The North Burnett region lies approximately four hours drive from Brisbane and one hour west of Bundaberg. The area has a diverse range of locations including rural townships, beautiful lakes and dams, heritage and other tourist attractions. The area also boasts many educational, medical and sporting and recreational facilities. You can read more information about the North Burnett region in our Visitors and Community sections.
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Applying for a Position
The objective of Council’s Recruitment and Selection Program is to select the best person for the job by matching applications to the criteria requirements of the position advertised and organisational needs. The following information will provide you with assistance with your application.
Our selection process is based on assessment of merit, which is how well your skills, knowledge and experience meet the selection criteria.
Your application is your first contact with the Selection Panel and will determine whether or not you gain an interview.
The Position Description outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the position and includes the selection criteria that needs to be addressed in your application. In your application you must clearly demonstrate to the Selection Panel how your attitude, experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications meet the specific requirements of the advertised position.
Your application must include the following:
An Application Form must be completed and submitted with each application advising which position is being applied for.
Statements Addressing the Selection Criteria
Using the selection criteria as headings, describe how your particular skills, experience, abilities and qualifications enable you to satisfy each of the selection criteria.
Shortlisting (or selection for interviews) is based on your responses to the selection criteria. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to demonstrate how well you meet the selection criteria. If your application does not address the selection criteria, it will not be considered.
When preparing your resume you should consider and include the following information:
Clearly states details of any secondary or tertiary qualifications. Photocopies of any qualifications should be included in your application. If qualifications were obtained overseas, provide as much information as possible to enable equivalence to be assessed.
- Employment History
List all positions held in chronological order, with the latest positions held listed first. Ensure that you indicate dates of employment so the Selection Panel can determine over what period your experience has been gained. Details of any relevance voluntary work experience should also be included.
Provide the names and telephone numbers of at least two referees. These people should be able to comment on your skills and abilities to meet the selection criteria and have your prior approval to provide such comment.
Written references do not need to be forwarded with your application.
Submitting your application
Your application can be:
- Sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org (put the position title as the subject)
- Posted to – Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 390, Gayndah Qld 4625
- Hand delivered to North Burnett Regional Council Office, 34-36 Capper Street, Gayndah or to your local North Burnett Regional Council Office.
Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified with the position, otherwise they are considered late (see below).
Applications received after the closing date will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. The onus of proof regarding reasons why the application was late will be on the applicant.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring their application reaches Council’s offices before the closing date. The closing date appears in the Current Vacancies section above.
If you require assistance with your application, or further information regarding a position, please contact the North Burnett Regional Council on 1300 MY NBRC (1300 696 272).