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Human Resources (HR) Professionals, APS Level 4, 5 and 6, People Branch (Various Opportunities)

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Corporate, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6

Are you passionate about Human Resources (HR) and keen to make a real impact?

We are looking for innovative and forward thinking professionals to support the delivery of strategic and operational HR functions for the department.

People Branch sits within the department’s Corporate and Digital Division and is responsible for strategic and operational focussed HR advice and services, to support business areas in meeting their workforce needs.

Change is our constant, and we’re committed to ensuring that the work we do is relevant to our continually evolving workforce. We do this by daring to think and do differently, taking a strategic approach in all we do.

We are have a number of vacancies across our branch (at the APS4 to APS6 levels), and we are also establishing a merit pool to fill positions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Capability and Talent Management
  • Inclusion
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing
  • Case management
  • Code of Conduct and Review of Action
  • Recruitment
  • Workforce Planning
  • Employment Programs
  • HR Policy and conditions
  • HR Reporting.

Our ideal candidates

You are a team player with ideas and enthusiasm. You are agile, enjoy developing creative solutions and have a client focus. You may be a human resource professional or looking for a career change. Either way, you have diverse skills and experience that will add to the richness of our workplace.

You will bring an innovative approach to exploring options and influencing decisions supported by data and evidence. You will have:

  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and take a customer service focus – you understand that the customer is at the centre of service delivery and strategy development.
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills.
  • Key organisational ability, good professional judgement and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A proven ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and self-directed.

We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and better outcomes for Australia.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are highly encouraged because your diverse experience, perspectives, and background strengthens our service delivery, productivity, capability and innovation.

Candidate Information Pack

Further information about these opportunities can be found in the Candidate Information Pack.pdf. If after reading the pack you have any questions, please contact Amanda Chadwick on (02) 6102 8231 or via email

How to apply

To apply, please submit your application online through and include

  • your CV including the contact details of two referees, and
  • a ‘one page pitch’ (500 word maximum) telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications makes you the best person for the job.

As part of your application you will be asked what classification levels and HR functions you would like to be considered for.

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.


You must be an Australian citizen (or have permanent residency status pending the granting of Australian citizenship) and be able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance.


This recruitment process be used to fill current vacancies, as well as future vacancies that may arise over the next 12 months. You may be selected for a role that contributes directly, or in support of, one of the above focus areas.

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.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information.

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

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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