Information for applicants

Information for applicants

Applications open

Review the current positions vacant at the City of Sydney where we are now seeking applications.

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Essential information

Closing date for applications

Your application should be submitted through our online application system before the closing date. Applications sent by email are generally not accepted for our advertised positions.

Our positions are advertised for a minimum of 14 days and close at 11pm on the advertised closing date.

The position will automatically be removed from our website at midnight on the closing date and no further applications will be accepted.

Selection process

The City of Sydney promotes merit-based selection and equal employment opportunity for all positions. It is essential when you address the selection criteria you provide sufficient examples to demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of the role. 

The interview panel will review all applications received following the closing date of the position and applicants who meet the selection criteria will be shortlisted for interview as soon as possible.

When reviewing your application the interview panel will take the following elements into consideration:

  • resume
  • selection criteria responses
  • experience and qualifications.

Applicants may not be shortlisted for interview for some of the following possible reasons:

  • you do not satisfy the selection criteria
  • you do not hold the necessary formal qualifications
  • you are not eligible for employment based on your residency status
  • you provide false or misleading information.

Note: Applicants who meet the selection criteria may not always be invited for an interview as the City receives a large number of applications for our positions. Our decision to shortlist candidates for interview are therefore based on applicants who best meet the selection criteria.

When will I be contacted?

If you are shortlisted for an interview, the convenor of the interview panel will generally contact you by phone or email. We will then arrange an appropriate date, time and interview location with you, and you will also be able to ask the convenor any questions you may have about the interview process.

As a general rule applicants invited to attend an interview should:

  • arrive on time
  • dress appropriately – office attire is generally suitable
  • review the position description thoroughly.

If your application has been unsuccessful, our recruitment team will contact you by email as soon as possible.

What to bring to the interview

  • a copy of your application
  • original qualifications or certificates
  • work samples
  • photo identification (such as driver's licence or passport).

Interview process

The interview panel will generally consist of 3 people: the convenor (usually the hiring manager of the position), an industry expert and an independent member (from within the City).

The interview questions will be based on the selection criteria. They are designed to draw out examples of your previous experience and behaviours.

Some testing may be used for some positions but if it is required you will be notified before the interview date and given sufficient time to prepare.

Last updated: Wednesday, 9 March 2016