How to Apply and Recruitment Process

Step 1: Prepare your application 

Your application is an opportunity to create the best first impression to the Selection Panel. It is important that you set aside time to read all the requirements in the position description and develop a competitive application. This will assist the Panel in shortlisting applicants for interview.

Please ensure you:

  • Complete all details on the online application form
  • Address the selection criteria (usually no more than four questions)
  • Attach a resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the role. 

Your resume should include relevant work history, education, training, qualifications and professional memberships.

Make sure your application:

  • Is neatly presented and spell checked
  • Is prepared so that it relates specifically to the position you are applying for
  • Is lodged by the closing date.

Step 2: Submit your application

Applications must be submitted online via the jobs portal on the Shire of Mundaring website by the closing date. 

Select the “Apply Online” button for the position you are applying for.

All applications will receive an acknowledgement email.

Important note: Late applications will not be accepted unless the application is late due to unforeseen circumstances.

Step 3. Shortlisting

All applications received will be assessed by the Selection Panel against the selection criteria, cover letter and resume.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by phone and invited to attend an interview. 

Unsuccessful applicants will receive an email notification.

Step 4: Prepare for interview

Before attending an interview, review your application and the job advertisement and position description.

Review the selection criteria and duties of the position and recall examples of situations where you have demonstrated the relevant skills and requirements. Note what your role was in each situation, actions you took and the outcomes or results achieved.

Depending on the position you are applying for, you may wish to bring examples of your work to demonstrate your skills and abilities to the Selection Panel.

Step 5: Attend interview

All interviews are conducted by two or three Selection Panel members.

For all permanent positions, interview questions will be provided to the applicants to review and make notes 15 minutes prior to attending the interview. During this time, focus on recalling any examples that you have that relate to the questions.

All applicants will be asked the same questions at interview and assessed on their performance.

Step 6: Selection

The Selection Panel will identify a competitive applicant after the interviews are complete.

Competitive applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical including a drug and alcohol screening to determine their suitability for the position they have applied for.

Two work-related referees will also be contacted. You will be requested to provide these if you have not done so already with your application.

Other pre-employment checks may also be conducted at this stage dependent on the role, including a National Police Clearance, licences, verification of qualifications and identity.

Following satisfactory pre-employment checks, the Panel Chairperson will contact the successful applicant to make them an offer. 

All unsuccessful applicants will be notified.

Accessibility and reasonable adjustments

If you have any access needs that may require reasonable adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, please contact Human Resources on 9290 6622 or email humanresources@mundaring.wa.gov.au before the closing date. 

If you are an Aboriginal person or a person with a disability and would like assistance with your application, contact the Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64 or email perthjsc@nmtafe.wa.edu.au.