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Job Vacancies

Positions Vacant

Positions with Council will be advertised in local newspapers, on the community noticeboard, council and job websites such as Seek as applicable. All applications must be submitted to Council by the closing date stated in the advertisement.

Applications must include a cover letter, including a response to the selection criteria, and a current resume.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applications will be gauged on a merit basis.

Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a smoke free work environment.

Should you require any further information please contact Council on 03 5020 1300.


Current Vacancies

Director Corporate & Community Development

Relaxed rural lifestyle and a true sense of community
Package negotiable (including vehicle and house)
3 -5 year performance-based contract

Council invites applications for the above position and is seeking to appoint an innovative, energetic and motivated professional to assist it in meeting its objectives as outlined in Councils Community Strategic Plan.

This position, reporting to the General Manager has the responsibility to guide and manage the administrative, human resources, IT and accounting services of Council.  It is a position that will require someone in sync with the direction of Council, outstanding management, organisational and governance skills. The successful
applicant should have an unwavering commitment to ensure the delivery of outcomes in line with Council and community expectations.

Council is interested in applicants who bring a diversity of experience from corporate or local government sectors.

Please click on the following link to download the position description – Director Corporate & Community Development August 2017

Confidential enquiries may be directed to Aaron Drenovski, General Manager.

Applications closing on 16 August 2017 at 12 noon should be addressed to:

The General Manager
Balranald Shire Council
PO Box 120
Balranald NSW 2715


Casual Maintenance and Construction Worker/Water & Sewer Operator – Euston

Applications are invited from interested persons with suitable experience and licences to undertake the above roles, which involve operation, maintenance and service of Council’s various equipment to undertake maintenance and construction works within the Shire based in Euston.

Terms of employment will be in accordance with the Council’s salary and performance management systems and the Local Government (State) Award.  Weekly Salary range: $1,087 to $1,250 (inclusive of 25% casual loading).

Please click on the link for a position description – PD Casual Maintenance & Construction Water Sewer Operator Euston August 2017

For more information, please phone 03 5020 1300.

Applications are to be received at Council no later than 1pm Monday 14 August 2017 and should be addressed to:

The General Manager
Balranald Shire Council
PO Box 120
Balranald NSW 2715

Alternatively email your application to


How to Apply

Balranald Shire Council employs on a merit based principle. Merit is gauged by how well you satisfy the selection criteria listed in the Position Description and is described as the relationship between the qualities required to do the job and the qualities that applicants bring to the job.

Job applications

You will be required to supply the following;

Cover letter/Response to selection criteria

A cover letter should be a short introduction of yourself, why you applied for the position and any additional information you may believe is relevant or of importance.   Your cover letter should also address the essential and desirable selection criteria.

Each position has essential and desirable selection criteria that are designed to ensure incumbents meet the inherent requirements of the job.  Selection Criteria are based on the key accountabilities of the position and are listed in general order of priority. If you do not meet an essential selection criterion you may be excluded from further consideration for the position. The wording used in the selection criteria questions defines the necessary level of knowledge, skill or ability to do the job.

For example:

  • Demonstrated means that you have actually performed the activity or used the skill in the past, rather than just the potential to do so.
  • Knowledge of (or the ability to rapidly acquire the knowledge of) means that you already have the required knowledge, or you can provide examples of past situations which have required a rapid acquisition of knowledge.
  • Thorough, sound or high level indicates that a more advanced level of knowledge or skill is required.

It is important to note that when you are answering the selection criteria, you will need to state HOW and/or WHEN you met each aspect of the criterion, do not just state that you met the criterion, you must provide examples of how.

Council appoints on merit and therefore by demonstrating how you meet the essential and desirable criteria, it assists Council to gauge how well you meet the inherent requirements of the job in regard to your education, knowledge, skills and abilities.


A resumé should include the following;

  • Your name, address, daytime contact details
  • Qualifications/Education
  • Employment history: Details of your work experience, stating the most recent first, including the position held, organisation you worked for, the period of employment (e.g. May 2005 – September 2007), and a brief outline of your responsibilities and the duties you performed
  • Referees: Including the names, position titles, employer, and contact details of two recent work related referees (preferably your current or most recent manager/supervisor). It is important to remember to ask the referees whether they are willing to act as referees prior to supplying their details.

Forwarding application

Post: The General Manager, Balranald Shire Council PO Box 120 BALRANALD NSW 2715

Fax: 03 5020 1620 (please post your resume as well as faxing, as the quality of faxed documents may be impaired)