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Personal Assistant to Director Environment and Development Services

Warrumbungle Shire Council

Date posted: April 2, 2024

Closes: Apr 28, 2024

Department: Environment and Development Services

Reports to: Director Environment and Development Services

Salary Range: $1,216 - $1,388 per 35 hour week + superannuation


The Director Environment and Development Services oversees key areas of Council's operations including Planning & Regulatory Services, Water, Waste & Recycling, and Economic Development & Tourism.

The Personal Assistant (PA) provides full administrative and secretarial support at a senior level to the Director to ensure the smooth management of their day to day affairs, and most effective use of their time. This will include handling calls and correspondence, managing the Director's diary and assisting to prepare for meetings, research and report preparation and providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers, as well as a number of other administration support duties. The PA will handle sensitive and complex issues in a professional, courteous and objective manner.

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Essential Requirements

  • Commitment to Council’s Mission, Values and Code of Conduct
  • Understanding of work health and safety (WHS) in the workplace and commitment to a positive contribution to WHS in the workplace and compliance with Council and legislative requirements
  • Extensive experience in an office administration role and Certificate IV in Business Administration or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Demonstrated high level of confidential probity
  • Excellent computer skills in word processing, database packages, browsers and email programs, preferably Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and fast, accurate typing
  • Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills, including experience in letter writing, report writing and a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong organisation, prioritisation and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality customer service principles and practices
  • Friendly, courteous and welcoming personality with the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with a broad cross-section of individuals, stakeholders and organisations
  • Class C driver’s licence

Desirable Requirements

  • Diploma in Business or equivalent relevant qualification
  • Ability to solve problems by applying standards, established practices and procedures or operating instructions
  • Experience in local government
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake special projects

Warrumbungle Shire Council

Warrumbungle Shire is strategically positioned on the Newell Highway, a short drive from Tamworth, Mudgee and Dubbo, and just over 3 hours from Newcastle, making Warrumbungle Shire a great place to live and work. Covering an area of more than 12,000km², and with a population of nearly 10,000, Warrumbungle Shire Council is one of the larger Local Government Areas in Central West NSW, home to the townships of Coonabarabran, Coolah, Dunedoo, Binnaway, Baradine and Mendooran. 

With a rich history and stunning landscapes including spectacular mountain ranges, waterfalls, ancient sandstone caves, gorges, and beautiful plains, our scenic location amongst friendly country communities provides an ideal setting for those looking to balance a country lifestyle and career.

At Warrumbungle Shire Council we offer a broad variety of jobs with a range of benefits and career development opportunities within Local Government. The guiding principles of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion form the spirit of the team along with respect, transparency, passion, trust and opportunity is how Warrumbungle Shire Council strengthens its working environment to deliver on the aspirations of our community. We are an EEO Employer with a commitment to our staff and our vision is Excellence in Local Government. 

Benefits of working for Council

Council are committed to creating a positive working environment and offer a range of benefits for staff, including

  • Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Monthly RDO
  • Support for training and professional development
  • Salary Packaging options to maximise your take-home pay

Applicants should note that Criminal History Checks, as well as alcohol and drug testing, are conditions of employment.

Applications close at 11.00 pm Sunday 28 April 2024 

For enquiries, please contact Human Resources on 6849 2000.

How to apply

Please provide sufficient detail in your answers to the questions as this information is used to assess your suitability for interview.

  1. Scroll down and complete the fields below. Note: Fields marked with a red asterisk* are mandatory.
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  3. Attach your resume, covering letter and copies of your qualifications
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  5. Review your application and click ‘Confirm’ to submit your completed application

You will receive an email acknowledgement to confirm receipt of your application. You will receive email notifications regarding the status of your application. It is important that you regularly check your email to ensure you do not miss any notifications from Council.

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