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Welcome to the Shire of MERREDIN

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


Finance Support 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 2010 with the current salary being (Level 7) $53,995 per annum plus superannuation.

Please forward your resume and covering letter to emcs@merredin.wa.gov.au. Applications close 4pm on Friday 9th October 2020. 

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

Position Description


Community Liaison Officer

Commencing: Immediately
Position Status: Full time

The Shire of Merredin is currently seeking a suitably experienced person to join our team as a Community Development Officer. This position offers a challenging role for a creative, enthusiastic and driven individual who in return will be offered:

  • A fantastic work life balance 
  • Opportunity to make a position your own and leave your mark
  • A small, personable team environment 
  • Training and development opportunities, including study assistance 
  • A great employee Health and Wellbeing Program including flu shots, hearing tests, skin cancer checks, free health assessments and an Employee Assistance Program (free counselling)

The Shire of Merredin is home to over 3,300 people. Located in the eastern wheatbelt, Merredin is the traditional land of the Njaki Njaki people and the largest centre between Northam and Kalgoorlie. Our town centre is supported by a community who are proud of our area’s rich heritage - reflected in our built form and natural assets along with our love for sports, culture and the arts.

The Community Development Officer plays an integral role in the Shire of Merredin’s Community Services team. In this position you will represent the Shire in various aspects of community life, from engaging with community groups and organisations, to event planning and liaison with other event organisers. You will be involved in the development of policy and strategies within the Community Services team and also play a key role in the Shire’s grant writing program.

Just a 3 hour drive or train ride from Perth, Merredin offers a friendly, vibrant community that will soon feel like family. We have a variety of shops just a short, 2 minute walk from work. You can enjoy a rural lifestyle or live in town and experience the joy of a 5 minute commute to work and say goodbye to traffic! If you are wanting to make new friends, feel immersed in a community and build your resume then Merredin is the place for you. The Merredin economy is driven largely by agriculture and renewable energy projects. 

Applications are to include a CV, Statement of Claims against the Selection Criteria, and a covering letter (max 2 pages) indicating your ability to meet the role requirements. Applicants are required to address the selection criteria.

Applications are to be received by no later than 4.00pm, Friday 1st October 2020. Applications are to be marked "Private and Confidential" and emailed to dceo@merredin.wa.gov.au  or sent via post to PO Box 42 Merredin WA 6415.

The Merredin Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer.

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