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Administration Officer

Job No: 90314
Location: Wiluna, WA

  • Rewarding opportunity for an experienced Administration Officer within a progressive and proactive Local Government
  • Attractive remuneration package negotiable with experience
  • Exciting opportunity to enhance your career in a stable local council

About the Shire of Wiluna

The Shire of Wiluna is a district comprising 182,156 square kilometres of predominantly desert and pastoral country which is situated deep in the beautiful but rugged the Murchison goldfields subregion of the boom state of Western Australia. As one of the more isolated local governments in the State, the Shire faces unique challenges and opportunities. 

The Shire administration is based in the township of Wiluna, which is situated on the Goldfields Highway about 833kms from Perth. There are regular public transport flights from Perth three days per week and a direct sealed road link to Kalgoorlie which is 533kms away. Wiluna sits on the edge of the Western Desert and has a population of around 200 people, predominantly of Aboriginal descent. Although Wiluna is undeniably small and remote, it is a very liveable town offering good lifestyle opportunities and all the necessary local infrastructure, including a general store and post office, a primary school, a police station and a medical centre. 

About the Opportunity

The Shire of Wiluna now has an opportunity for a full-time Administration Officer to join their team in Wiluna, WA.

Reporting to the CEO and the Deputy CEO, you will be responsible for providing clerical and secretarial support to Executive Managers within the Shire of Wiluna, and providing advice to staff in the effective management of the Shire’s administrative services.

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Developing and maintaining a broad knowledge of the organisation and its operations, systems, and processing and providing relevant and accurate information to staff, council and members of the public;
  • Acting as the point of contact between the Executive Managers and internal/external clients;
  • Undertaking tasks of receiving calls, taking messages and routine correspondence;
  • Developing and following an Individual Work Plan in consultation with the Executive Assistant; and
  • Participating and contributing in a positive way to regular team meetings and reporting on progress against agreed work plans.

The successful candidate will have working knowledge of clerical and secretarial functions and processes, and ideally a knowledge and/or understanding of Martu culture and local community life. Candidates with record keeping experience within local government will be held in high regard. In addition, you must have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Due to nature of the role your excellent time management skills, as well as your ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines will be pivotal to your success. This role will best suit an individual with highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the means to work both autonomously and as part of a team. As such, it's important you are comfortable in sharing information and ideas with others.

Please note: A National Police Clearance, current Medical Certificate and current "C" Class Drivers Licence are requirements of this role.

For more information and to view the position description, please click here.

About the Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to enhance their Administrative experience with a stable local council. If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or the opportunity to grow your career, this is the role for you!

For your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive remuneration package (commensurate with skills and experience). In addition, you will benefit from a gym membership and accommodation will be negotiated, relevant to availability.

If you're an experienced Administration Officer looking for your next challenge - Apply Now!

Please note: Applications will close at 6pm AWST, Tuesday 4th July 

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