Positions Vacant

Our Community

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.

Our Council

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.

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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. 

  1. Download the Position Description.
  2. Complete the Employment Application Form and Cover Letter.
  3. Answer the selection criteria located within the Position Description.
  4. Email the completed Employment Application Form, Cover Letter, along with your resume and selection criteria to jobs@coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au to submit your application.

You will receive an acknowledgement email from Council when your application is received.

Additional Information

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 has 

6 positions vacant.

Community Services Coordinator

Listed: 30-Apr-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Executive Leader - Environment, Strategic Planning & Community
Salary Range
$73,029 to $84,540 + Super
Grade
9
Division
Environment, Strategic Planning & Community
Status
Full Time
Position Number
ESPC05
Applications Close
24-May-2021

Job Description

This exciting new position will lead and manage the Community Services team focused on providing effective and efficient delivery of Youth, Library and Cultural services to the community. You will provide a high technical level of advice, and facilitate the acquisition of social capital, connections between people, groups and places and increase the capacity of the community to be engaged in sustainable social and cultural practices within Coonamble Shire.

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 Noreen Vu, Executive Leader – Environment, Strategic Planning & Community by calling 0418 513 674.

Candidates progressing to interview will be required to undertake background checks, referee checks and complete psychometric testing as part of the recruitment process.

Information Pack - Community Services Coordinator Information Pack - Community Services Coordinator (6744 KB)

Position Description - Community Services Coordinator Position Description - Community Services Coordinator (113 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 24-May-2021.


Manager - Environment

Listed: 12-Apr-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Executive Leader - Environment, Strategic Planning & Community
Salary Range
See Information Package for details
Grade
13
Division
Environment, Strategic Planning & Community
Status
Full Time
Position Number
ESPC02
Applications Close
10-May-2021

Job Description

  • Living in a friendly rural community with excellent facilities
  • Generous above Award salary package
  • Leaseback vehicle with private use
  • Housing / rental assistance
  • Nine (9) day fortnight
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Relocation assistance

Are you a driven, goal orientated professional looking to advance your career within a supportive working environment? Are you passionate about statutory planning, building, and environmental compliance? Do you thrive on providing leadership and encouragement to others? Is the quality of life for the members of a rural community important to you? If so, Council has an exciting opportunity for a professional that ensures exposure to a board spectrum of responsibilities, leading an enthusiastic and skilful team who will be mentored and coached by experienced seasoned executives. 

If you are considering joining our dynamic team, Noreen Vu, Executive Leader – Environment, Strategic Planning & Community is eager to hear from you on 0418 513 674 for a strictly confidential discussion.


Manager Environment - Information Package 2021 Manager Environment - Information Package 2021 (1303 KB)

Position Description - Manager Environment Position Description - Manager Environment (127 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 10-May-2021.


Manager - Roads

Listed: 12-Apr-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Executive Leader - Infrastructure
Salary Range
See Information Package for details
Grade
13
Division
Infrastructure
Status
Full Time
Position Number
R01
Applications Close
10-May-2021

Job Description

  • Living in a friendly rural community with excellent facilities
  • Generous above Award salary package
  • Leaseback vehicle with private use
  • Civil Liability Allowance
  • Housing / rental assistance
  • Nine (9) day fortnight
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Relocation assistance

Are you a driven, goal orientated professional looking to advance your career within a supportive working environment? Are you passionate about road maintenance and construction? Do you thrive on providing leadership and encouragement to others? Is the quality of life for the members of a rural community important to you? If so, Council has an exciting opportunity for an engineering professional that ensures exposure to a board spectrum of responsibilities, leading an enthusiastic and skilful team who will be mentored and coached by experienced seasoned executives. 

If you are considering joining our dynamic team, Hein Basson, General Manager, is eager to hear from you on 0408 669 931 for a strictly confidential discussion. 

Manager Roads - Information Package 2021 Manager Roads - Information Package 2021 (8784 KB)

Position Description - Manager Roads Position Description - Manager Roads (112 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 10-May-2021.


Manager - Water and Sewer

Listed: 12-Apr-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Executive Leader - Infrastructure
Salary Range
See Information Package for details
Grade
11
Division
Infrastructure
Status
Full Time
Position Number
WS01
Applications Close
10-May-2021

Job Description

  • Living in a friendly rural community with excellent facilities
  • Generous above Award salary package
  • Leaseback vehicle with private use
  • Housing / rental assistance
  • Nine (9) day fortnight
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Relocation assistance

Are you a driven, goal orientated professional looking to advance your career within a supportive working environment? Are you passionate about water and sewer management? Do you thrive on providing leadership and encouragement to others? Is the quality of life for the members of a rural community important to you? If so, Council has an exciting opportunity for a professional that ensures exposure to a board spectrum of responsibilities, leading an enthusiastic and skilful team who will be mentored and coached by experienced seasoned executives. 

If you are considering joining our dynamic team, Hein Basson, General Manager, is eager to hear from you on 0408 669 931 for a strictly confidential discussion. 

Manager Water and Sewer - Information Package 2021 Manager Water and Sewer - Information Package 2021 (5375 KB)

Position Description - Manager Water and Sewer Position Description - Manager Water and Sewer (126 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 10-May-2021.


Pool Attendant/ Works Assistant

Listed: 29-Mar-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Pool Superintendent
Salary Range
$45,723 to $52,930 +Super
Grade
1
Division
Infrastructure
Status
Full Time
Position Number
CUS12
Applications Close

Job Description

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.

Position Description - Pool Attendant/ Works Assistant Position Description - Pool Attendant/ Works Assistant (113 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 .


Water and Sewer Trainee

Listed: 15-Mar-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Water & Sewer Supervisor
Salary Range
Traineeship Wages + Super
Grade
Traineeship Wages
Division
Infrastructure
Status
Full Time
Position Number
WS07
Applications Close

Job Description

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic person to join our water & sewer team, to gain valuable on the job skills in day to day water and sewer operations. This is an entry level position available to all ages with training provided. The successful applicant will be committed to the completion of traineeship studies resulting in the achievement of Certificate III in Water Industry, over 24 months. A Driver’s Licence and White Card is essential. 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 Max Vozoff, Acting Manager – Water and Sewer by calling 02 6827 1900.

Position Description - Water and Sewer Trainee Position Description - Water and Sewer Trainee (112 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 .


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.