Executive Assistant - General Manager & Mayor

Job No: S52101
Location: Cobar

Cobar is a rural mining community located in far western New South Wales. Our shire is one of the largest in the state, spanning over 44,000 square kilometres.

The Executive Assistant will provide high quality, professional and efficient executive level administrative support as well as exceptional customer service to and on behalf of the General Manager and Mayor.  

The successful candidate will need to anticipate the needs of the General Manager, showing initiative, flexibility and resourcefulness, whilst willingly adapting in an environment of fluctuating workloads and changing priorities in order to meet operational outcomes and deadlines, with minimal supervision.

As a comprehensive user of Microsoft Office applications with demonstrated maturity and discretion to deal with sensitive and confidential information, the Executive Assistant will be well-presented, have a strong customer focus and highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

This full-time position is classified as Band 2 Level 3 ($40.12 – $46.45/hr) under Council’s salary system, with employment terms and conditions in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award, working a nine-day fortnight, 35 hours per week.


Applicants must address the selection criteria in the position description and provide a covering letter and current resume.

Applications close 4pm Monday 8 February 2021.


Shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Record check and pre-employment medical screening, as well as online psychometric assessments and behavioural profiling.

Cobar Shire Council welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Please note you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident or have unlimited working rights (with no Visa restrictions) in Australia to apply for this position.

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About Cobar Shire Council

Cobar Shire Council is committed to delivering value to our community through living our core values - Accountability, Communication, Effective Leadership, Integrity and Teamwork. The abbreviated mantra "ACE IT" represents who we are as an organisation, these values are the guiding principles for how we carry out our duties and interact with our community.

Council owns and operates the Cobar Shire & TAFE Library, Great Cobar Heritage Centre (Museum and Visitor Information Centre), Lilliane Brady Village (aged care facility), Children’s Services, Youth & Fitness Centre as well as Works Depots in Cobar and Euabalong.