Development Contributions Trainee

The City of Cockburn

Job Details
Full-time3 hours ago
Full Job Description
Up to 3 year contract

The City of Cockburn is dynamic and rapidly growing. It provides its employees with generous employment conditions and highly desirable lifestyle benefits including:

Generous superannuation (up to 14.5%)

Professional development opportunities

Additional 2 days of leave per year

Cockburn ARC membership

9 Day fortnight

Wellness programs

The City

Cockburn is one of the major coastal cities found in the state of Western Australia. With a current population of over 120,000, the City is dynamic, rapidly growing and an exciting place to be.

Situated just 22km south of the Perth CBD, Cockburn boasts an amazing coastline, beautiful beaches, and parks, and is supported by a rich mix of community facilities and diverse employment opportunities.

The City of Cockburn recently embarked on an organisational transformation journey, with the purpose to elevate the City’s current good standing in delivering outstanding service to the Cockburn community in a more progressive and contemporary delivery model, to achieve our vision of Cockburn, the best place to be. We’re a place of opportunity for professionals and we’re focused on delivering for our community.

The City of Cockburn is a nationally recognised leading local government. With a growing and vibrant community of 120,000 residents, $1.6 billion in assets and 530 FTE staff, it is a major organisation within the Perth metropolitan region, with a long history and an exciting future.

About the Position

This entry level role includes the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification, while working and getting real experience to build a career in the administration of development contributions. This is an important part of local government in growth areas. They make it possible to minimise rate increases and still fund the infrastructure our community needs. In addition to the customer facing aspect of this role, you’ll work with a range of disciplines such as town planners and engineers.

About You

If you’ve got great attention to detail, enjoy numbers, and can see yourself working with a broader team, then this role could be right for you.

Prefer a part time arrangement? That works for us too!

Salary: $58,165.29 per annum (pro-rata for part-timers)

For further information contact: Riekie Long, Development Contributions Officer on 9411 3428,

How to Apply: Please ensure you read the attached Job Description to get a full understanding of the role requirements and selection criteria before applying.

Then, please prepare a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience, skills and behaviours make you a suitable candidate, and attach a current resume.

Online applications must be made via the City’s employment webpage at, and clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button.

Closing Date: Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 4pm

The City of Cockburn reserves the right to commence recruitment prior to this date.

The City of Cockburn is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are required to demonstrate a commitment to the City of Cockburn values of Safety, Customer Service, Excellence, Accountability and Sustainability.


  • PD – Development Contributions Trainee.pdf

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