How to apply for a position

Application Information

We are a child safe and equal opportunity employer. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged. In addition, applications for positions that work with children must provide referees who can comment on their experience working with children. These roles also require a valid Working with Children Check. A Police Check is mandatory for all roles, and will be conducted by Indigo Shire Council.

Indigo Shire Council (ISC) applies merit-based selection techniques. Selection is based on the assessment of each application in relation to the Selection Criteria provided in the Position Description.

The Position Description

Please read the position description (PD) - this 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.  Please keep in mind however that a PD is not a detailed record of every task and duty that may be required in the position.

Selection Criteria

The SC indicates the level of knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes that an individual needs in order to perform the duties of the position. ISC requires you to provide answers addressing each SC as part of your application.  Your SC responses will allow the selection panel to better assess your ability to meet the criteria of the position, and your SC answers will determine whether or not you are asked to attend an interview.  There are helpful websites and printed material which outline how to answer SC for government agencies – we suggest you research these.

Your Application should include:

  1. A covering letter
  2. An up-to-date resume, including the names and contact numbers of two referees (1 being your most recent manager/supervisor)

  3. A separate attachment addressing each selection criteria (answers must be provided to each SC item - and not answered in your cover letter).

Submitting your application


ISC’s preferred method of receiving employment applications is via email: 


Post to

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

If submitting via mail or in person, please do not bind applications; a paper clip will do nicely.

Applications may also be:

Hand delivered to our Customer Service Centres located in Beechworth, Yackandandah, Rutherglen & Chiltern.  Please click the link for address information:

Receipt of application will be via automatic email response, or via letter within 5 business days.  All the best with your application and please contact us if you have any questions on 03 5728 8000.

Last updated: 19 December 2016