Cobar Shire Council

Senior Administration Officer

Posted: 18 Nov
Closes: 01 Jun
Cobar, NSW



Cobar is a rural mining community located in western New South Wales, far removed from the hustle and bustle of city living. Council owns and operates the Cobar Shire & TAFE Library, Great Cobar Museum, Lilliane Brady Village (aged care facility), Children's Services, Youth & Fitness Centre as well as works depots in Euabalong and Cobar. 

Our core values - Accountability, Communication, Effective Leadership, Integrity and Teamwork (ACE IT) represent who we are as an organisation. They are the agreed guiding principles for how we carry out our duties and interact with our community.



The successful candidate will need to anticipate the needs of the Director and function Managers, showing initiative, flexibility and resourcefulness, whilst willingly adapting in an environment of fluctuating workloads and changing priorities in order to meet operational outcomes and deadlines - all with minimal supervision. You will have sound judgement, a high degree of attention to detail and discretion in dealing with sensitive business matters.

You will have the ability to work collaboratively with others to build productive working relationships that achieve results in a busy, fast paced environment - we want someone who bonds the team together to function as a high performance business unit. To achieve that we require a competent user of all Microsoft Office applications with demonstrated maturity and leadership capabilities and highly developed written and verbal communication skills. 


The Administration Coordinator will provide high quality, professional, and efficient support as well as exceptional customer service for and on behalf of Council's engineering department.  

Reporting to the Director Engineering Services, this role is the 'office manager' for the Engineering Department and will support the Director to ensure the successful overall performance of the department.

With a strong focus on executive level administrative support, we would also like this role to be super organised, customer focused, and continually looking for ways to improve business processes.

The salary for this position commences at $74,000 ($40.92/hr) plus superannuation, with employment terms and conditions in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award, working a nine-day fortnight, 35 hours per week.

Applicants must address the selection criteria in the position description and provide a covering letter and current resume.

Applications close Monday 6 December 2021.


Cobar Shire Council welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a pre employment medical, including drug and alcohol screening.