Works Supervisor – Derby

Employment Details
Date Added: 20-Nov-2023
Closing Date: 4-Dec-2023 03:00 PM

What’s on Offer:

  • Kimberley adventure and lifestyle
  • Attractive Location Allowance
  • 5 weeks Annual Leave
  • Up to 18% superannuation
  • Health & Wellness Program (Employee Assistance Program etc.)


About the Role:

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is looking for a hard-working, and motivated Works Supervisor to join our busy Technical Services team in Derby on a permanent full-time basis.


You will be responsible for:

  • Supervise and support the Works staff in maintaining Derby’s footpaths, parks, open spaces, streets scapes and roads.
  • Develop and improve Works staff performance/potential and multi-skilling aiming for a more effective Works team.
  • Provide input for budget submissions for the Works unit and monitor expenditure controlling the effective delivery of services of the Works unit.


What you need to succeed:

  • Be prepared to work outdoors and have good fitness and health.
  • Working knowledge and experience in horticulture.
  • Experience in road maintenance repair, footpath maintenance repair, and road construction methods, materials, techniques and machinery
  • Ability to read construction plans/specifications and be proficient in the use of basic survey and data collection equipment and measurement.
  • Experience in operations which includes all aspects around purchasing, policies, budgets and procedures.
  • Experience in information technology and computer operations


Salary Package:

Salary Level 7 – 9



Location Allowance



Utility Subsidy (if applicable)



Annual Travel Allowance



Cash Component



Super 11%



Council Matching Contribution up to 7%



Total Package Value:




About You:

We are seeking an experienced Works professional with relevant qualifications or proven abilities and skills, excellent communication and intrapersonal skills, who is excited and passionate about living in Derby and working with the West Kimberley community.

Preferred applicants must have a National Police Clearance, complete a pre-employment medical, and hold a current driver’s licence (C & HR).


About Us:

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley services the towns of Derby, Fitzroy Crossing and Camballin and 54 Aboriginal Communities throughout the Shire. You are sure to enjoy the Derby/Fitzroy Crossing lifestyle with a variety of leisure activities including superb fishing, boating, sightseeing, community events, sports as well as the colourful townspeople known for their laid back and welcoming attitude.

We are fortunate to have some truly stunning and untouched wilderness areas like the famed Buccaneer Archipelago, Gibb River Road, Fitzroy River and Geikie Gorge on our door step.  If you’re keen to experience the wonders of the wet season and grow your knowledge of our indigenous culture then apply now.


How to Apply:

  •  Download the application pack HERE
  • Applicants must address the selection criteria in the position description to be eligible for this position.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia to be eligible for this position.
  • For more direct information about this position please contact People and Culture on 08 9191 0999 or email



Applications close: 3:00pm Monday the 4th of December 2023

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