Employment Opportunity - Procurement Officer


Location: Civic Centre   Occupation: Corporate Review/Advice, Asset Management, Administration/Customer   Division: Corporate Services

Procurement Officer | Level 4 - $96,779.11 (including Port Hedland allowance) 


  • Provide high quality advice, information and assistance to the organisation in support of best practice in procurement.
  • Administer and participate in all procurement activities in accordance with the Town’s purchasing policy and operating procedures.
  • Assist to ensure compliance across all areas in procurement.
  • Chair and attend tender openings and evaluations including undertaking evaluation and acting as an independent facilitator and reviewer of procurement documentation.
  • With the support of the Contracts Advisor draft standard contracts for relevant procurement activities utilising up to date templates and standard operating procedures.
  • In conjunction with the Senior Procurement and Contracting Advisor develop and routinely maintain standard operating procedures to support team efficiency and consistency.
  • Maintain effective supplier relationships to deliver ongoing and effective contractor relationships.
  • Monitor, update and maintain relevant Town registers including the tender register and quote register.
  • In conjunction with regularly report and audit reports to the Town’s executive (regular fortnightly reports, monthly variation reports, quarterly exemption reports).
  • Provide support on the use of online procurement tools and software products (i.e. Vendorpanel) to both Town employees, and external contractors where relevant.
  • Ongoing compliance with the relevant Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and Regulations 2022, statutory requirements and relevant Legislation along with WHS IOP 015 Obligations and Responsibilities, the WHS Management Plan, policies, procedures and work instructions.
  • Act in accordance with the organisational values of Unity, Quality and Integrity
  • Ensure all corporate documentation is captured into the Town’s record keeping system, in accordance with the organisations Record Keeping Plan
  • Other duties and responsibilities as directed within the skill and abilities of the individual

Work Related Requirements

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol assessment to be considered for the role, as well as possess:

  • Procurement certification or experience within governance or procurement practices
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current ‘C’ class drivers license
  • Rights to work in Australia

Employee Benefits

In addition to the salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include:

  • Six weeks annual leave pro rata
  • Wellness program (includes free gym membership, pool passes etc.)
  • Training and professional development opportunities


How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply online.

If you are unable to apply online, please forward your application documents to Human Resources, Attention “Confidential Advertised Vacancy” either by:

Post:   PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721

Hand:  Civic Centre, McGregor Street, Port Hedland WA 6721

Applicants are advised to write a cover letter of no more than two (2) pages outlining how your skills, capabilities and experience will contribute to their success in this position. Applicants who do not attach a cover letter may not be considered in the first round of shortlisting. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is received in full prior to the closing date and time.

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar vacancies during the six month period following the conclusion of this recruitment process.

For further information about this position please contact Tom Kettle, Manager Governance on (08) 9158 9331 or recruitment@porthedland.wa.gov.au      

The Town reserves the right to commence shortlisting prior to the closing date.

Applications close 11.45pm Monday 12th June 2023

Please note: This position may require you to be vaccinated or granted an exemption for Covid 19

The Town of Port Hedland is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

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Posted on May 26 by Town of Port Hedland

Advert closes on Mon, 12 Jun 2023 23:45:00