Once a position has closed all applications are sent to panel members to shortlist. Shortlisting is based upon a candidates response to the job specific questions. The selection panel review the job applications and make a short list of the applicants who meet the essential criteria for the positon through their responses to the job specific questions.
The shortlisting process can take up for 4 weeks and can vary depending on the number of applications received.
The interview process helps the panel establish which candidate can best demonstrate the necessary skills, experience, knowledge and personal qualities required to perform the position. Those shortlisted will then receive a phone call to attend an interview. The interview panel usually consists of 3 panel members who will ask a set of job specific questions relevant to the position.
If you are not shortlisted for interview you will be advised via email. Please ensure you check your email account regularly and to please check your junk email folder also.
Our tips on how to plan and prepare for your interview:
After the interview has been conducted a preferred candidate is decided upon. A reference check is then completed for the preferred candidate. Referees must be a direct supervisor who is able to comment directly on your work abilities.
When required a medical will be arranged for the preferred candidate to assess your physical and functional capacity against the physical demands necessary to safely perform the job for which you have applied. Drug and alcohol testing is also conducted as part of this testing. Once medical results and reference checks have been completed the job offer will be made to the successful candidate. Following verbal acceptance, a letter of offer and a new starter pack will be sent to the successful candidate. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised by phone and feedback can be provided if requested.
Ensure you don’t miss out on any opportunities with Council by setting up job alerts. Job alerts will notify you when a position you may be interested in is advertised. Follow the below instructions to receive job alerts:
Late applications will only be accepted in extenuating circumstances, on a case by case basis. Ensure that you have submitted your application prior to the job closing, as all drafts will be deleted once the position closes.
If you are experiencing issues while applying for a job, please contact Council before the job is due to close. Council will not accept applications hand delivered, emailed or posted.
(07) 4970 0700
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PO Box 29
Gladstone Qld 4680