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Department of Social Services
Position Level: 
APS Level 3, Graduate APS
Salary: 
$62,470 - $67,781
Location: 
Canberra - ACT
Job type: 
Full-time
Ongoing
Closing date: 
8 May 2019
To event remaining 13 days

Duties


Are you passionate about a career in social policy? If so, then you should apply to be a graduate in the Department of Social Services.

The Department of Social Services is the Australian Government’s lead agency in development of social policy and is working to improve the wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities.

As a graduate you will have a chance to work on policies and programs that respond to needs across people’s lives – looking after families, children and older people; providing a safety net for people who cannot fully support themselves; enhancing the wellbeing of people with high needs; assisting people who need help with care; and supporting a diverse and harmonious society.

We accept all recognised Australian degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate) obtained in the last three years. We have a particular focus on the following disciplines: Accounting, Actuarial Studies, Arts (Politics, Political Science, or Sociology), Business, Commerce, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Social Research, Social Science, or Statistics, Information Technology.

All applicants will be considered for the Generalist pathway and also have the option to select one Specialist pathway:

o Specialist pathways:
o Communications
o Data and Analysis
o Finance
o Human Resources
o Information Technology
o Legal

If you would like to apply for a Specialist pathway, you must have completed a qualification in the related discipline.

Please note all our positions are located in Canberra.

To find out more about the Department of Social Services visit www.dss.gov.au


Indigenous Graduates:
DSS is committed to the employment of Indigenous people in its workforce. If you are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander decent, you may be eligible to apply through the Department of Social Service’s Affirmative Measures – Indigenous.

 

Eligibility


In order to be eligible to apply for the Graduate Development Program, you will need to have completed your qualification within the previous three years and be willing to participate constructively in probation and performance development during the program.

You must be an Australian citizen to be eligible for employment with the Department of Social Services. Your suitability for employment with the department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process, which will include a criminal history check.

You will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance. You must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information to meet this requirement.

Affirmative Measures facilitates the employment of people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent. Acceptable evidence will be required to support your application.

Applicants must be willing to relocate to Canberra.
 

Notes


The application process includes several stages including, but not limited to, an online application and assessment, a video interview and attendance at an assessment centre, which entails work sample tests, group activities and a panel interview.

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.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'.

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.

This vacancy has been nominated for filling within the agency's graduate program. A graduate program is a structured, on the job program, designed to introduce graduates to an APS organisation. Successful applicants receive training and development, mentoring and on the job support.

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.

About Department of Social Services 

The Department of Social Services has its national office in Canberra and employs around 2,300 staff in locations around Australia.

The Department delivers policies and programs that touch on the lives of almost every Australian. We also manage a significant proportion of the Australian Government Budget and we have responsibility for major Government initiatives like the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Family Support Program.

The diversity of our workforce is very important to us. We welcome and actively encourage applications from people with disability, women, and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to our workplace, policy development and service delivery. We welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Selection documents are available on our website, www.dss.gov.au under the heading 'Careers in DSS'. Hearing or speech impaired applicants may obtain selection documentation via the department's TTY number 1800 260 402.

For more information: 
DFP Recruitment Services
dss.graduates@dfp.com.au
1300 384 442
Position number: 
Vacancy N.N. 10747761