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All current vacancies are listed in this area as well as advertised in the press.  Application information can be downloaded by clicking on the position you are interested in. Alternatively you can contact the person who is listed for the vacancy for further information.

Position Description

The position description provides you with information about the job, including the purpose of the position, reporting relationships, duties/responsibilities, delegations/accountability and a list of key skills, knowledge and abilities required to perform the position. This is for your information only, and whilst all selection criteria may be assessed during the recruitment process, applicants are advised that they ONLY need to address the requested criteria listed in the application form.

Application form and how to respond to selection criteria

An Application form must be completed, signed and submitted with your application.  Applicants must respond to all of the key selection criterion required within the application form in order to be considered for the role.

The selection criteria are those skills, abilities, experience, knowledge and qualifications defined in the Position Description as important to ensure the functions of the position are effectively and efficiently performed.  The selection criterion is the basis for which a selection panel shortlists and selects which applicants are to be interviewed.

Applicants must respond to the criterion requested in the application form.  Wherever possible provide examples of your work performance in your responses to the selection criteria, do not simply state that you meet the selection criteria.  In order to adequately address each selection criterion, and therefore increase your chances of securing an interview, it is suggested applicants follow the S.A.O (Situation, Action, Outcome) guideline in each specific criteria. That is, describe a Situation that you have experienced (relevant to the selection criteria), then write about the Action you performed to address this requirement and then describe the Outcome of what you achieved as a result of your action and involvement.

As it is not always possible to interview all applicants, only those who best meet the selection criteria will be short listed for an interview.  If your application does not address each of the selection criteria required, it is unlikely that you will be short listed for an interview.

What to include in your application

Please be aware for your application to be considered, ALL of the following documentation must be submitted:

  • Application for Employment with selection criteria addressed
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copies of relevant qualifications

How to send in your application

Post     Human Resources, Shire of Augusta Margaret River,PO Box 61, Margaret River  WA  6285



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Job title
Finance Officer (HR 26/20)
(HR 26/20)
Employment Type
Fixed term - Part Time

Finance Officer (HR 26/20)
Non-Continuing, Jan – Nov 2020, Part-Time 43 hours/ fortnight
EA Level 5 ($66,695 - $72,194 per annum pro-rata)

We are currently seeking an interim Finance Officer to assist the Finance Coordinator with all aspects of financial management; insurance, licences & leases; and indirect taxes.  This position is responsible for assisting with month end processes and monthly financial reports for the Shire’s business units.  Accounts payable duties, general ledger reconciliations, and assisting with the preparation of the Annual Financial Report are also part of the role.  We are seeking a flexible individual who has the capacity to work up to 76 hours per fortnight on an ad hoc basis.

Previous experience in Financial Services and/ or progression towards an appropriate diploma or tertiary qualification in Finance or Accounting is essential.  Demonstrated competence in the preparation of indirect tax records and related financial services is fundamental.  An advanced level of IT & admin skills are required alongside an appreciation of financial software applications.  An understanding of both Goods & Services Tax and Fringe Benefits Tax is desirable although not essential. 

If you’re looking for a new opportunity, please apply now.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications Close:     Wednesday, 29th January 2020 at 4:00pm
For Job Information:   Please contact Lynne Kenworthy on 9780 5248
To Apply:                       Please apply online or email your completed application to

Position Description Finance Officer
Application Form with Selection Criteria

Stephanie Addison-Brown, CEO

Date posted
13 Jan 2020
Closing date
29 Jan 2020
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  2. Please ensure you attach your application form and selection criteria together in a single Word or PDF document

  3. Please ensure you attach a covering letter

  4. Please ensure you attach your resume/CV

  5. Optionally, attach any other documents that support your application

  6. Declaration*

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