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about the roles 

The Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) is looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to express their interest in general APS Level 5 roles through our Disability Affirmative Measures Employment Register (ER). 

This ER will be used across the department to access skilled and capable people for ongoing vacancies as they arise. Your expression of interest will remain active on the ER for 18 months from the date advertised in the APS Jobs gazette or until you withdraw it. Once added to the ER, you can update your details if your availability or circumstances change. 

our ideal candidates 

Our work is supported by building a high-performance organisation. We continue to invest in our people and seek new approaches that will allow us to achieve our objectives and realise our vision in a rapidly changing and challenging environment. 

Our ideal candidates are effective communicators who have good organisational skills and are eager to learn. 

We are committed to improving and sustaining employment outcomes for people from diverse backgrounds and recognise that diversity generates creativity and innovation and produces more sustainable and effective results for the community we serve. 


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

The filling of vacancies at this level is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 33 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2022. This vacancy is open only to people with disability. 

Successful applicants are required to provide evidence to confirm they are a person with disability. Evidence of disability is not to include information about the type of disability. Suitable evidence of a disability would be a certificate or letter from a registered medical practitioner.

the following documents would also be acceptable: 

  • letter from a Disability Employment Service or jobactive provider 
  • letter from a secondary or tertiary institution disability services unit in relation to a recent student. 

If the above documents are not available, a statutory declaration from the applicant can be accepted. 

security clearance 

These positions mainly require a Baseline security clearance, though some roles will require a higher security clearance. If you receive an offer of employment, you will be provided with information regarding obtaining and maintaining the appropriate clearance. 

accessibility and reasonable adjustments 

The department is committed to ensuring our facilities, systems, and work practices are accessible. Anyone with a permanent or temporary disability, injury or illness can request reasonable adjustments at all stages of their employment. 

how to apply 

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

When applying for this role, you will be asked to complete an online application form and upload your current resume.

Your application will be reviewed and if you are longlisted you will be asked to participate in an interview on the Modern Hire interview platform.

Your submissions will be assessed, and you will be contacted by a member of the Recruitment team to further discuss your suitability if and when a suitable role becomes available. Please note that there is no guarantee that an offer of employment will be made whilst your application remains on the register.

We want to make sure you have everything you need in order to apply for this position. Accessible application documentation is available in other formats on request.

contact information 

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact our Recruitment team via:

learn more about the department 

The department offers a flexible, diverse, and collaborative workplace. We value everyone bringing their different backgrounds and points of view to work every day. We can give you a challenging and rewarding career with the opportunity to contribute to the policy that affects all Australians – and the world. You can find out more about us and our work at industry.gov.au. 

From study support to generous parental leave and flexible work arrangements, your manager will work with you to help you along your career journey and achieve a work-life balance. 

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 selves to work every day.

We encourage applications to people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people.

Advertised: 20 July 2022

Applications close: 17 August 2022