Forbes is a vibrant town nestled on the Lachlan River and has the amazing Lake Forbes running through the centre of town. In a sought after location, Forbes offers ease of access to Sydney via a 1 hour flight or a 3 hour drive to Canberra. We are also located half way between the busy cities of Melbourne and Brisbane right on the Newell Highway boasting the benefits of country living with young families and couples who may want to work in mining or construction, the new logistics hub and inland rail activity as well as a thriving agricultural base.
Forbes Council is a hive of activity, especially in regards to the operational delivery of projects to the community and the diversity within the workforce. With an Organisational Structure with close to 150 identified positions, roles range from Masters and Degree qualified professionals (Engineers, Surveyors, Planners and Accountants) to experienced labourers, trainees, trade qualified operators and a diverse range of officers in administration, strategy, environment, HR, culture, economic development and community. Council offers flexible work arrangements, study support and a wide exposure to the legislative operations of Local Government through to community engagement and delivery.
With a $22 million capitol works budget for the delivery of infrastructure and capital projects, Council is currently undertaking exciting projects such as the Lake Forbes Activation Strategy, CBD redevelopment Projects, major works in regards to the Water and Sewer networks, our state of the art Central West Livestock Exchange and a range of other exciting projects. Forbes Shire Council is also currently delivering major projects in the People and Technology space including Leadership Development programs, online management software and enterprise wide system upgrades - in the aim of being future ready for the dynamic and changing pace of Local Government.
Forbes Shire Council, as part of the recruitment process, will be collecting information about you. This information will be kept confidential and will only be accessible to the HR team and members of the interview panel.Selection Process
It is important that your application is completed by the closing date, the Panel review committees are not obliged to accept late applications. All applications will be acknowledged.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.
Forbes Shire Council's selection process stages are outlined below:
This is not a job with Council. Your Expression of Interest will be registered in our system and you will receive updates when jobs in your relevant field become available.
Please note, Council follows merit based principles included in the Local Government Act. To be considered for a specific role, you MUST APPLY online to that specific role.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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