How to apply for a position
Preparing your application
The advertisement for each position contains information on how to apply via the online application form. Your application should include:
- A Cover Letter which demonstrates your suitability and addresses both the Key Accountabilities and Essential Requirements outlined in the Position Description (2 pages or less).
- A response to the Targeted Question(s) as listed in the advertisement (1 page or less).
- Your resume containing your work history, qualifications and contact details for at least two work-related referees (5 pages or less).
Submitting your application
- Ensure that your application is submitted via the online application form prior to the closing date.
- The selection panel will consider all applications and short-list for interview by assessing the applicants responses to the Key Accountabilities, Essential Requirements and Targeted Questions.
- If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted by phone or email at least three days prior to the interview and notified of the venue, date and time.
- If you are not short-listed for interview you will be notified by email that your application has been unsuccessful.
- To ensure a fair and consistent approach, applicants are asked a series of questions at interview to determine their suitability for the position. Each applicant is also given the opportunity to emphasise any additional strengths, experience and/or skills which will support their application and to ask questions.
After the interview
After the interview, the selection panel will consider the responses of all applicants to determine suitability and nominate a preferred applicant.
Referees will be contacted to provide comments on the preferred applicant’s suitability for the position and their prior work performance.
The preferred applicant will then be asked to:
- Undergo a pre-employment medical examination and audiogram (at Council's expense), where applicable to the nature of work to be performed.
- Provide evidence of proof of right to work in Australia (eg birth certificate, passport, Australian Citizenship Certificate or a certificate of permanent residency status).
- Provide a current driver’s licence and certifications as relevant to the position.
Council may conduct employment screening checks at any stage during the recruitment process depending on the nature of the position. These checks may include:
- Verification of any claimed academic qualifications
- Australian Criminal History Check
- Working with Children Check
- Driving records Check
- Workers compensation Check
- Psychometric testing
Council may withdraw any offer of employment or terminate employment if an applicant provides false or misleading information.
Once all checks have been completed, a final recommendation for appointment will be made to the General Manager.
The successful applicant will be notified by phone and receive a letter of offer containing the conditions of employment for consideration.
Applicants who were unsuccessful in the interview process will be notified by email. Unsuccessful applicants wishing to receive feedback should phone the contact officer to discuss their interview performance.