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Employment Opportunities
Information For Applicants

Thank you for your interest in working for the Mansfield Shire Council.

SUMMARY OF RECRUITMENT PROCEDURE
The Mansfield Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer and all selection decisions are based on the principle of merit.

ADVERTISING
All vacancies are advertised in the local media, Mansfield Courier, and on this website's Employment Page (Click to view current vacancies).
Each advertisement lists a contact person, and applicants are encouraged to contact them to clarify questions and get a better understanding of the position.

APPLICATIONS
All applications must contain:
  • a covering letter,
  • the completed Employment Application Form,
  • an up to date Resume and
  • a document addressing the Key Selection Criteria
This information must be received by Council prior to the advertised closing date. No late applications will be accepted.  Please do not bind applications or place them in folders. This makes it difficult for photocopying and filing and are invariably removed for ease of handling. Applications may be posted to the address below, emailed to recruitment@mansfield.vic.gov.au or faxed to 03 5775 2677.

All Applications are to be addressed:
Private & Confidential
“Application – Position Title” 
Human Resources Coordinator
Mansfield Shire Council
Private Bag 1000
Mansfield Vic 3724


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Receipt of all applications are acknowledged in writing (via email) within seven days of the closing date.

SHORTLISTING
It is important that you address the Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description when applying for any position as applicants will be shortlisted based on how well the application demonstrates that all the selection criteria and pre-requisites are met. Those shortlisted will be contacted by telephone and an interview date, time and venue organised.

Applicants that are not shortlisted will be notified in writing (via email) at this stage.

SELECTION
The interview panel will comprise of a minimum of three people. Questions in the interview will assess your capability against the selection criteria and seek clarification of information provided in your application. Certain positions may require a typing test. You will be advised of this requirement when you are contacted about the details of the interview. Referee checks will be conducted at the conclusion of the interview process.

After the interviews and referee checks are completed, the Panel will review all information from each applicant and assess which one has best demonstrated that they meet all of the selection criteria and pre-requisites for the position.

The preferred applicant will then be offered the position verbally and forwarded an information pack containing a letter of offer and other associated documentation required as part of our employment conditions; a Medical Assessment, Police Record Check and the acceptance of Council’s Employee Code of Conduct.

Medical Checks are conducted by Medical Practitioners and are required for all positions. This process assesses only your capacity to perform the routine tasks and functions of the position without injury to yourself or others. (It does not provide information on general health or health issues unrelated to the position.) This examination is carried out to ensure that you are not placed at risk of injury.

UNSUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS
Those who were unsuccessful after an interview will be notified in writing (via email).

COMMENCEMENT OF EMPLOYMENT
Subject to all the abovementioned documentation being received by the preferred applicant and the conditions of employment are complete, a commencement date will be agreed upon and the induction process will begin.

FURTHER RECRUITMENT PROCESS INFORMATION
Should you require further information regarding the recruitment process please contact Council’s Human Resources Co-ordinator on 5775 8555.