Local Government Rank to Grade Guide
The Local Government Rank to Grade Guide (LGR2G) was developed by the VEP in partnership with the Office of Local Government, LGNSW and the United Services Union to help hiring managers and veterans understand how Australian Defence Force skills and experience align with public sector jobs.
Local councils in NSW employ approximately 45,000 full-time employees across a wide range of roles. Local Government NSW’s Capability Framework sets out the essential knowledge, skills and abilities needed to work effectively in local government.
The guide outlines the requirements of council roles and how veterans’ military experience can fulfil these needs at all employment levels.
Local government opportunities are often advertised on council websites, local newspapers, or on job search engines like seek, lgassist and Careers at Council. Use this guide to compare your skills and experience with a job’s criteria.
Lake Macquarie City Council, Campbelltown, City of Newcastle Council, Blacktown Council, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council, Uralla Shire Council, Tweed Shire Council, Wagga Wagga City Council, Blue Mountains City Council, Port Stephens Council and Cessnock City Council have all pledged their support to veteran employment.
Use this guide as a tool to gain insight to the Australian Defence Force rank structure and skills.