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Employment Application Guidelines

East Gippsland Water

Your Application

Cover letter

This letter is a way of introducing yourself to the selection panel and should include your full name, address, daytime telephone number and the title of the position you are applying for. It should also include why you are interested in the position and a summary of your skills and experience that meet the selection criteria.


An up to date resume needs to include the following:

  • Personal Details: name, address, contact telephone numbers and email address (if you have one).
  • Education: your university, school and/or any training or other licences and qualifications.
  • Employment History: employer’s name, period of employment, position title and duties/responsibilities.
  • References: a minimum of two recent work related references with daytime contact phone numbers.
  • Additional Information: Should you wish to attach any supporting material such as certificates/licences, please do not send originals.

Selection criteria

Each advertised vacancy with East Gippsland Water will have a Position Description available. Within the Position Description is the Selection Criteria – this will be in the last section. Please address each of the specified criteria individually, with a brief paragraph and examples outlining your relevant experience, qualifications, skills, abilities and knowledge showing how you meet each criterion.

East Gippsland Water’s Recruitment Process

The following provides information about our recruitment and selection process.

Development of the Position Description

This document outlines responsibilities, duties, skills and the selection criteria. The selection criteria consists of the qualifications, licences and relevant experience required, and the skills and knowledge considered necessary to undertake the duties effectively.

Advertising the job

East Gippsland Water’s positions are advertised in a range of media including local and regional newspapers, our website and specialist recruitment websites.

Development of a shortlist of suitable applicants to interview

Prior to the shortlist, all applicants will be advised by mail or email that we have received their application. Short-listing involves assessing applications against the selection criteria outlined in the position description and selecting the most suitable applicants to interview.


A panel of three East Gippsland Water personnel conducts the interview in a structured format with a series of questions relating to the selection criteria.

Reference checks

Reference checks are undertaken for the preferred candidates. Referees will only be contacted with your consent.

Letter of offer

Once a decision is made, the successful applicant will be offered the position verbally, supported by a written offer outlining employment details.

Unsuccessful applicants

All unsuccessful applicants will be notified by phone and in writing once the selection process has been completed.

Employment Application Process

Lodging Your Application

Applications must be submitted before 5.00pm on the closing date for the position and should be forwarded to:

Via Email

Send your email to with the subject Recruitment.


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