Campaspe Shire Council employs more than 600 staff and just as many volunteers. We deliver more than 100 different services throughout the community including child care, waste, library, parks and gardens, local laws, infrastructure management, animal control, paddlesteamers, building and planning. The diversity of roles enables staff to access development opportunities and unique work experiences whilst enjoying the enviable lifestyle the region has to offer.
The benefits of working at council include
- flexible working conditions
- attractive remuneration
- salary sacrificing options
- career progression opportunities through training and professional development
- a high regard for maintaining a healthy and safe workplace
We seek to employ staff with values that are closely aligned with those of council and who will bring their energy and talent to contribute to a dynamic and sustainable community.
Find out about our Vision, Mission and Values here.
How to apply
To guide you through the recruitment process and to maximise your chance of your application being successful, the following steps are provided.
STEP ONE: Read the position description carefully
Read the position description and any other related documents to determine if you have the required skills, knowledge and experience to apply for the role. To gain a clearer understanding of the role, you are encouraged to contact the staff member named for “further information” in the position advertisement.
STEP TWO: Prepare your application
Your application has three parts, a cover letter, a current resume and a response to the Key Selection Critieria.
A cover letter
First impressions count! The cover letter introduces you. Ideally, the letter should not be more than one page and include:
- The title of the position you are applying for
- Where you saw the position advertised
- Why you are applying for the position
- Why you believe you are the right person for the job
A current resume
A resume is a short chronological statement of your work history and qualifications. Ideally, your resume should not exceed more than three pages and include:
- Your employment history (including overview of duties, employment dates, your positon title and the organisation name)
- Your qualifications (including the qualification title, year awarded and institution name)
- Other information (include any key achievements, volunteer work or any other relevant information)
- Attach copies of your qualifications
- Include a minimum of two referees, ensuring they are contactable and are aware that we may contact them. Referees are to be someone you have reported to either currently or in the recent past.
Respond to Key Selection Criteria
The Key Selection Criteria (KSC) is a list of skills, attributes, knowledge and qualifications required for the position. The KSC can be found in the position description. In a separate document, write the KSC questions followed by your responses. Make sure to support your claims with evidence and examples including:
- Describe a situation that supports your statement.
- What your actions were. What you did.
- What the outcome of your actions was.
STEP THREE: Submit your application
Email your application to:
If unable to access email, hard copy applications will be accepted by mail, or hand delivery to:
Confidential – Campaspe Shire Council
Human Resources Department
PO Box 35
ECHUCA VIC 3564
What happens next?
Upon receiving your application, we will:
- Acknowledge your application
- Keep your application confidential and not discuss it with anyone outside of the process
- Assess your application on merit
- Notify you of the outcome.
The interview process
A selection panel, usually comprised of two or three people, will interview selected applicants. The panel follows a structured process, asking all applicants the same set of questions. The questions are developed to assess how well each applicant matches the given criteria. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions throughout, and at the end, of the interview and are encouraged to think of some questions prior to interview. The panel may follow up or explore particular issues that arise from individual applicants.
On average an interview usually takes about 30 minutes.
Candidates, who have been unsuccessful following their interview, will receive a phone call and feedback, usually within ten days of the interview.
- Appointments may be subject to fitness for duty (also known as a pre-employment medicals), Working with Children and/or National Police Checks for specified roles as part of the recruitment process.
- Your application will not be shortlisted for consideration if the Key Selection Criteria has not been addressed.
- Campaspe Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our recruitment processes are conducted in accordance with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Candidates are to refrain from soliciting information outside of the recruitment process.
- Do not include original documents (such as qualifications) as your application will not be returned to you.
- If you want to apply for more than one position, please complete a separate application for each position.
- Referee statements will be deemed confidential information and will be classed as exempt documents under the Freedom of Information Act (1982).
- Positions advertised by council attract a large number of qualified candidates. The process of reviewing applications may extend recruitment timeframes.
- You must have a valid Australian visa with work rights and hold a valid Australian Driver’s Licence.
- People of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.
- Employment conditions are in accordance with the Shire of Campaspe Enterprise Agreement 2016
For questions relating to applying for a position, please contact council on 5481 2200 and ask for a member of the Human Resources Department.