Positions Vacant

An "Employment Application Cover Sheet/Consent Form" must be completed with all positions applied for, this form is mandatory for an applicant to fulfil the expected requirements. Please click the below link to view the form and amend it and attach with the selection criteria once completed.

The selection criteria is in the Position Description. The Position Description is for your information and does not need to be signed & returned with your application.

Employment Application Cover Sheet/Consent Form Employment Application Cover Sheet/Consent Form (301 KB)

Prospective applicants should note that drug testing is a condition of employment at Coonamble Shire Council. 

Coonamble Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity. Employment is based on qualifications, merit and operational requirements. The direct or indirect canvassing of any Coonamble Shire Councillor to support an application for a position at Council will result in that application becoming ineligible for further consideration.

A Guide for job Applicants 2019 A Guide for job Applicants 2019 (240 KB)

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Council currently has 

1 positions vacant.

Works Assistant

Listed: 10-Jun-2019

Report to
Senior Technical Officer (Overseer)
Salary Range
$43,888.00 plus allowances depending on skills and experience
Engineering Services
Full Time
Position Number
Applications Close

Job Description

Applications are invited for the permanent position of Works Assistant in Council’s Roads and Bridges Department. The successful applicant’s duties will be carrying out general labouring activities in a variety of areas. The successful applicants must have a White Card and Drivers Licence.

The position is classified in accordance with the Local Government (State) Award 2017 as Grade 1, commencing at $43,888 plus allowances depending on skills and experience.

Position descriptions are available from Council’s Administration Building or by calling HR on 6827 1900 or visiting www.coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au.  

Position Description - Works Assistant 2019 Position Description - Works Assistant 2019 (196 KB)

Written applications addressing the section criteria, resume and signed employment application form are to be forwarded to the General Manager, Post Office Box 249, Coonamble NSW 2829 or email jobs@coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au and lodged by 21-Jun-2019.

Positions Vacant FAQ

How can I ensure that I submit the best application possible?

So that your application is competitive, ensure that you submit a current resume, at least two referees with current contact details, a written response to the selection criteria and short covering letter. A signed copy of the employment application cover sheet should also be included. For more information please read the “A Guide for Job Applications”

When will I be notified?

After a position has closed, interviews are usually held one week later. All unsuccessful applicants are notified via mail at this stage. If you are successful in gaining an interview, please allow 7 working days for Council to contact you. If you were the successful applicant you will be contacted via phone. All unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing. 

How do I know if I got an interview?

Council will contact you to arrange a suitable time for an interview shortly after the application closing date.  

I left something out of my application

Information can be added to your application at any time until the closing date. After this time, if you are successful in gaining an interview you can bring any additional information to the interview.

Can I put my application on file for future jobs?

Council maintains a register of people seeking future employment opportunities; however you are encouraged to apply for specific positions that may be advertised by Council in the Coonamble Times newspaper and website. It cannot be guaranteed that if you have submitted a general application you will be considered for a specific position automatically.

Positions Vacant outside of Council

Many employment opportunities are also available on jobsearch.gov.au.