Paid Employment

This section contains details of current positions vacant at Forbes Shire Council as well as information on how to apply.  We have a range of different types of roles and contracts available including full time, part time, fixed term contracts and casual or seasonal positions. Positions vacant will be advertised accordingly as they become available within the organisation.

To view all of Councils active Recruitment Campaigns, you may be required to search a number of pages. This can be performed by pressing the numbers or arrows below: Please also note that if you are interested in applying for more than one position, you will be required to submit an application for each individually. Applications cannot be transferred from one position to the next.

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Forbes Shire Council, as part of the recruitment process, will be collecting information about you. This information will be included in the recruitment file, and will be read by Council’s Records Staff, and members of the interviewing panel.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Council aims to ensure fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration for all applicants, regardless of sex, ethnic or racial origin, or physical disability.

Selection Process

It is important that your application is completed by the closing date, the selection committees are not obliged to accept late applications. All applications will be acknowledged.

Forbes Shire Council is committed to providing a fair and equitable selection process. The stages of the selection process are:

  1. Short-listing. The selection panel (usually 3 members) will assess all applications against the selection criteria contained in the position description. The panel will then decide which applicants best meet the criteria and will call for interview.
  2. Interviewing. You will be given at least 3 days notice if you are required for an interview. The interview panel will consist of 3 members, one of which will be a HR representative, who will work together to recommend the most suitable person for the position.
  3. Reference checks and other checks. Referee checks will be carried out on the recommended applicant/s. Positions that have been identified as child-related, will be required to undergo a criminal history check and complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration.
  4. Medical assessment. The recommended applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment functional assessment at Council’s expense.
  5. Notification of result. The successful applicant will be verbally notified as soon as possible after the interview and will receive a written letter of offer in the post. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by mail once the offer of employment has been accepted.

For more information about working in Local Government generally, and the types of careers available, visit Local Government NSW.

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