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Applying for a Job at Moree Plains Shire Council

Moree Plains Shire Council offers jobs on basis of merit. This means the applicant considered to be most capable of doing the job is selected. To decide this, we look at your qualifications, experience, skills and standard of work relevant to the advertised position.

Completing the Application Form

An application form needs to be completed for each separate position that you are applying for.

Your Resume:

The following information should be contained in your resume:

•·     Employment History

Stating the employers name, the period of employment (from start date to end date), position held and whether it was casual or permanent. You may even like to put in a description of duties.

•·     Education History

This should include trades, certificates, etc. List the institution where studies were under taken and the year it was completed.

•·     Training Courses

List the types of training undertaken, the training group (i.e. TAFE) and the year completed.

•·     Licences

This should include licences and certificates such as OH&S certificates, first aid and truck and forklift licences. List the certificate/licence, the issue (RTA, WorkCover) and year it was completed.

•·     Two Referees

This should include people who have supervised your work and can discuss your suitability for this position. List their name, position, company and daytime telephone number.

Addressing the Essential and Desirable Criteria

To maximise your chance of gaining an interview for a position, it is important that you address the essential and desirable criteria, as well as work skills and experiences. If you do not show how you meet the essential criteria, your application is unlikely to be considered any further. The best way to address the criteria is to list each item as a heading and underneath describe your experiences.

Sending Your Application

You should ensure that Council will receive your application no later than the time and date indicated on the advertisement. Applications must be submitted on line. If you do not have computer access please visit our libraries or offices to access a computer. Local employment agencies are also able to assist.


Public Information Sessions

Moree Plains Shire Council regularly facilitates free information sessions at the Moree Plains Shire Council to explain the process of submitting a competitive job application.

Here you will gain valuable knowledge on the key principles to ensure your job application for Moree Plains Shire Council addresses essential and desirable criteria and includes relevant information.

These sessions are held quarterly is sufficient demand is registered. To book your place at the next session please contact Human Resources on (02) 67 573 215 or email

Guidelines and a tutorial also appears on our website.

Contact Us

The Recruitment Officer

Moree Plains Shire Council

On 67573215 or 0428433614


or visit us at Moree Council, Max Centre, Level 2, 30 Heber Street Moree NSW 2400.

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