Working at the Shire

Located just 45 minutes 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

View our current vacancies here

Expressions of Interest

View expressions of interest here

Benefits of Working at the Shire

The Shire is committed to providing competitive employment packages. Below is a summary of the range of conditions and benefits available to employees in addition to salary.

Parking and location

  • Free onsite parking

Health and wellbeing

  • Free local gym membership
  • Fitness Passport 
  • Free wellness programs, counselling and health assessments (ability to participate in wellbeing programs the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale provides for staff)
  • HBF, Medibank and BUPA corporate discount
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Annual skin cancer screening

Workplace and conditions

  • Induction program
  • Flexible work options
  • Two additional Local Government days off per year
  • Free Shire polo shirt on commencement
  • Purchased leave options available
  • Employee recognition programs

Salary and superannuation

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

Professional growth and education

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Study assistance

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 Development 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.