The Department of Defence (Defence) is seeking applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians for expected Australian Public Service (APS) vacancies at the APS 5 level across Australia throughout 2019. Defence provides employees a chance to launch into a meaningful APS career where you have the opportunity to play a real part in keeping Australia secure, to support intelligence operations nationally and internationally and to support peace keeping missions overseas. Defence are seeking individuals who are capable, flexible, resilient, team focused, results oriented and committed to a career within Defence.
If you think you've got what it takes to work with a leading government agency, this is the opportunity for you. Positions within Defence may become available across a wide range of career streams, including:
• Information and Communication Technology
• Customer Service
• General Administration
• Human Resources
• Medical Support
• Project Management
• Records Management
• Social Work
The range and nature of work in Defence requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and Defence provides a number of support mechanisms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. As an APS 5 level employee with Defence, you will:
• be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment
• receive a generous starting salary with great working conditions
• benefit from extensive training and development
• be supported to utilise additional leave provisions to attend to Kinship and Sorry Business responsibilities and cultural activities during NAIDOC week
• be supported to transition into your workplace by an active Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network.
A merit pool will be created through this recruitment process to fill vacancies with the Department of Defence as they become vacant through 2019. A merit pool is a group of candidates who have undergone an assessment process and have been identified suitable for the roles. The merit pool will remain current for a period of 12 months.
Applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at 'Baseline Vetting' level.
The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability.