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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


Shire of Merredin Chief Executive Officer Statement 

The Shire of Merredin will re-advertise the position of Chief Executive Officer after the recent recruitment process concluded without an appointment being made.

Shire President Julie Flockart said; "The full Council sitting as the selection panel identified two candidates who met the selection criteria set for the position. Unfortunately, both candidates withdrew their applications, citing personal reasons, towards the end of the process". 

Whilst noting her disappointment with the outcome Councillor Flockart said; "The appointment of the Chief Executive Officer is one of the most important decisions a Council has to make. All Councillors are committed to a rigorous process to recruit the right person for this important role."


Records Officer

Commencing: Immediately 
Position Status: Full Time

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 starting salary being (Level 7) $56,589 per annum plus superannuation.

Please forward your resume and covering letter addressing the selection criteria to careers@merredin.wa.gov.au. Applications close on Sunday, 2 May 2021. 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Geoff Garside on (08) 9041 1611.

Mark Dacombe
Temporary Chief Executive Officer

*Previous applicants need not apply.

The Shire of Merredin is an equal opportunity employer

Position Description - Records Officer


Casual Pool

Commencing: Immediately 
Position Status: Casual

The Shire of Merredin is seeking candidates with customer service experience and who would fit in well with our multi-skilled, busy environment on a casual relief basis.  Successful candidates may be called on to help in Administration, the Visitors’ Centre or Cummins Theatre depending on their skills, experience, interests, and availability.

The successful applicant/s will have excellent time management skills, and the ability to work under pressure and be a quick learner. Knowledge of Local Government practices and/or experience in tourism, hospitality or office administration is preferred.  Local knowledge of the Shire of Merredin and the wider Wheatbelt region is desirable.  The ability to work in a supportive team environment with a degree of flexibility on working days and hours is a must.

If you have experience with customer service, cash handling and reconciling procedures; and knowledge of computer systems including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet applications, you are encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Local Government Industry (WA) Award 2020 with the casual pay rate being $32.51 to $38.10 per hour (depending on the role, skills and experience) plus superannuation.

Please forward your resume and covering letter to careers@merredin.wa.gov.au. Applications for this position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is received.  If you are interested in this position, we highly recommend you apply as soon as possible as the vacancy may close without notice.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Geoff Garside on (08) 9041 1611.

Mark Dacombe
Temporary Chief Executive Officer

The Shire of Merredin is an equal opportunity employer.