The following position is now open:
Title: Animal Attendant
Closing date: Sunday, 17 December
About the organisation
At Campaspe Shire Council, we believe in providing an environment where our staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals.
Our organisation is a leader in the local government sector, with a reputation for innovation and excellence. We are committed to supporting our local community in a socially and environmentally sustainable way.
Campaspe Shire Council staff have access to a range of opportunities to support them in achieving their goals, whatever they may be. You will be supported:
- By working in a collaborative team environment
- With strong organisation values
- With on the job training
- With flexible working options
- Salary sacrificing
That includes access to a great learning and development program, support for staff in their studies and a great health and wellbeing program. You will have great opportunities:
- To work with a diverse range of professionals
- To discover and share innovative thinking
- To take on exciting new challenges
- To develop your career.
That includes diverse career options across the organisation, professional networking opportunities, flexible and efficient work processes and a commitment to innovation and excellence.
At Campaspe Shire Council, we all work together to meet our mission "to improve the lives of people in the community". Imagine coming to work each day knowing you can make a positive contribution to people's lives, now and into the future.
Applying for a position
To apply for a position with Campaspe Shire Council, you must follow the steps outlined below to be considered for the position.
- Read the position description carefully. If you believe you meet the key selection criteria, you can apply for the position.
- Address each the key selection criteria as part of your application. You must write a short response to each of the criteria in the position description. This can be a separate document within your application.
- Write a clear, concise cover letter which outlines how your experience and qualifications make you the right person for the job.
- Make sure your resume is relevant and up to date.
- Email your completed application in Word or PDF format to [email protected]. Ensure you include:
- a cover letter;
- your resume; and
- a separate document addressing all of the key selection criteria
- If you want to apply for more than one position, you must complete a separate application for each position.
What happens next?
All applications will be acknowledged by email.
After the nominated closing date, we will make a short list of candidates for interview and call them to arrange an interview time. This generally take two weeks.
Unsuccessful candidates will be contacted by mail, informing them that unfortunately, their application has been unsuccessful.
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.
Depending on the position, you may be asked to provide:
- Two reference checks
- Copies of relevant qualifications
- If required, Working with Children Check and police check documentation
Candidates, who have been unsuccessful following their interview, will receive a phone call and feedback, usually within ten days of the interview.
The purpose of a pre-employment medical is to ensure that a prospective employee is physically capable of performing the inherent requirements of the position they’re being recruited for.
The decision to require an applicant to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical as a condition of appointment is based on the inherent requirements and the occupational hazards identified for the position.
If a position requires a Pre-Employment Medical, candidates will be presented with the Physical Requirements Matrix so they can assess their own suitability for the position before choosing to apply.
If a candidate or employee has been identified through a medical examination process as unable to undertake inherent requirements without adjustment, council will consider suggested adjustments in accordance with Council’s Reasonable Adjustment Policy. However, if a reasonable adjustment cannot be made then the employee will not proceed further in the recruitment process.
Your privacy is protected
Campaspe Shire Council is committed to protecting your privacy. Applications are dealt with in the strictest confidence. Details of your application will not be conveyed to any person not directly connected with processing your application, without your express permission.