Careers - Administrative
Careers in the Queensland Public Service can be very rewarding. When you work for a Department like Emergency Services (DES) you are part of an organisation that is involved every day in saving lives, protecting property and preserving the natural environment. Administrative employees perform an important role in supporting our firefighters, ambulance officers and disaster operations staff, by providing a range of business and support services including:
The Department's recruitment and appointment procedures are guided by the Public Service Act 1996 and Regulations and the principles contained in the Recruitment and Selection Directive (issued by the Department of Industrial Relations).
The Department is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Appointment to permanent and long term temporary positions is made only on the basis of merit and fair consideration is given to all applicants. The successful applicant will have the highest level of merit overall. Merit is measured by how well an applicant meets the qualifications and selection criteria for the position.
DES employs a number of trainees each year. Traineeships involve a combination of paid temporary employment and structured training over a 12 month or 18 month period. Traineeships can be arranged in office administration or information technology. A traineeship provides a nationally recognised qualification and practical job skills.
Information on how to apply for Queensland Government traineeships is available on the Queensland Government Smart Jobs website at www.jobs.qld.gov.au
Like most other Government Departments, DES normally seeks applicants for temporary or permanent entry level positions from specific employment agencies that have service agreements with the Queensland Government. Applicants can register with these employment agencies and specifically request that they be considered for public service positions. For information about how to contact these employment agencies, telephone the Department's Human Resource Services on (07) 3109 7222.
DES advertises a number of vacancies on a weekly basis. DES advertises in the following ways:
Note: The Department does not keep lists of names, addresses and work histories of people wishing to be advised and considered when a vacancy occurs.
For information about how to apply for a public service position, including preparation of job applications and attending interviews, click here.
Job Applications should be sent to the address indicated on the position description.
All applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of the selection process.
Public service appointments are published in the Queensland Government Gazette.
Public Service Officers employed by the Department have access to the following employment conditions:
The Department is actively committed to increasing the number of indigenous employees in its workforce and has developed an indigenous employment strategy to achieve this goal. As part of this commitment, the Public Service Divisions of the Department are:
Applications are welcomed from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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