The emptiness has already been marketed on-line by recruitment company Beilby Downing Teal, providing a remuneration bundle of as much as $300,000 a yr for the profitable applicant.
The Metropolis of Perth can also be on the hunt for a brand new human sources lead, a communications supervisor, an government companies co-ordinator, and quite a lot of officers for a wide range of roles.
Mr Kopec will depart the council on the finish of January, having been within the position for 13 months.
An engineer with practically three many years’ expertise in building and administration roles, Mr Kopec began his profession within the personal sector with companies Georgiou Group and Advanteering Civil Engineers.
He transitioned to native authorities in 2018 in an performing position as building supervisor for the Metropolis of Perth, earlier than taking on the infrastructure and operations administration in 2019.
Ms Reynolds mentioned Mr Kopec supposed to return to the personal sector however would think about working with the Metropolis of Perth in a distinct position with diminished hours.
“An appointment may have been made earlier than Chris leaves the Metropolis of Perth,” Ms Reynolds mentioned.
“We thank him for his efforts.”
Up to now, the Metropolis of Perth has despatched 25 utility packs to candidates, with 15 individuals expressing curiosity within the position.
Mr Kopec is the second senior council officer to resign within the metropolitan space in lower than every week, with Nedland’s director of planning Peter Mickleson stepping down from his position final week.
The Metropolis of Perth has lengthy struggled to retain workers, with an worker survey final yr revealing solely 10 per cent of the council’s greater than 500 workers would promote town as a spot to work.
The newest workers survey by analysis agency Catalyse happened earlier this yr.
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