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Affirmative Measures – Indigenous – Various roles and locations

Job no: 507482
Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Canberra, Sydney, Darwin, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth
Categories: APS Level 3, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1

 Affirmative Measures – Indigenous – Various roles and locations

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is working in partnership with the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through Affirmative Measures (Indigenous) in various locations nationally. A large number of roles have been identified in several Divisions or portfolio areas. Up to 50 opportunities are on offer!

The Department values the innovation, knowledge and culture of Australia’s First Peoples.

We are looking for people to join our teams who have a variety of skills, abilities and experience and genuine interest in learning and development. The Department is committed to career development and being an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Divisions participating in the bulk recruitment project include: Chief Financial Officer Group; Small and Family Business; Industry Growth; AusIndustry; Australian Space Agency; Climate Change; Corporate and Digital; International Climate & Technology; Strategic Policy; Electricity; Gas Taskforce; Manufacturing; National Measurement Institute; Northern Australia and Major Projects; Science and Commercialisation. 

  • Closing date & time: Monday 26 April 2021 - 11.55pm (AEST or Sydney Time)
  • APS Classifications: APS Level 3 to Executive Level 1
  • Opportunity types: Full-time
  • Opportunity Status: Ongoing, Non-ongoing

These vacancies are only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

How to apply

To see a full list of vacancies and to find out how to apply, go to AES Jobs or contact

Contact information

For enquiries please call Jamie Hardy from the AES on (02) 8571 0999.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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