Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

Engineering Technical Officer (RE-ADVERTISED)

The Place

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is located in the North of Western Australia with a population of approximately 9,500 people. The advertised position is located in the Shire’s main town of Derby, which has a population of 4,500 people. The Shire’s location provides for a variety of leisure activities including superb fishing, boating, sightseeing and sporting pursuits. On your doorstep are some truly stunning and untouched wilderness areas like the famed Buccaneer Archipelago, National Parks and Gorges and the mighty Fitzroy River.

The picturesque scenery along the Gibb River Road is a premier tourist destination within easy driving distance of Derby and the Shire’s other major town site at Fitzroy Crossing. Broome is also within easy reach. The Kimberley lifestyle is relaxed and open.

The Position

The Engineering Technical Officer position is required to provide support for the effective design, implementation and management of council’s infrastructure and various construction programs. Provide technical support to Technical Services Supervisors and contracts awarded by council.


The total value of the salary package is $101,843 – $108,672 per annum. The package includes Private use of a Council vehicle, annual return airfares to Perth, partly furnished accommodation at a nominal rental, substantial utility subsidies, and a generous superannuation scheme. Council provides five weeks annual leave. Reimbursement of reasonable relocation expenses will also be offered to the preferred applicant.


All enquires regarding this position should be directed to Greg Stephens, Manager Technical Services on 08 9191 0999, 0427 392 196 or

How to Apply

If you think that this sounds like the right role for you, please send your current resume with a covering letter outlining why you are the person for the position to:

Chief Executive Officer,

‘Confidential Application for Engineering Technical Officer’

Shire of Derby/West Kimberley

PO Box 94

Derby WA 6728

or alternatively via email at

Applications must be received by 4.00pm Tuesday 16th November 2010.

Shane Burge

Council is an equal opportunity employer and enjoys a smoke free workplace. Canvassing of Councillors will disqualify applications.

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