The job description for the compliance officer had a face-lift after talk of hiring a coastal ranger who would serve along the coastal areas.
District Council of Franklin Harbour chief executive officer Terry Barnes said the idea of hiring a coastal ranger was in formation before he took on the position of CEO.
“The coastal ranger came about because of people doing the wrong thing on the coast like illegal camping, that’s what bought it to a head,” Mr Barnes said.
“Then I came here and said for them to do more and serve both districts.
“Compliance officer is more meaningful than coastal ranger,” he added.
According to Mr Barnes, the recommendation for the compliance officer, which both councils need to agree upon, will have the District Council of Franklin Harbour employ the compliance officer with the District Council of Cleve to pay for services.
Mr Barnes added the compliance officer would enforce the rules both councils administer.
Mr Barnes said the position for the compliance officer was personalised and a difficult position to fill.
“The person will have a lot of training and knowledge, understand collection of evidence and most importantly, must have good people skills,” he said.
“A good compliance officer will make life easy, one that is too hard will cause angst and friction in the community and one that is too soft will also cause angst.
“It is a difficult position to fill.”
A call for applications for the position will happen after both councils approve the recommendations of the compliance officer.
Mr Barnes is hopeful council will accept applications at the end of August for an early spring or summer start.