Wodonga Council
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Want to work with us?

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River in a stunning natural environment with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major city redevelopment. Becoming part of our organisation comes with a great pride of working for our community.

If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you.



Current vacancies

Recruitment procedure

E-Recruitment

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with Wodonga Council. We have outlined some helpful information below to assist you with your application.

To view current vacancies, click here


Recruitment procedure

Our recruitment process may vary slightly according to the role and will generally involve:

  • Inviting candidates to submit applications;
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview;
  • Conducting a minimum of two reference checks;
  • Pre-employment screening, which will include a police check and a functional assessment if required;
  • Inviting candidates for a second interview if required; and
  • An offer of employment - welcome to our team!

If you have any questions about our recruitment process, please email our people and workplace team at hr@wodonga.vic.gov.au

Each application will be assessed on merit and your success in obtaining an interview is based on how well you meet the position's key selection criteria as listed in the position description. The key selection criteria are a list of qualities, knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the position. When applying for a position with us, you will be asked to attach a statement on how you meet the key selection criteria, providing evidence that clearly demonstrates what you have achieved in relation to the position.


Submission of applications

Applications must be lodged by the advertised closing date and time. Late applications will not be considered. Please note: Online applications are preferred.

When submitting your application, you will need to include:

  • Your current contact details;
  • A cover letter to your application. This document is an introduction to your application and will generally include an outline as to why you have applied for the role;
  • A current resume with a minimum of two current referees;
  • A letter stating how you meet the key selection criteria, providing evidence that clearly demonstrates what you have achieved in relation to the position. It is helpful to use each selection criteria as a heading and then explain how your skills and experience meet that criterion; and
  • Copies of any relevant qualifications or licences.


Further information

The Wodonga Library offers services to assist you with submitting your application online if you do not have easy access to the internet or a computer.

These include:

  • Free public access computers with internet access: A total of 11 computers are available to book in one-hour blocks. All computers have access to standard Microsoft Office programs. Book a computer at the front desk or phone (02) 6022 9330; and
  • Free wireless internet: Unlimited wi-fi internet access is provided. To access the internet, connect to the 'Wodonga free wi-fi' wireless network, open your web browser and accept the Acceptable use policy. The staff at the Wodonga Library can assist you with this if required.


Police checks

All positions with us require a police check. The payment of a police check is the responsibility of the employee or prospective employee and must be provided prior to commencement. A disclosable police record or court outcome will not automatically exclude an individual from a role. Details surrounding the offence and relevance to the role will be taken into consideration.

Other background checks

Due to the nature of some positions, the preferred applicant may be required to undergo a Working with Children Check, psychometric testing and/or other background checks relevant to the position.

Pre-employment functional assessment

Preferred applicants for some positions may be referred for a pre-employment functional (physical) assessment where they will be assessed against the inherent physical job demands which are clearly outlined in the position description. The assessment is required to ensure that the applicants have the physical capacity to safely undertake the inherent physical demands of the position.

Minimum employment period

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 all new employees are subject to a six-month minimum employment (probationary) period. During this period, your supervisor will monitor your performance in the role as well as your overall fit with the council. Your supervisor will confirm if your employment is to continue beyond the six-month minimum employment (probationary) period.


Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits of working with us

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities.

People enjoy working at Wodonga Council because we are an organisation that prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff. We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. Becoming part of our organisation comes with a great pride of working for our community.

The office is located at 104 Hovell St, Wodonga in Wodonga’s CBD.

A large staffroom known as ‘The CoW Shed’ is a great place to have lunch and catch up with colleagues, as well as outside picnic tables on warmer days.

There are also change room, showers and locker facilities.

The chief executive officer and directors are approachable, welcoming and friendly.

We have an Enterprise Agreement that has many benefits, including:

  • Supportive corporate culture - Fosters flexible work arrangements and a commitment to our values (trust, respect, integrity and learning);
  • Flexible work hours;
  • Purchased leave (48/52) - This is where you can apply to purchase additional weeks of leave on top of your annual leave;
  • 4/5 leave - This is where you can apply to have 12 months leave on 80 per cent salary by reducing your salary by 20 per cent over four years;
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave with half-pay options – This is on top of the Australian Government's PPL scheme;
  • Parental leave for partners - Three weeks paid parental leave with half-pay options;
  • Grandparent leave - This is where you can have 12 months unpaid leave to help care for grandchildren;
  • Corporate volunteering program - This is where you can use one calendar day each year to undertake appropriate approved voluntary community service;
  • Adoption leave; and
  • Paid care for children - When working outside of normal hours.

Other benefits:

  • Professional development and career progression programs;
  • Salary sacrifice arrangements;
  • Discounted private health insurance; and
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Work Experience

Our organisation believes that as a community leader, it has a role to play in the continuous learning of the community.

Where possible, within the constraints of available resources, we encourage our business units to participate in work experience programs by undertaking placements, and providing the required workplace education and supervision of students.


Applying for work experience

1. Forward a letter requesting work experience to our human resources officer outlining your study or career objectives and why you are interested in carrying out work experience with a particular council department. Please indicate the dates and times of when you wish to conduct work experience.

This letter can be emailed to hr@wodonga.vic.gov.au, hand-delivered to reception at 104 Hovell St, Wodonga or posted to:

Human resources officer,
Wodonga Council,
PO Box 923,
Wodonga, VIC 3689


2. The human resources officer will forward your expression of interest to the manager or team leader of your chosen department. You will be advised within 10 working days of receiving the request whether or not the council can host you as a work experience student. Managers may request to meet the student before making a decision.

3. If we can accommodate work experience, the educational institution (school, TAFE institution or university) must forward a work experience agreement to our human resources officer.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to increase the likelihood of us accommodating your request for work experience, you should send an expression of interest at least three months before you wish to commence your placement. This will give council departments an opportunity to plan tasks and projects to assign to the student, making the work experience placement valuable and meaningful.


Insurance

Workers compensation cover is held by the Department of Education to cover students on placement and/or work experience. This includes students from secondary schools, TAFE institutions, universities and community colleges.

The details of this cover will be outlined in the student's work experience agreement form provided by their educational institution.

The student cannot commence their placement without this form being completed and returned to our human resources team.