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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

The Merredin Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Building Maintenance Officer

Commencing: Immediately
Salary range $59,000 - $74,000 (negotiable, depending on experience)

An exciting opportunity has emerged at the Shire of Merredin for a suitably experienced Building Maintenance Officer to join our team. This is a brand-new role which has been created as part of a restructure of the organisation which will expand the services currently provided by the Development Services department, as well as increase resources to allow for a stronger focus on areas highlighted in the Shire’s strategic vision.

This position offers excellent benefits for an enthusiastic and driven individual who in return will be offered:

  • A fantastic work life balance;
  • A small, personable team environment;
  • Training and development opportunities; and
  • A great employee Health and Wellbeing Program including flu shots, hearing tests, skin cancer checks, free health assessments and an Employee Assistance Program.

Working under the direction of the Executive Manager of Development Services, the Building Maintenance Officer will oversee the carrying out of identified and budget building related works, as well as undertake data collection, preparation and creation of asset reports, risk assessments, condition assessments, review budgets and is responsible for engaging and overseeing the work of contractors carrying out the required works.

The ideal candidate will have experience in both contract and project management, or possess a trade qualification.  However, we will consider candidates with transferrable skills and experience with the right mindset who would be committed to the role and further technical development. 

Applications are to include a CV and covering letter (max 2 pages) addressing the selection criteria and indicating your ability to meet the role requirements. A position description can be obtained below.     

 Position Description

Applications are to be received by no later than 5:00pm, Tuesday, 13 June 2023. Applications are to be marked "Private and Confidential" and emailed to careers@merredin.wa.gov.au or sent via post to PO Box 42, Merredin WA 6415.

If you are interested in the role and would like more information, please contact Peter Zenni, Executive Manager Development Services on (08) 9041 1611.

Lisa Clack
Chief Executive Officer

Tourism Officer 

Level 5 - full time or part time (hours negotiable)
Salary range $54,544 - $58,116 (pro rata for part time)

Tourism Support Officer/s

Level 4/5 - casual
Casual Pay Rate: $32.46 - $36.76 p/h (inclusive of casual loading)

The Shire of Merredin is seeking candidates with strong customer service experience and an interest in tourism and visitor servicing, to support our Visitor Centre team.

The successful applicant/s for the Tourism Officer role will have experience in the tourism industry (or similar) and able to provide quality and professional customer service in visitor servicing, Transwa bookings and Eastern Wheatbelt regional tourism, and to provide administrative support to the Visitor Centre Manager.

Ideally, candidates for the Tourism Support Officer role will have experience in the delivery of customer services in a similar environment, have knowledge of the local area and have a desire to share this with visitors to the region. 

Both roles require the ability to work under pressure at times, particularly through the wildflower season, and to demonstrate they can work in a supportive team environment - a degree of flexibility on working days and hours is a must.

To ensure the successful candidates are able to take up their roles effectively, there will be 3 weeks full-time training. Casual work is available through the peak wildflower season, July-September 2023 and during this time, casuals will be required to support a 7-day rotational roster. Note: it is expected that there will be some ongoing employment for casual staff after October 2023, however this will be on an ad hoc basis.

If you are interested in either (or both) position/s, but are concerned about meeting all the requirements of the position description, please contact Robyn McCarthy on (08) 9041 1666 for a confidential discussion.  We are keen to talk to people that are open to learning and we offer a supportive workplace where you can further develop your skills.  

If you wish to apply for both positions, please state this in your application and forward your resume and covering letter outlining your ability to meet the selection criteria (no more than 2 pages) to careers@merredin.wa.gov.au by 4:00pm Friday 23 June 2023. The Shire will be assessing applications as we receive them and may undertake interviews prior to the closing date.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on (08) 9041 1666.

Lisa Clack
Chief Executive Officer

Tourism Officer - Position Description

Tourism Support Officer - Position Description