Administration Officer

Tweed Shire Council Full Time Permanent 14/01/2022

We are seeking an experienced Administration Officer to join our team.

As part of the Building and Environmental Health team this role will put to use your administration experience to ensure a high level of customer service to the team and our external and internal customers.  The role requires excellent organisation skills and an ability to prioritise a busy workload and manage conflicting tasks.

In this role you will need to have great organisational skills, advanced attention to detail and excellent communication skills in order to build a strong relationships and collaborations with all stakeholders.  

About the role:

  • Processing, typing and issuing of Development Consents
  • Processing requests for building information
  • Lodging applications using the NSW Planning Portal and Council’s systems
  • Issuing and processing quotes, invoices, and refunds
  • Undertaking administrative processes for fire safety devices
  • Running reports and statistics for the Building and Environmental Health Unit
  • Assist the Building and Environmental Health Unit with administrative functions where required.

What's on offer:

  • An attractive base salary ranging from $1,047.37 per week with competency based increments up to $1,200.01 per week, plus 10% super
  • 70 hour, 9 day fortnight
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance.
  • Generous employment conditions (we have too many to list - click here for more).

We are seeking: 

  • Advanced experience in the preparation and issuing of all types of Developments Consents and Local Government Statutory approvals
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively
  • Great attention to detail
  • Good communication skills.

About Us:

  • Located on the picturesque far North Coast of NSW, bordering the Gold Coast.
  • Tweed Heads is a vibrant, diverse location offering a lifestyle near the water, in a rainforest or on a farm.  
  • Tweed Shire Council is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Where it's located:

This position is based in Murwillumbah, and can be directed to work from any Council work site.

Position closes: 

Friday 28 January 2022 at 12 noon sharp (NSW time).  Late applications will not be permitted.

Click here to view the Position Description

Click here for more information on the Recruitment Process

Click here to view our Values

Pre-Employment Screening

Tweed Shire Council conducts pre-employment assessments as part of its recruitment process.  Click here for more information.

How To Apply

You must use your own email address, and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with council.

Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. 

You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document. You can then COPY and PASTE your answers from Word into the below fields.

  1. Have your Resume document ready to go.
  2. Fill out all questions below. Click 'Next'.  For tips on how to address the selection criteria, click here
  3. You'll then be prompted to attach your resume and other documents (if applicable). Click 'Next'.
  4. Review your application to confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to submit your application.

If you'd like to COPY and PASTE selection criteria fields into a separate Word document to work on over time, please find them listed below: 

1. Minimum Certificate III in Business / Administration studies or relevant discipline along with demonstrated knowledge and experience in an administrative support role.
    Extensive experience and competence in a similar role.
2. Demonstrated advanced competence in typing, data entry, Microsoft Word and Excel.
3. Demonstrated competence in general administrative and clerical tasks such as telephone/reception skills, record keeping, photocopying, production, retrieval, manipulation and storage of documents.
4. Capacity to learn and become proficient in the use of modern electronic business systems and applications, including land information system, record management system, and geographic information system.
5. Demonstrated competence in a wide range of administrative support activities to a range of professional officers.
6. Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
7. Capacity to manage workloads and competing priorities effectively.
8. Good interpersonal skills and capacity to work within a team environment.
9. Demonstrated knowledge of work health and safety in an office environment.

10. Demonstrated competence in the use of a record management system, financial, property and/or GIS software.
11. Experience within a local government environment or an understanding of Local Government functions and procedures.



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