Current Employment Opportunities

Employing more than 600 staff, The Hills Shire Council recruits people who have a commitment to providing exceptional customer service to our growing community while offering a flexible and family friendly work environment.


Frequently Asked Questions About Recruitment


How Do I Apply for a Position?

All vacant position are listed on our careers portal. To apply, you must submit your online application as we will not accept hard copy resumes.

Applying is very simple – just answer the few questions after clicking ‘apply now’, attach your resume and you’re done! Unless specifically asked for, you don’t need to provide certificates or supporting documentation.

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I Applied Online.. Did you receive my application?

If we have successfully received your online application, you should receive an automated response – there is no need to call and check!


I Applied for a Position Past its Closing Time – Will My Application Be Received?

Unfortunately no – to be fair to all applicants, applications will not be accepted past the closing time.


The Position is Now Closed...What Happens Now?

Once the position is closed, the hiring manager will review all the applications. Please note – due to large numbers of applications received for most our positions, this process often takes some time.

Once applications have been reviewed, hiring Managers will request that candidates who are long-listed complete a Work Preferences Questionnaire. From there, they will shortlist a maximum of 5 candidates and call for interviews.

Pre-employment checks will be conducted on the preferred candidates, which include medical screening, referee checks and other checks (depending on the role). A successful candidate will be picked and offered the position.


Am I Notified if I am Unsuccessful in my application?

All applicants will be notified via email once the position is filled. No news is good news!


I Am Interested in a Job At Council – Can I Send You My Resume To Hold Onto If a Job Becomes Available?

Unfortunately we do not accept unsolicited job applications. Due to the amount of applications for our positions, we are unable to maintain talent pools or waiting lists. We recommend you regularly check our Careers page for positions.


What Process Do You Use For Picking Candidates?

At The Hills Shire Council, we hire based on merit. This means, you have to be the most qualified and experienced person to be picked for the job!

Have any other questions about recruitment? Give our Contact Centre a call on 02 9843 0555.

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