17 Months Maternity Leave Contract

The Yilgarn Local Action Group and the Shire of Yilgarn invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the Skeleton Weed Support Officer part-time position. Please note that this position is offered as a 17-month maternity leave replacement contract and is subject to funding continuing in the 2019/2020 financial year. The start date for the position is in February 2019 and will involve 30 hours per fortnight.

The primary responsibilities for the Skeleton Weed Support Officer position are:

  • Providing administrative support for the Yilgarn Local Action Group;
  • Provide reception support for Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development;
  • Assist affected landholders meet their skeleton weed program requirements;
  • Assist Yilgarn Local Action Group with winter treatment of affected sites;
  • Collect and maintain information related to Skeleton weed searching and treatment;
  • Assist in preparing reports and financial acquittal/budget applications.

The Yilgarn Local Action Group utilises the Shire of Yilgarn Enterprise Agreement 2017, with salary and conditions in accordance with this agreement. This Part Time position is classified between Level 4 to 5 commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be applied on a pro-rata basis. The salary package for a level 4-5 position is as follows:

  • $25.87 to $27.20 per hour, dependent on level applied
  • up to 15% superannuation
  • four weeks annual leave (pro-rata) and annual leave loading
  • housing allowance

Any questions to be directed to the Yilgarn Local Action Group’s Rebecca Maddock on 09 9049 1206 or or, Council’s Executive Manager Regulatory Services Nic Warren on 08 9049 1001 or

Applicants are asked to submit their resume with a covering letter (2 pages maximum) addressing the selection criteria contained in the Position Description. Interested candidates are requested to obtain an application pack from:

  • office - 23 Antares Street, Southern Cross, or
  • telephone - 08 9049 1001, or
  • email - ,or
  • post - PO Box 86, Southern Cross WA 6426

Application Pack - Skeleton Weed Support Officer

Applications must be received by 4:00pm on Thursday 3rd January 2019 and should be marked “Confidential Application – Skeleton Weed Support Officer”.

PLEASE NOTE: Canvassing of Councillors will lead to disqualification. If successful in obtaining the position you will be required to obtain relevant police checks, and to provide evidence of all claimed qualifications prior to commencing employment. This position is subject to a National Police Clearance and Pre-Employment Medical Assessment.

Brad Auld