Salary: $65,363 – $71,862 pa. + super
Temporary full-time position
Job Ref: 023_02/2018

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

We are seeking Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduates from a range of disciplines who are motivated to establish their careers while contributing to the Australian community to join the Department’s 16 month Graduate Program. The Department recognises the valuable and significant contribution that can be made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through their connection with and responsibility for land, water and heritage.

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.

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 through our one-on-one mentoring program. Learning and development is encouraged and innovation is critical to achieving our goals. You will be supported by a cohort of previous Indigenous graduates as well as the Indigenous Staff Network (ISN) who aim to:

  • Support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees working in the Department.
  • Share information and experiences between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff in the Department.
  • Inform the Department of trends or key issues identified through ISN business.
  • Promote cultural awareness and respect across the Department.

While on the Program you will complete four rotations of approximately 17 weeks, 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 and progressing to the APS4 level part way through the program. On successful completion of the program graduates will advance to the APS5 level.

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)