Principal Regional Development Officer Pool


Division:                        Industry and Economic Development, Regional Programs and Policy, South West Development Office

Location:                        Bunbury

Who we are 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) purpose is to create enduring prosperity for all Western Australians. Our department ensures that primary industries and regions are key contributors to the Government’s agenda for economic growth and diversification, job creation, strong communities and better places.

We work collaboratively across government, industry and community to advance three goals: Protect, Grow and Innovate.

For more information about the Department, please visit our website.

Position Profile

We currently have one (1) permanent full time appointment available for immediate filling.

We are also seeking to establish a pool of suitably qualified applicants for the role of Principal Regional Development Officers. The pool will be valid for a period of twelve (12) months following finalisation of the process and may be used to fill permanent and fixed term, full time and part time opportunities that may arise in this period. Please note, being appointed to the pool does not guarantee you placement to a position.

A core role of South West Development Commission is to catalyse economic growth, support job creation and the economic competitiveness of the South West.  This role leads project delivery in relation to business and industry development, with a particular focus on strategic sector growth, trade and investment attraction as well as economic analysis.

The Principal Regional Development Officer provides strategic economic and policy advice and manages the delivery of specified strategic and complex projects that support delivery of the Commission’s objectives.

Candidates must possess strong project management skills, with experience in policy development and Government procurement. Strong business engagement capability is also required. The position holder is expected to maintain effective consultative and collaborative working relationships and networks with key stakeholders across the public and private sectors, on matters related to investment into, and development of, the region.

Please refer to the Job Description Form attached for full position details.

Eligibility / Other Conditions

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 of the contract and this is required as part of your application.

Subject to appointment, successful applicants will be required to:

  • provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy before commencing employment;
  • obtain and provide a current National Police Certificate (police clearance) before commencing employment;
  • provide a tertiary qualification in a related discipline, or equivalent relevant experience;
  • occasional interstate or international travel may be required for work purposes; and
  • complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement.

This position is located in Bunbury.

Please note, any successful candidate, including current employees of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will be offered employment subject to the award and agreement conditions that apply to the advertised role as outlined in the attached JDF/s. By accepting an offer of appointment, the successful applicant accepts the conditions and entitlements under the specified award and agreement.

Further Job Related Information

To discuss this role or for specific enquiries please contact Kirstyn Thomson, Director, on (08) 9792 2000 (during business hours).

How to Apply

To view the full advertisement, the job description form and to apply for this role, please click the “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” button and you will be redirected to the WA Jobs Board.

If you are having trouble accessing the advertisement on WA Jobs Board online, please contact (08) 6552 19***(during business hours) and quote the Vacancy Ref ID number.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development promotes workplace flexibility and diversity, seeking to include and value the contributions of all people.  We strongly encourage people from regional areas, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities and people from culturally and diverse backgrounds to apply.