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Application Process

The City of Kingston adheres to the principle of equal employment opportunity and merit based employment decisions.  This means we only assess the skills, knowledge, abilities, work performance and personal qualities that are relevant to the position you have applied for.

Our selection process incorporates a range of methods to most accurately determine the best people for the position, and is comprised of the following stages:


How to Apply

The City of Kingston requires all candidates to complete an online application via our website.  All candidates are required to read the Recruitment Application Guidelines.  A user guide is also available to assist you with completing your application. 

Positions advertised by Council attract a large number of qualified applicants. The process of reviewing applications, creating a short list and interviewing can often take up to four weeks.

The City of Kingston requires candidates to satisfactorily complete pre-employment assessments. Depending on the position you apply this may include:

  • Reference checks
  • Criminal record check
  • Working with Children check
  • Pre-employment medical assessment
  • Functional capacity assessment
  • Alcohol and other drug screening
  • Psychometric assessments

Job Alerts

Would you like to be kept up to date on our current vacancies?  We can email you when a position matching your preferences is advertised.  Simply create a Career at Kingston account and sign up for Job Alerts. 


By submitting your application, you agree that we may use your personal information for the purpose of processing your application. If you are shortlisted for interview and we perform a reference check, third parties may be contacted to obtain more information about you.

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