Salary: $65,363 – $71,862 pa. + super
Temporary full-time position
Job Ref: 021_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.

Our GradAbility stream is a new initiative that is assisting us to remove barriers that prevent participation and supports the Department to remain a disability confident organisation. We value the differences of our people and provide adaptive work practice that takes into account the individuality of our staff. In this program you will be supported and have access to facilities and opportunities that lead to a productive and rewarding career.

Under GradAbility you will have to access to a range of services that support your adjustment to the workplace and ongoing professional development including a dedicated Disability Coordinator and the Department’s Disability and Careers Network. This Network contributes to the Department’s capacity to attract, induct, develop, support and retain people with disability. In addition, the Network seeks to assist the Department to develop systems, processes and policies that work better for people with disability and also our people with caring responsibilities. You will have access to reasonable adjustment assessments and provision of workplace equipment including assistive technology such as screen magnifier Zoomtext, speech to text application Dragon Naturally Speaking and Ghotit.

We look for graduates who can demonstrate:

  • Strong people skills and a team focused approach.
  • Resilience and the ability to embrace and adapt to change.
  • Sound judgment, common sense and the ability to think strategically.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and initiative.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.

While on the program, you will complete four rotations, each in different areas to allow you to experience the diversity of our Department. While all graduate positions are located in Canberra, there is also the exciting possibility of work placements outside of the Canberra office environment, for your second, third and fourth rotation. Locations may include:

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

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). In addition to the competitive remuneration package, graduates will obtain a formal qualification through our formal learning and development program.

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.
  • Provide relevant disability information (such as a letter from the Disability Services Unit at your University)
  • 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)