Frequently Asked Questions

How to apply for a position at Council, the recruitment process and more information.

How to apply for a position

What should I include in my application?

1. Employment Application Form

Complete the online Application/Questionnaire and answer each question included in this form (we suggest preparing your answers in a separate Word document and then cutting and pasting to this application form). The questions relate directly to the Selection Criteria contained in the Position Description (both Essential and Desirable). Stating just yes or no, or refer to my Resume is not enough. You must demonstrate how you meet the criteria by providing relevant examples. This is the key information used to short list applicants for interview.

Note: If you do not address the selection criteria, your application may not be considered.

2. Cover Letter

You should include a brief Cover Letter which should be a ‘snap shot’ of your Resume and perhaps a brief explanation of why you would like to work for Council.

3. Resume

Your resume should be uploaded as a separate document, it should be clear and brief. Please ensure your resume contains your personal details (name, address and contact phone number/s), your work history, education and training, and any key achievements in study and/or work history to date. 

Where do I submit my application?

Select the Position Vacant you wish to apply for and click ‘Apply Now’.

Once your application is successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic reply via email. (Therefore it is important to provide an email address that will not compromise your privacy). It is Council’s strong preference that applications are submitted online, however if you are unable to submit an electronic application – please contact our Human Resources directly by calling 02 6378 2850.

All applications must be received by the close of business on the closing date advertised.

Can I apply for more than one position?

Yes, however a separate application must be submitted for each vacancy that you are applying for. Remember, each position has different set of questions/selection criteria to address.

 

Selection criteria and the recruitment process

Examples of how to address selection criteria

Strong communication written and oral communication skills
In my current position of ...... I interact with people across all levels of the organisation and communicate with external customers also.
To ensure that I maintain a high level of communication practices I always......
As part of my position responsibilities on a daily basis I communicate verbally with......
For example, I recently held a meeting to discuss...... and the outcome was......
As part of my position I create...... documents. My involvement is......

Current drivers licence
I have a current driving licence and can drive both manual and automatic vehicles. The licence number is...... and it expires on......  I have an unblemished driving record and have held my licence for...... years.

Traffic control stop/slow ticket and experience working with traffic
I currently hold the following traffic control ticket/s...... (include number and expiry dates). I am able to present these original cards at interview.
I have...... years’ work experience with traffic control.
With my current employer I work on the following projects......
This required...... and......
My responsibilities also include......

When will I be contacted after applying?

You will be contacted by email and phone if you are successful in receiving an interview. This should occur within 10 working days of the closing date advertised.

At the time of contact for interview, please advise the coordinator of any special needs in relation to your interview, e.g. building access, communication assistance.

 

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