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Employment Vacancies

When employment vacancies occur with the Shire job advertisements, position descriptions and selection criteria can be accessed from this page.

Please ensure that you read the 'Applying for Position Guide' prior to applying for any position with the Shire of Merredin as this document details the process required to complete and submit your application.

Please ensure you address all the selection criteria relevant to the position when applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applying for a Position Guide

General Information - Employment & Tenders


Chief Executive Officer

  • Dynamic leadership role
  • Deliver an innovative Council vision
  • Embody the passion of the Community

This is an exciting time to join the Shire of Merredin.

The Shire of Merredin is the largest regional centre and major commercial and retail hub in the Central Eastern Wheatbelt of WA.  It is a vibrant rural community situated centrally between Perth and Kalgoorlie.

Merredin services a hinterland of over 15,000 people, is the regional base for government and commercial organisations, and supports quality facilities for business, education, health, transport, recreation and tourism.

Council invites applications from suitably experienced and qualified candidates with business acumen and creativity to drive projects to timely completion, ensure good governance and foster stakeholder engagement to improve the quality of life for the people within the Shire and Central Wheatbelt.

The Shire is seeking someone who is willing to integrate and be part of the community with a preference that the Chief Executive Officer resides within the Shire of Merredin during the tenure of the employment contract.

In addition to implementing corporate objectives, the successful candidate will require strategic thinking, political acumen, outstanding leadership and people management skills, a track record of successful financial management and an appreciation of the culture and heritage of the Shire.

The total reward package range offered in accordance with the Band 3 role is $157,920 to $259,278 per annum, plus allowances and benefits under a performance based contract of up to 5 years.

An Application Package can be obtained by contacting Vanessa Warden, Principal Consultant, on 08 9323 8801 or vwarden@beilbydt.com.au.   

If you’d like to proceed with a formal application, please provide your current CV together with a covering letter (no more than two pages) outlining your interest in the role, your key achievements and competencies in relation to the responsibilities and what you believe you can bring to the position.  Please apply at www.beilbydt.com.au quoting reference 46920. 

Applications close Monday 1 February 2021 at 4.00 pm (AWST).

Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify candidates.


Executive Manager Corporate Services

Commencing: Immediately 
Position Status: Full Time
Location: Shire of Merredin Administration Officer

The Shire of Merredin is seeking a suitably qualified Executive Manager who is able to demonstrate skills and experience to provide executive management of the corporate and financial services of the Council ensuring that best practice is maintained. The position also assists with the regular review of Council’s strategic and corporate documents and is responsible for the promotion of, and ensuring an environment of quality service delivery, and continuous improvement and compliance.

Merredin is located 260km east of Perth and is the major regional centre of the Central Eastern Wheatbelt. The population of Merredin is 2,850.

Merredin is a welcoming, friendly, country town offering a relaxed life-style supported by a full range of services including (Kindergarten-Year 12 College), Catholic primary school, extensive retail and industrial sector, 2 medical practices, district hospital, rail and road services direct to Perth and a diverse range of sporting, recreational and community pursuits. Further information on Merredin and its environs can be found at www.merredin.wa.gov.au and www.wheatbelttourism.com.

A contract term of up to 5 years with an attractive salary package, including a cash component between $110,000 and $130,000, and superannuation up to 14%, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the undersigned for further information. Alternatively, a position description is available via our website or by contacting Ashleigh Brice on (08) 9041 1611 or ea@merredin.wa.gov.au.

Applications including a covering letter addressing the selection criteria and including a detailed CV will be accepted by email to careers@merredin.wa.gov.au by no later than 4.00 pm Wednesday 3 February 2021.

Employment Package


Records Management Officer

Commencing: Immediately 
Position Status: Full Time
Location: Shire of Merredin Administration Officer

The Shire of Merredin is seeking an experienced person to join our Administration Team. The successful applicant should have well developed communications, time management, and developed numeracy and reconciliation skills.

Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Local Government Industry (WA) Award 2020 with the current salary being (Level 7 step 2) $58,413 per annum plus superannuation.

Please forward your resume and covering letter to emcs@merredin.wa.gov.au. Applications close 4pm on Friday, 5 February 2021.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Geoff Garside on 9041 1611.

Position Description


Environmental Health Officer

Commencing: Immediately 
Position Status: Full Time
Location: Shire of Merredin Administration Officer

The Shire of Merredin seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position of Environmental Health Officer.

Located 260km east of Perth, Merredin is the major regional centre of the Central Eastern Wheatbelt with a population of 3,600 people.  Our community enjoys living in a welcoming, friendly, country atmosphere with a full range of facilities including K-Yr 12 College, Catholic primary school, extensive retail and industrial sector, 2 medical practices, district hospital, rail and road services direct to Perth and a diverse range of sporting, recreational and community pursuits.  Further information on Merredin and the surrounding region can be found at either www.merredin.wa.gov.au or www.wheatbelttourism.com.

This is a unique position requiring an energetic, highly self-motivated person who will enjoy the challenge of working with forward thinking individuals and be an essential part of Council’s Development Services team. 

A competitive salary package will be negotiated which includes a cash component of $78,801 to $87,920 (dependent upon experience), generous superannuation, four weeks leave per annum, subsidised Council housing and limited use of a Council vehicle.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact Mr Peter Zenni on 08 9041 1611 or emds@merredin.wa.gov.au for further information. Alternatively, a position description is available via our website or by contacting Ashleigh Brice at ea@merredin.wa.gov.au.  

Applications addressing the selection criteria and including a detailed CV and the names of recent referees are to be emailed to careers@merredin.wa.gov.au by no later than 4.00pm on Wednesday, 27 January 2021.

Position Description