How to apply for a position

Application Information

This information is provided to assist you in submitting applications for advertised vacancies within Indigo Shire Council. Indigo Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer, and applies merit based selection techniques. Selection is based on the assessment of each applicant in relation to the selection criteria provided in the vacancies position description.

The Position Description

The position description is an outline of the nature and expected outcomes of the job. It will also include the knowledge and skills required to undertake the role. A position description is not a detailed record of every task and duty.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria indicates the level of knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes that an individual needs in order to perform the duties of the position. Indigo Shire Council requires you to provide a statement addressing each criteria as part of your application, as your responses allow us to better assess your ability to meet the criteria. How well you fulfil the criteria will determine whether or not you are asked to attend an interview.

Your Application should include:

  1. A covering letter
  2. A separate attachment outlining your experience against the selection criteria
  3. A current resume, including the names and contact numbers of two referees

Submitting your application


Indigo Shire Council's preferred method of application is email, which can be sent to Attachments should be in .doc or .odt format.

Post to

Employment Application
Organisational Development Department
Indigo Shire Council
PO Box 28
Beechworth Vic 3747

Note: If sending via mail please do not bind applications or place in folders. A staple, paper clip or bulldog clip will suffice.

Applications may also be:

  • Hand delivered to Indigo Shire Council, 101 Ford Street, Beechworth.
  • Faxed to (03) 5728 1676 clearly marked "Employment Application". Indigo Shire Council will not accept responsibility for transmission problems, please feel free to contact our Organisational Development Unit to confirm receipt of your application.

Applications must reach the Organisational Development Unit by the advertised closing date and time. A receipt of your application will be acknowledged either in writing or via email within seven working days.

Last updated: 14 April 2016