The primary function of your written application is to provide sufficient information about your skills, knowledge and experience to allow the Selection Committee to assess your suitability for the position and, if interviews are being conducted, whether you should be interviewed for the position.
Applications should contain the following information listed below.
Please download and complete the Applicant Details form - available in ApplicationCoverSheet.docx and attach it to the front of your application.
This should outline your previous work history in chronological order starting from your most recent position, together with a brief description of the duties associated with the positions you have held. It should also outline your education and training and be no longer than two or three pages.
Cover letter and additional information to support your application
Please attach a cover letter that outlines your specific interest in the position and for working with the Commission. The information you provide will assist us to determine whether your skills, knowledge and experience are the right fit for the position, so be accurate, succinct and show a clear connection with the selection criteria for the role. There is no longer a requirement to address each selection criterion separately. On occassion, we may ask candidates to respond to 1-2 questions which are intended to assist us to distinguish between candidates.
Please provide the name and telephone number of at least two people who have agreed to act as a referee for your application. One of these people should be your current supervisor. You should advise your referees that they might be contacted and asked for either verbal or written comments on your work performance in relation to the selection criteria.
Preparing Your Application
The following do's and dont's may be helpful in developing your application:
- be concise, clear, relevant and accurate
- organise your application in an easy to follow format
- provide information about your experience based on the selection criteria
- provide great detail about duties performed many years ago and that are not relevant to the position you are applying for
- submit a very long application
- use third or fourth generation photocopies of previous applications or very general applications
- use folders or binders or submit multiple copies, as they are not required
In most cases, your application, interview and referee's comments are take into account in reaching the final decision. If you are selected for an interview, you will be advised of the date and time of the interview at least two days in advance. There may be occasions where an interview may not be necessary and assessment will be made on the basis of the application and referee report only.
Facilities can be made available for applicants with disabilities.
Email inquiries on recruitment matters can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.