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Selection Process

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email once the shortlisting process has been completed through our online recruitment system and will be given the opportunity to select an interview time convenient to them. All other candidates that will not be progressing to the next stage of the process will be notified by email of the outcome.

Interviews are conducted in a panel format with usually 3 - 4 panel members. Applicants are asked a series of structured questions which focus on the requirements of the position. The interview questions usually require applicants to provide specific examples of how they demonstrated particular criteria in the work setting.

Reference checks are only conducted for applicants who have been interviewed and who's application is being seriously considered for selection. Only those referees nominated will be contacted. 

All unsuccessful interviewed applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application once the appointment has been finalised. 

The preferred applicant will be contacted verbally for the appropriate pre-employment checks to be undertaken

For example:

  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Criminal Check
  • Medical including functional assessment for some positions.

An offer of employment is made subject to the outcome of the pre-employment checks, this will be made in the form a formal letter with appropriate attachments and supporting documents. 

When accepting an offer of employment the applicant is required to complete and return the letter of acceptance which is included with the letter of offer within 7 business days.

Human Resource Section Contact

At any stage you are welcome to contact our Human Resource section on (02) 4993 4308 or email recruitment@cessnock.nsw.gov.au