Working at the City

The City of Stirling is a vibrant and progressive local government authority, with various exciting and challenging career opportunities.

Information for prospective employees

Who can work for the City?

The City employs people who can legally work in Australia. These include:

  • Australian citizens
  • New Zealand citizens
  • Permanent residents
  • Temporary residents with permission to work.

The City checks candidate’s eligibility to work in Australia during the recruitment process.

Candidates who progress through the recruitment process must also:

  • Provide details of two referees who can be contacted by the City
  • Provide a National Police Certificate issued within three months prior to your appointment
  • Attend a pre-employment medical assessment
  • Provide 100 proof of ID points
  • Provide academic qualifications, licences or other documents specified in the relevant position description.

Please note that the City may verify qualifications and/or licences via external verification providers.

Job application hints and tips

The City uses an online application form which forms part of your application. Remember to allow plenty of time to complete your application.

Candidates should also:

  • Carefully read the position description to make sure you understand the role. Consider the suitability of your skills, experience and qualifications
  • Check whether you are eligible to apply, and that the salary and entitlements match your expectations
  • Contact the nominated person listed in the advertisement if you have any questions
  • Use the City’s website to familiarise yourself with our organisational goals, values, mission and vision
  • Attach copies of all relevant documents including your resume, and any relevant qualifications and licences.

Interview hints and tips

Interviews at the City of Stirling are conducted by a selection panel comprising of two or three people. They will ask questions to help identify your suitability for the role. Some will relate to the City’s Competency Framework and others will be specific to the role you are applying for. There may also be a practical assessment.

The key to a successful interview is being well-prepared. We recommend that you:

  • Allow plenty of time to get to your interview
  • Take time to read the position description and think about the questions the panel may ask
  • Prepare relevant examples to demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria and competencies required for the role. For example, outline a situation, action taken and outcome
  • Speak confidently about your strengths, achievements and relevant experience, to demonstrate your capability for the role
  • Bring along any original documents such as proof of eligibility to work in Australia, educational qualifications, passport and current driver’s licence
  • If you are unsure of any question, ask for further information
  • Take time to consider your response
  • Answer questions honestly.

Employee benefits

  • Competitive salary packages
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Free parking
  • Employee café/canteen facilities
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Discounts to the City’s aquatic and leisure facilities
  • Learning and professional development opportunities
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Annual skin screening.
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