Positions Vacant

This section contains details of current positions vacant at Oberon Council as well as information on how to apply. Positions vacant will be advertised accordingly as they become available within the organisation.

For more information about working in Local Government generally, and the types of careers available, visit the Local Government and Shires Association website.

Council currently has the following position vacant:

Customer Service Trainee – Finance and Community Services Department
(Full time position – 2 year traineeship)

We are seeking a 2 year, full-time Customer Services Trainee for the Finance and Community Services area.

The Traineeship will provide the successful applicant with excellent professional work experience in a Local Government context while undertaking formal qualifications.

The role will provide a range of customer service functions for the Finance and Community Service Department, including such tasks as telephone and face to face enquiries, document management, event coordination, and general administrative support.

Salary is determined by the Traineeship provisions of the current Local Government (State) Award and dependent upon age, skills and experience.

A position description is available on Council’s webpage at www.oberon.nsw.gov.au.    Click here to download your copy. 

Applications, addressing the Selection Criteria, are to be emailed to hr@oberon.nsw.gov.au and addressed to the General Manager, Gary Wallace by 24th February 2019.



Oberon Council, as part of the recruitment process, will be collecting information about you. This information will be included in the recruitment file, and will be read by Council’s Records Staff, and members of the interviewing panel.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Council aims to ensure fair, equitable and non-discriminatory consideration for all applicants, regardless of sex, ethnic or racial origin, or physical disability.

Selection Process
It is important that your application is completed by the closing date, the selection committees are not obliged to accept late applications. All applications will be acknowledged.

Oberon Council is committed to providing a fair and equitable selection process. The stages of the selection process are:

Short-listing:  The selection panel will assess all applications against the selection criteria contained in the position description. The panel will then decide which applicants best meet the criteria and will call for interview.
Interviewing:  You will be given at least 2 days notice if you are required for an interview. The interview panel will consist of 3 members, one of which will be a HR representative, who will work together to recommend the most suitable person for the position.
Reference checks and other checks:  Referee checks will be carried out on the recommended applicant/s. Positions that have been identified as child-related, will be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain Working with Children Check.
Pre-employment Medical assessment:  As part of the recruitment process a pre-employment functional assessment at Council’s expense will be required.
Notification of result:  The successful applicant will be verbally notified as soon as possible after the interview and will receive a written letter of offer following this contact. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by mail once the offer of employment has been accepted.

Contact Details:
Oberon Council
Maree Paine – HR Coordinator
Phone: 02 632908150
Fax: 02 6329 8142