Current vacancies

CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICER - Permanent, full-time

Customer Service Officers are the central point of contact for Hilltops Council and are expected to provide a wide-range of high-level customer service to the staff of Hilltops and the community. We are seeeking a full-time, permanent Customer Service Officer to support the Customer Service team, and this role will be based initially out of the Harden office.

For further details on this position and to apply for this role, please follow this link.

Please note that applicaitons for CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICER close 5PM THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 2019.


STRATEGIC PLANNER - Permanent, full-time

Hilltops Council are seeking an enthusiastic strategic planner looking to start their career or continue their planning career as a part of the Strategic Planning team at Council. This key position within Council will help to maintain the region's built and natural environment for many years to come through the development and implementation of sound planning policies. Council's strategic planner will initially be based out of Harden office but can be expected to commence work from any of Council's offices.

For further details on this position and to apply for this role, please follow this link.

Please note that applicaitons for STRATEGIC PLANNER close 5PM THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 2019.



Council is seeking applications for trainees across a wide range of its services in 2020. Over the course of their studies and work with Hilltops, successful applicants can expect to receive broad experience across the region as well as contributing to their community while studying. While initially based out of a set-team in one of our offices or depots, applicants can expect to receive experience in any of Council's work locations. 

Please click on the roles below to download a copy of the position description:

Trainees (9 roles):

Apprentices (3 roles):

These roles are offered under 1/2/3/4 year terms, depending on the role, with remuneration under the Local Government State Award 2017's Part B Monetary Rates - TABLE 1 - CLAUSE 6- RATES OF PAY:

Band/Level Rate per week ($)
T1 at 15 years of age 409.80
T2 at 16 years of age 511.40
T3 at 17 years of age 601.60
T4 at 18 years of age or over or HSC 703.30
T5 805.50
T6 869.60
T7 912.40
T8 956.30
T9 1,000.40
T10 1,045.90

For any of the above roles, applicants should include a cover letter and their resume, and ensure that they address the selection criteria outlined in the position description of the role being applied for.

Please email these applications to or send by post to:

The General Manager
Hilltops Council
Locked Bag 5

Please note that applications for these roles will close 12 noon Monday 23 December 2019, and shortlisting for the roles will commence early in 2020. These roles will commence in February 2020.



Pool lifeguards are required across the hilltops region to help in the supervision of the Boorowa, Harden & Jugiong pools from November 2019 to March 2020. Council is seeking expressions of interest from members of the community who would like to be involved in this.

For further details on how to express your interest in this position, please follow this link.

The role is remunerated at Grade 1 of Hilltops Council Salary System. This has a normal hourly rate between $22.58 and $24.94 p/h, and as a casual position, there is also a casual loading of 25% applicable.

A copy of the position description is available by clicking this link.


Hilltops Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we encourage applications from people of diverse cultural backgrounds, those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people with disabilities.