Careers at Council

Opportunities for
Veterans

Local government offers many roles that need the skills, qualifications and attributes demonstrated by veterans of the Australian Defence Force.

These could include trade skills, university qualifications, leadership experience, teamwork and adaptability, all of which are transferable to local government.

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If you’ve recently left the Force, you’re likely to be highly trained with core skills such as critical thinking and decision making, leadership and teamwork, strong interpersonal skills, experience working in culturally diverse communities, resilience and dependability. Councils need people like you.

To understand how your skills and experience might relate to jobs in local government, the NSW Veterans Employment Program and the Office of Local Government have developed a Local Government Rank to Grade Guide to help veterans in their search for a civilian job.

Further support for veterans around Australia is available here.

From Veteran to General Manager

In 1999, The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was deployed to Indonesian-occupied East Timor as the leading force in The United Nations-mandated ‘International Force East Timor’.

For Kate Jessep, Uralla Shire Council’s General Manager, this deployment was the pinnacle of her Military career.

Veterans - is the juice worth the squeeze?

I enlisted into the Australian Regular Army in July 1997 (Infantry). During my 22 plus years, I was posted to two regular Battalions (5/7 RAR and 5 RAR), three reserve Battalions, as cadre staff (9RQR, 31/42RQR and 4/3RNSWR) ...

Veterans - a good fit for councils

I am currently employed as the Technical Officer for Gunnedah Shire Council Public Halls and Centres. This includes managing Affordable Social Housing for Low Income Earners, licencing for public spaces and maintenance for community buildings.

Kate Jessep, General Manager, Former ADF Member
Mark Bransdon, Learning & Development Officer, Former ADF Member
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Mick De Groot, Asset Manager, Former ADF Member
Kate Jessep, General Manager, Former ADF Member
Mark Bransdon, Learning & Development Officer, Former ADF Member
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Mick De Groot, Asset Manager, Former ADF Member
Kate Jessep, General Manager, Former ADF Member
Mark Bransdon, Learning & Development Officer, Former ADF Member
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Mick De Groot, Asset Manager, Former ADF Member
Kate Jessep, General Manager, Former ADF Member
Mark Bransdon, Learning & Development Officer, Former ADF Member
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Mick De Groot, Asset Manager, Former ADF Member
Kate Jessep, General Manager, Former ADF Member
Mark Bransdon, Learning & Development Officer, Former ADF Member
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Mick De Groot, Asset Manager, Former ADF Member
Kate Jessep, General Manager, Former ADF Member
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Mick De Groot, Asset Manager, Former ADF Member