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GovernmentCareer – Local brings together all the information you need to support and further your local government career.

We provide the latest vacancies, as well as breaking news, upcoming conferences, courses, events and media releases within the local government sphere.

We are local government specific, so there is never a need to wade through hundreds of irrelevant roles to find positions suited to your qualifications, experience and areas of interest.

Endorsed by several of the local government associations, we aim to provide an encompassing service that is tailor made to address the career needs of those working within local government around the country.

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Summary: GovernmentCareer belongs to CareerSpot, which also manages a number of other sites. As the name suggests, the job offers on this job board are for government related jobs. The company is 100% Australian-owned and Nila Wajntraub has remained the managing director for the past 9 years. It has a small following on social media: the Twitter page is the CareerSpot page (with 635 followers), there are 2 751 followers on Facebook and a further 558 on LinkedIn.  The site attracts 5 190 visits a month on average.

Design: when you first see the homepage, it looks as though there is no search engine. There is in fact a small one for keywords anywhere on the site, next to the social media links. The rest of the homepage displays premium jobs, local news, local jobs, conferences/events and courses. There is also a Twitter feed. Once in the job listing, the filters (keywords, category, location, work type) appear on the left-hand side. In the listing, there are closing dates for the job offers. The open job offers look like a sheet of paper presenting the job. The useful information appears on the right-hand side.

The job board objective: GovernmentCareer targets those in the governmental sector and only offer jobs relevant to them.

Recruiter observations: It’s easy to create an account but a phone number is required. A logo is compulsory for a job offer. The offer is then displayed on a number of sites and you must pick the category for each one. The prices are online.

Jobseeker observations: Jobseekers are redirected to another page when they click on “apply now”.

The job offers: There are currently 43 job offers on the site. Most of the jobs are in urban planning/design, communication/marketing, and town planning/heritage.

Reactivity: The team answers quickly.

Special features: The news; the events; the courses; the “other stuff”; the Twitter feed.

Verdict: If you’re in the government sector, then you should definitely check out what GovernmentCareer has to offer. Even if this isn’t your field, CareerSpot also owns a number of other job boards, which could have more relevant positions.

Written by Ali Neill

As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.


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