Jobs at Palmerston North City Council

Current vacancies at Palmerston North City Council

Applying for a job

Interested in one of our roles? Here’s a quick guide to the application and recruitment process.

When you apply for a job at Council, there are questions that will help us select the best person to join our team. The information you provide will help us assess your suitability for the job. There is a space to attach your CV and cover letter. Please make sure these are up to date.

If you’ve got the skills required or potential to grow and develop in the role, despite not meeting all criteria, please apply. We want to support you in reaching your career goals – you might just be the person we’ve been looking for. We're proud to have a workforce that reflects our community. We value diversity and inclusion and want to ensure everyone has an equitable chance to succeed by reaching their potential. We have heaps of benefits outside of what we pay too.

Once you've submitted your application, you’ll get a confirmation email letting you know we have received it. We’ll be shortlisting as we receive your application. If we think you might be a good fit for our role, we’ll invite you for an interview.

The recruitment for some jobs involves psychometric testing. This will be administered either onsite or online. You’ll get more details when we arrange the interview.

After the interview

At the end of your interview we will explain the next step in the process, including timeframes.

If you’ve become our preferred candidate, we will conduct reference checks. For some roles, we will require you to undergo a drug test before making an offer. From there, we may carry out credit checks, police vetting, Ministry of Justice criminal conviction checks, and visa checks – depending on the role you’re going for.