Economic Development Administration Officer

$59,655 - $69,329 yearly
  • Dubbo City Council
  • Dubbo NSW, Australia
  • 23 Nov, 2021
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints Purchasing and Procurement

Job Description

Job No: DRC909
Location: Dubbo, NSW


We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services.


Our Employee Value Proposition was developed with input from our employees. Our employees expressed how they feel working at DRC, highlighting some of the reasons they think working with us is a positive experience and what makes them stay.That is how We Are DRC was created.

Here at DRC we are:

  • Balanced
  • Equipped
  • Connected
  • Progressive


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none. The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.


The Economic Development Administration Officer works with a diverse team supporting the economic outcomes of the Dubbo Region through destination marketing and business and workforce development and engagement.The position plays an important role in providing administrative support to Dubbo Regional Council’s Economic Development and Marketing branch, contributing to the effective delivery of branch services through ownership of essential administrative processes, data collation and assistance with project delivery and reporting.While the focus will be on supporting the Manager Economic Development and Marketing, the position will also contribute to the administrative coordination of Council’s grant seeking function and broader economic development initiatives.


  • Branch administration duties and responsibilities
  • Purchasing and procurement
  • Customer service and public relations
  • Corporate reporting, planning and monitoring


  • Certificate III in Business, Administration, Communication or related discipline.
  • Ability to construct accurate written communication for letters, applications and grant related feedback.
  • Excellent administration and organisation skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of Microsoft Office software and in managing/maintaining various databases (including records management systems).


You are an administration professional, seeking a challenging role in a large Local Government organisation.You are a team player and a people person who loves the rush of supporting a portfolio of work that is diverse and exciting. Importantly you are organised and have great attention to detail and personal drive that propels you to work independently and take responsibility for projects and tasks within the team.Previous experience working in a support role for business for administration and marketing support or administrative record keeping for projects that change scope or through milestones would be considered favourably.


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program. DRC also has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Furthermore, DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.DRC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria which all applicants must meet.

Salary: $59,655-$69,329 per annum plus superannuation.

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 6 December 2021

Enquiries: For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council's Manager Economic Development and Marketing - 6801 4120


  1. Please Fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you'll have the opportunity to attach your resume.
  3. Please note that once you start to complete your online application, you cannot save it and return to it later. We would recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you're ready.
  4. All correspondence will be via the e-mail you have provided in your application. (Please ensure you check your "Junk Mail" folder.)

Job Closing Date

06 Dec, 2021