The Department of Agriculture (the department) develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia’s agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable. We have more than 5000 staff working in offices, airports, mail centres, shipping ports, laboratories and abattoirs. We’re located in regional centres, rural communities and capital cities.
Our work contributes to strengthening Australia’s primary industries, delivering better returns to primary producers at the farm gate, protecting Australia from animal and plant pests and diseases, and improving the health of the country’s rivers and freshwater ecosystems.
Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry are multibillion-dollar industries that benefit from our regulation, research, policies and programs to improve their productivity, competitiveness and sustainability.
We manage biosecurity risks to the environment and to human, animal and plant health by ensuring the safe movement of millions of people, goods, vessels and aircraft into and out of Australia.
As a policy adviser to government, we provide rigorous, evidence-based advice, focusing on whole-of-government priorities. Our policy advice is grounded by analysis undertaken by our scientists and economists.
The Department of Agriculture benefits from employing a diverse workforce. We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique skills and knowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to our workplace.
We are seeking applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in opportunities that may arise nationally, across any or all of our offices, at any point during the year. The purpose of this register is to match applicants with positions in different areas of the department as opportunities become available.
Applicants should complete the online application form and submit a current resume.
The department hosts a variety of support networks including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees Network. The focus of these networks is to bring people together to support each other, share experiences, and discuss matters of interest helping to set the direction for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander related projects and cultural influence within the department. We also offer learning and development opportunities that support your career growth.
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To be eligible for employment with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, an applicant must be an Australian citizen. An applicant's suitability for employment with the department will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This process includes a requirement for the applicant to undergo and satisfy a police history check, referee checks, character clearance and where relevant a pre-employment medical assessment, specified mandatory qualification(s) validation and a period of 6 months' probation. An applicant must also be willing and eligible to undergo and maintain an Australian Government security clearance to the appropriate level if applicable to the position. Any applicant that, in the course of their work, requires unescorted access within an aviation or maritime security zone will be required to obtain and maintain an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) or Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC).
This is a register of interest only. You may be contacted regarding your application if a vacancy arises that matches your skills and experience, and meets the requirements of the role. There is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made whilst your application remains on the register.
Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term. Non-ongoing (full-time/part-time) positions will be offered for a period of up to 18 months. Non-ongoing (casual) contracts will be offered for periods of up to 2 years.
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.
About Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture develops and implements policies and programs to ensure Australia's agricultural, fisheries, food and forestry industries remain competitive, profitable and sustainable, and supports the sustainable and productive management and use of rivers and water resources. We have around 5000 staff working in offices, airports, mail centres, shipping ports, laboratories and abattoirs; located in regional centres, rural communities and capital cities.
We are committed to fostering a diverse and flexible workplace and actively encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people that identify as LGBTI+.
The department supports inclusiveness and encourages all employees regardless of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, or age to bring their authentic self to work to achieve their full potential.
Positions may be available in:
ACT – Canberra
NSW – Newcastle, Norfolk Island, Port Kembla, Sydney
NT – Darwin
QLD – Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Mackay, Toowoomba, Torres Strait, Townsville
SA – Adelaide, Port Augusta
TAS – Hobart
VIC – Melbourne, Mickleham
WA – Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Esperance, Fremantle, Geraldton, Karratha, Perth, Port Headland