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Job Opportunities

At the Shire we value Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork. We are an organisation that cares about our people and community. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds to join us in servicing our community in the future. If you have HEART and want to be part of our friendly, professional, and committed team then consider applying for one of our opportunities below.


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How to Apply

How can I submit my application?

Please submit your application online through our website by clicking the Apply button at the bottom of the job advertisement. You will need to complete your contact details, answer a short series of preliminary questions, and upload relevant documents.

You will receive an automated acknowledgement email to confirm your application has been received.

What should I include in my application?

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Certificates, qualifications, and licences relevant to the role

You should address the essential and desirable experience and qualifications listed in the position description for the role you are applying for. This may be included within your cover letter or attached as a separate document. Should we require specific selection criteria to be addressed, this will be specified in the job advertisement.

Will you accept late appliations?

Applications submitted directly after the closing date will only be considered should there be no suitable candidates found amongst the applications received by the closing date. If you were unable to submit your application due to unforeseen circumstances, please contact Organisational Development to discuss further.

I'm having trouble applying through the website, what can I do?

Please contact Organisational Development on 08 9727 0222 for assistance.

I have a question about the position, who should I contact?

Our Organisational Development team can answer most general questions about advertised roles and working for the Shire. If you have specific position-related questions, please speak to the hiring manager nominated within the advertisement. Both parties can be contacted on 08 9727 0222.

When will I hear about an interview?

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will be contacted by phone, usually within two weeks of the closing date. Candidates not selected for an interview will be notified by email when the hiring process is completed.

How can I prepare for my interview?

Interviews can be nerve-wracking, so to help you prepare below are some tips:

  • Ensure you have the correct details for your interview, including time, date, and location. The majority of our face-to-face interviews will be held at our Shire Administration building
  • Plan your travel and aim to arrive 5-10 minutes early so you have time to acclimatise and gather your thoughts before the interview commences
  • If your interview is online, please ensure you are in a quiet location, and test your camera and microphone before joining the interview
  • Dress appropriately for the occasion, smart casual attire is best
  • Review the position description and do some research about the Shire prior to your interview. You are welcome to bring notes along with you to refer to
  • We usually have between 2-3 staff members on the interview panel. Each member may ask you questions. Listen carefully to the questions and please ask us to repeat or clarify a question if unsure
  • Our interview questions are mostly behavioural. We will ask you to describe situations you have been in to demonstrate the behavioural competencies listed in the position description. Please explain the situation, what action you took, and what was the result. Walking the interview panel through a specific example provides an insight into how you apply your skills and experience in real situations and effectively demonstrates your suitability for the role
  • Prepare any questions you have about the role, the team, and the Shire. You will have an opportunity to ask these during or at the end of the interview.

What happens after the interview?

Following the interview, the preferred candidate(s) will be identified. We will contact referees for the preferred candidate(s), preferably 2 direct supervisors from your most recent, relevant employment. Other pre-employment checks may include a medical, drug & alcohol screening, a National Police Check, and verification of licences or qualifications as appropriate for the position.

Following the satisfactory completion of these checks, an offer will be made to the preferred candidate.

Unsuccessful candidates will be notified as soon as practical.

Why Work With Us

Professional Development & Training

At the Shire of Capel, we are invested in you and your career, and we support your development through:

  • Opportunities to attend training, seminars, and conferences
  • Study assistance for tertiary courses including leave provision and contribution towards course fees
  • Apprenticeships, traineeships, and cadetships
  • On-the-job mentoring and coaching
  • Promotion of networking opportunities.

Flexibility & support

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Financial and Other Benefits

  • For employees opting to self-contribute to superannuation through payroll deductions, the Shire will match their contributions up to 14% inclusive of the compulsory superannuation contribution
  • Our employees have access to salary packaging for novated lease and otherwise deductible expenses
  • Our employees can take advantage of corporate and discounted rates for a range of private health insurance providers including HBF and Medibank
  • The Shire offers relocation expenses (conditions apply).
  • Employees living within the Shire can opt to pay rates via payroll deduction
  • Uniform allowance.

Health & Wellbeing

  • Skin screening, flu vaccination program and health assessments
  • Employee Wellbeing programs.