Job Opportunities with Coonamble Shire Council

Coonamble Shire Council invites applications to vacancies within its workforce. With attractive benefits and a variety of employment opportunities, working at Council can be a very rewarding career.

Positions are advertised in the local media as well as available on this website. All current positions vacant are listed on this page.

Coonamble Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer, valuing 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.

Prospective applicants should note that medical and hearing assessment, drug and alcohol testing is a condition of employment at Coonamble Shire Council.  

Positions Vacant

Council currently has 3 positions vacant.

Please click HERE to view current vacancies.

Benefits of working for Council

There are a great many benefits of working for Council, including the following:

Entitlements, responsibilities and other resources in relation to working in Local Government are available on the NSW Industrial Relations webpage and spelled out more fully in the Local Government State Award, which can be viewed here.

For senior management positions, benefits can also include, relocation assistance, housing, executive leave, paid professional memberships and leaseback vehicles (including private use). Full details can be found in individual information packages for the specific position. 

Helpful information when applying for a job

Knowing where to begin is often the hardest step, and our Guide for Job Applicants (below) is filled with handy hints and tips.

Our Council

Coonamble Shire Council is one of the town’s major employers, employing more than 100 people across five departments: Infrastructure, Corporate and Sustainability, Environment, Strategic Planning and Community, Economic Development and Growth, and People Risk and Improvement.

Our Community

Coonamble Local Government Area comprises 9,955 square kilometres in the 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.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

How can I ensure 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 a short cover letter. A signed copy of the employment application cover sheet should also be included. For more information please read “A Guide for Job Applicants”

When will I be notified of the outcome of the selection process?

Applications are considered against the selection criteria and, if successful, interviews are offered about one to two weeks after the advertised closing date. All applicants who did not gain an interview, are notified via mail at this stage. If successful in gaining an interview, please allow seven 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 have been offered an interview?

If successful in the selection process, Council will contact you to arrange a suitable time for an interview shortly after the application closing date.

What do I do if I have 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?

While Council maintains a register of people seeking future employment opportunities, you are encouraged to apply for specific positions as they are advertised. It cannot be guaranteed that you will be considered for a specific position automatically if you have submitted a general application.

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