Salary: $65,363 – $71,862 pa. + super
Temporary full-time position
Job Ref: 017_02/2018

  • Comprehensive Learning and Development Program
  • Four Rotations and a Mentoring Program
  • Relocation Assistance

The Department designs and implements Australian Government policy and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage, promote climate action, and provide adequate, reliable and affordable energy. Our portfolio responsibilities are high profile, diverse and interesting. We are passionate about delivering sustainable work programs that span environmental regulation, program delivery and scientific research.

Our work is developed and implemented through a lens of economic, social and environmental considerations. We want experts from a range of fields so that our advice, policies and programs meet the needs and expectations of the community, industry, governments and stakeholders.

The Environment and Energy Graduate Program combines the Indigenous, GradAbility, Internal and general streams to create one diverse and supportive cohort. The best thing about working for us is the environment. To prepare you for the future workforce requirements we will leverage the unique expertise you bring to the organisation and provide you with the skills and experiences you need to fulfil your career with the Department. We have a committed, dynamic and positive workforce where people are supported, respected and valued. You will develop your personal and professional skills with interesting and meaningful work.

We seek graduates who are willing to learn the necessary skills to ensure that our Department remains the first and best source of expert advice on environmental and energy policy and continues to be a trusted, professional and reliable organisation in delivering the Australian Government’s environmental and energy agenda.

We are interested in all high achieving and motivated graduates, particularly if you have a degree in Science, Technology, Economics, Engineering and Mathematics.

Our program runs for 16 months, which consists of four rotations each in different areas to allow you to experience the diversity of our Department. Graduates will obtain a formal qualification through our formal learning and development program.

There is also the exciting possibility of work placements outside of the Canberra office environment in locations such as:

  • the Australian Antarctic Division and the Parks Division (Tasmania)
  • Christmas Island
  • Booderee National Park (Jervis Bay)
  • Kakadu National Park in the (Northern Territory)
  • the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ACT)
  • the Science Division and Parks Division (Darwin)

You will work in a supportive environment with the help of an experienced team who are committed to your development. The work you do in each rotation is real; with tangible outcomes and departmental impacts. Our supervisors are experienced and committed to providing unique opportunities for you in their teams.

We offer a competitive program with graduates engaged as full-time employees commencing at the APS3 level ($65,363 per annum plus superannuation) and progressing to the APS4 level ($65,877 per annum plus superannuation) part way through the program. On successful completion of the program graduates will advance to the APS5 level ($71,862 per annum plus superannuation).

To be eligible to apply for the program, graduates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Australian Citizen, or will be granted Australian citizenship before January 2019.
  • Have completed at least a three-year degree by 31 December 2018 or have completed a degree in the last five years.
  • Have the ability to obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance.
  • Be willing to relocate to Canberra, ACT.

Graduates are encouraged to apply for the graduate program through the online application portal (Current vacancies).

For further information and to Apply visit: http://www.environment.gov.au/about-us/employment/current-vacancies

Applications close: Monday, 26 March 2018 at 11:30pm (AEDT)