The City of Canada Bay is a dynamic, people focused organisation that prides itself on customer service and community engagement. Council’s vision is to create a City that is innovative, dynamic and sustainable through active partnership with the community and the environment. Council uses the community strategic plan, called Our Future 2036, to work towards these important goals.
With more than 320 employees in full time, part time, job sharing, temporary and contract positions across Council's structure, the City of Canada Bay offers positions in technical, operational and business areas.
Council advertises employment opportunities in the Positions Vacant section below and through a variety of external media. Examples include local and state newspapers, such as the Inner West Courier and the Sydney Morning Herald and websites such as Seek and LG Jobs.
Council only accepts applications for advertised positions.
All employees of the City of Canada Bay are employed under the Local Government (State) Award which defines conditions of employment such as: rates of pay, leave entitlements, hours of work, training and development, and grievance and dispute procedures.
Employees of Council are also covered by other legislation, including but not limited to:
The City of Canada Bay supports the growth of industry by partnering with traineeship providers to upskill young workers. To view traineeship opportunities, please visit the websites of WPC, 1300apprentice and MyGateway. Otherwise, visit the State Training Services website.
Volunteers are invited to assist in contributing to the City of Canada Bay community through their support of community groups, and participation in events, activities and programs that improve or assist the lives of others. For further information on volunteering in the wider Canada Bay area, including details on current volunteering opportunities, please visit our Volunteer in Canada Bay.
To apply for a position with the City of Canada Bay, you will need to complete an online application. The application will require you to respond to a set of questions relating to the position being applied for and to attach the following documents:
Your application is your opportunity to impress the selection panel so make sure your application:
Only applications received via Council's online application system will be considered.
If you require additional information on the position, or have any questions about the selection process, please telephone the contact person listed on the advertisement or contact our Customer Services team on 9911 6555.
The City of Canada Bay is an award-winning local council, surrounded by 19km of beautiful harbour foreshores, first grade sporting fields and a vast number of parks, gardens and open spaces. Our local area is home to unique local businesses and restaurants, historic landmarks and has even provided the setting for the filming of a number of popular television series!
As an employee of the City of Canada Bay you will also enjoy the following variety of benefits (subject to Council policy):
After you have submitted your application, the selection process continues as follows:
You will be asked a set of pre-determined job-related questions to determine how well you meet the selection criteria.
The Selection Panel may also utilise a number of other selection techniques, such as:
Case studies - where you are required to read some information and then respond in a set format, for example, responding to a letter from a customer or resident.
Presentations – where you are given a relevant topic and asked to present information to the Selection Panel.
Role plays - where the applicant is required to demonstrate how they would respond to a particular situation, for example, managing a difficult customer.
Examination of work samples - where the applicant brings along samples of work from previous positions.
Aptitude and ability testing - where the applicant demonstrates their typing skills, software skills, numerical skills, etc.
If the Selection Committee intends to utilise a selection technique other than a straight-forward interview, you will be advised of this when contact is made to arrange the interview.