After applications have closed, the shortlisting and selection process begins.
Although many applications may be received, we make every effort to ensure that the following process happens as quickly as possible. If you want to check on the progress of the job, please telephone the contact person named in the advertisement.
Members of the selection panel will independently assess each application and shortlist the most competitive people.
The selection panel may use a variety of methods to gather more information about your suitability for the position. In most cases this will be an interview with the selection panel. Other methods of assessment may also be used, but you will be advised. These may include:
Questions asked at the interview will relate to the work-related requirements of the position. The same questions will be asked of each applicant although questions seeking clarification or expansion may differ.
If we use an interview:
The selection panel may also set tasks for applicants or provide the questions prior to the interview.
As part of the employment selection process, recommended applicants will need to agree to undergo a national criminal history check. When contacted for interview, you may also be asked to bring proof of identity to complete a 100 point identification check (view the "Eligibility for a position" section for more information)
During the interview selection panel members will take notes and assess your answers to the questions to help them accurately recall your details when they come to make a recommendation.
We will always conduct referee checks as part of our selection process. The selection panel may conduct a referee check before or after the interview/other selection method.
When the selection process is finalised, the selection panel will prepare a report detailing the process and the recommendation. Once this is completed, you will be notified of the outcome and the name of the person you can contact to get feedback on your application.
You are encouraged to seek feedback as it can help you with future applications and interviews. The notification will also advise that you have the right to lodge a Breach of Standard Claim within 4 working days.
A Breach of Standard Claim cannot be lodged on the grounds that you consider yourself more competitive than the successful candidate, but rather it addresses your concerns if you feel that the process has been breached.
This process helps us to be fair and equitable in our recruitment decisions that meet our business requirements and helps you to know that we are meeting the Public Sector Standard in Human Resources Management.
Further information on the Public Sector Commission's (PSC) Employment Standard is available at http://www.publicsector.wa.gov.au.
Last updated: 1-Sep-2015
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