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Job Vacancies

Current Vacancies –  

Tourism, Communications & Events Coordinator

This position will provide assistance, advice and support to the  local tourism operators and businesses across the Balranald Shire.  It will also be resp;onsible for improving communications  both within and outside of the Council and support the facilitation of local events to reenergise the community as we recover from the impacts of Covid-19.

Applications close on 1st Otober 2021.  CV and cover letter can be submitted to The General Manager Balranald Shire Council, PO  Box 120, Balranald NSw 2715 or email to

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Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool  Supervisor and 2 Casual Swimming Pool Attendants 

These above positions involve managing the operations of the Janelle Masters Memorial Swimming Pool and provide supervision to its patrons from 5th October 2021—29th April 2022.

 Terms of employment will be in accordance with the Council’s salary and performance management systems and the Local Government (State) Award.

 Position Description – Swimming Pool 

Applications close on 17th September and must be submitted in writing with an accompanying cover letter and CV (Resume) addressed to

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

OR alternatively by emailed to

Casual Workers – Expression of Interest – Various

Balranald Shire Councl is seeking expressions of interest from persons wanting Casual employment with Council.

Council is looking to gather a pool of casual employees that can be utilised in the areas of Administration, Cleaners, Parks and Gardens, Plant Operations and General Maintenance.

For further informaton please call Works Manager – 0427 273 741 or Phil Ruddick 0429 995 590.

A covering letter and current CV must be submitted with the Casual Employment Application Form

Human Resources Officer

This position involves providing assistance, advice and support to Managers and Employees on all HR matters, promoting the efficient delivery of HR including WHS and the coordination of return-to-work programs.

The successful candidate would be preferred to  hold tertiary qualifications in Human Resources although not mandatory and have previous experience as a HR Officer or similar position, well-developed interpersonal and influential skills including the ability to build excellent strong relationships across all levels of the organisation.

The position is a full-time position based on a 9 day fortnight with an attractive base salary of $73,918 (Band 2 Level 3).

Applications close on 24th September 2021. and must be submitted in writing with an accompanying cover letter and current CV to The General Manager, Balranald Shire Council, PO Box 120, Balranald NSW 2715 or alternatively by email to

Position  Description – HR Officer

PCA – Carer – Bidgee Haven Hostel

The position is part of the Bidgee Haven Hostel (the Hostel), a retirement facility owned and operated by Balranald Shire Council (Council). Bidgee Haven Hostel is a modern fully accredited 15 bed residential aged care facility providing care for older people who find it difficult to live at home for a variety of reasons.  See the Position Description for further details.

Casual Cleaners

Balranald Shire Council is currently looking for Casual Cleaners/Housekeepers.  Works will include Caravan Park Facilities, Council Offices, Depot Offices, Public Toilets and Public Halls on a casual basis when required.  Applications close 15 July 2021 and must be submitted in writing with an accompanying cover letter and resume addressed to the General Manager.  See the Position Description for further information.

What makes Balranald a special place to work and live?

Balranald Shire is full of surprises and when you come to the area you will be in awe of the contrasting landscapes and riverscapes which makes this area unique.

These distinctive settings includes the spectacular world heritage Mungo National Park, and the picturesque Yanga National Park.

Another unique feature of the shire is the five iconic rivers that flow and meander within the region making it an ideal area for fishing, camping, boating, canoeing, kayaking or just chilling on the banks.

Balranald has a buzzing retail strip which includes gift shops, clothes shops, homeware & hardware stores, chemist, butcher, various cafes and eateries, newsagency and grocery stores. It also has a bank, post office and numerous fuel stops. There are various sporting facilities including football and netball grounds, horse racing, swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts and bowling greens.

Balanald is home to Five Rivers, Balranald Shire Offers a unique lifestyle where water sport lovers are spoilt for choice and hikers and campers have the wonders of Mungo National Park at their doorstep.  Steeped in history and with easy access to the regional hubs of Griffith and Mildura, Balranald Shrie is a place where community is front of mind and the Council is committed to the  Shire’s long term future. 

We need you

Balranald Shire is entering a period of growth through development of mineral sand mining, solar farms, horticulture, viticulture and tourism. To ensure Council is well positioned in moving forward through this exciting period Council is looking to expand its team and will list vacancies below when they are created or become available.

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)


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.