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 Assistant Programme which provides external and confidential counselling.
  • 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.
  • Aboriginal employees are entitled to attend the 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 the information package for what benefits are 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 

4 positions vacant.

Casual Cleaner

Listed: 1-Feb-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Senior Technical Officer (Overseer)
Salary Range
$28.92 per hour (including 25% casual loading) + Super
Grade
1
Division
Corporate & Sustainability
Status
Casual
Position Number
CUS09
Applications Close
12-Feb-2021

Job Description

Coonamble Shire Council is focused on delivering high quality services and a providing a healthy natural environment for its vibrant, connected, and respectful community.

This casual position is a maximum of 34 hours per week, however hours can be flexible and less than 34 hours per week. The successful applicant will provide efficient and effective cleaning services to Council facilities, while ensuring a high quality of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained.

A job information pack with full details, selection criteria & application form is available from www.coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au or from the HR Section by calling 6827 1900.

Position Description - Casual Cleaner 2021 Position Description - Casual Cleaner 2021 (32 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 12-Feb-2021.


Coordinator - Customer Excellence and Administration

Listed: 19-Feb-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Manager - Finance and Procurement
Salary Range
$54,320 to $62,883
Grade
5
Division
Corporate & Sustainability
Status
Full Time
Position Number
Applications Close
13-Mar-2021

Job Description

This exciting new position is responsible for leading and managing the customer service team focusing on delivering exceptional customer service. This includes developing new strategies to ensure each customer’s experience is professional, efficient and at the highest standard. The position also is responsible for Council’s record management systems.


The successful applicant will bring strong customer service and organisational skills, with an eye for detail and drive to achieve excellence. Experience with record management is preferred but not essential.

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 Emma Kelly, Manager – Finance and Procurement by calling 6827 1904.

Position Description - Coordinator Customer Excellence and Administration Position Description - Coordinator Customer Excellence and Administration (123 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 13-Mar-2021.


Pool Attendant / Works Assistant

Listed: 08-Feb-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Pool Superintendent
Salary Range
$45,723 to $52,930
Grade
1
Division
Infrastructure
Status
Full Time
Position Number
CUS12
Applications Close
26-Feb-2021

Job Description

Coonamble Shire Council is focused on delivering high quality services and a providing a healthy natural environment for its vibrant, connected, and respectful community.

This position will require the successful applicant to work 6 months of year during pool season performing operation and maintenance of the 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. For the remainder of the year duties will include carrying out general labouring activities in Council’s Roads Department. Training will be provided for pool attendant duties.  

A job information pack with full details, selection criteria & application form is available from www.coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au or from the HR Section by calling 6827 1900.

Position Description - Pool Attendant - Works Assistant Position Description - Pool Attendant - Works Assistant (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 26-Feb-2021.


Water and Sewer Assistant

Listed: 22-Feb-2021

Location
Coonamble
Report to
Water & Sewer Supervisor
Salary Range
$45,723 to $52,930 + Super
Grade
1
Division
Infrastructure
Status
Full Time
Position Number
WS06
Applications Close
12-Mar-2021

Job Description

Council is looking for someone to join our water & sewer team, assisting with day to day water and sewer operations. This is an excellent entry level opportunity in a position that provides variety and training for the right applicant. The successful applicant should have general labouring skills and a Driver’s Licence and White Card is essential. 

The position is classified at Grade 1, with the salary to negotiated within the range given, depending upon qualifications and experience. For information about the position, please visit www.coonambleshire.nsw.gov.au or contact HR on 02 6827 1900 for general enquires.

Position Description - Water and Sewer Assistant Position Description - Water and Sewer Assistant (906 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 12-Mar-2021.


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 unsuccessful applicants are notified via mail at this stage. If you are successful in gaining an interview, please allow 7 working days for Council to contact you. If you were the successful applicant you will be contacted via phone. All unsuccessful applicants 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.