How to Apply

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is is cur­rent­ly recruit­ing to a num­ber of roles, work­ing in var­i­ous areas of our com­mu­ni­ty operations.

Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ple are strong­ly encour­aged to apply.

For cur­rent vacan­cies, click Jobs to expand the oppor­tu­ni­ties available.

Appli­ca­tions must contain:

  • Cov­er letter
  • A sec­tion address­ing each of the Selec­tion Criteria
  • A cur­rent resume/​CV
  • Pho­to­copies of all rel­e­vant qualifications
  • Two work-relat­ed referees

All appli­ca­tions are placed on file and there­fore folders/​binders used for pre­sen­ta­tion pur­pos­es are not necessary.

If apply­ing for two or more adver­tised vacan­cies, a sep­a­rate appli­ca­tion must be sub­mit­ted for each position.

If fur­ther infor­ma­tion about a posi­tion is required, please con­tact the Coun­cil Offi­cer named in the advertisement.

When prepar­ing an application:

  • Keep answers to Selec­tion Cri­te­ria fac­tu­al and suc­cinct – avoid being long-wind­ed or padding an appli­ca­tion with irrel­e­vant information.
  • Please do not include orig­i­nal doc­u­ments (e.g. ref­er­ences, licens­es, cer­tifi­cates) as they may not be returned.
  • Ensure the appli­ca­tion arrives at Coun­cil by the clos­ing time/​date, as stat­ed in the advertisement.

Recruit­ment Process

1. Appli­ca­tions are assessed on rel­e­vant skills, education/​training, and the mer­it of answers for each of the posi­tion’s Selec­tion Cri­te­ria by a three-mem­ber selec­tion pan­el who will then short-list appli­cants for inter­view. Depend­ing on the gen­der mix of inter­vie­wees, there may be both females and males on the selec­tion panel.

2. The selec­tion pan­el will ask a series of stan­dard ques­tions relat­ing to the posi­tion’s Selec­tion Cri­te­ria. Appli­cants may be asked to com­plete a prac­ti­cal test, rel­e­vant to the position.

3. An appli­can­t’s nom­i­nat­ed ref­er­ees may be con­tact­ed for fur­ther infor­ma­tion and to con­firm pre­vi­ous employ­ment history.

4. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be required to under­take a thor­ough med­ical assess­ment (with Coun­cil-pre­ferred GP and at Coun­cil’s expense), includ­ing drug and alco­hol test­ing, and a crim­i­nal his­to­ry check, as a con­di­tion of employment.

5. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be required to prove that they have the right to work in Aus­tralia, by pro­vid­ing cer­ti­fied copies of either a pass­port, cit­i­zen­ship cer­tifi­cate, proof of res­i­den­cy, or birth certificate.

6. Unsuc­cess­ful appli­cants will be noti­fied in writing.

This appli­ca­tion form may assist in the appli­ca­tion process, but does not replace the require­ment to sub­mit doc­u­men­ta­tion as list­ed below.

Cov­er Letter

A cov­er let­ter must include the title and num­ber of the posi­tion applied for, along with the appli­can­t’s full name and con­tact details. Appli­cants should high­light any rel­e­vant skills and expe­ri­ence, and state the rea­sons why this par­tic­u­lar job is of inter­est. A cov­er let­ter is the appli­can­t’s oppor­tu­ni­ty to intro­duce and sell’ themselves.

Selec­tion Criteria

Selec­tion Cri­te­ria are list­ed in the Posi­tion Descrip­tion, under essential/​desirable criteria.

Appli­cants will be assessed by the selec­tion pan­el against each of these, so it is impor­tant to care­ful­ly read, under­stand and address each sec­tion of the Selec­tion Criteria.

The selec­tion pan­el will be inter­est­ed in rel­e­vant skills, expe­ri­ence and respons­es to the Selec­tion Cri­te­ria to deter­mine if an appli­cant meets the posi­tion’s requirements.

When answer­ing the Selec­tion Cri­te­ria, appli­cants should sup­port claims with detailed exam­ples of pre­vi­ous work expe­ri­ences and their rel­e­vance to the cur­rent posi­tion being applied for.

Trans­fer­able knowl­edge, skills or abil­i­ties obtained in non-work relat­ed areas may also be used to address the Selec­tion Cri­te­ria, if they pro­vide evi­dence of an appli­can­t’s capac­i­ty to meet the Selec­tion Cri­te­ria, e.g. lead­er­ship role with a vol­un­tary organisation.

Resume / Cur­ricu­lum Vitae (CV)

Your resume/​curriculum vitae should con­tain the following:

  • Per­son­al infor­ma­tion and con­tact details
  • Edu­ca­tion­al qual­i­fi­ca­tions (include copies only of secondary/​tertiary aca­d­e­m­ic results)
  • Fur­ther edu­ca­tion, pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment, cer­tifi­cates from rel­e­vant cours­es (include copies only)
  • Employ­ment his­to­ry – posi­tion title and length of ser­vice for each posi­tion pre­vi­ous­ly held – includ­ing a brief sum­ma­ry of the role, respon­si­bil­i­ties and dai­ly duties
  • Ref­er­ees relat­ing to the appli­can­t’s work his­to­ry. Per­son­al or social ref­er­ees are not required.


Ref­er­ees may be con­tact­ed dur­ing the selec­tion process.

Please include the names and cur­rent con­tact details for each ref­er­ee provided.

Ensure per­mis­sion has been obtained from each ref­er­ee before nom­i­nat­ing them.

Sub­mit­ting an application

Appli­ca­tions should be for­ward­ed by one of the fol­low­ing methods:

By email (sub­mis­sion of elec­tron­ic appli­ca­tions is encour­aged): astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

By post:

Attn to: The CEO
Alice Springs Town Coun­cil
PO Box 1071
Alice Springs NT 0871

By fax: (08) 8953 0558

In-per­son delivery:

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil – Civic Cen­tre
93 Todd Street, Alice Springs


Human Resources
Alice Springs Town Coun­cil
Ph: (08) 8950 0528