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EOI to work with Parkes Shire Council

Parkes Shire Council

Date posted: December 19, 2022

Closes: Jun 30, 2024


About the Opportunity

Parkes Shire Council advertises a range of positions across our organisation and operations throughout the year, including a variety of administrative, operational/operator, professional/specialist and management roles.

We invite Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people from all backgrounds and experiences seeking to work with us.  This EOI allows you to share your resume - outlining your experience, skills, knowledge and qualifications - and indicate your interest in joining our team.

We are often looking for energetic, enthusiastic and results-focused individuals for positions such as:

  • Operational positions in our Roads, Parks and Gardens, and Water/Sewer teams, including labourer, plant operator and general hand positions.  Current minimum P1 driver licence is essential, and completion of truck licence, traffic control tickets, chainsaw tickets and/or chemical tickets will be viewed favourably.
  • Administrative positions across our organisation, requiring strong written communication, customer service, time management, organisational and IT/software skills and to support the successful delivery of services, projects and events.  Formal qualifications in Business Administration, Project Management and Frontline Management are viewed favourably.
  • Professional/Specialist positions, requiring degree qualifications and/or professional accreditations in a relevant discipline, such as accounting, business, engineering, human resources, information technology, and urban and regional planning.

Please note that Council follows merit-based recruitment and selection principles, as required under the Local Government Act 1993.  To be considered for a specific role, you must apply online for that specific role.  However, by submitting an EOI, you will join our talent pool for notifications and updates. 

About Parkes Shire Council

Parkes Shire Council is a progressive and innovative organisation that embraces new ideas and has adopted a philosophy of continuous improvement. Council is committed to delivering progress and value to our community through living our corporate values of Community, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, Safety and Teamwork. 

Council has been acknowledged for Excellence in Local Government as the winner of the prestigious AR Bluett Memorial Award in 2016 which recognises the most progressive rural council in the state, based on all council operations and services.

Council values our position as a progressive, cohesive and well respected employer of choice.  We are proud of our corporate values which guide the work we do, the choices we make and how we interact with each other and the community. For our employees we provide career development and succession planning opportunities across a large range of trades and professions.

Council embraces a LEAN philosophy across its operations in an effort to maximize the value and service we deliver to our community with a commitment to best practice work health and safety for our staff and stakeholders. In our quest for improvement Council has achieved formal accreditation under  ISO45001:2018 framework for our Work Health and Safety Management System.  This highly regarded accreditation recognises the dedication and commitment from Council staff to ensure safety management systems are robust and efficient and more importantly that a safe workplace is provided for our staff, contractors, visitors and volunteers.

Find out more about working at Parkes Shire Council and why Parkes is a smart move:

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination (at Council's expense), including a hearing and drug and alcohol test
  • Please include two work related referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Undertake any other applicable screening that may be relevant to the role
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications
  • Provide the applicable Working with Children Check number as the role may involve working with work experience students

Working With Children Check

To create a child safe environment within the Shire, all Council employees will require a Working With Children Check number. Applicants need to possess or express a willingness to apply for a Working With Children Check. More information can be found at

Privacy Statement

As part of the recruitment process, Parkes Shire Council will be collecting information about you. This information is private information for the purposes of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act. This information will be included in the recruitment file and only accessed by members of the Recruitment Selection Panel.

Other Important Details

Council will only accept applications submitted on line, however if you do not have access to a computer or other electronic device, the Human Resources team, Engineering Administration staff or your local library staff will be only too happy to assist you.

Parkes Shire Council operates a merit-based recruitment process and proudly promotes the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Aboriginal persons are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 11pm AEST on Sunday, 30 June 2024


Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!

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