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Projects and Contracts Officer


Nestled just 25 minutes from Tasmania’s vibrant capital Hobart, New Norfolk is a great base for the successful candidate to either work or reside in order to take up this role.   The Derwent Valley is a stunning location with diversity from a bustling town centre through to spectacular world heritage wilderness areas.


We are seeking an experienced Projects and Contracts Officer who can:

  • demonstrate knowledge and experience in developing a project management framework to manage the program of capital works projects
  • prepare governance reports, presentations and other documentation
  • manage contract and undertake tender processes
  • can build and maintain effective relationships with project sponsors, managers, stakeholders and external agencies and vendors
  • demonstrate problem solving abilities , prioritisation and the ability to meet deadlines.

You will have:

  • a relevant qualification in project management; or
  • a minimum of 3-4 years relevant experience, including project/portfolio management
  • a current driver’s licence.

 The benefits

  • Opportunity to apply and develop your experience and knowledge of project management, tender processes and contract management in Local Government
  • Work within this vibrant regional municipality
  • Opportunity to work a nine day fortnight
  • Generous employment conditions including 13.5% employer superannuation.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, National Police Check and pre-employment medical and have Australian Citizenship or employment Visa.


Derwent Valley Council is a proactive and equal opportunity employer.  We offer a wide variety of options for people from all backgrounds and we encourage diversity.

For more information see the Position Description and Employment Information Pack below.

For any further information please contact Robyn Michael on 03 6261 8559 or via email.

How to apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter addressing the above criteria.

Applications can be submitted by:

Mail:    PO BOX 595, New Norfolk, TAS 7140. Please note mailed applications should be marked "Private and Confidential – Employment Application."


Via Seek Websitewww.seek.com.au/job/39029304

Applications close at midnight Sunday 2 June 2019.


Projects and Contracts Officer Position Description  

Employment Information Pack


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Derwent Valley Council
The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
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PO Box 595
New Norfolk Tas 7140
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