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Customer Service / Administration Officer


An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dedicated candidate to join the Shire of Kent in the role of Customer Service / Administration Officer.

The position will be full time, 76 hours per fortnight, with 1 rostered day off per month, and is required to undertake a diverse range of tasks including customer service, administrative support, record keeping, library services and transport licencing. Previous office experience will be highly regarded.  Computer skills and a good work ethic are essential.

The successful candidate will ideally have a background in administration, with well-developed organisational and interpersonal skills with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.  Must be self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team and be proficient in using Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Publisher to present a range of information. Previous Local Government experience will be well regarded.

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the Local Government Industry Award.

A full job description for those suitably qualified candidates looking to apply and join our dynamic team is included in our Applicant Information Pack along with more information on salary and employment conditions.  Click on: Applicant Information Package – Administration Officer – Nov 2019 or Contact Michelle Bamess, on (08) 9829 1051 or email dceo@kent.wa.gov.au to obtain this package.

All applications must be received via email to dceo@kent.wa.gov.au by 12.00pm Tuesday 24 December 2019.




Community Emergency Services Manager

Full Time 3 Year Contract

(Package Circa $122,000)


An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced person to join the Shires of Kent and Lake Grace, their respective local communities, Emergency Service Groups, Volunteers and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). To lead and deliver emergency services across these local government areas this is primarily a support and liaison role and is a local government position reporting to the relevant local government CEO jointly funded by DFES and the Shires.

Applicants for the position of Community Emergency Services Manager will ideally have relevant qualifications and previous emergency management and local government experience, with the ability to provide an effective and efficient delivery of Community Emergency Services. The position will be based in one of the shires, depending on where the successful applicant elects to reside.  Subsidised rental accommodation is available.

Key components of this role include the provision of volunteer support, emergency management planning, budgeting, financial reporting, community liaison, maintaining fire control, undertaking general inspections, and attending to relevant administration requirements.

An attractive package is offered inclusive of a cash component of $86,025 to $93,025 (includes availability allowance) depending on skills and experience with other benefits provided, together with superannuation and restricted private use of a vehicle. Please click the link to view the information package Applicant Information Package – CESM – Oct 2019

Interested candidates are requested to obtain an information package from the Shire of Kent, available via email from dceo@kent.wa.gov.au or by contacting the Michelle Bamess, Deputy CEO on 9829 1051.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Applications close at 2.00pm, Friday 8 November 2019.

Rick Miller



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