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Senior Economic Development Officer

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Employer:  Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
Job Type:  Full Time
Kununurra WA 6743, Australia (Show on map)


Combining stunning, culturally rich landscapes with the thriving communities of Kununurra and Wyndham, the East Kimberley region offers one of the most enviable work/life balance opportunities there is. A highly competitive and appropriate remuneration package is on offer.

This position coordinates service delivery as it relates to the facilitation and promotion of economic development in the Shire and also undertakes projects and actions that are priorities of Council and the Shire with respect to the promotion and enhancement of industry, business and tourism in the Shire. The position also provides input into the planning and development of key investment infrastructure such as growth plans, economic development strategies and major projects. 

The Senior Economic Development Officer is expected to foster and create effective partnerships with government and business as well as to collaborate with and assist other directorates in the organisation to promote investment and business activity that is sustainable and which meets defined corporate objectives and maximises benefits for the broader community.  

This is an opportunity for a highly experienced professional who has sound knowledge of business and commercial principles and experience in the development and expansion of business opportunities. It also requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work with diverse individuals and groups.

The preferred applicant will have the appropriate qualifications or substantial job-related experience in economics, business or a related field, ideally complemented by experience in project management or urban and regional development.

A position description for this role is available here. Further information regarding the role may be obtained by contacting Nick Kearns, Director Planning and Community Development on (08) 9168 4100.

Applications must be received by Monday 12 February 2018.

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia. Applicants invited for interview will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement at the time of interview. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with relevant visa.

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