How to Apply

 Thank you for considering the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) as your potential employer. 

Completing Your Application

To be considered for the position, your application should include the following documentation:

  1. Covering Letter

We will evaluate your application against the required competencies, experiences and qualifications as listed in the Position Description. Therefore your covering letter should briefly outline these points.

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)

You are encouraged to provide the following information in your resume or CV:

  • personal details - including contact details such as your address and telephone number;
  • relevant education and professional training undertaken;
  • employment history - including dates employed and key duties and responsibilities of each role;
  • contact details of at least two suitable business referees.
  1. Formal Qualifications / Supporting Documents

Photocopies of your relevant qualification(s), academic records of current studies, and relevant licences should be included with your application.  If you are unable to upload the required documents during the on-line application process, please forward hard copies to the Manager Human Resources via mail.

Please do not submit original documents as they cannot be returned.

  1. Selection Criteria Summary 

Selection criteria specify the minimum skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications that are required for the position. 

The information you provide should demonstrate when and how you have put to use your skills, experience and knowledge relevant to the criterion.

Who to contact if you have a question

If you would like further information about the recruitment and selection process, please call Human Resources on (08) 9424 2222 or email

To find out more about a specific position, please call the person nominated in the job advertisement.


Submitting Your Application

Applications must be submitted by the closing date

You may submit your application marked ‘Private and Confidential’ via any of the following methods:



Visit the employment page of our website to submit your application. All attachments must be in Word format.

Should you encounter problems lodging your online application, please contact the named Hiring Manager in the advertisement. 



Addressed to:

            Manager Human Resources


            PO Box 234

            BELMONT, WA 6984




Addressed to:

            Manager Human Resources


            226 Great Eastern Highway


Closing Date

Vacancies are advertised for a specific period and cease at the close of business on the date specified in the advertisement.  Note however, that we reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings prior to the stated closing date.

The acceptance of late applications will be at the discretion of the Manager Human Resources in consultation with the relevant business unit Manager or Chief.

Application Checklist

Before submitting your application, please check to ensure you have included all the following information:

  • Cover letter
  • A current comprehensive resume
  • Statement addressing the selection criteria
  • Copies (not originals) of supporting documentation (eg. relevant licenses, qualifications etc)
  • Two referees and their contact details
  • Copy of current Australia working visa (if applicable)

The Appointment Process

  1. Selection Process

A Selection Panel will consider all applications and the most competitive candidates will be shortlisted and may be considered for further assessment. If you are assessed as being suitable for an interview, you will be contacted by telephone to make the arrangements.

If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date you should consider that your application for the advertised position has been unsuccessful.

  1. Interview Preparation

All interview questions will relate to the key responsibilities of the position and the competencies required to successfully perform in the role.

  1. During the Interview

During the interview you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have that are relevant to the position and the EMRC. It may help to write these down beforehand and bring them to the interview

  1. Reference Checks and Pre-Placement Medicals

Reference checks will be required as part of the selection process. Referees should be able to comment on your work experience and at least one of your referees should be a recent line manager.

Should you be the preferred candidate for the role, you may be required to undertake a pre-placement health assessment with our preferred medical provider to determine your suitability to carry out the inherent requirements of the job. The assessment will be conducted by our medical provider and will be paid for by the EMRC.

The assessment may include one or all of the following:

  • a general health assessment;
  • an audiometric (baseline hearing) test; and/or
  • a drug and alcohol screen.

Details of the assessment(s) to be undertaken (if any) will be confirmed at the time of interview.

  1. Making the Decision

The successful candidate will be contacted by telephone with a verbal offer of employment and to confirm the anticipated commencement date. The formal written offer and contract of employment will be forwarded in due course. HR will sight and take copies of your relevant qualifications and drivers license upon your commencement.

All unsuccessful candidates interviewed will be notified of the outcome in writing.

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