Applying for a position

Applying for a position

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

Job vacancies

Preparing your application

To apply for a job at the City of Sydney you can prepare your application using the following guide. You will then need to submit your application via our online system (see 'Submitting your application' below).

What to include

Your application should include these 2 documents:

  • your resume
  • your selection criteria responses.

You will need to save them as separate documents in either Word or PDF.

Resume and referees

Your resume should include your employment history, experience and education.

As part of your application, we also need the name and contact details of 2 referees. The referees should be people who have supervised you or have a working knowledge of your previous roles.

We will not contact your referees until we have your permission.

Responses to selection criteria

Each position at the City has specific criteria necessary for employees to be able to perform the role, which is contained in the essential criteria section of the position description.

Your application needs to include a response to each essential criterion, clearly demonstrating how your qualifications or experience help you meet the requirements of the role. As a general guide, at least 2 to 3 paragraphs are sufficient, although you may choose to provide more. 

Addressing the selection criteria is a crucial component of your job application, so it is vital you do not rely on your resume alone to demonstrate your skills and experience.

Other documents may be included as part of your application and can include the following:

  • cover letter
  • copy of your qualifications
  • work samples.

Due to file size limitations when you submit your application it may be better to instead bring any work samples if you are invited for an interview.

Submitting your application

When you're ready to submit your application please follow these steps. 

Step 1: Register with our recruitment system

When you sign up to our online recruitment system (if you don't have an account, select sign in, then follow the prompts) you will be able to submit your application electronically and receive job notifications via email when positions are advertised.

Step 2: Apply for the job

  1. Click on the job you wish to apply for and enter your login and password. (Note: If you forget your password, click the 'Forgot Password’ link and an email will be sent to you to reset your password.)
  2. A copy of the advertisement and details of the position you are interested in will appear. (Note: A copy of the position description can be downloaded as a PDF along with the application guide at the bottom of the advertisement.)
  3. To begin submitting your application, click the ‘Apply Now’ link and follow the prompts.

Step 3: Attach documents

Documents can be attached as Word or PDF files. The best way to upload your documents to the system is to make sure you save them to your computer before starting the application process. Please ensure that the document is closed when you try to attach it or our system will not recognise it.

Note: If you have previously submitted an application for another position, your documents will still be available in your profile when you login.

You can then upload them from your profile by simply clicking the circle to the left and clicking ‘upload’.

If you wish to upload a new document as part of your application, please ensure it is saved as a different file name from any previous document you uploaded as our system will not recognise it as a new file. For example, if you named your previous document ‘resume’ and are uploading a newer version, you may want to name it ‘resume2’.

Step 4: Application confirmation

If your application has been successfully uploaded to our online system you will receive an email notification confirming we have received your application.

If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting your application or you are experiencing other issues when applying, please contact the recruitment team to confirm we have received your application:

02 9265 9333

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017