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Recruitment process questions

Understanding the recruitment process when applying for a job with Council can help you understand and prepare your job application alot better. Some common question s you may be thinking about the recruitment process are answered below. If you have any other questions you would like answered, please contact Council on (02) 6581 8111.  

  1. How do I find a job at Council?
    All jobs are advertised on Council’s website, and you can also register for job alerts. This is a weekly alert email where you are notified of roles that are being advertised.

  2. I have more questions about the role.
    Every role has a contact person who can provide you with more details about the role being advertised.

  3. How do I apply for a job at Council?
    You need to address the selection criteria which can be found in the role description and then you need to submit your application by the closing date.
  4. When will I hear from Council regarding my application?
    You will receive an email acknowledgement so you know we have received your application. Candidates that are not successful in gaining an interview will be notified once the applications have been shortlisted which is generally between two and three weeks after the role closes.

  5. Can I get feedback if I am not successful?
    Yes, you can contact HR and you can ask for feedback regarding your application.

  6. Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
    Yes you can.

  7. Can I post/fax you a copy of my application?
    Port Macquarie-Hastings Council receives applications by the online recruitment system. Please note we no longer accept hard copy applications. If you need access to a computer to submit your application you can join our local library which has three locations:

    • Port Macquarie Library - 32 Grant Street, Port Macquarie Ph: 6581 8755
    • Laurieton Library - 9 Laurie Street, Laurieton Ph: 6581 8177
    • Wauchope Library - 49 High Street, Wauchope Ph: 6581 8162

    If you do not live near a Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Library, we suggest you contact your local libray to enquire about the provision of computers to the public 

  8. Who will see my application or expression of interest? Is it confidential?
    Your application will be treated with respect and confidentiality. The only people to see your details will be members of our recruitment team, the hiring manager and the selection panel members involved in the role(s) you have applied for.

This page was last updated on: 02 March 2018