All current vacancies for State Government are advertised on the jobs.wa.gov.au website.
Important note – check the closing date.
Carefully check the closing date for each position. We can’t accept your application if it’s late, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to prepare and submit your application. We must receive your entire written application by the closing date and time.
There are two documents you need to have before you start preparing your application:
Your application should include the following:
Ideally you should include the following in your resume:
How you demonstrate that you can match your skills, knowledge or experience to the work related requirements for the job is one of the most important parts of your application.
The work related requirements are listed in the job description form (JDF) and are divided into two categories – essential and desirable.
For each requirement, describe or list specific examples of times or projects when you have used the required skills or knowledge, tell us what action you took and include any details of the outcome or feedback.
Do not to be too wordy – but do provide some brief examples that show you meet that requirement. Check the advert to see if there is a word or page limit, and do not exceed it.
Selection for interview is based on your ability to show:
You must submit your application via the online portal in the advertisement on jobs.wa.gov.au. If you have seen a job advertisement somewhere else, it will contain a link or instructions on how to find the advert. Scroll to the bottom of the advert and click on ‘Apply for Job’ button.
As soon as applications close, we start the selection process. We do our best to ensure that everything happens as quickly as possible – generally, from the closing date to the selection of an applicant takes about three to four weeks.
Firstly we shortlist – if you’re successful in gaining an interview, you should hear from us within three weeks after the closing date. If you haven’t heard from us by then, it’s unlikely that your application was chosen for shortlisting.
Then we interview – once an applicant has been selected for appointment, we’ll notify you in writing. We often receive many applications for our advertised vacancies. We ask that if possible, you wait until we contact you.
Each job will include the phone number of a contact person. Don’t hesitate to give them a call – they’ll be happy to tell you more about the job and answer any questions.
Congratulations! The panel obviously considered that your application showed you met the work requirements, and were competitive in relation to other applicants.
Along with your interview, you may be asked to undergo other work tests (depending on the job, maybe a short presentation, a typing test, or some sort of practical exercise). But don’t panic, you’ll be given notice and time to prepare.
You may be given the questions before the interview and given time to prepare notes to help you answer them.
After the interview, you will be notified in writing of the outcome of the selection process.
Please be aware that the Metropolitan Cemeteries Board has a four day breach claim period for the Recruitment, Selection and Appointment Standard as proposed by the Public Sector Commission.
We ask that you take the opportunity to contact the person nominated to obtain feedback on your written application or your performance at the interview, within the four day period.