Senior Regional Development Officer
Level 6 | Permanent Full Time
Help the Kimberley Development Commission foster economic development in the stunning Kimberley region
Take on a diverse portfolio of projects involving policy development, economic analysis and community collaboration
Work with a small, tight-knit team of highly capable and committed professionals dedicated to a better future for all Kimberley people
The Kimberley Development Commission (KDC) is one of nine Regional Development Commissions in WA established under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993. As an independent statutory authority, its role is to promote employment, investment, and socio-economic development in the Kimberley region. DPIRD works in partnership with the Regional Development Commissions, including by being the employing agency for staff who work at the Commissions. Further information about the KDC can be found on its website www.kdc.wa.gov.au.
This position is negotiable on location within the Kimberley.
What will your typical day look like?
As a Senior Regional Development Officer with the Kimberley Development Commission, you will lead the delivery of strategic projects to grow prosperity and wellbeing across the region. You will often be working in close cooperation with Aboriginal communities and organisations, businesses, and other government agencies.
Your day-to-day will involve economic and policy analyses on major challenges and opportunities facing the region, engaging with our community in a wide range of forums, and preparing submissions for funding or policy reform. You may be finalising a report on a major infrastructure proposal one day and sitting down with Aboriginal tourism operators to develop business strategies to improve visitor numbers in a remote national park the next.
The Kimberley Development Commission is a small agency with a big remit. We work hard, we support each other closely, and we spend a lot of time visiting and talking to the communities we serve.
For further key responsibilities please see attached JDF.
Enough about us, let’s talk about you.
You have a solid background in business development, economics and/or public policy, with very strong verbal and written communication skills. You are a flexible generalist, able to get across a new issue or project quickly, and comfortable juggling multiple projects. You love data and are able to synthesize quantitative and narrative data into compelling persuasive work. You are committed to the Kimberley and our communities and can engage with diverse stakeholders including Aboriginal communities
The KDC delivers a diverse range of projects, communications, and activities to strengthen economic development and service delivery for all Kimberley people. If you have a strong desire to contribute to a small, energetic, and cohesive team with unparalleled scope to drive positive change for Kimberley people, we’d encourage you to apply.
For all essential criteria, please see the attached JDF.
At DPIRD we are an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We value and strongly encourage people with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, women and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.
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- A resume of no more than three (3) pages including details of two (2) referees
- A cover letter of no more than two (2) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work Related Requirements.
- Work Related Requirement 1: Demonstrated high level experience in project/program management, including the ability to formulate, analyse and complete due diligence on business and industry project proposals by applying business principles, financial analysis, and assessment of risk.
- Work Related Requirement 2: Build effective relationships: Well developed communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal), with the ability to liaise and consult with a range of clients and stakeholders on various levels internal and external to the organisation.
- Work Related Requirement 5: Delivery in a changing environment: Proven ability to self-motivate, utilise initiative to anticipate requirements and resolve problems arising from competing and changing demands and priorities, delivering within tight timelines and be flexible in approach.
It is recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information. Please note that all of the Work-Related Requirements will be assessed at some stage during the selection process.
Need further information?
We’d love to hear from you!
To have a confidential discussion, contact Chuck Berger, CEO, Kimberley Development Commission on 0429 081 424 or via email on email@example.com
Am I eligible to apply?
To be eligible for a permanent appointment to the Western Australian public sector you must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status in Australia. To be eligible for a fixed term or a casual appointment you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the period as part of your application.
You will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment. If not currently held, this must be acquired prior to commencement at applicant’s expense.
Special Requirements for this position:
- Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA. This will be introduced in a phased approach and more information can be found Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au). Should this policy apply to an offer of employment resulting from this recruitment process, prospective appointees will be advised accordingly.
- An acceptable National Police Certificate (police clearance) is required. If not currently held, must be acquired prior to commencement at applicant’s expense.
- Occasional travel to and from metropolitan and regional offices may be required.
- The contract of employment specifies terms and conditions relating to this position.
The recruitment process may include online written assessments, psychometric, cognitive or other testing, job related tasks, video or live stream interviews, documentation and reference checks or other assessment methodologies as required. Applicants will be advised of this where necessary.
Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems, as late and proforma applications will not be accepted. (Please note: Online lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted)
CLOSING DATE: Monday, 11 December 2023 at 4:00 PM WST