Friday, March 31, 2023

Jobs at Berrigan Shire Council

Leave the city rat race behind you and enjoy the Berrigan Shire lifestyle  

  • Located on the Murray River
  • Excellent health & educational facilities
  • Golfers paradise
  • Close to major regional centres
  • Two hours drive to the snowfields
  • Only three hours from Melbourne
  • Sunny clear days to enjoy your leisure time

Please read the Guidelines for applicants and the Position Description located below and submit an Application Form for any position applied for.

Guidelines for applicants (pdf file download)

Guidelines for Applicants

Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Berrigan Shire Council.

Berrigan Shire Council offers jobs solely on the basis of merit. This means the applicant considered to be most capable of doing the job is selected. To decide this we will look at your qualifications, experience, skills and standard of work relevant to the advertised position. Choosing the best person for the job is part of our policy of equal employment opportunity.

An application form needs to be completed for each separate position for which you are applying. This application form assists Council in processing the large amount of applications received. A resume should be included with your application and include the following information:

  • Employment History, stating the employers name, the period of employment (from start date to end date), position held and whether it was casual or permanent. You may even like to put in a description of duties.
  • Educational History, including trades, certificates, degrees and diplomas. List the qualification, the institution where studies were undertaken and year it was completed. If you are currently studying, list the subjects that have been completed to date.
  • Licences and Certificates such as WH&S certificates, first aid, truck and forklift licences. List the certificate/licence, the issuer (RTA, Workcover) and year it was completed.
  • Two Referees that we can contact to discuss your personal or work history. List their name, position, company and daytime telephone number.

To maximise your chance of gaining an interview for this position, it is important that you address the essential and desirable criteria, as well as work skills and experiences in your application letter.

If you do not show how you meet the essential criteria your application is unlikely to be considered any further. The selection panel cannot overlook any of the essential criteria. If a large number of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the selection panel will compare all the applications and choose to interview the applicants that best meet the criteria.

The best way to address the criteria is to list each item as a heading and underneath describe your experiences. It is not enough to say, “I work well within a team environment”. You need to describe situations you have been in. For example – completing a certain task with workmates, working with voluntary groups to achieve a goal for the community etc. You could also demonstrate experience with previous work history by outlining responsibilities of the job.

Applications can be posted, hand delivered or emailed, and must be received no later than the closing time indicated on the advertisement. Late applications will only be accepted and considered if prior arrangements have been made with the person(s) indicated on the advertisement.

If you do not secure an interview, you will be advised in writing that your application was unsuccessful. Interviews are usually held within two to three weeks of a position closing. If you are successful in gaining an interview, you will be contacted by telephone. If you have been granted an interview and need an interpreter, because you are hearing impaired or have any other special needs, you should tell the person who contacts you, so that we can make appropriate arrangements.

If you are the successful candidate you will be phoned once a decision is made with an offer of employment. If you are unsuccessful after the interview process, you will be advised in writing.

Applications should be addressed "PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL – followed by the reference number" and be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer,
Berrigan Shire Council,
56 Chanter Street,
Berrigan NSW 2712


Councillors from Berrigan Shire Council should not be canvassed, used as referees or references.

Application Form Download

Berrigan Shire Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager Planning & Development

An exciting opportunity now exists for a qualified statutory planner to join Council. This role offers the successful candidate a defined career path for the right person. Reporting to the Director Strategic Planning and Development and with seven direct reports, this role will be responsible for managing the Council’s strategic land use planning, development assessment and oversee statutory provision of the Council’s delivery of the same. 

You will lead and participate in the development and review of the Council’s suite of integrated plans and provide specialist advice on economic, environmental and social implications of regional and local strategic planning initiatives.

This role has been identified as a succession plan position to Director over time, so it provides an opportunity for someone wanting to achieve and deliver quality outcomes for the Council and community.
To be successful in this role, you will possess a detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and codes related to planning and development, experience at a management or supervisory level managing a multidisciplinary team, tertiary qualification in urban planning and eligible for full membership with the PIanning Institute of Australia and post graduate qualifications or progress toward in Local Government, Public Administration and or Business Management. 

You will have highly developed oral and written communication skills with the demonstrated ability to draft concise submissions and reports. You will also have a ‘can do attitude’ to strive for best possible outcomes for the Berrigan Shire community.

Council offers an attractive remuneration package ($125K + Super) and an allowance for salary packaged novated lease vehicle for the successful applicant. 

A full candidate information pack including a Position Description and Selection Criteria can be downloaded from the LGNSW website at
Applications must be received online through the above website.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Mark Anderson on 0418 864 866 during business hours.
Applications close at 5pm, Monday 17 April 2023.

Contact Us

(03) 5888 5100
(03) 5885 2092
56 Chanter Street, Berrigan, NSW, 2712

Hours of Operation

The Berrigan Shire Council is open:

8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

The Bendigo Bank – Berrigan Agency is open:


9:00AM - 4:00PM Monday to Friday

Closed on public holidays