If you have decided that you want to work for the local government and have found a role in which you want to apply for then you should be aware of what the role involves. As a Local Government Officer you will be responsible for ensuring that council policies that are made are put into place and adhered to. To do this role you will need to be a very organised person who can deal with a number of different roles and people.
If you would like some help in writing your covering letter, please see the below letter which you can use as a guide.
Cover Letter for a Government Officer
Application for a Local Government Officer
I would like to apply for the role of Local Government Officer and have enclosed my latest CV for you to see in detail my skills and experiences.
In my previous roles I have been responsible for writing and submitting reports based on my findings and then presenting my findings in meetings. I feel that I am a confident communicator and like to research and thoroughly understand the information so that I am able to explain if effectively to my colleagues and managers.
I have always had to manage and keep accurate and very detailed records and this has been both on a computer database system as well as manually. I have also managed a budget for my team and had some supervisory experience. I believe that all these factors will transfer well into this role, combined with my passion for local government and having such a keen interest in local government.
I do hope that you will consider my previous experience for this role as I would be very keen to begin a career within local government and am able to do whatever training and learning there is to do to ensure that I do this role effectively.
I am available for an interview at your convenience and happy to answer any questions you may have regarding my experiences.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and CV and I look forward to hearing from you.