Careers for RSPCA NSW
Regional Inspector

Wagga Wagga/Griffith  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Southern Regional Inspectors
$60,000.00 - $80,000.00 plus allowances

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New South Wales (RSPCA NSW) is a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation. We provide a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. RSPCA NSW is committed to the care and welfare of animals, providing extensive professional facilities, including fully equipped veterinary hospitals and our state-wide shelter network, with approximately 500 staff across NSW to care for animals.   

RSPCA NSW is seeking a pragmatic and organised person to join our Inspectorate Team in the Wagga Wagga and Griffith regions. In this role, you will be required to undertake investigations individually and with other team members. You will be required to develop an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation including, but not limited to, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979. 

As an Inspector, you will need to demonstrate the ability to manage yourself and your workload through accurate notebook entries and timely system processing and updating. 

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Undertake investigations
  • Attend assigned complaints and undertake other Inspectorate duties
  • Ensure that work is completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Engage in a positive and solution-oriented manner with members of the public, other agencies and other stakeholders
  • Represent the RSPCA NSW in a positive manner
  • Focus on an educational approach, while keeping in mind the wellbeing of the animals
  • Answer and assist with Inspectorate enquiries
  • Work closely with other departments, especially the shelters and veterinary clinics
  • Work closely with other team members
  • Participate in training and development as required
  • Take a proactive role in shaping and fostering a positive culture based on teamwork  

You will need to enjoy working with people and have the confidence to interact with both individuals and groups. You will need strong time management skills to succeed in this role. Ideally you will have a degree or other qualification in a relevant field and have demonstrated experience in investigations, regulatory, policing and/or similar.

To be successful in this role, candidates will need the following skills and experience: 

  • Experience in investigations        
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Computer literacy       
  • Excellent organisational skills         
  • The resilience to bounce back from occasional setbacks         
  • Demonstrated experience with companion animals and livestock knowledge and handling         
  • An unwavering commitment to animal well-being, including health, care and welfare issues, and the policies and principles of the RSPCA
  • Ability to perform physical duties, including manual handling and an ability to handle a minimum weight of 20 kilograms
  • Good exposure to Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) requirements
  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigation) or the willingness to obtain  

To be considered, you must have a current NSW Class C drivers’ licence (not L or P plates) or equivalent from another state and be eligible to gain a NSW licence. You must hold, or be eligible to hold, a firearms licence and be appointed as an Inspector or Officer under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979.

This position covers the areas surrounding Wagga Wagga and Griffith so the successful applicant wound need to be living in an area close enough to service these areas.   

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria in one document via the “Apply” button above.

Applications closes 31 May 2020.