Coonamble Local Government Area comprises 9,955 square kilometres in the central north-west of the State. It is bounded on one side by the Warrumbungle National Park, and on the other by the Western Plains and Macquarie Marshes. The area offers a combination of rich history and country living.
Coonamble Shire Council is one of the town’s major employers, employing approximately 110 staff across five departments; Infrastructure, Corporate & Sustainability, Environment, Strategic Planning & Community, Economic Development & Growth, and People Risk & Improvement.
Employee Benefits include:
- Nine-day fortnight.
- Four weeks annual leave per year.
- Three weeks sick leave per year.
- Long Service leave after 5 years.
- Access to carers leave, maternity and parental leave for supporting partners.
- Recognition of staff service.
- Employee Assistance Programme providing external and confidential counselling.
- Corporate Uniform Allowance as per current policy.
- Council provided hi-vis and safety work wear and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Ongoing training and development.
- Employee Social Club.
- Annual Union Picnic Day for relevant union members.
- ATSI employees are entitled to attend annual community NAIDOC Day events.
- For senior management positions benefits can include, relocation assistance, housing, Executive leave, paid professional memberships and leaseback vehicles with private use. Full details can be found in individual information packages for the position for the benefits on offer.
Helpful information when applying for a job
Knowing where to begin is often the hardest step, and our guide for job applicants is filled with handy hints and tips.
- Download the Position Description.
- Complete the Employment Application Form and Cover Letter.
- Answer the selection criteria located within the Position Description.
- Email the completed Employment Application Form, Cover Letter, along with your resume and selection criteria to email@example.com to submit your application.
You will receive an acknowledgement email from Council when your application is received.
Prospective applicants should note that medical and hearing assessment, drug and alcohol 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.
Council currently has2 positions vacant.
Pool Attendant/ Works Assistant
Coonamble Report to
Pool Superintendent Salary Range
$45,723 to $52,930 +Super Grade
Full Time Position Number
CUS12 Applications Close
Council is currently looking for a reliable and self-motivated person to work 6 months of the year in our aquatic team and 6 months of the year carrying out general labouring activities in our roads team. This will require the successful applicant to perform maintenance and operations of the Coonamble pool facility with emphasis on ensuring the safety of all patrons. This requires the availability to work weekends and overtime during pool season, generous rates apply for all overtime work. Training will be provided for pool attendant duties. This position will remain open until the appointment of the right candidate.
For information about the position, please visit www.coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au or contact HR on 02 6827 1900 for general enquires. Enquires about if this is the position for you, please contact Bruce Quarmby, Executive Leader – Corporate & Sustainability by calling 02 6827 1900.
Stores & Fleet Officer
Coonamble Report to
Senior Stores & Fleet Officer Salary Range
$55,407 to $64,140 + Super Grade
Corporate & Sustainability Status
Full Time Position Number
C&S11 Applications Close
An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic person to join our stores & fleet team, this exciting new position is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient day to day store and fleet operations. This will include inventory control, stores requisition, data entry, maintaining records and supporting administration for maintenance activities specific to plant and fleet. A Driver’s Licence and White Card is essential and basic computer skills would be an advantage.
For information about the position, please visit www.coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au or contact HR on 02 6827 1900 for general enquires. Enquires about if this is the position for you, please contact Bruce Quarmby, Executive Leader– Corporate & Sustainability by calling 6827 1911.
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 applicants who did not gain an interview, are notified via mail at this stage. If were successful in gaining an interview, please allow 7 working days for Council to contact you after the interview If you are the successful applicant you will be contacted via phone. All unsuccessful applicants who were interviewed 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.