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Technical Officer (Roads)

Job No: 90420
Location: Wiluna, WA

  • Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Technical 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 Technical Officer (Roads) to join their team in Wiluna, WA.

Reporting to the Executive Manager of Engineering and Development Services, you will be responsible for providing efficient, effective and accurate technical and administrative support to Engineering and Development Services Department objectives and staff as required.

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

  • Providing supervision and technical advice to external contractors;
  • Planning, documenting and implementing regular road works programmes for the Shire;
  • Ensuring that reactive/emergency and private works are remedied and/or carried out in a timely manner;
  • Providing high-quality input to the Shire's operational plan, annual budget and long-term financial plan in relation to Road Works programmes;
  • Ensuring that all documents relating to areas of responsibility are registered and managed in accordance with the Document Management Plan approved by the CEO;
  • Cooperating in assuring sound financial management in relation to Road Works programme;
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Wiluna airstrip; and
  • Erecting signage and undertaking other basic road maintenance works as required. 

The successful candidate will have experience in project management, administration and/or supervising. You will also have, or will be able to quickly obtain, a relevant training certification including basic mechanical chainsaw, manual handling, elevated work platform, white card and local works area traffic management. In addition, a trades certificate in a Works related field and an understanding of Occupational Safety & Health obligations and practices, will be required. 

Ideal candidates will have previous experience in footpath, drainage and road maintenance works and the ability to use basic survey equipment, read drawings, estimate costs and schedule works.

While not essential, candidates with a Diploma in Business Administration or Project Management and a knowledge of Martu culture and local community life will be highly regarded. 

Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will provide the platform to work as an effective team member, and with minimal supervision.

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 technical, works, and road 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 Technical Officer looking for your next challenge - Apply Now!

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

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