City of Rockingham
Community Development Officer (First Nations Engagement)

Posted: 23 May
Closes: 21 Jun


First Nations Identified

Full-time (average of 38 hours per week)


The City of Rockingham is located 40km south of the Perth CBD and is one of the fastest growing local governments in the south metropolitan area.  We are responsible for the provision and delivery of high quality services, facilities and events that meet or exceed community expectations.  Providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees is important to us and we are committed to employing team members who share the City’s Values of Recognition, Ethics, Service, Professional Development, Empowerment, Communication and Teamwork – RESPECT.  These Values are incorporated into all aspects of employment at the City.

Working as part of the Community Capacity Building team, you will develop and facilitate meaningful engagement with First Nations people/s to guide programs, projects and events. You will also assist the City to create, support and facilitate opportunities for, and with First Nations people/s in the areas of arts, health and well-being, education, employment, economic development and heritage. You will identify, facilitate and promote learning and development opportunities for Council members, staff, and / or the community, which ensure a culturally secure service, and a deeper understanding of culture for the whole community.

You are a self-motivated individual with respect for and lived / professional knowledge and experience of First Nations culture and communities. You are experienced in working and consulting with key stakeholders, your administration, written and verbal communication skills are well developed, and you have excellent attention to detail. You can prioritise work, multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.

You have relevant tertiary qualification and a current “C” class driver’s licence.

The City recognises Aboriginality as a genuine qualification for this position under 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).   To apply you must identify and be recognised within your community as a First Nations person.

To be considered for this role, you must address the following essential selection criteria as part of your online application:

  1. Sound knowledge and understanding of First Nations people/s cultures, inclusive of history, traditional and contemporary values and protocols, and other issues relevant to First Nations people/s communities in an urban setting.
  2. Knowledge and experience in engaging and consulting with First Nations people/s.
  3. Experience in identifying stakeholders, and establishing and maintaining networks with First Nations community members, groups and service providers

We are offering a gross salary of $82,627 per annum, and:

  • 11% superannuation plus the opportunity to co-contribute up to 5%.
  • A variety of health and wellbeing programs.
  • Flexible working arrangements, including rostered days off and two additional paid days of absence per annum.
  • Training and development opportunities including paid study leave and study fees.
  • Salary packaging opportunities for motor vehicles, etc.


An information package is available on our website.   


Applications for this position are open until a suitable pool of candidates is received. This means the vacancy may close without notice. If you are interested in this position, we highly recommend you apply as soon as possible

The City of Rockingham accepts applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including First Nations people, people living with disability and people who speak a first language other than English.