STATION OVERSEER COUPLE

EMU CREEK STATION, THE PILBARA WA

ABOUT US/ LOCATION: We are a family owned & operated enterprise currently looking for a station couple for our Pilbara based Cattle Station in WA, Emu Creek Station. Emu Creek is situated about halfway between Carnarvon & Karratha WA, on the Yannarie River with the homestead alongside a semi-permanent river pool ~22km from the Great Northern Hwy.

 

We are mainly focused on the production of beef cattle for both Export and Domestic sale, however, we also have a tourism aspect with a campground alongside the river down from the homestead. The camp ground is comprised of ~12-15 camp sites (can have a lot more than that though).

 

The camp sites are unpowered, and guests need to be self-sufficient in all aspects, however an ablution block with 2 toilets & 2 showers are provided for guest use.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: The role and main responsibilities of the positions include: 

  • Monitoring and maintenance of station infrastructure (windmills, solar pump bores, yards, fences etc), livestock (cattle) and general station equipment (gensets, homestead infrastructure, gardens, machinery, vehicles etc)

  • Basic administrative activities associated with the above point. Includes: 

  1. Collation of invoices/paperwork and forwarding of these to accounts manager on a monthly basis

  2. Completion of weekly reports summarising activities/actions each day, weather events, proposals, future tasks, items to be ordered, camper numbers/activities and grievances/issues.

  3. Handling of phone calls, email messages and other communicative methods associated with business management.

  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness/neatness of the homestead, gardens and surrounding sheds etc.

  • Provision of meals & accommodation to other Red Country Investments Trust employees, contractors or guests as and when required (eg mustering/drilling program/carbon farming project and sometimes field days etc). 

  • Daily Weather Observations: record and send daily weather observations to BOM (9am every day). Collate & maintain records and forwarding of hard copy data/invoices on a monthly basis. 

  • Handling the tourism aspect of Emu Creek Station including:

  1. Customer service and care.

  2. Maintenance of camping sites and associated infrastructure.

  3. Administrative duties associated with managing a tourism attraction.

REMUNERATION/ BENEFITS: The employment contract would be for a 12-month period, but long-term employment opportunities are potentially available in the future. The total salary package will be based on experience, but will start at $75,000/annum plus Super for the two positions. One position is as an ‘Overseer’ which is full time. The second position is an ‘Administration, Guest Relations’ and is on a part-time basis.

Other features of the package include: 

  • All accommodation, furnishings (modest, but functional), electricity and water are provided.

  • Fuel for work use only is provided.

  • Station vehicles, motorbikes and machinery are provided and a registered ute is also available for work-related trips off the property.

  • A weekly mail-run that brings the mail and any stores ordered from Carnarvon. Freight for stores is covered but capped at $120/month

  • Landline telephone facilities and satellite Broadband Internet is provided (capped monthly data allowances apply).

  • Initially stores, fuel for personal use and other personal costs are not included in the package. However, based on proven performance and commitment, other benefits can be negotiated. 


If you wish to learn more about us and understand a little more about Emu Creek, please feel free to check out these links: www.emucreekstation.net.au or http://www.centralstation.net.au/meet-the-crew/country-downs-station/


Please feel free to contact us for further information or queries: Ph: 08 9192 4911 (Country Downs Station) or APPLY NOW directly via email with a cover letter, CVs and at least 2 work references.

EMU CK REF | 20200310

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