Working at the Shire

Located just 45 kilometres from the Perth CBD on the picturesque backdrop of the Darling Scarp, The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is one of the fastest growing local governments in Australia. With a population growth forecasted to double in the next 10 years and with a focus on balancing the natural beauty of Serpentine Jarrahdale with sustainable growth, The Shire offers unique opportunities and exciting challenges. We are focussed on growing in a sustainable, attractive and prosperous way, which reflects the values of our community and unique landscape.

We’re always looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team. Bring your passion, your ingenuity and your vision. Let’s see the impact we can create, together.​

Current Opportunities

Click here to view current employment opportunities at the Shire.

Benefits of Working at the Shire

The Shire is committed to the long-term happiness of our team and offer competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits including:

Parking and location

  • Free onsite parking

Health and wellbeing

  • Free local gym membership
  • Free wellness programs, counselling and health assessments
  • HBF and Medibank corporate discount.

Working hours and conditions

  • Flexible work options
  • Two additional Local Government public holidays per year
  • Subsidised uniforms
  • Free Shire polo shirt on commencement
  • Purchased leave options available

Salary and superannuation

  • Salary packaging 
  • Matched superannuation co contribution of up to 3%
  • Novated leasing options

Professional growth and education

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Study leave and reimbursement of costs

Submitting your application

The first step is to read the position description and any other information provided about the role. Take note of any requirements and do some research on the role.

If you have any questions about the position, you are welcomed to contact the People and Culture team on 9526 1111 or email them at

Your application should also include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Other documentation in support of your application (if applicable)

Save the application documents separately as you will be prompted to attach them individually.

Resume pointers

Your resume is not simply a list of your job history. It’s your opportunity to sell your results, achievements and successes.

A strong resume indicates how you’ve been successful in your career, and relates your skills and experience to the job you’re applying for.

Above all, your resume should be succinct – no more than four pages long. Simplicity is key; be concise, short and specific.

Include your contact details at the top of your resume. Email and phone numbers are essential.

Cover letters

Your cover letter is your personal marketing tool that highlights your key offering to a prospective employer. It has a beginning, middle and an end – it is your story, your professional narrative, tailored to the job you are applying for.

Action – Skill – Example, this is the golden rule. Choose an action word, link it to the relevant skill, and follow with an example.

Reaffirm your suitability for the position and end with a call-to-action.

The final recommendation is that your cover letter should not exceed more than one A4 page – be succinct.