector, educate councils through presentations, and make recommendations for legislative change and policy development.

The key functions of the Inspectorate include:

  • Investigating alleged breaches of and offences against the Act, including electoral provisions.

  • Investigating allegations of serious or gross misconduct by councillors.

  • Collaborating with the Victorian Government Solicitor to undertake prosecutions for breaches of the Act.

  • Conducting audits of council performance and reporting on outcomes to the local government sector.

  • Undertaking targeted governance examinations of councils and broader systemic reviews of governance practices.

  • Advising the Attorney General and Minister for Local Government where there are significant failures of council to provide good governance.

About the role
You will be a designated Inspector of Municipal Administration, working in a small team of investigators under the Team Leader Investigations. Your key tasks will involve assessing complaints and conducting detailed investigations This includes interviewing witnesses, analysing documents, interpreting, and applying legislation, and drafting reports. You will draft witness statements, compile briefs, and be involved in prosecutions at court. You will also be involved in matters of policy, including recommending changes to the legislation and regulations. In this role, you will also get the opportunity to assist with proactive governance / compliance examinations, special projects, report writing and delivering presentations to councils.

Occasional travel within Melbourne and to regional Victoria may be required.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Ability to conduct investigations under direction within tight timeframes and in a sensitive environment.

  • Ability to use innovative thinking and analytical skills to gather, collate, analyse and respond to information.

  • Ability to draft documents including evidence-based reports and briefs of varying complexity.

Ideally you should also bring:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in the field of law or commerce or a related discipline

  • Experience in investigations, or compliance-related work.

  • Experience in interpreting and applying legislation.

  • A current Victorian driver's licence.

What's in it for you

There are many advantages in working for the Inspectorate, including:

  • Flexible work hours

  • Working from home arrangements

  • Training and development opportunities

  • Supportive team environment

  • Generous leave entitlements

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.


Inspector of Municipal Administration (Inspector) (VPSG4)

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Michelle Bowran on 0407 331 169 | michelle.bowran@lgi.vic.gov.au

Inspector of Municipal Administration (Inspector) (VPSG4)