Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to apply?

Residency Status Permanent Positions Temporary Positions Information for Applicant
Australian Citizens Yes Yes  
Australian Permanent Residents Yes Yes You must provide evidence of permanent residency with your application.
New Zealand Citizens with Unrestricted Work Rights Yes Yes You must provide evidence of citizenship or permanent residency with your application.
Temporary Residents with a valid working visa No Yes You must provide evidence of residency status and work entitlements (copy of visa and passports etc.)
Temporary Residents without a valid working visa No No Not eligible to apply.

What do I need to submit with my application?

For instructions on how to submit your application, please refer to the Information Package attached to the position.

Can I submit an application if there are no vacancies being advertised?

The City does not accept unsolicited applications, only applications for currently advertised positions. Please be advised however, of the following practices which have been put in place for the filling of vacancies at the City:

  • Permanent and fixed-term vacancies are advertised on seek at http://www.seek.com.au/ and also appear on our website www.armadale.wa.gov.au.

  • Casual and short-term vacancies are sought through labour hire agencies who have been appointed to the WALGA Panel of Preferred Suppliers.

How do I complete the selection criteria?

For instructions on how to submit your application, please refer to the Information Package attached to the position.

How do I find out more information about the job?

Firstly read the position advertisement, information package and position description carefully.

A job specific contact has been provided on the advertisement and it lists contact details for that individual. They can be contacted for questions specifically about the role.

What should I do if I need further assistance with my application?

The City of Armadale is unable to provide specific advice or assistance with job applications in the interests of fairness to all applicants. General advice only may be obtained from the City's Human Resources Department on (08) 9394 5853.

Can I submit a hard copy application?

The online submission on the following websites http://www.seek.com.au/ or www.armadale.wa.gov.au is the preferred method of applying for vacancies.

Paper applications should be posted or handed to the Customer Service Staff located in the main administration building before the closing date and time. The application should clearly state which vacancy is being applied for. Please note that paper applications will only be accepted when a candidate has no access to the internet.

Can I submit a late application?

Positions will be removed from the website once the closing date and time has passed. The HR Manager should be notified prior to submission of the late application and it will be at their discretion whether the application is accepted.

What if my application is incomplete?

Only completed applications containing all required documentation will be reviewed by the recruitment panel.

I changed my mind about applying for the job - how do I withdraw my application?

To withdraw an application, please call 9394 5853 or click here to contact us and quote your name and the position you have applied for.

How will I know my application has been received?

A confirmation email will be sent to you once the application has been received. This will be an automatic reply from the system. You should check your ‘Junk’ section of your mailbox in case it has been redirected there by your email provider. This will generally be received within two (2) working days for email applications and five (5) working days for applications received via post or fax. If you have not received a confirmation of receipt within these timeframes, please contact the City’s Human Resources Department on (08) 9394 5853 who will be able to advise whether your application has been received.

When will my application be reviewed?

Applications will not be reviewed until after the closing date of the position.

Will I receive notification if my application is unsuccessful?

If you are not successful in obtaining an interview for a role, you will receive confirmation that you have not been successful via email (or letter).

Once I have applied for a role will I be considered for other positions with the City of Armadale?

Each recruitment process is run independently so if you wish to be considered for other positions you will need to apply on our website. Most positions at the City have a unique set of selection criteria which must be addressed. It is important to note that the selection panel will assess your application against the selection criteria. Therefore, if you choose not to address the selection criteria you will be at a disadvantage against other applicants and your application may not be assessed.