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Technical Officer - Darwin / Nhulunbuy

EARC Corporate Services

Location: Darwin or Nhulunbuy

About us:

East Arnhem Regional Council (EARC) provides services to nine remote communities across East Arnhem Land. We are dedicated to promoting the power of people, protection of community and respect for cultural diversity.

East Arnhem Land is home to incredibly rich Indigenous culture and is one of Australia’s last unspoiled tropical paradises. The land will welcome you with bauxite rich soil, long stunning beaches and plentiful access to spectacular freshwater streams, waterfalls, campsites and recreational areas that start right at your doorstep.

Working with EARC you will be part of a wider team that is passionate about the people it serves. EARC offers an exceptional work/life balance and provides career growth opportunities, as well as professional training and development. For a full list of employee benefits please visit the ‘Employment’ page on our website here: https://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/working-in-east-arnhem.

About the role:

The Technical Officer will be responsible for the provision of advice, administration and project management for all building and construction related activities including maintenance, upgrades, new construction and project management.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualifications or demonstrated experience in a related discipline (i.e. engineering, architecture, building trades, project management).
  • Ability to regularly meet specified targets and milestones in line with Project requirements.
  • Proficiency in the investigation and documentation of latent site and building conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and document the building and construction related needs of internal and external clients through consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and profitably administer reasonably complex building and construction contracts and technical specifications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Proficiency in the use of Drafting Software (Revit or similar).

It would be desirable if you also possessed:

  • Willingness to travel by light aircraft and 4 wheel drive on remote roads as required.
  • Previous experience working or living within an Indigenous setting and ability to demonstrate a high level of cross cultural awareness in the workplace.
  • Awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people to ensure effective participation in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Experience working within a remote setting with the ability to think outside the box.

What you'll get in return:

A Full Time Fixed Term (2 years) position receiving a salary of $77,450.60, plus superannuation and locality allowance. You will also benefit from 6 weeks of annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.

Please be aware that housing and relocation assistance is not provided with this role. Access to own housing in either the Darwin or Nhulunbuy region is a must for the successful candidate.

The full Position Description may be obtained by visiting our website - www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/positions-vacant.

NOTE: In accordance with the NT Chief Health Officer’s Direction No. 55, COVID–19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement for all EARC employees from 13th November 2021.

The preferred applicant will also be required to undergo a Criminal History Check and obtain a Working with Children Clearance. Criminal history will not exclude an applicant unless it is relevant to the position.

For further information regarding this role, please contact Sonia Campbell – Building and Infrastructure Manager by emailing sonia.campbell@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au using the subject line: Technical Officer - Darwin / Nhulunbuy enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Under the EARC's Special Measures Recruitment Strategy, eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

Please note that only short-listed candidates who move to the next stage in the selection process will be contacted. Applications close once position is filled.

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