faq

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I obtain a copy of the Position Description?

You can download the Position Description from the online application page.

How do I apply for temporary or casual work at Council?

Some temporary/casual positions are advertised, others are sourced via an employment agency. You may apply for any advertised temporary/casual positions which appear on our website.

Will you consider applications that don’t address the Selection Criteria?

Not always. Applicants who do address the Selection Criteria, and can demonstrate their suitability for the position, increase their prospect of being selected for interview.

How do you decide who to choose for an interview?

The Selection Panel will assess each application against the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Candidates who best meet the selection criteria are more likely to be selected for interview.

Do you interview all applicants who meet the Selection Criteria?

No. If there are a large number of candidates who meet the selection criteria, preference will be given to those whose experience and qualifications are most closely aligned with the position.

I live interstate, can I still apply?

Yes. If you are selected for an interview, Council can conduct a phone and/or video conferencing interview with you in the first instance.

How long can I expect to wait before I am contacted following the closing date of an advertised position?

It can take between 1-4 weeks for the applications to be shortlisted and applicants called for an interview. Generally, if you have not been contacted after 4 weeks, you have been unsuccessful.

Can I receive feedback if my application is unsuccessful?

Yes, you can contact the hiring manager noted on the advertisement to seek verbal feedback.

Are internal candidates given more preference for vacancies?

Council makes merit-based employment decisions, which means that the most suitable candidates are chosen on the basis of the skills and experience they demonstrate throughout the recruitment process.

Do you accept unsolicited applications?

We do not accept unsolicited applications. Applications must be for a specific position that we are currently advertising.

Do you accept late applications?

Generally, no. If there is an exceptional reason why an application cannot be submitted on time, Human Resources should be contacted before the closing date. We may be able to make an exception depending on the circumstances.

Do I need to be eligible to work in Australia, to be offered employment at Council?

Yes. Those applying for a position at Council must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be asked to provide proof of this through the online application.

Does Council have a policy about employing friends and relatives of staff?

Yes. If you are a relative or friend of someone who works at Mosman Council, you must ask the employee to advise Human Resources. Your application will not be treated any differently; however, Council will ensure that your friend or relative is not involved with the recruitment process.

Will my application be treated confidentially?

Yes. Your application is treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality. Throughout the recruitment process, the only individuals to view your application are members of our Human Resources team, the hiring manager and members of the selection panel.