Job App FAQ
The information below will guide you with applying for a job with Congress.
How do you apply for a position?
To apply for a position with Congress visit our jobs page.
Find the position you wish to apply for and click on the “apply now” button by scrolling down to the bottom of the page. The position description is also located at the bottom of the page.
You will need to complete an application form with a series of questions. There is no need to address the selection criteria separately.
It is also important to upload a copy of your resume and any other relevant documents before submitting your application.
You will receive a receipt of your application via email once your application has been successfully submitted.
Do I respond to a Selection Criteria?
There will be a series of yes/no questions for you to address as part of the online application. Any other requirements will be detailed through this process also.
Have you supplied all information required?
Before submitting your application please make sure you have completed the following:
- Answered all questions
- Attached a current Resume that includes at least two (2) employment referees with (1) referee being your most current manager and their telephone numbers.
How does the selection process work?
All applicants will be notified when their application has been received.
After the closing date for each position, the panel reviews all applications and short-lists suitable candidates. Short-listed candidates are notified of interview times. Interviews are conducted along with pre-employment checks followed by a recommendation to appoint successful candidates.
Successful and unsuccessful applicants are notified of the decision. The selection process may take up to eight weeks to complete from the closing date.
What should I include in my Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)?
You should list your; contact and relevant personal details, current and/or history of employment education and training qualifications, employment referees, and any other information relevant to position.
What Referees should I supply?
Please provide the names and contact details of two recent work referees who can verify your claims in relation to the selection criteria and employment. One of your referees should be your most current manager.
What will happen with my application if I am unsuccessful in winning a position?
Any applications or expression of interest lodged with Congress will remain current on file for a maximum of 12 months. Resumes on file are referred to from time to time as positions arise within Congress, and you may be contacted if another job matches your skills, experience and/or qualifications. Resumes will be destroyed in a confidential manner after 12 months. If you do not wish for your resume to remain on file for the 12 month period, please notify the Human Resources Officer in writing.
Does Congress assist with moving expenses?
Congress has a Relocation Reimbursement Policy for eligible employees who have been appointed to a position at Congress.
Please contact the Human Resources Officer for more information.
What is an Identified Position?
Some positions are Aboriginal Identified Positions to address inequitable employment outcomes experienced by members of the Aboriginal community.
The filling of these positions are intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT)”
While all positions at Congress require appropriate skills, attributes and experience that enable people to work effectively and sensitively with the Aboriginal community, for some positions it will is essential (a genuine occupational requirement) for the position to be held by an Aboriginal person.
For cultural reasons some positions may be required to be held by a Male or Female.
Who should I contact for more information?
If you have any questions regarding your application or a vacant position contact the Human Resources on (08) 8951 0937. You can also email us or visit 32 Priest Street, Alice Springs to speak with a Human Resources Officer.
Congress screens and assess suitability for employment which may include, professional registration, qualifications, police checks, and working with children cards.
Where information is received as a result of this screening, Congress will assess the information against the inherent requirements of the position, and make a determination as to the person’s suitability to undertake that position.
Congress will not discriminate based on irrelevant Criminal History Information when making a decision. It is not an act of discrimination to find a person unsuitable for a particular role if their criminal/police history means that they are unsuitable to perform the inherent or essential requirements of that role.