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Application Process

We have streamlined our process so that you no longer have to address each individual selection criteria in writing. Instead, you are asked to tailor your application to address three broad areas, in a covering letter and resume. Please keep this brief (from four to six pages).

Please note: It is essential that you provide an email address in your application to enable us to contact you.

Using the streamlined process for shortlisting means your application will be assessed against the following:

  1. Skills and abilities
  2. Underpinning knowledge
  3. Relevant work experience

When preparing your application, read through the key responsibilities and selection criteria thoroughly and organise your information under the three headings. You can use the selection criteria to help you identify which skills, abilities, knowledge and experience are most relevant. The chairperson of the selection panel may then contact you for further clarification during the shortlisting process.

Skills and abilities

These can be gained on or off the job and can include all manner of transferable skills. For example, a person who has worked serving in a take away food franchise may have developed a high level of customer service skills and abilities.

Underpinning knowledge (including qualifications)

This criterion relates to qualifications of any kind that might support your ability to perform the role required. It might also include information learned on the job but without qualifications. For example, a person working in a library for 10 years doing shelving work is likely to have a working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification System. In short, this criterion relates to anything that can be taught or learned.

  • From the selection criteria, identify what knowledge components are mandatory (required by law), essential (required by Council) and what is desirable.
  • Include any "transferable skills" that may not be obvious in position titles (e.g. a telemarketer may have skills and abilities in handling difficult customers, listening, reporting against performance targets and so on).

Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience is any experience that increases your potential to be able to perform the role required. It does not have to be industry specific. For example, a person who has worked as a secretary for a solicitor may have significant experience in records management using a document management system.


Components of the shortlisting process can include any or all of the following:

  • previous work history
  • written and verbal communications
  • telephone screening and testing.

All appointments are made based on merit principles.

If you are shortlisted for interview, the interview will be conducted against the Selection Criteria contained in the Position Description.

Submit your application

Council's preference is for applications to be submitted (including resume and covering letter) via the "apply online" button at the bottom of the listed vacancy.

Alternatively, you could submit via mail to:

Chief Executive Officer
Logan City Council
PO Box 3226
Logan City DC Qld 4114

Privacy collection notice

All personal information provided by applicants is protected in accordance with the Council's Privacy Policy (PDF 100 KB).

Submission of an application, resume and copies of qualifications and references constitutes permission to use the applicant's personal information as necessary for the purpose of selection for the vacant position and subsequent employment, if successful.

The information you provide as an applicant is used primarily by the selection panel to assess merit for a position. Access by other Council staff is limited to what is required to enable them to undertake associated administrative requirements, e.g. processing applications, arranging interviews and/or pre-employment assessments.