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Interested in joining Council, but not sure where to start? We've got you covered.

Local government provides a diverse range of roles and careers, and the broad range of services provided by Council means that jobs are varied and flexible. Check out our teams to learn more about the opportunities we have to make a difference in our community.

At Port Stephens Council, our organisation is structured into four distinct areas: Corporate Services, Development Services, Facilities and Services, and the Office of the General Manager:

Corporate Services Group:

  • Business Systems Support (Business Improvement; Information Services; Information & Communication Technology, Maintenance and Support; Spatial Services)
  • Financial Services (Expenditure; Revenue; Reporting)
  • Organisation Development (Human Resources; Risk Management; Work Health & Safety)
  • Property Services (Facilities Management, Commercial Investments)
  • Holiday Parks (Holiday Park Operations, Marketing and Promotions)

Development Services Group:

  • Communications (Community Development & Engagement; Customer Relations; Digital & Website; Public Relations & Marketing; Economic Development; Tourism & Events)
  • Development Assessment & Compliance (Building & Developer Relations; Business & Systems Administration; Environmental Health & Compliance; Planning & Developer Relations)
  • Strategy & Environment (Natural Resources; Strategic Planning)

Facilities and Services Group:

  • Assets (Assets Systems; Civil Assets; Civil Projects; Community & Recreation; Engineering Services)
  • Capital Works (Civil/Landscape; Construction; Design;  RMCC/Sealing; Survey & Land Information)
  • Community Services (Children's Services; Contracts & Services; Library Services; Waste Management)
  • Public Domain & Services (Building Trades; Fleet & Depot Services; Parks; Roadside & Drainage)

Office of the General Manager:

  • Corporate Strategy & Planning
  • Cultural Development
  • Executive Administration
  • Governance
  • Legal Services

Launch your career and set a path to success in 2018!


Interested in completing a placement of work experience within a certain section/operation of Council or to complete student volunteering?

Port Stephens Council is often contacted by various education institutions or directly by students themselves interested in completing a placement of work experience or to complete student volunteering.

All students applying for a placement with Port Stephens Council should provide the following documentation:

  • Submission in writing which outlines the student’s specific area of interest to gain experience or volunteer in i.e. a section and/or operation
  • The letter should include the length of the placement and dates if applicable
  • A copy of the institution’s insurance details to i.e. a certificate of currency for insurance covering the student for personal accident and injury whilst undertaking work experience or student volunteering period.

It is Council’s policy that if a meaningful placement can be provided to a student that we accommodate their request, wherever possible. This of course depends on the timing of the placement, the workload of the section, and whether or not there are enough employees available in the section to help mentor the student and provide a meaningful placement. After receiving an application, Council's assessment may take up to a week to finalise before replying with an email confirmation regarding the outcome.

Where should I send my request?

All requests should be submitted in writing, with all relevant documentation attached, and emailed to recruitment@portstephens.nsw.gov.au